My Sunday Photo -17th April 2016

When my son left school he went to a college called The Glassworks, so called because it was actually part of a glassworks factory. He learned many things while there, including lots of arts and crafts and well as academic studies. 
He actually loved glass blowing. This really surprised me and I was invited one day to see him at work. The factory was very hot, smelly and noisy and my senses were going into overdrive, but he was calm and obviously enjoying it. He had to listen very carefully to what he was told, not something  he was ever good at doing, but here he knew he had to or he might get hurt.
As a result of his love of working with glass I have many mementos from the place, glasses, vases, Christmas tree baubles, mushroom shaped paperweights and two really big marbled glass paperweights, today’s photo being one of them. 
I can hardly believe that these things are all eight or nine years old now. They will always be my ‘treasures.’



  1. April 17, 2016 / 9:20 am

    That is so pretty! Lots of lovely colours in it! 🙂

  2. April 17, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Wonderful to have keepsakes. The paperweight is gorgeous.

    I was having a clear out recently to make room and I found painted clay dough hands of my boys from 1998. I remember us making them – such a long time ago!

  3. April 17, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I love things made from glass and that is beautiful #MySundayPhoto

  4. April 17, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Wow, what a great keepsake of something out of the ordinary! #MySundayPhoto

  5. April 17, 2016 / 10:27 am

    What a brilliant talent, what a great thing to keep

    Thank you for linking up

  6. April 17, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Oh wow! What a fantastic experience for your boy and lovely keepsakes for you x

  7. April 17, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    What a wonderful experience to try glass blowing and a great keepsake for you from all those years ago

  8. April 18, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Wow, what a lovely thing to have and to keep, fab memories #mysundayphoto

  9. April 20, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Imagine being in a noisy place & yet it gives you calm and happiness. I can only imagine the joy that your son had! Lovely photo and memories ro go with it =) #mysundayphoto

  10. April 21, 2016 / 12:26 am

    i love paperweights and i have quite a few! this is fabulous and how wonderful that your son made it for you.

  11. April 23, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    That is beautiful! I love the effect the ball of colours inside has when you look through the clear glass. Your son is very talented and what a lovely reminder of that time when he loved the glass factory.

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