Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Amethyst Glass: "Think of what starlight And lamplight would lack Diamonds and fireflies If they couldn’t lean against Black..." *

What's your favorite color for glassware? Little Green Notebook's post about blue French opaline glass was pretty, but bright pastel colors just aren't my thing. Jadeite glass is beautiful, and of course I like the creamy, opaque look of milk glass, but my new favorite is black amethyst glass. Have you ever seen it? It's a very, very dark purple that looks black unless light shines through it; you can see a great example of that here. It's moody and mysterious, and I like that.

Black Amethyst Lidded Candy Dish sold by 22BayRoad on etsy
Black Amethyst Compote sold by catiques on etsy
Black Fenton glass candle holders sold by KelleysKottage on etsy
My milk glass collection is looking a bit too sweet and tepid for my taste, and I'd like to punch it up with a few black amethyst pieces and perhaps something shiny, like a pair of silver candlesticks. Coco Chanel said, "“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony,” and I'm making this my styling mantra. I love strong contrasts, so I like the way black amethyst glass stands our against these pale backgrounds. What do you think of it?

* These beautiful lines are from Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill.

1 comment:

  1. I have that compote dish! It is my one piece of black glass mixed in with all my milk glass.


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