It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty, as long as there is some wine in it.
I'm dreading the next time I have to move house, as I have so much china and glass that it's a nightmare to pack.
Last time I moved I had about ten plastic bins of the stuff, and I reckon it will have at least doubled since then.
I thought I'd share some of my more recent purchases.
A cute little pot-bellied orange lidded container.
I'm not sure what these are used for, but I think I've seen them used to hold cotton wool.
A dimpled green lidded container.
It was photographed in strong sunlight (obviously taken a long time ago as our summer has been appalling), so you can see its green shadow.
Another one, in clear glass with gold rings.
This one has 1955 impressed on the bottom.
I love Pyrex, and had to overcome my aversion to pink to buy this one.
I haven't seen this flower design before, have any of you, dear readers?
A massive Pyrex dish, with roses.
I see a lot of Pyrex in the op-shops, but I prefer lidded casseroles in good nick.
Another rose pattern, in a bowl shape.
I'm pleased as punch with this vase I found today.
It looks like a Scandinavian design.
You don't see too many of them around these parts.
I love these fluted vases and have them in several different colours.
Here's a green tree-trunk vase, next to Frida.
A large white vase with red flowers.
I'm afraid to use it, as it looks a bit top-heavy.
A large hand-painted Victorian(?) vase.
A glass and a parfait dish.
A hexagonal glass clock, possibly from the 1930s.
A little perfume bottle, in the shape of a turret.
My uncle gave it to me, he brought it back to NZ from London in about 1969.
A 1970s sunflower mug.
A newish cheerful little daisy printed canister.
Another canister, printed with limes.
It looks to be a genuine 1970s one, but I'm no expert.
An art deco fruit bowl from the 1920s or 1930s.
A large glass jug which weighs a ton.
A tiny glass jug with the sweetest little handle.
A crazy orange and pink vase, with NZ native plants in gold.
And I've saved the best till last:
A gold lightshade in the shape of bubbles.
This is on a shelf in my lounge, and I can't stop looking at it, I'm a bit obsessed!
In other news, I've managed to curb my internet addiction a bit, and am no longer checking everyone's blogs daily.
As much as I loved it, it was taking up too much time.
I might also be blogging a bit less this year, so I have time for other things.
Next on the list is curbing my Facebook addiction.
I'll let you know how that goes, on Facebook!
The op-shopping habit continues, and is rapidly bankrupting me.
But a girl needs a hobby, am I right?