I was sorting out as I worked, things that I didn't want to fool with, things that I never should have bought in the first place, things with chips or cracks that I missed, etc. A good load is ready to take to the thrift shop tomorrow. I have learned to be more careful about what I buy, at least. It's a learning curve and I know I've certainly paid some dues as I learn what not to buy. I have weaknesses too--any old early American pattern glass (eapg) is almost impossible for me to pass up although lately I have left it if it is chipped or otherwise damaged. I'm learning.
I think it looks great, even if the juxtaposition of the modern-looking, sleek Blenko with this century-old glass is kind of odd. I guess that's really a reflection of our life here, old mixing comfortably with new. I like to think my mind is the same way, adapting to new ideas while still retaining the best of the old ways. It's a goal anyway.
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