I adore red! It is my favorite color. I've been noticing that the majority of my T-shirts and sweaters hanging in my closet are red. I just went to a big winter sale and came home with two new red sweaters. I don't shop planning to buy red, it just happens.
Last spring when I moved into my new house, I bought the pattern for the Wing and a Prayer quilt. I've always wanted a quilt with cranberry red as a main color. Then I noticed that the master bedroom where I will use the quilt had pot shelves 8 feet up along one wall, and the shelves were back lighted with florescent lights. I began to envision a collection of cranberry red glass with the lights shining through them. So I began to hunt and collect pieces, even long before I would have the quilt. As of yet, the pieces are decorating my living room as I need many more pieces for the shelves to look right. Oh, darn, more trips to antique and thrift stores or places like Hobby Lobby.
Here are the pieces I've collected so far.
These were the first two pieces I purchased at Hobby Lobby--just to get the collection going.
These two were gifts. The square piece came with a bouquet of roses sent to me by my brother-in-law and his wife as a house warming gift. The tall vase was a gift for my birthday from my dear cousin.
This little pitcher was a find at an antique store. I loved the red body with the clear glass handle.
These are my latest acquisitions. My cousin, once again, has contributed to my collection. She recently remodeled her kitchen and found these stuck back in a cabinet. She says they came from her mom's house and thinks that one of them was given to her mom by mine. I have always had "thing" for cruets. I was so delighted to get them.
This is my collection so far and I'm looking forward to seeing it grow.
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