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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2005, 08:21:33 AM »
Oh Dear! what a great thread. I also agree if they are pretty why not.  I am learning a great deal as this is really an unexplored area for me. Over the years I have picked up quite a few weights and like most people have them stored in a small curio cabinet with no light. Now my mind is twirling on the possiblities of better display. Another project in the works. Terry


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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2005, 08:56:24 AM »
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Over the years I have picked up quite a few weights and like most people have them stored in a small curio cabinet with no light.

As an off-shoot of my glass collectiong, I have also started to 'collect'  :roll: cabinets to keep my glass in!  :lol:

I have quite a collection now of the little Edwardian inlaid and painted display cabinets.  It's quite hard to get hold of small ones, which fit in modern houses, as most of them are quite big.  

I keep most of my paperweights in with the rest of the glass and other 'eclectics'  :lol:  in these cabinets, (as in this pic) http://tinypic.com/4lm1w7

But what I am really looking for is one of those glass-topped-and-sides display tables which are made just for displaying such items!   :D   I have seen a couple around, but they tend to be quite expensive - even the 'repro's  :(  

If anyone sees one around going not-to-expensive  :wink:  :roll:  Please let me know!  

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2005, 06:06:50 PM »
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But what I am really looking for is one of those glass-topped-and-sides display tables


Wouldn't it be cool to have a glass topped coffee table with a shallow box type affair under the glass to display things.

I'm sure it must've been done before, but it'd be a great way to display similar size paperweights, all bunched up and pretty together en masse...mmm!
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2005, 06:20:56 PM »
Glass top display coffee tables

You can find them in the Indonesian furniture stores in Amsterdam, cheap, cheerful and chunky. Should be similar dives in London
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2005, 09:37:48 AM »
Well a glassed topped coffee table would be interesting, but it would have to be large to hold all mine. As you can see, my little cabinet is overflowing. http://tinypic.com/4qh103  so I guess I must do some thinking on this. Terry


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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2005, 09:41:02 AM »
Top shelf, inside the cabinet, fourth one in - yellow.  Where have I seen that one recently Terry?  Did you put it on the board for some reason?

Or have I seen it somewhere else...   :?  :?
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2005, 10:01:52 AM »
Max you have a good eye. Yes I have put that on the board. Its one I recieved as a gift and really don't care for, but what are you going to do? I have photographed all my weights individually, but can't seem to find the time to lable the pics properly. As an offshoot of my other glass collecting, this branch has certainly grown and maybe its time I took it more seriously. Terry


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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2005, 04:02:20 PM »
I found a GREAT shelf at IKEA .  You can actually see my glass now.  Expedite is the name of the shelving unit.  Comes in two different sizes and three different colors.  lets the light through and shape definition.  I have posted this photo before regarding my yellow finials.   So my two cents.  Cheers

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2005, 04:25:03 PM »
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I have posted this photo before regarding my yellow finials.  

In her book 'Paperweights', Sibylle Jargstorf shows many examples of pointy things, very like your 'finials' in shape, and says they were made in pairs as mantlepiece ornaments.  

I think this solves the problem of what your 'finials' are, and you can stop looking for great big jars to fit them into  :lol:

You shelving does indeed make a lovely display, but for my collection I think I need something enclosed, if my glass is to be safe from cats & grandchildren!   :roll:

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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2005, 05:48:04 PM »
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...if my glass is to be safe from cats & grandchildren!


Glass behind glass is a travesty in my humble opinion but you do have a real problem to address. An alternative may be to take some broken glass and create no-go areas in the approaches to the unbroken glass.

Why do I get the feeling we are at the start of silly season :wink:
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