I love beach glass. I think the colors are so pretty and I love that the sharp edges have been worn smooth by the waves and sand. Living in the midwest, we're a LONG way from the beach.
But in the spirit of using what you have, there's farm glass! Never heard of it? Me neither.
However, our garden is full of it. Come to find out, there used to be a building in that spot and apparently that's where they threw broken glass. I don't get it, but I grew up in the land of curbside garbage day, not homesteading in the midwest... There's lots I don't get!
I thought it would be fun to do a simple tablescape using my collected bits of farm glass. I've been picking up the pretty pieces (three or four shades of blue, yellow, green, some white and even pink!) a few at a time. Here they are!
This is our centerpiece today.
It's a very simple arrangement so you just have to stare at that farm glass!
Don't you love all the colors? I would love to know what they are from! I know most are those pretty blue jars that have been spotted all over blogland.
I found some of the little jars out in the garden too!
If only glass could talk!
Today we're using my favorite dishes, Corelle! I love that they don't chip or break easily--I have my 3-year-old set and clear the table, so it's nice to not worry about the plates! (Not to mention that in the 2 years we had a different set I broke many, errr, several, um one or two.
I know this isn't a fancy, beautiful tablescape, but it's very true to my family's week-night suppers. Notice the booster seat and the highchair? It's all family-friendly around here, folks! Even the farm glass isn't very sharp because of its years in the dirt! After the shed with the glass was torn down, the land it was on (that is now our garden) was crop land that was tilled, planted and harvested year after year. Seriously, that glass has stories to tell!