As you may already know, February's birthstone is the Amethyst. While appreciating this vintage glass, I began to think of other things I might have collected in this color.
Do you have anything you have collected in amethyst or purple?
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It is a three footed candy dish.....
The three dark dots, in the center, are actually the position of the feet of the bowl. The color is so delicate they show through to the top side.
I also have a pair of vintage earrings.....
As I was writing, I remembered I had two other items, in amethyst color, to show you.
This is a mid-size mixing bowl, I use quite frequently in my kitchen. Because of writing today's post, the very small glass sitting in front of the bowl, has become more interesting to me.
I'm thinking it might be for serving an after dinner Liqueur drink. The surprise for me, while cleaning the glass for the photograph, was something written on the bottom of it. I've had it for many years, having no idea where it was made.
It took only one special moment, with the sun coming through the window of my kitchen, for me to see the word "Austria", faintly etched on the bottom......
I recently bought an amethyst crystal necklace.The only piece of jewelery I have incorporating my birthstone.ReplyDelete
Now I am over 50 I WILL WEAR PURPLE!
Hi Jane...I'm way beyond 50 and WEAR PURPLE, too!ReplyDelete
Purple is such a regal color and it was my mother's, grandmother's, and my favorite aunt's birth stone. I love hearing how the sunlight exposed your footed platter's origin; that to me, is very special and adds to its mystique. I have some handmade purple pieces in bowls and a beautiful vase my daughter gave me, but nothing vintage...I need to work on that~I'm over 50 too!! XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Susan....One of the wonderful things about blogging can be the discoveries we make in our own backyards. The origin of the glass is one of them....finding you as a friend, is another!Delete
I have a pair of amethyst earrings, but mine are modern - it's my birthstone too. I haven't worn earrings for years though so they are tucked away in a jewellery box. I have a few items of purple clothing, and very nearly decorated the lounge purple, but green won the day. Your bowl is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Hello Scarlet...funny thing, I once looked at and considered buying a purple chaise lounge. I've been following your projects. Green is good.Delete
Its all beautiful....but I'm in love with your candy dish! HeidiReplyDelete
It's too bad we don't live closer...I would love to see some of your wonderful collection. The cups, in your valentine post, are very interesting.Delete
How pretty - I believe that purple is the 'colour of creativity'. I love it in all its shades. JxReplyDelete
Hello Jan....I forgot to mention that fact. Thanks for the reminder...I also love it. I like to use lavender and purple in my flower garden.Delete
Amethyst is my youngest daughter's birth stone and I've always thought it was so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Hello Linda...I must agree, it is a beautiful stone.Delete
It is interesting with colors. I stick mostly to black, white and gray, but sometimes it can sneak in a little pink. You have very beautiful things.ReplyDelete
Hello Elna....Maybe you could also sneak in a little lavender!Delete
I love Amethyst. I have an actual chunk of a geod with the amethyst crystals in it sitting on a shelf in my living room. :-)ReplyDelete
I haven't seen one of those in years...they are beautiful.Delete
Hi Meggie, Purple is my favorite color. I love your purple bowls.ReplyDelete
Joyous Wishes, Linda
It's always fun to look at things with "new eyes".ReplyDelete
Oh, I love your amethyst dish! I don't have any pieces in that color, but I have a purple shirt that I love! My grandmother had a ring with an amethyst stone that I loved and she often let me wear it. My aunt has it now. It's still looks good!ReplyDelete