Thursday, December 31, 2009

Introduction to the Glassylady

Hello! I would first like to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me. My name is Sandy, and I love glassware of all kinds! No, I am CRAZY about glassware!!!! :-) My ebay seller name is Glassylady831, but on here, I am just the Glassylady.

I started selling glassware about 10 years ago, at a local antique mall. It was very profitable at the time, but my biggest joy was the hunt for the pieces!!! I went to every auction I could possibly find, hit all the estate sales, garage sales and even ran an ad saying that I would buy estates or partial estates.

I wanted to know as much as I could about all the different types of glassware, so I spent hours and hours reading through reference books on glassware. Trust me, that is alot of books!!! I would spend every night with a reference book in my lap, even while I watched tv! But in doing this, I learned quickly to identify makers and patterns at site.

I quit selling in the antique malls, and opened an ebay store 5 years ago. I specialize in stemware (crystal & other), but still have other pieces of glassware in my store.

In the blog, I'd like to share some of the things I have learned along the way. Glass collecting can be fun, especially if you use it and not just display it. So, I will begin to post informational and some fun things here in my blog posts.

Until later!