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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Rain, rain, rain! With quite a bit of thunder and lightning that flickered my lights a few times. Enough so that I turned off and unplugged my personal computer. I couldn't afford to let that get fried by a lightning strike! The work computer I didn't have the option to turn off and unplug, so if it got fried...well, I guess the company would be getting a new one to replace it. Or they'd make me go back to the office, which would be bad insofar as the reason I started working from home in the first place (my IBS issues). But fortunately, the lights never went off and the computer didn't get fried. Today was also the last day of using the old Avaya software for our phone system. Tomorrow we start a new system. Lord help us. It'll definitely be a bit of a learning curve. We've had some training, but not a whole lot, so it's going to be a sink or swim type situation. Fun fun fun!

Poor Max didn't get to go outside very much today due to the weather. I took him on his usual walk this morning just before 5:00am, and he wouldn't poop. He went out with me when I went to feed the chickens at 7:00am, against his will, and again wouldn't poop. And then of course there was no opportunity during the work day. On Wednesdays, I get off at 4:30, and fortunately the rain had let up some, so it was just slightly more than a sprinkle. The first picture below is of him trying to navigate through relatively deep water in a field down the road. He finally was able to poop, and what a relief for both of us that he did! After we came back inside, I got a couple pictures of Maggie May as well.

The rest of the pictures are just some of the promised glassware pictures. I didn't get all fancy and take them against a towel backdrop like I have with the others, I just held them in front of a door this evening lol. They are also not in any particular order. The second row of pictures is of a custard glass spoon in the Chrysanthemum Sprig pattern, made by Northwood, in 1899. The next three pictures are of an amber water pitcher in the Daisy and Button with Double Panel, or Daisy and Button with Double Pillars, pattern. The hubby had bought that several months ago, I'm thinking at the 49 Flea Market south of Hattiesburg, across from Paul B. Johnson State Park; he saw that I liked it and gave it to me. Isn't he so sweet?

The fourth row consists of a small water or possibly milk pitcher, clear, in the Egg in Sand pattern, made in 1888. It's a pretty little pattern, and you'd think it would remind me of my chickens, but nope. Long before the chickens, I was an avid reader of the Dragonriders of Pern books by Anne McCaffrey, and this pattern always remind me of the dragon eggs that are heated until they hatch by the volcanic sands inside old volcanic craters (called Weyrs). Yes, I'm weird lol. But, if you've followed my journey this far, I don't really have to tell you that! The next 2 rows are of a beautiful little Victorian pitcher the hubby and I found in Mobile at Cotton City Antiques. We were very hesitant about it at first because it has a crack in it. But, after thinking about it for a while, I decided its age and beauty outweighed the damage, so I went ahead and bought it. If I remember correctly, I got it for only $12 due to the damage. And it is a beautiful piece, with an applied reeded handle and a ground pontil on the bottom. It's not pattern glass, it's blown glass, and while I'm unsure of the age, I know it to be Victorian.

The seventh row is of a bisque figurine that I purchased from a booth at Marketplace Antiques, also on Hwy 49, just as your heading south out of Hattiesburg. It used to be a Hudson's building way back in the day. It's a beautiful little bisque figurine, the only bisque I actually own. I'd been in love with it for quite some time, and I finally just went ahead and bought it. I don't have a clue on the year, but I would think sometime in the mid to late 1800's. Next is a gorgeous Old Paris vase. Old Paris is a style spanning a couple of centuries, some of which was made by Limoges. I don't have a clue on the age of this one either, or of the following two pieces of Old Paris. I bought this one on eBay, just before the big ice storm hit, so as a result, it was stuck in a warehouse in New Hampshire for a month. I was just happy to be able to get it! The next row is of an Old Paris vase I'd bought at Marketplace Antiques around the time I bought the bisque figurine. It's damaged, with a big crack and several smaller cracks, but it was too beautiful for me to let its imperfections keep it out of my collection. And finally, the last row is of another Old Paris vase, also purchased on eBay, actually the same day as the maroon one. However, it wasn't shipped out for nearly 2 weeks, and as a result, it missed the backlog caused by the ice storm and arrived 2 days after it was shipped, and a couple of weeks before the maroon one. Old Paris is a beautiful style to collect, but it can definitely get pricier than EAPG glassware, hence why I only own 3 (possibly 4 - I have a porcelain hatpin holder that may be Old Paris, but I haven't confirmed that) of them lol.

Ok, I've rambled on about glassware long enough for this evening! I hope everyone had a great Wednesday, and may Thursday prove to be a tamed beast! Especially with the new software for work! Until the morrow!

George












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