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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.


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!

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!