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Carnival Glass

Posted by marquest z5 PA (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 8, 12 at 10:48

Anyone made any totems with this glass? I found one piece this week and was thinking how beautiful it would look as a totem bird bath.

I went on Ebay and there are some pieces that are not too expensive since I want it for the front of the house garden, Making one would still be cheaper than what I see Birdbath cost at the stores since they are running between $20 - $50.


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RE: Carnival Glass

Carnival Glass in a totem ? I hope you have honest people by you -- something made with collectable glass could be tempting to steal ! I could honestly say I've never seen that kind of glass in a totem..... it would probably look awesome in the sun.

Milk Glass looks very pretty in a totem and it's reasonably priced in thrift stores. It wouldn't be so heartbreaking if it got broken or stolen. Be sure & let us know what you decide :)


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RE: Carnival Glass

TM I think I live in Honest USA. The garden centers in my area leave their plants out without protection and no one bothers to take them.

One Sunday I stopped at a local Nursery by my home and had 4 plants in my hand went to the door and realized they were closed. lol

So they would be safe now broken might be the problem. There is some that is not of a big interest to the collectors that was made late in the 80s I think. I found the piece I picked up at the thrift store on ebay 7.99 and I paid 99 at the thrift store.


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RE: Carnival Glass

I used a scalloped carnival glass bowl for a birdbath totem and I really like it. It does reflect the sun very well. I don't think I have a picture of it or I would post it for you to see. The birds enjoy it though. I actually can find carnival glass as cheap around here as any other type, so I use it.


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marquest, I hope you mean "fake" carnival glass - reproductions.


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RE: Carnival Glass

gardenway, what I have read is the collectors only want the pieces from 20s and 30s. So what I would be using is probably junk and not up there with collector status.


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RE: Carnival Glass

I have some very nice pcs in my totems, cuz they shine so nice out there in the yard and hey, if they're just gonna sit around and collect dust....might as well let mother nature give em a rinse once in a while! ;-)


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Do they hold up well outside?


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Life is short enough- glass is only a thing- USe it!
and enjoy it!


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RE: Carnival Glass

I agree. How is having it sitting on a shelf gathering dust where better?
Kathy


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RE: Carnival Glass

Carnival Glass turns a funny color if left in the sun too long, might do better in a shade garden.


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