I am so very lucky, so fortunate. You see, I get to do exactly what I've always dreamed of - run my own business and buy, hold and admire beautiful glass. I got into this when I found eBay in 1999 and realized that I could start a business. I found the elegant glass section and was hooked. I always enjoyed drooling over the wonderful crystal in department stores - and now I had the best of all possible worlds, buying and then selling this wonderful glassware. I was blown away by the glass on eBay as before that I'd no idea there was a market for this, or reference books, nor any notion of the huge range and diversity of pattern, decoration, color, shape of vintage glass patterns. This year I've decided to focus on selected items, instead of buying anything that looked interesting, and it's paid off with more repeat customers, easier listings, a nascent community of fellow glass lovers. The only downside is this means fewer "not sure what this is but it's got to be something" purchases which always meant stints immersed in the stack of glass reference books. So to you, my readers, please come along with me to enjoy and explore this beautiful vintage American craft.
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