59 Candles, 59 Things – Part Twenty Three

Thirty-first thing: The next thing that makes me happy is glass.  “Glass?” you may be saying.

Why yes. I have had a fascination with art glass for as long as I have memories. The first piece I remember being fascinated by belonged to my Grandma Fox. There is a picture somewhere (probably in black and white) showing a tiny version of me pointing to this piece, just shy of touching it. I couldn’t imagine as a child that I would inherit it one day.

A true antique, highly prized by me!

Spence shares my fascination and enthusiasm for art glass. Years ago, we met a glass blower by the name of Mark Haller at our Michigan Renaissance Festival. Over a number of years, we began acquiring the majority of our pieces from him. Some we watched him create, some already blown, we saw and fell in love with and at least two were commissioned by Spence.  They catch the light at different times of day and hold a type of magic for us, adding beauty to the home we share. And of course, each piece holds a memory of a fun day spent together.

This post is part of a series, 59 Candles, 59 Things to commemorate my 59th birthday back in May.  Click on 59 Things in Categories if you’d enjoy reading more!

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