You know that song, “Tiny Bubbles”, written by Leon Pober and preformed by everyone from Don Ho and Connie Francis, to Paul McCartney. Well, thanks to a recent TV spot, it has been stuck in my head again.
Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
In the wine (in the wine)
Make me happy (make me happy)
Make me feel fine (make me feel fine)
I had this silly book once that referred to the affliction of having a song stuck in your head all day that you can’t get out, one that is largely annoying, as ‘Songnambulism’. OK, it may have been written by Wayne and Garth of Wayne’s World, well actually it was written my Mike Myers, my Canadian home-boy, but it still makes me laugh. To make the situation even more pitiable, my father had me thinking the line was actually “Tiny bubbles in the loo” for most of my childhood. Loo as in toilet. Yes, my father is a master of the lyrical parody. Weird Al might do it better, but my father did it first. But I am getting off topic.
Today’s Teeny Tiny Tuesdays post makes me think of that song, Tiny Bubbles, because it is all about very tiny blown glass bottles, vases, and pitchers made with the most delicate of hands and likely the most carefully controlled ‘bubbles’ of air. Kiva Ford, of New York, Virgina is the creator of some of the most precious tiny glass treasures I have ever set my eyes upon.
Glass blowing is truly one of the oldest and most magical of artisan crafts. I remember going downtown to the Toronto Harborfront as a kid and visiting the Glass Works studio that was set up close to the docks and attractions. It was my favorite place to visit, and the most memorable by far. Women and men in heavy leather aprons, head scarves, and big gloves yielding long metal tubes and giant metal snips would work in front of a giant oven, taking molten glowing orange blobs and working them into phenomenal pieces of art with a twists, a puff of air, and a degree of skill I can’t even imagine possessing.
I had never really thought much about where glass came from or how it was crafted before then. But once I saw that it could be made into art in the hands of a skilled crafts-person, I was enchanted. The pieces featured in this post are merely the tiniest of samples of the work available at the Kiva Ford Etsy shop. I urge you to take a look at Kiva’s creations and fall under the same spell that makes me want to start collecting these stunning miniature glass marvels. They would make a lovely gift for a Valentine or for Mother’s Day. They are so detailed and so lovely that they would be a wonderful addition to any curio cabinet, china closet, or window sill.
Have you ever been walking in the park on a spring or summer’s day and come upon one tiny perfect clover or a tiny flower and wondered how you could take it home and make the memory last? Have you had a child present you with a treasured single dandelion or the “longest blade of grass ever”? Kiva Ford‘s tiny vessels may be the perfect way to make those little gesture look like the precious gifts they are. Have a lovely Tuesday, and I hope you found a tiny bit of joy while looking at these amazing glass creations.
Note: All Images and Designs Featured In This Post Are Copyright and Property of Kiva Ford & kivaford Etsy Shop. No Infringement is intended.
|A Lovely Collection of Kiva‘s Amazing Glass Vases and Bottles.