I realize that sounds dangerously like a collection waiting to happen, and it may be. I've been thinking for some time that I need to update the pieces in my living room built-ins. What I have there now is an eclectic mix of old and new items, mainly vintage pewter pieces and some pieces of late 1990s/early 2000s Haeger pottery. Some of the pieces of Haeger are very large, and I still love the shapes of them, but I bought them several years ago when my home was decorated in a monochromatic color scheme in shades of red, from the darkest oxblood to the brightest tomato. It's evolved, as houses tend to do, into something quite different. Maybe it's time for the built-ins to have a new, more colorful look.
I don't actually think I want to go "all fish, all the time," but Blenko has definitely been on my mind lately, and I see some new pieces in my immediate future. It doesn't cost a thing to start looking, right?
|My built-ins as they are now with dark red (oxblood) pottery|
Several of you mentioned that you'd like to be able to recognize good glass items. If you're interested in Blenko, I'd recommend your reading Blenko Glass: 1962-1971 Catalogs and Blenko Catalogs: Then and Now, both by Leslie Piña. That's as authoritative a source as you can find.