Saturday, June 21, 2008

'Goofus' Glass





And does it really surprise any of you that I collect 'Goofus Glass'...there is just something about the decadent patina that trips my trigger. They call it the poor man's carnival glass, but actually, it came out before the traditional carnival glass. It too was given away as prizes at fairs and carnivals. But I am experimenting with the shades, which are new, spraying them with tea dye to give them that faded look and turning the vases into lamps...what'da ya' think? Well, we'll see, I am taking the first one up to Sisters' to see if there is a market up there for them. I think they are very vintage looking and very bordello-like...and soooo me...

6 comments:

vikki said...

hey ms goofus, love the lamp! whadda great idea! i think it will do well at sisters'. the vases are pretty, and the shade you made does the vase proud! it is so lovely! great job. later goofus nut, m'friend. vikki p.s. the other day the word verification had the word 'nut' in it... too funnie...

Shab-n-Chic said...

Wow...I like! My favorite is the tall blue vase. I'm on my way out the door to the flea. Hope to find me some of that goofus!

The Feathered Nest said...

I love them Sharon!!! They have a wonderful look about them...and I think they'll do really good!!! Please keep us posted if they do and we were right ~ xxoo, Dawn

Roses and Lilacs said...

I've never seen or heard of goofus glass. Hey, this isn't April 1 is it?

That lamp is hot! Bet a collector grabs it. One of a king.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I meant 'kind'. I have spell check and still I can't spell;)
Marnie

High Desert Diva said...

I love Goofus glass. I always pick up a piece to take to my friend Jill as a hostess gift as she collects it too.
The vase/lamps look fantastic...love repurposing!