The Color Purple. Accidentally.
I’ve loved purple since I was a tot and Donny Osmond was all about purple! Recently, my friend R rescued me and my bad back from the couch to go antiquing, and I spotted a little pile of purple pieces from clear across the room. The owner stated that the glassware was originally clear but had been placed in sunlight and turned purple. Of course, I did a bit of research and learned, “If you have a clear jar that has turned purple then it was made before WWI when supplies of Manganese Dioxide, the chemical that causes old glass to turn purple in the sun, was cut off by German blockades.” Didn’t know that, just knew I loved purple.
I think my purple shaker with a pewter lid was a steal at $6.50. Looks great on my island sitting on top my antique French bread board with my other condiments!