Monday, August 2, 2010

Carnival Glass

For quick refreshment I have this great pass through above my kitchen sink that looks out into the new addition.  This used to be a window that looked out into the back yard, but now it is a serving area.  I have put a rooster and a candle here from one of my last tablescapes and fixed up a tray of iced tea.

The iced tea is being served in some antique carnival glass.  August makes me want to put more warm colors in my decorating.  The carnival glass is perfect with it's orange hue.  The carnival glass is also second time around to me, it was my Great-Grandmother's.

I take centerpieces off of my tablescapes often and leave them in this window ledge for a few weeks.  It is a nice way to change up the view and they are always seasonal and fun to look at.  
I will link to these parties:
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites.
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen.
Three or More Tuesday at The Gypsy's Corner.
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
2nd Time Around at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words.
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Colorado Lady.
Please join these ladies to see what wonderful ideas are shared.


Debbie said...

I love your antiques...the glass is a great color, and that is the cutest rooster.

Vicki said...

Hi, Sherry,
Your ice tea looks very refreshing. The carnival glass is perfect for it, and that it belonged to your great grandmother makes it even better. We drink lots of iced tea here in Central Texas during our summer heat. Have the best of weeks, dear friend~ Vicki

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Sherry, I have a little dish made of carnival glass but I never knew that it came in such large pieces like the pitcher! Isn't the color and finish amazing? Wish I was there for some of your iced tea and cookies. Linda

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I have that very pitcher! I love carnival glass. Your set looks beautiful. I notice all the parties you have joined. You are a real party animal! I have to get better at this! Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Martha

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Carnaval glass always reminds me of my Grandma Susie's house. Your pieces are lovely and iced tea would be extra refreshing served in this great set :)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, your carnival glass is so pretty. That is so hard to find and you never see a pitcher. Beautiful. Love your rooster too. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love your Carnival glass and how special it was your grandma's girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a treasure to have something with such family memories...very pretty!

Rachel said...

How lovely, I have never heard of carnival glass! I think I am glad, I would definetly be hunting it down for my own entertaining needs! And lord knows... I DO NOT need anymore glassware!
Enjoy your Great-Grandmother's treasures!

Bookie said...

Very interesting carnival glass...I have never seeny any quite like this...unusual color.

Appleshoe said...

This used to be a window to your back yard? Amazing addition you've added on from what I can glimpse in the back ground. Your photos are so welcoming and a wonderful reminder that Autumn is on the way. Take care.

Snap said...

I LOVE glass and tea in your carnival glass is perfect! Great color.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Hugs, Barb

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, Carnival glass is such a lovely reminder of bygone days! YOu have arranged your tray so prettily. I would love to sit down and have tea and cookies today!
Treasures like your carnival glass that have been passed down through the generations are joys to use and to share! I'm glad to see you using these beauties.

Sandy J said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I also have a carnival glass ice-tea set, but I really like the shape of your pitcher. Very nice, thanks for sharing. Oh, and mine belonged to my Grandmother.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just love your carnival glass tea set!!



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your iced tea looks very refreshing in your carnival glass pitcher. Have a lovely week.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a neat pass-through! How nice that you have your grandmother's carnival glass! It is so pretty!

See you at the rooster party!


parTea lady said...

Your carnival glass is lovely and so is the arrangement on your pass through.

LV said...

You have a nice blog. I have a few carnival glass pieces. They are very, very old. I do not have a pitcher.

Postcardy said...

Your carnival glass is perfect for iced tea.

Linda said...

I love your carnival glass~ I'm with you, August leads me to warmer colors...I think because I'm beginning to look towards fall now! And how wonderful that it belonged to your great-grandmother!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh that looks so refreshing! Pretty colors and so sweet that it was from your great grandmother.

Miri said...

A beautiful Carnival glass serving set...perfect for iced tea!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love your carnival glass set! How wonderful that it was your great-grandmothers.

Happy VTT,

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful carnival glass set....I would like to have a set like this, but they are so pricey around here, hopefully, one day I'll find one for a good price. Have a great VTT!

Manang Kim said...

I so love the glass set. Gorgeous!

2nd find

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your pieces are beautiful. Love the glass set.


Vintage Whimsy said...

I love your carnival glass. I have two glasses that match yours sitting on a shelf behind me right this second! The color is great!!

Anna said...

Great pieces, love the texture. I love that it came down from your great-grandmother, those pieces are the best.

Wanda Lee said...

I just feel as if I'd love to have some iced tea in that beautiful Carnival glass!..,

Thanks so much for sharing these absolutely beautiful lovelies with us!

Please know that I always love having you visit and partake with our little of corner of blogland as well my dear lady!

It's soon that time of the week once more for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

You are most warmly invited to attend and also to partake with our little teatime delights for my 43rd,'Tuesday Tea for Two' as well as for my 34th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' weekly blog teaparties held @

..,Last but not least in our little 'suite of tea party offerings' is the delightful, 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' shared blog tea party meme that I share with my dear friend Pam @

~The other 1/2 of the 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' meme is my other meme, held also @ blog..,

As I am fond of saying; you can never have too many tea parties in blogland!..,

Hope to see you there!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee