Half House Mushroom House, Side View – Wine Glass by Linda Boss. This glass is hand painted with a detailed “fine art” scene of one of Charlevoix, Michigan’s famous Earl Young Mushroom Houses. This is a “front view” of the house he built as a wedding present for his daughter Virginia. It is located on Park Avenue. It is one of the most unique of the 28 structures located in Charlevoix. If you look to the side of the house, it looks like he just stopped.. like it is “half of a house”, giving it its name. The base is painted to resemble the stonework Earl was so fascinated with. He always said “there wasn’t a stone he didn’t like”. Hand signed by the artist.
Part of the Pure Charlevoix Collection.
Care instructions: HAND WASH ONLY • DO NOT SOAK • NO DISHWASHER
These are works of art on glass and are all unique. No matter how hard I try… no two are alike! All the glassware is individually hand painted with two to three coats of paint (for some even four) and then sealed with several coats of clear coat. And then finally heat set. But they do need special care. They MUST be hand washed with “warm” soapy water (not really hot). And sorry, NO dishwasher and NO SOAKING so don’t let that little bit of wine sit and dry overnight, rinse it out. The ones with painted bases cannot be left to sit on a wet countertop (that is the same as soaking). With care, this piece will last and last… the primary risks are cleaning crews, helpful friends in the kitchen and washing goblets late at night after a party! Beyond these general guidelines however, please USE this piece and enjoy! To clean it simply wipe the outside gently with a warm soapy cloth and wash the inside as you would any other glass. This will last a long time if you take care and follow these instructions. They make wonderful party conversation pieces and the perfect one-of-a-kind unique, memorable gift!
Since each glass is individually hand painted and it may vary slightly from the photo. Have a personal favorite? Click HERE to custom order any of the mushroom houses in Charlevoix.. just let me know which one.
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