I love colour, I love a bargain and I love a treasure hunt, so it’s no wonder coloured glass has become a mission of mine.
Ever since the start of my collection – a set of 6 70s style deep red cylindrical cocktail glasses, £2.99 – I’ve had my eyes peeled for other colourful beauties of all shapes and sizes. Not only do they add a wonderful splash of colour to any shelf or sideboard but they are also a great back up when you’ve gone through all your wine glasses, tumblers and mugs while hosting a party and don’t fancy washing up until morning…although admittedly a lot of my collection, if left stationary for too long, will become filled with safety pins, buttons or hair grips!
I’ve never been too fussed to have matching sets which has been ideal for my treasure hunting successes, because there are so many odd-bods of coloured glass about charity shops and I’m really lucky to have so many good charity shops within walking distance from my home. Sometimes my mind wanders off to think about where a piece has spent most of its life, but most of the time I can’ believe I’ve found another colour in another shape – the combinations appear to be endless!
As part of my ‘Do Over’ I have been making the most of my current collection and getting some of it out of the basement and on to display so it can add a bit of colour to my day. I’m falling backing in love with some pieces I completely forgot that I owned!