Last week, my friend Vix and I got together not once, but twice!
First up, a long promised visit to the Black Country's Glass Quarter, specifically the Red House Glass Cone (built in 1788-1794 and standing tall at 100 feet high) and Stourbridge Glass Museum. I've blogged about our local glass making heritage and visit to the Red House Glass Cone before here Winter Peach Photography: Pet Cemetery and the Great Glass Mood Elevator but it was nice to see it through someone else's eyes. For more info, read Vix's extensively researched blog here: Vintage Vixen (vintagevixon.blogspot.com)
After lunch at Wetherspoons in Kingswinford (also the original location of Broadfield House Glass Museum, which sadly closed in 2015), we headed to Stourbridge Glass Museum, which only opened last year and as such, marked my first visit too. There were some rare and beautiful pieces on display from 17th century Ravenscroft...
...to this tribute to the former museum.
I was quite taken with this little 19th century glass swan's head perfume bottle by Thomas Webb..
...and a beautifully executed bowl (circa 1905) depicting a fish above water.
|Vix in her gorgeous Dolly Rockers vintage dress.|
|Jon and Gareth|
|Aberdeen born Tweedy Clown, MBE|