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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cream and Sugar

One of my favorite colors of glass is blue. Do you know how glass gets its color? Black Bottle Glass (which is really dark brown or green) got its color from iron impurities in the sand. For a blue glass, add cobalt. If you add gold to the mix you get, interestingly enough, red glass (I don’t know, I just report). In the 1830’s someone added uranium oxide and discovered the glass glows in the dark.

So Cobalt Blue Glass was around the house as far back as I remember (right next to the Siamese cat figurines). We still have tons of blue glass around the house including wine bottles, flower vases, and bowls.

Normally, you wouldn’t be able to find blue glass in the web store, mom would normally scarf it up, and I am sure she is biting her tongue trying not to holler at me to take it off the site. This little set is something I fell in love with and would love to see it go to a home that will use it and love it as much as I do. Take a look at this cobalt filled creamer and sugar bowl set. Sweetening your tea or coffee from something so pretty makes the flavor 100 times better.

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