Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cuneo Furnace & Doug Sweet

You're right -- these have nothing to do with cats -- except that they are available as part of our "Cats Pajamas" sale.

The hearts by Cuneo Furnace are beautiful. This is the text from their promotion materials, "Our work embraces classic Italian canework techniques, filigrana, latticinio and vetro a retorti. Each color and strand is a separate piece of glass cane or ribbon. The design is shaped and then heated and drawn to reduce it in size. " You can find out more at You will also discover there that these are quite expensive. They originally retailed at:

Large 2¼ " $34.00
Med 1¾" $26.00
Small 1¼" $18.00 ea.

The blown glass orb by Douglas Sweet looks like a coral reef. One can gaze at this for hours and still be amazed at the beauty. This orb is 2.14 inches in diameter and comes with a stand. You can purchase one at full price from Doug for $98.

However, if you are interested in purchasing any/all of the hearts or the Orb, you KNOW the Friends of Reston Library will make you a better deal than full retail. If you want to wait until the Cats Pajamas sale (and take a chance on missing the items), that's fine. If you want to purchase them early, you need to be a Friends member. Send us an e-mail at RestonFriends@gmail and we'll take care of all the details.

The Cats Pajamas sale will be Saturday, July 19, during regular library hours, at 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston, VA 20190.

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