Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Aqua glass

Vintage aqua glass has always been a passion of mine and I was lucky enough to find a hoard of bottles when a new water pipe was laid in our road several years ago. Presumably they had been left there by workmen when the first pipe was fitted many years before.


The smallest bottles make perfect vases for tiny spays of flowers. This glass was unfashionable for a long while but made a comeback in the 1970s and of course I couldn't resist buying some for the table. Using it always makes me think of long summer afternoons in the garden.