Modern Audrey: Today’s Use for the Vintage Murano Glass Ashtray!

Murano glass is incredibly beautiful, and in its vintage day was often made into ashtrays. But with the glamour days of Lucky Strike long gone, the ashtray has been removed from pride of place in the home, and more often than not, stashed in a cupboard or thoughtlessly tossed away. I say, what a shame! What a shame to lose sight of the beauty within the object.

Murano glass is thick and masterfully crafted, the layers of colour so pretty…

Green Swirl Murano Glass Ashtray 1

I love the way light dances, bounces and sparkles as it brings exquisite pieces to life.

Green Swirl Murano Glass Ashtray 2

A flower bowl is just one way to transition vintage Murano art glass ashtrays into modern times. Other uses – a dip bowl, candy or nut dish, paperclip dish, kitchen scrubbie container, and if you’re gentle, it’s even great for a set of keys. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Audrey Would! says you can! Find more details on this vintage beauty here.

How would you use this piece?

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use! 🙂


4 thoughts on “Modern Audrey: Today’s Use for the Vintage Murano Glass Ashtray!”

  • Can you imagine the amount of beautiful ashtrays that have been tossed away now that nobody smokes anymore??? Kind of a bitter sweet situation. My mom smoked years ago and I ended up with this really cool ash tray …… I’m sure Audrey Would approve. Fabulous flower vessel to say the least!!!

    • I cringe at the thought of all those lost treasures, not the habit, but the vessel! You are so lucky to have one, especially since it was your mom’s! My Dad was a smoker when I was pretty little, and that might be where my fascination comes from – I just always remember nice, big ashtrays being in the center of everyone’s coffee tables!

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