A PHOTO A WEEK: GLASS – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass


So many glasses in so many items it’s hard to make a choice. So I picked a little of each glassy thing I could find.

The lenses on cameras are often referred to as “glass” as in the sentence “You can always replace a camera, but the glass can be big money.” That’s why if you buy an interchangeable lens camera, you wind up married to it. You can easily replace the camera, but the lenses are expensive and really good lenses are very expensive, often more money than the camera.

Glass – the lens
A glass teapot
A very little gold bottle
My new sunglasses but they aren’t so new anymore
And finally, the glass-fronted building of the Medical School in Worcester

STONES AND GLASS HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s February Expressions #16


PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES
SHOULD NOT THROW STONES.


For years, Garry had a thing about westerns. “Why,” he asked, “Do they always break the windows? Don’t they realize how expensive reglazing is? Can’t they just open the window?”

A friend from Texas felt it was the drama of the breaking glass. “Shattering glass gets the audience’s attention,” he said. It certainly always got mine.

I have never lived in a glass-house, but I have lived in houses that contained a lot of glass. I admit I was very careful about throwing things — and not just rocks. Pottery, books, old dysfunctional cell phones, blocks, tools — anything hard was a no-no. Especially when it came to really BIG windows, you can easily spend a month’s salary getting someone out to your place just to give an estimate much less repair the damage!

So should I ever be unlucky enough to live in a glass house — which I would rather not do since it would require I always be dressed and make would make showering treacherous, I would definitely hold back on any casual stone-throwing. Unless I was making a movie. Then I’d fling stones to my heart content.

Because we want the viewers to feel more involved!

GLASS VIGNETTES – PART 2 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I love creating decorative vignettes with my glass pieces. I already posted a blog with photos of some of my favorite glass groupings in my house. Here is the second installment of glass vignettes.

GLASS VIGNETTES – PART 1 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

When I decorate with glass, I like to create vignettes with several pieces together, forming a decorative unit. I find this process to be one of the most gratifying in the decorating process. And when I find a good combination of pieces, I get pleasure looking at it again an again.

BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE: GLASS – Marilyn Armstrong

Outside with reflection
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass

Lots of glass. In fact, when I really looked closely, almost every picture had glass either as part of a picture or as the primary focal point for a shot.

I’m trying to use newer pictures, so all of these are from August or at the earliest, July. It was astonishing how many pictures include glass in the picture, from little bits to great sheets of it.

Glass. It’s how come your house isn’t dark all the time!

Glass brick entryway to Miss Mendon, the diner. Photo: Garry Armstrong
Out the diner window, a picture that looks entirely different in black & white than it did in color! Photo: Marilyn Armstrong
Black & white picture of the new camera taken with the older camera. Photo: Marilyn Armstrong
More “out the window” from the diner – Marilyn Armstrong

UNUSUAL PAPERWEIGHTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I have been lucky to find some very unusual paperweights over the years. I have made a point of collecting the unique ones and displaying them around my house.

Here are some of my favorites.

EVEN MORE INTERESTING GLASS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I have even more interesting glass in my home. I’ve shared many with you already. Here are more I particularly like and think are unusual and maybe interesting.

BOOKCASE OF GLASS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I have pieces of my glass collection spread all over my house. I love to be able to look at beautiful glass work wherever I am. But there is one place where I have collected a large number of pieces in one place – in the wall of bookcases in my family room.

Here are some photos of the wall as a whole, the separate bookcases that make up the wall, the vignettes within the bookcases and some of the individual pieces in closeup.

Full wall of bookcases displaying glass art

 

First bookcase

 

Second bookcase

 

Third bookcase

 

 

UNUSUAL GLASS OBJECTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I love finding unusual and unique decorative items for my house. I am particularly drawn to things made of glass. Some of my glass objects d’art have been custom-made for me, and some I have found online and in all kinds of shops and craft shows.

Here are some of the more interesting uses of glass that I have in my home.

Custom sea glass mobile for over the kitchen table
Glass clock from craft show
Glass clock
Thermometer
Hot Air Balloon sculpture. One of my favorites.
Closeup of glass Hot Air Balloon
Painted Glass
Glass on glass textured piece
Old fashioned seltzer bottle

GLASS LAMPS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I love glass and almost anything made from glass. So it’s no surprise that over the years, I’ve bought and inherited a number of glass lamps and chandeliers.

Here is my collection.

Mid Century Modern standing lamp from the 1960’s

 

 

Of the period Tiffany style lamp shades

 

Antique Lamp

 

Mid Century Modern Sculptural lamp

 

Recent purchase

 

old-fashioned pair

 

Mid Century Modern