When the autumn sunlight comes streaming in at the dining room window, I know it's time to dust off the colored glass. At other times of the year, this spot is home to transferware, or a milkglass collection, but fall almost begs for these jewel tones.
This cranberry glass compote was a cherished wedding gift that someone gave my parents. I can remember my mother filling it with red and white peppermint candies at Christmas.
The orange carnival glass punch bowl was a favorite of my father's. It has six glass cups to match. Some years I will fill it with gourds and mini pumpkins, but I like it best just filled with sunshine.
These orange glass plates and cups are almost translucent and just glow in the sunshine. Do you have a favorite tableau in your house that you change for the seasons?