Friday, March 8, 2019

Vintage find: Bubbles Paperweight

I recently found a vintage Waterford Crystal glass paperweight with bubbles in a resale shop.  Bubbles, usually so ephemeral and briefly existent, stay frozen in this glass "forever".  These trapped bubbles invite my gaze in, and capture my imagination.

Waterford Crystal Evolutions Paperweight
Free Desktop Background!  Waterford Crystal Paperweight Detail
The paperweight (shown below) below is labeled "Evolutions" by Waterford, which is an Irish company.  The blues and greens seem perfect for St' Patrick's Day. 

Waterford Crystal Evolutions Paperweight
Waterford Crystal Evolutions Paperweight

I have another clear glass globe with trapped bubbles.  The way surrounding room colors reflect around the bubbles can be mesmerizing, with the colors of other objects nearby changing the look of the glass. It makes me content.    

Paperwight Bubble Detail
Free Screensaver! Paperweight bubble detail

The two bubble images are sized for and can be saved as a free desktop background or screen saver.  Enjoy!

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Louca por porcelana said...


My thrift store addiction said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Mary Beth said...

Such a beautiful paperweight and the bubbles are magical!

Katie Mansfield said...

I have one cute glass paperweight. My mom had an amazing collection. Thanks for sharing these.