photo by Boy Fenwick
While I was initially drawn to the decanter because of its attractive emerald hue and pleasing shape, I decided to buy it because I suspected that it was almost the same color green as a set of reproduction shrubs that Boy bought in Old Salem, North Carolina, nearly a decade ago. Similar glasses, in red, blue, and colorless glass, are available today from Colonial Williamsburg. When I got home with the decanter I was quite happy to find that it was exactly the same shade of green as the shrubs. Now I have a matched set to share dessert wine or brandy at the end of dinner parties with delighted guests.
Photo by Boy Fenwick
We've been on a bit of a green-glass acquisition binge lately at Darlington. Several weeks ago we found this 19th-century period lantern in a shop. We plan on hanging it over a table in our restored back kitchen when we procure the perfect, period hook to hang it from, something our architectural historian, Isaiah Cornini, has promised to find for us.
Do you have colored glass in your house?