Thursday, September 23, 2010
For years this carnival glass cherry bowl sat in the cupboard on top of my microwave because I hated it. Truly hated it. Wished it would drop out of the cupboard and break into 1000 pieces kind of hated it.
But guess what. I got it out of my cupboard within the last six months and put it on the bench near my apricot kitchen blinds, and slightly apricot tiles (hello, house built in the 1990's) and suddenly I loved it and appreciated it. Maybe even adored it. And wondered why that thought had never occurred to me before.
When my husband's grandfather moved out of his house and into a retirement home, we were not involved in the "clean house for sale" process at all. In fact, I wonder if my father-in-law was either. Anyway, we were relegated this, which I seem to remember being told was worth "a lot of money". Many times in the era of hate, I thought "should find out how much that thing is worth and flog it".
But now I am glad I got over that, it looks great full with apples and bananas and the regulars in the fruit bowl. Admittedly no cherries.
I don't know how much it might be worth. I have googled today trying to find another "the same" but can't.
It does have some slight imperfections (like crack lines in the glass ...) so for anybody that thinks it might be worth a fortune, I seriously doubt it (unless you have evidence otherwise!)
For those concerned I might go all carnival glass collecting, be assured, ain't gonna happen. Still love my Amber Glassware ...