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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Vintage Glassware

Hello and good morning to another sunny Saturday :)  Today I am sharing with you some of my glassware which I have collected over the past few years.

These beautiful glasses are Edwardian lemonade beakers. 

They were sold in early mail order catalogues before the First World War when beautiful things were being made in England. I have a copy of the catalogue with this very beaker on sale for a few pennies.

Lella Loves... Vintage Glassware

I paid no more than £1 for this beaker so if you fancy drinking your next Gin and Tonic from a glass which is nearly a hundred years old, please look out for them at flea markets.

This is a lovely old measuring cup called The Graduate. It is a domesticate measure to help the household staff and cook avoid waste in the kitchen.

There are markers for ounces of sugar, flour and rice as well as four etched images showing the position of an egg in water to determine the egg's freshness.

Lella Loves... Vintage Glassware

This piece was given to me by a stall holder at a monthly flea market. He has known me for a while and because he knew I wouldn't mind the little chip on the rim.

Lella Loves... Vintage Glassware

It goes to show that you should get to know your dealers if you visit the same fair every few months as they will keep their eyes peeled for things you like.

Lella Loves... Vintage Glassware

This stunning glass measure is from a Victorian photographic studio. It is absolutely beautiful and would have been used for measuring out chemicals in a development lab. The numbers and measuring lines are all etched by hand.

If you like these pieces of glassware, do look out for them as they are not rare and add charm to any kitchen windowsill.

Have a lovely day :)

Lella  xx

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