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Monday, January 3, 2011

Century Old Powder Jar

When I began to collect vintage cranberry glass, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

A world of all types of beautiful glass with histories and sentiments beyond anything I could have imagined.

It is easy to get carried away and lose my focus on my journeys through the antique stores and wonder from the cranberry glass to other types of glass.

I allowed myself a couple pieces of this wonderful vintage “Puff Rose” glass pattern in a type of  glass known as “Goofus Glass”. 

Goofus glass was America’s very first carnival glass.

This powder jar, also known as a vanity jar,  caught my eye many times and I finally gave in and purchased it.  It was made about 100 years ago. 

Not a whole lot is written about the history of goofus glass.  Even it’s name has several theories behind it.  Such as,  the paint chipping off unexpectedly (a goof), or someone calling it a “goofy” looking glass and the name sticking.

If you would like to read more about goofus glass, here is an interesting  link. 
I hope you are having a beautiful start to this brand new year.   And remember to be easy on yourself, give yourself a hug.  You my dear,  are your own best friend.


Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

lovely sentiment - we are are own best friend!
thank you for the reminder :)

Trisha said...

What a beautiful piece of glass! And I love your words of wisdom at the end!!


Donnie said...

That was really pretty. I don't think I've ever seen glass like that.

Jacqui said...

Wow, that is so different, and gorgeous!

Charlene said...

I have never seen anything like that but, I LOVE IT!!!! Aren't you the lucky girl. And you are right... a great way to start the new year! Thanks for sharing. HUGS!

La said...

Happy Monday, Mo! I hope your year is off to a good start, too. La

Susan said...

I love the words you are your own best friend!! I will use that in my counseling sessions with my clients.

Sandi said...

I would have fallen for it also..glass..sigh it is another whole world of beautiful. TFS

Shirley said...

'Goof' or 'Not' it is beautiful! Lucky you to ownit..
Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Now that was a very interesting post, Mo. I never in my entire life heard of "goofus" glass. Very picturesque piece you have. Also liked your suggestions. Susan

The Rustic Victorian said...

Goofus is new to me,,thanks for the lesson, it is quite beautiful. this is my first visit and I am enjoying my self emensley

Hope Filled Living said...

Hi. I'm your newest follower...Your blog is very beautiful!
Mary :o)

stefanie said...

oh, its just gorgeous, I can see how it can become addicting!!!

Betsy said...

What a gorgeous piece of glass. I've never heard of it before, but it sure is pretty and unusual. I'm glad to hear you gave in and purchased something that was calling your name. We always regret what we don't buy, right? What a great way to start the new year;-) Hugs to you.

Oxana said...

Happy New Year!!! What a beautiful piece of glass! I love you beautiful blog!

Linda said...

It sure was nice looking at all these old things. I love vintage stuff myself.