April 30, 2009
My Hubby's parents had the good fortune of collecting many Steuben handblown glassworks in the shapes and forms of animals. Allen and his three siblings each have a sizable collection of their own thanks to their parents, who had excellent taste in art and other collectibles.
Our collection consists of several animals, although the elephant is my favorite. I love the ears and trunk, and everything else about it. I also enjoy holding it in my hands and feeling the weight and quality of the piece. When I look at it, I think of the real animal. I am fascinated by the closeness of their family and how they raise their young. They are a symbol of wisdom in Asian cultures and are famed for their memory and intelligence. I think they are a very interesting mammal.
This elephant is a treasure in our house. The other Steuben animals are all beautiful in their own way, however, my eyes always revert to this elephant.
Do you have a special something in your house that sparkles? (And I don't mean your kitchen floor) ;)
Posted by Purple Flowers at 5:00 AM