As described in Day 1 of my Gatlinburg Trip Diary, our first stop upon reaching the Pigeon Forge area was a shop called Gemstone that sells gorgeous glass rocks of every shape, size, and color.
I thought these “glass rocks” were so pretty, so I picked up a piece of jade glass because I’ve always had quite the penchant for jade. And after thinking all week about how nice it would be to have two pieces of the glass (book ends?), I picked up a pink and white-striped chunk as well. I paid around $8 total for both:
These pieces of glass are both cullet Fenton glass. Don’t worry, I had to look up cullet, too. It’s simply scraps of glass gathered for remelting. So, after Fenton makes their pieces, they take the leftovers and create rock chunks that people sell.
I do have a couple pieces of Fenton glassware, including the hobnail berry bowl above. I think it’s pretty cool to see the jade glass in both a cullet and a finished form!