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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Sparkly Find

When Ken pulled these from the back of a drawer on his Grandmother's sewing machine, I was really surprised. When I first saw them a couple years ago, they were really cloudy, and I thought they were for darning socks, so I never gave them a second glance. They cleaned up beautifully, and now we have etched glass salt and pepper shakers, I don't know how old they are. The sewing machine spent decades in the attic of the family homestead so I don't know their history either. All I know is they're really pretty. The one on the right still likes to cloud up when it completely dries. That I don't understand since it's crystal clear after soaking in ice water and baking soda. It was nice and bright here, but an hour later it was cloudy again.

7 comments:

Jayne said...

Those are gorgeous Laurie! What a special find tucked away for so long. :c)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm not sure why they are cloudy again but they are truly a treasure found!
Have a great day!
Coralie

Melinda Cornish said...

they are beautiful....hidden treasures!

wendy said...

I think they would look lovely on my tea cup and saucer stand...don't you?

Pearl said...

What a find! I can't believe there salt and pepper holders, prettiest I've ever seen. I'd have to use them for something else so that etching showed. I just love stories like this! I like Wendy's comment :) Hi Wendy

Diane said...

These are perfectly beautiful, Laurie. I think the one wants to cloud up probably because of the salt that it was exposed to. It's possible that it's in the glass itself. I love them. Blessings, Diane

Kim said...

How lucky for you that you found those. They're beautiful!