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One Man's Trash: Vintage Ombre Glassware

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

It's that time again!  Time for another edition of "One Man's Trash".  Although I must admit I've been sitting tight on this one for almost a year now.  Long time followers of the blog will recall that we Harris Sisters take an annual Sisters Weekend Getaway each year.  (This year's Girls' Weekend will be coming up soon!)  Well, over our Girls' Weekend last year, I found an amazing vendor selling vintage glassware, and this wonderful set ended up coming home with me.  

It was summer of 2015, and these beautiful pieces were so carefully wrapped and boxed for my travel back home that I didn't immediately unwrap them.  By the time I did, it was closer to time to put out fall decor, and then Christmas, so I have saved these wonderful pieces until this Spring.  They look so pretty and the colors are perfect for this time of year.  They will transition to Summertime beautifully too!

After a little research, I discovered that these ombre glass pieces were popular in the 1950s.  This particular set includes a pitcher and 6 gold-rimmed glasses in green, yellow, and orange.  There were similar sets made that also included turquoise pieces as well. 

The set was marked at $48 (the tag was still attached when I pulled it all out this Spring.)  But as I recall, the vendor was in a good mood that day and made me a deal since I bought more than one item.  I think I paid closer to $30-something for this set, which was quite the bargain for this gorgeous mid-century grouping.  

Here's a look at it on display in my dining room hutch.  

I just can't wait to see what kinds of treasures we unearth at this year's Girls' Weekend!  This one sure was a goodie!
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