Friday, January 31, 2014

A Sunny Winter's Day

Here's Cher, out back enjoying a 
sunny winter's day photo shoot.

She likes the attention.

But wait, what's this?

Elvis has stepped out for some fresh air.

I try to get some photos of him.
He will never hold still.

If looks could kill....
Cher is not happy with Elvis taking away 
any of her attention.
Photo shoot over before Elvis gets attacked.

Still a nice day in Las Vegas,
No snow and warm in the 60's.
My parents had 9 inches of snow
in Virginia Beach and it's in the 20's!!!

My friends in Georgia were stuck in 
an icy snowstorm on the freeway
in their car for 21 hours just 
coming home from work. 
They were lucky to
have a few small cereal boxes in the car 
for something to eat and they ate snow for water!!!
They were posting updates on Facebook
through the whole ordeal.
What's with the crazy weather?

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Milk Glass Robin on Pedestal Nest Covered Dish

I'm the proud new owner of a
milk glass candy dish!
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The Westmoreland Milk Glass Robin 
 On Pedestal Nest covered dish.
Very highly detailed with a finishing process
that involved folding over the leaves on the nest
while the glass was still flexible after it was
removed from the mold.
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Believed to have been first designed 
as early as 1908 in the French 
glass house, Vallerysthal 
as a "Sucriers" or covered sugars. 
Then listed in 1933 in the French
glass house catalog of Portieux.
It was from Portieux that 
Westmoreland Glass
began to reproduce their design 
in the late 1940's or early 1950's.
Here is the Westmoreland Glass Company
from 1889 till it closed in 1984
located in Grapeville, PA 
Westmoreland marked their glass with an
overlapping WG from 1940 to 1980.
My lid has that mark
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However I cannot find the WG mark on the base.
Here's mine,
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And here's another one from ebay.
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You can see the mark faintly there.
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So mine might be considered a marriage of old 
and new...I don't know. 
I've read where Westmoreland sometimes
didn't mark all the bases.
Does anyone know for sure?
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Regardless, it sure is 
nice looking candy dish 
with a cute little robin 
all hunkered down in her nest.
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014 To You

Who knew they had vuvuzelas back then?
They must be off to a soccer game.
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