Thursday, July 30, 2009
Treasure Chest Thursday--Stark Family Glass Paperweights
These two paperweights were one of the prized possessions of my Mom. They originally belonged to her parents, Charles and Martha Stark. They are not perfect, the bottoms have some chips and there are scratches on the glass, but they are still prized. From the stories Mom told me over the years, it was obvious to me that she was closer to her father than her mother and the paperweights were his. They rested on his desk at home.
The paperweights remind me of my childhood. I had a dear childhood friend, Linda Shoemaker, and her parents collected glass paperweights. I can remember whenever I visited her home, I would walk into the livingroom just to see the collection. So many vibrant colors swirling around inside clear glass orbs.