Texas Window – Some Random Thoughts on a Gray Day

As I sit here in Alexandria, Louisiana after two (2) miserable, gray, rainy days (you may have heard about all of the rain Monday in Houston that followed me here), I post this picture that makes me feel better. There is nothing like glass and natural light to fuel your passion and to make you content.

Yeah, I know some of you are thinking that this is inexpensive glass, it is not historical, it isn’t a flask or medicine but that doesn’t matter to me now, at this moment. We can do and talk about the classic glass later. You really do not need a lot of money to appreciate and collect glass either. This is about the emotions and feelings that glass instills in us. I am just a glass nut. This may sound really crazy but sometimes I find myself staring at ice cubes in a glass filled with cola and momentarily being captured by the brilliant amber and aqua coloration’s, reflections and movement. I then start thinking about my Bitters bottles in my windows. Chain reaction. Get me a straight jacket and lock me up. More than once I’ve heard collectors say, “When I die, God willing, I want to be looking at my glass”.

Look at this Texas window. A picture I post just as an example. It makes me wonder so many things like…is the window open? is there a breeze? Could there be a storm on the horizon? Is it in Tornado Alley? What is this room? Is it a bedroom? What is happening in the room? what time is it?, why are there lace curtains?, is it a women’s room? Is someone taking a nap? On and on. I then feel at peace. All this happens quickly in our minds of course, but this just goes to show you the power of glass.

I wrote about this before in the FOHBC Bottles and Extras. My first cosmic glass experiences were sitting in Roland Park Presbyterian Church in Baltimore during the long sermons as a child and being captivated by the greatness and majesty of the stained glass windows and the movement of the sunlight and clouds beyond. Power and direction for life.

Read: Glass Passion and Color Part I : Life Transformation

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About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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