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Saturday, 5 April 2008

Saturday PhotoHunt - Glass

It's Saturday again, and this week the theme is

GLASS

I love glass, and have vases, bowls, ornaments, so my only difficulty was to decide which to share with you all today.

The slightly strange-looking item below was given to me some years ago by my eldest son and his lovely lady.
It's an ornamental glass item, made in Ireland and intended as a spirit-burning lamp, although I'm sure it would give a poor light.
That doesn't matter, as it's lovely to look at.
My family knows I love Celtic knotwork - I've used some simple designs myself - so this was bound to be a successful gift.
Thank you both.

For more glass pictures, and to join in the fun, visit tnchick who started the whole thing.

Happy Hunting!

50 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Ooh that's a lovely gift! Happy weekend

Aileni said...

You know I love that too but your presentation is excellent.

Mia said...

That is a stunning piece of glass work! A lovely captured.

Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

It's interesting to note that there is a spirit-burning lamp.

david mcmahon said...

I'm intrigued by the shape - and not just because I have Irish blood in my veins.

I'd love to know what sort of light it emits when lit.

By the way, my K post for ABC Wednesday is an echo of the kite-flying sequence that opens Chapter 12 in my novel!

monaco said...

Perfect conversation piece with its weird shape. Looks very fragile though.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! Gosh the vases I have around the house. I never even gave them a thought.

Dxx

Hootin' Anni said...

OMG!!!!! That is an astounding piece of work, isn't it? Love it.

My 'glass' is shared, I sure hope you can find time to drop by for a visit if you haven't already.

Happy Saturday to you, and happy hunting!!!

Liz said...

Gosh, the skill involved in making that! Very lovely.

Mar said...

It's a beautiful piece!! very lovely gift.
My ice cubes made out of glass are one of those useless things I own...
Mar
Happy PH and happy weekend!

CherryPie said...

That is a beautiful lamp, I can't believe you have never lit it.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That is a lovely lamp! So unique! :) What a wonderful gift. :)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That's a beautiful piece of glassware indeed, a pleasure to the eye.

Have a great weekend.

Cindy said...

That is indeed very pretty. Different too.

My glass photos are
Here

Carin said...

What a nice gift and so lovely.

Carver said...

Beautiful gift. Great choice for the glass theme.

Daisy said...

We think glass is beautiful too, and I like your pretty lamp. It must have been hard for the artist to make it.

Sarge Charlie said...

I am amazed at what people can do with glass, I have watched people do things like this amazing

LB said...

Very nice gift. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Katney said...

That is a very unusual piece of glass.

Siani said...

That's a lovely piece of glassware, and you've captured it really well. Hope you're having a good weekend - it's turned cold here in Swansea.

A. said...

That is gorgeous. A beautiful shape - I'd have to resist running my hands over it!

grace said...

Those are lovely glass pieces!

gab said...

wow that is beautiful! what a wonderful picture of the glass hunt.

pat said...

Wow - very unusual and very beautiful!

Happy Weekend.

jmb said...

What a lovely treasure Dragonheart. Have a good weekend.

Team Tabby said...

That is beautiful and unusual! Lovely Celtic spirit lamp.

Mindy & Moe

jientje said...

This is a lovely object! Thx for visiting mine!
Have a great weekend!

ellen b said...

That's so unusual and pretty! Great piece of glass...

John said...

It's a beautiful piece! Well done for the theme.

Wirelessbliss said...

wow! that's very nice!

btw, thanks for dropping by :)

wirelessbliss: when it rains, it pours!

Sammawow said...

What a lovely gift! It's beautiful and perfect for this week's theme!

Team Tabby said...

Thanks so much for taking the trouble in finding our blog and telling us our blog link was not working. We were not aware of this, so we appreciate your telling us. We've got it fixed (we hope).

purrs,
Mindy & Moe

dawn said...

Wow, i like that piece of glass. Lovely.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very unusual and beautiful, a work of art!

gaj38 said...

great pic what a unique shape :-)
view mine if you wish here
thanks

Leslie said...

That's a great piece of glass!

Gypsy at heart said...

WOW! Now that is an unusual glass lamp.

Anita said...

Beautiful!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Damama T said...

You have the coolest stuff!! Can I come rummage through your house some day and just ooooh and aaahhhh over it?

YTSL said...

Wow, the glassblower looks like (s)he had a lot of fun making that piece! ;b

archiearchive said...

Oh yes! A wonderful piece of craftsmanship. What a thoughtful gift. Thank you for sharing.

Gattina said...

It's beautiful and looks so light !

Sandy C. said...

What a pretty piece :) Great pic and choice!

Dragonstar said...

You are all very kind. Yes, I agree, it's a piece that needs touching. I've never filled and lit the lamp, because I'm afraid it might come to some harm. So it just sits there looking pretty!

Richard said...

Poor light or not, that's still a beautiful oil lamp.

starnitesky said...

That is a lovely piece of glasswork.

Anna said...

This is great....Love it...Thanks for sharing...
Mine is up
Every Beat Of My Heart
A Little Bit Of Everything

ZJ said...

That's an excellent gift - I didn't know there's a spirit-burning lamp. But I wouldn't mind receiving one, too. Sorry if I came in late :D

Rosebud said...

I don't know how I missed this earlier! It is so beautiful. I love Celtic Knots and Artwork. I've never seen anything like it!