I think I'm becoming addicted to vintage glass! I get so tired of everything packaged in throw away plastic. When is the last time you opened a jar of canned vegetables or homemade jelly or even drank a soft drink from a glass bottle? I know, I know things are easier and cheaper to produce in plastic, but I do miss the feel and look of glass. This week when rummaging around a flea market I found these glass jars and bottles that just had to come home with me.
1) A milk bottle to hold lovely spring flowers.
2) Clear Mason jar manufactured after 1942. In 1942 the war board required all glass manufacturers to adopt a rounded-square shape because they determined that it was the most efficient shape to contain a volume.
3) The blue Mason jar was manufactured somewhere between 1923 and 1933.
4) The red ink bottle is from between 1967 and 1974 manufactured by the Wheaton Glass Co. of Millville, N.J.
5) The clear ink bottle was manufactured by Parker around 1942,
Fun day...Fun finds!
Now on to Friday 5 Random Facts
This is not my flower!
I have no flowers blooming right now! My mother has jonquils blooming, but although I live near her, mine are barely poking their heads out! This purple beauty was at Home Depot!
If I had to pick a character from a children's book that is most like me...I'd pick the Poky Little Puppy who "keeps his nose to the ground," his "ears cocked up," and his "eyes looking hard at something on the ground in front of him." He loves to be outside, he gets beside himself with excitement when he goes exploring, he looses track of time; and he's often late for meals. I'm not late for meals since I fix them, but I have been late starting the meal. Oh, and the part where he lets his siblings take the blame for the hole...I'm sure there was more than one time that my siblings were blamed for something we all did! (quotes from The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey. 1942)
I bought a new lap top. My old one was having some serious issues. Cool things about it: it's pink, the keyboard is lit and it's a touchscreen!
Frosty, cold mornings are great when you're looking for abstract images filled with texture.
I enjoy playing the piano. The only time I didn't enjoy the piano was when as a child taking lesson I had to perform at recitals. I hated them!! I especially remember one recital where I was to play the "Spinning Song" by Albert Elimenreich. I've never been able to memorize music, but my teacher insisted I play without my book. Play I did. I played the first section, completely forgot the entire second section, and just replayed the first section again. Needless to say, I wasn't her favorite pupil that night.
Additional random fact: I still have my piano book that this song is in, John Thompson's Third Grade Piano Book. Yes, I can still play it and NO I have never memorized it!!! Well, it is three pages long with two repeats!! Don't you think that's too much to ask a
stubborn sweet little girl!
Have a special weekend!