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Posted 4 months ago

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sklo42
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Once upon a time I bought an orange bowl having fallen under the spell of its dinky cobalt feet. Then one day Czechman appeared from the Glass Forest to show everyone an identical bowl, but in red and black. His bowl however had the magic oval mark reading, Made in Czechoslovakia. And so it was my orphan bowl became a prince.

Yesterday fate struck a blow of a different stripe. Welzebub, another Glass Wizard, arrived in the global village known as C.W. with an announcement. It seems my 'pink candy striped vase' (seller's description) has been transformed into a frog, the punishment for a lack of documentation, and so cast into the dungeon of Unknown Maker.

Perhaps Kipling was thinking of glass collectors when he wrote,
If you can meet with triumph and disaster,
And treat those two imposters just the same.....................

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 months ago
    OMG....what a wonderful tale of 2 vases!!! XO
    Lee :)
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 months ago
    BTW, I love frogs!!! They are the best kind...as they will always be Princes in the eye of the beholder! XO
  3. czechman czechman, 4 months ago
    Love the Orange / Blue! very nice
  4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you, Moon, for the kind remarks.
  5. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thanks Czechman. I'll take your kind comment to mean that you didn't mind featuring in a fairy tale.
  6. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thanks Welzebub. It seems you didn't mind either. I did totally 'get' the post that triggered this but it was such a fun idea.
  7. jagsrock95 jagsrock95, 4 months ago
    Love the post...:)
  8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 months ago
    Lovely vases - both of them, prince & frog - if they kiss, I wonder what happens... ;)
  9. czechman czechman, 4 months ago
    No worries! ALL Czech deco glass should be featured in a fairy tale.. as far as the post that triggered yours.. Classy!
  10. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you, jagsrock95. A smiley face was my aim.
  11. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you Michelle007. Possibly chips, cracks and tears from me. :)
  12. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Funny post Sklo, i Wish i could write like that!!
    You should write a book or a comedy script, The War of Glass!
    They're both beautiful btw. I love the pink decor ones, and the jazzy Deco bowl!!
  13. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Sorry, i just had to read it again, it really is LOL!
    The '..from the glass forest..' How'd you do that. I envy your writing talents us much as your glass!
  14. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you Vintagefran for your generous comments.
  15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 months ago
    These orange and cobalt blue Lötz pieces are so very elegant!
  16. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you austrohungaro. I only have one piece but you are right. Its understated lines set it apart from my other Tango glass.
  17. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you Manikin, racer4four, vetraio, vanskyock, and SEAN for the loves.
  18. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you ks85, good to see your kind words come with smiles,
  19. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
    Thank you antiquerose and AnneLanders for the loves.
  20. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
    Thanks for the love, ozmarty.
  21. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 3 months ago
    I know all the feelings you write about above! :-)
  22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 months ago
    The ball footed vase is still one of my favourites...love it!
  23. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
    Oooh I hope not Ian....as a skit things had to be exaggerated....but as you're smiling I not too worried :-)
  24. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
    Me too, Moon. I loved it for it's feet before I knew what it was!
  25. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 months ago
    sklo, you are right...only after I got my ball footed..did I realize how amazing they are!!
  26. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
    Thank you, Michelle, artdecogirl and mikelv85.

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