|From the Robb Report, Great Find, The End of History.|
At this point, the owner Stephen Saunders, recognizes me and my friend. and greats us both very warmly. I feel very NYC. It is the coolest feeling in the world to be recognized as a great glass lover, in the coolest glass shop in the world.
|Photo by Lisa Sherry Intereurs|
Stephen's passion is mid-century glass and he collects it from all over the world. I have written about my visits a number of times. Picking out my annual souvenier is one of the trip highlights. Luckily I have always caught Stephen in the shop and he patiently helps me pick out a grouping. Buying in 2's or 3's is ever so stylish.
The second best part of my annual visit to NYC is waiting for a very special box to come a week or so later. Yay!
Please great the triplets ... Hirschberg German hooped glass vases -- sometimes refereed to as baluster vases.
I can't tell you much about the manufacturer. Internet searches come up pretty much empty. Not a lot of listings on Etsy or eBay or Pinterest for that matter. But they are out there.
And these are vases, not candlestick holders as mistakenly identified a few places.
I like the colors and the shapes. Super sixties. Screaming sixties for that matter. I stuck 'em on the shelves with their other adopted brothers and sisters from The End of History.
And one more The End of History souvenir on a Target tray -- made in Italy in the 60s by Mancioli for Raymor. I love theses shapes.
My friend calls our trips to New York City "our pretend life." And why not?