Saturday, January 16, 2010

Green Glass Grab

So sometime in college, around age 20, I fell for vintage green glass. I fell hard. I loved how the deeply cut, emerald-hued pieces reminded me of spring... of blooming daffodils and Easter grass. Around Christmas I adored how they so easily displayed pinecones, nuts and greenery. I kept a dish on my desk to hold stamps and paper clips. I stashed a tiny bowl in the bathroom cabinet to hold soaps. I kept a green glass pitcher of iced tea in the refrigerator, a stack of plates handy for dinners. Green glass became my "thing", and I picked up pieces wherever and whenever I could.

I decided this winter, as I looked forward to purchasing and customizing a tiny country cottage, that I would have to part with my little collection. Last night, amidst weekend work deadlines and the beginnings of a nasty cold, I decided: I will keep one piece. The rest I will eBay in hopes of sending to eclectic, vintage, or colorful homes where my collection will be loved and treasured for years.

Today I'm uploading my collection to eBay so the Green Glass Grab can begin. Ten percent of each purchase will go toward aiding disaster relief through the American Red Cross, so I feel even better about sending my collection back into the world.

The Green Glass Grab will be going on in full force here on Monday. Thanks for browsing! -Brin

6 comments:

Vee said...

And now I'm wondering what piece you will keep...

Jen said...

Loving the pitcher! I hope everything goes well.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Bless you Brin, you bless others in so many wonderful ways!

Brin said...

Thanks gals! :)

Vee - the piece I kept is a palm-sized bowl that's perfect for stashing stamps and office room things. Small but sentimental... the best kind of piece to keep! (It's not listed, obviously.)

Thanks for your support! -Brin

Meredith said...

I hope the sale goes well for you. I have been collecting a specific type of china since high school and recently started thinking of selling it all. It is interesting to see that is where you are with your collection.

*Trisha* said...

My grandma loves green glass. It always makes me think of her. Those salt and pepper shakers are lovely.

:)