During our recent cruise around the Mediterranean I was always on the look out for something pink.
I have quite a collection so let us start with some beautiful glass found in Gibraltar. We visited the glass making factory & I fell in love with several pieces but they were all very expensive.
This week I will show you Ruby glass, also known as cranberry glass. It is a rich, deep red colour which has a history and folklore of its own. The colour is achieved by adding gold to the ingredients that make crystal. The Romans first made gold ruby but the secret was lost with the demise of the Roman Empire. Rediscovered in the 17th century in Bohemia, it was some years before the secret became widely known. Cranberry glass became particularly popular during the Victorian period and is now very popular with collectors.
Two beautiful jugs with different designs.Perfect for an ice cold Pimms
Two pretty vases to enhance some tiger lilies
Different designed dishes – just made for some nuts or olives.
My favourite glasses.
Finally some bowls in which to float a night light or a flower.
The full display.