I have started an inventory of all the “stuff” in this house. My family wants me to identify things so that they will know whether it is something I bought on ebay or a family heirloom. I am the only one who knows all the back stories about everything. I started with the top shelf of one of my three china cabinets, this cabinet I inherited from my mother who got it from her mother. I love that it was in my grandmother’s house because she died when I was 6 and I have no memories of her.
This is the cut glass bowl I inherited from my mother who received it after her mother died. My mother cherished it and so do I knowing it belonged to my grandmother Joanna. The pattern is a variation of the Cluster pattern and it takes its name I think from the group of seven circles in the first photo of the bowl. It is not perfect, it has a few nicks in the edges of the glass but it is priceless to me. I wonder if my grandmother kept it in this cabinet like I do.
This is a nappy in the same pattern that I found in an antique mall several years ago.
This is a creamer with the same pattern.
And the matching sugar bowl with the same pattern, this is a large sugar bowl. It measures 7” across with the handles. I found them both in an antique mall many years ago.
This is a small tray that is a variation of the Cluster pattern. My husband gave it to me for Valentine’s Day.
This is a large cut glass tray that I bought with money I was paid for writing a feature article about riding trains that was published in the Los Angeles Times. I decided to use the money for something special.
This is known as a celery dish. I like the swirl design. I bought it at an antique mall.
This is known as a spooner, a place to set spoons down. I like the unique detail on the bottom. I bought it at an antique mall. These are some of my favorite pieces of cut glass. I don’t buy anymore because I have run out of room but I really enjoy owning these pieces.