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February 23, 2012

Fenton Canada Bears

These are some mini bears we had made in 2010 for all of our Canadian friends. 🙂 They are Fenton’s 5251 mold, about 2 3/4 inches tall. Factory painted.  Only 29 of these were made. They are light brown with a Canadian Maple Leaf painted on their head. “Exclusively for Collectors’ Showcase” is on the bottom of each one. Really cute!

These bears are now available on our web site.

February 20, 2012

New Collectors’ Showcase Exclusive!

We just received the latest Collectors’ Showcase Exclusive from Fenton! It’s a 4 inch lavender satin egg, hand painted at the factory by JK Spindler with a lovely purple floral and butterfly design. Only 147 of these were made.

Displays beautifully with this special order bird from 2010.

Both pieces are available for sale on our web site.

December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

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Welcome to 2010!! As promised, we are set to launch our 365 day blog conversation with world famous cameo glass artists, Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp!
It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to have access to these fascinating artists. We think it is going to be a fun and exciting collaboration between Kelsey and Robert, and the people who love their work. 🙂
Come join us, as together we create a book about The Magic of Cameo Glass!

December 17, 2009

New Cameo Glass Page on Facebook!

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I made a new page called “Believe in the Magic!” on Facebook, specifically for cameo glass fans!
Kelsey Murphy will be answering questions and participating in conversations there, so check it out! 🙂
Click on “Become A Fan” to join in and receive updates.

December 3, 2009

Holiday Special!!

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To thank all of our wonderful customers this holiday season, we are offering 10% off all online orders through the end of the year!
In addition, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to be spent on anything you’d like from our store! (Drawing to be held on New Year’s Day)
Thank you all, and have a very Merry Christmas! 🙂

November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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This year, in addition to the many other things I have to be thankful for, I am thankful for all the wonderful friends I have made online. So as a special thank you to all of you, we are offering 10% off for the rest of the holiday season!
From now until the end of the year, we will take 10% off any order you make online, either from our web site, our Bonanzle booth, or just dropping me a note. 🙂
In addition, we will enter your name in a drawing for a FREE GIFT!! Drawing will be held on New Year’s Day.
We are still deciding what the prize will be, but it will definitely be Fenton. 😉
Thanks again, and I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving week!!

September 29, 2009

Fenton for Levay Whimseys

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We ran across five pieces of Levay from 1980 while looking through storage. Four baskets, and one small vase. The cool thing about these is that they were all made from the same mold, but had different things done to them. I thought they were a nice example of handmade glass, and the unique finishing touches that can change the whole look of a piece. 🙂 Really drives home that they are HAND MADE, individually, and not just churned out by a machine.
Mom says she had a whole box of these at one time, but these are all that are left. The vase is signed, “Levay 12/86 1980”. The baskets are not signed.
All of these pieces were made from the butterfly and berries tumbler mold, and vary in height and size, from about 4 inches to about 7 1/2 inches.
Notice the different crimps used to acheive different looks. Also check out the looped handles on the baskets. Neat!
Five aqua opalescent Fenton for Levay pieces, 1980
For detailed individual photos, see my album on Facebook, here.

September 28, 2009

Three Dimensional Cameo Glass Elephants!

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These just came in yesterday. They are not available for sale at this time, but I couldn’t resist sharing pictures with you! They are amazing!
These are 3-dimensional, 2 color elephant blanks that Kelsey has had stashed away from before Pilgrim closed. They are 6-7 inches tall, and 10-11 inches long, green over crystal, and sand carved by Kelsey Murphy. Each on is one of a kind, and they both have completely unique personalities. Just too cool!
“Going Bananas” has banana trees and herons carved all around it, while “Oasis Watch” has a jungle scene, including zebras, giraffes, a jungle cat, and herons flying over. Each one has a little mouse hidden on it, also. 😉
For more pictures, see the albums on my Facebook page, here for “Going Bananas”, and here for “Oasis Watch”.
Have a great week!!"Going Bananas""Oasis Watch"

August 3, 2009

New Kelsey Murphy pieces!

We got a few one of a kind Kelsey Murphy pieces in over the weekend. Mostly sand carved Fenton animals, and one 5 color paperweight blown by Ron Hinkle. All beautiful!
I made a photo album of all the pieces over on our Facebook page. It is a public page, so you don’t need to be signed up on Facebook to see it. 🙂
If you ARE on Facebook, however, you can become a fan of the page and receive updates in your news feed. 🙂 Also, you can find me at, and add me as a friend. Just add a note to let me know where I “know” you from. (i.e. Fenton collector, glass lover, etc.)
Here are a few pictures of the new pieces to whet your appetite.
Have a great week!

July 28, 2009

My First Piece of Cameo Glass

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When I got married in 1996, Kelsey Murphy happened to be out visiting my Mom at the time, and was able to attend my wedding. She made this night light as a wedding gift for me. She carved wisteria, and a lovely poem on it. (Just click on the picture to enlarge it)
Not only is it a gorgeous piece, but will always have a very, very special place in my heart. Thank you, Kelsey! 🙂
Do you have any pieces that have special meaning to you? Feel free to share below!

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