Author Archives: Carrie P. Jones

A cut above: Exquisite, brilliant Heisey

Exquisite, finest, brilliant … words you come across repeatedly in reference to Heisey glassware. Whether browsing through the company’s formative years or reading current descriptions, those adjectives continuously jump off the page.

Antique Thimbles, American style

A rainbow of thread, scissors, needles, stray buttons, and somewhere near the bottom, a solitary thimble … sewing basket recollections. By happenstance, some of those lonely thimbles managed to roll their way from one generation’s basket to the next.

Getting a handle on glass baskets

Flowers are synonymous with Victorians who could never have too many bouquets. While many of their arrangements were large and showy, Victorians were also attracted to smaller bunches of flowers placed in glass basket vases.

The charm of Piano Babies

Most well-decorated Victorian parlors of the late 1800s and early 1900s had pianos draped with shawls. Something decorative was needed to hold those fabrics in place. From that necessity, piano babies were born.