Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to MARCH!!!! My header picture this month is a photo I took of the pretty Crocus blooms in our yard... The Crocuses and Daffodils are the first signs of spring here in Tennessee. I am definitely ready for SPRING...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Art of Glassblowing

George and I took our Anniversary trip in 2007 to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. What an awesome trip!!!! I will gradually share lots of pictures from that incredible trip. Even though our anniversary is in the hot summer (June), on that particular week when we were there, an actual cool front had come through ---and the weather was incredible.

One (of many) 'treats' while there was to visit the Glassblowers in Jamestown. We stood and watched those guys work for the longest time. That is truly an art. I had never seen it done before --and I was so impressed. The artisans demonstrated the craft of 17th century glassblowing for us. Glassblowing was one of Virginia's first industries, started in 1608 by German and Polish craftsmen. Above and below are some pictures of these glassblowers at work.

NOW----look below at what I came home with from the Glassblowers that day.

This little vase was made by the Glassblowers in Jamestown, VA. I am thrilled to have this vase---and cherish it!!!! (The rose came from our yard!)

Have a wonderful day.