Walking on Broken Glass

San Geraldo and I had an art glass collection that we began in 1981 and continued to add to (with breaks when we weren’t quite so flush) until 2007. Contemporary art glass was a great retirement investment — we were told… by the people who regularly sold us the art glass. What we learned when we were ready to retire was that our grand-niece Eloise was once again correct when she said, “Ummmm… Maybe not.” (Click here to learn a little about our attempt to make good on our investment.)

We ended up donating most of the collection to the San Diego LGBT Community Center for their fund-raising auctions. So, not a retirement investment but at least it wasn’t a waste of time. We enjoyed collecting it and when we were through it was put to good use.

But now that we’re settled (we’ve been in Spain 2 years and 8 months and in Fuengirola 1 year and 2 months. Could this be stability?), I’ve decided to start collecting glass again. Before our contemporary art glass collection, I had quite a variety of this glass. As before, I’m sticking to what I can afford. No Dale Chilhully or Ira Sapir originals for me. I’m back to combing the beach.

SEA GLASS… MY NEW RETIREMENT INVESTMENT.
(CLICK ANY IMAGE TO SEE THE MAGNIFICENCE.)
CARRYING MY CAMERA WAS NOT THE BEST IDEA TODAY.
(I HAD TO SACRIFICE SOME ‘FINE’ PIECES TO THE SURF.)
DISPLAYED IN A QUALITY (REALLY) CRYSTAL BOWL. 
MATT AND LINDY FOUND THE FIRST PIECE OF AMBER FOR ME LAST WEEK
AND I FOUND ANOTHER TODAY.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

Share your thoughts and experiences. It's always nice to know I'm not alone.