Saturday, October 25, 2014

Depression Glass

Back in the '90s, Martha Stewart introduced depression glass to my generation, and it became a hot commodity. As fads do, though, that popularity waned. Personally, I still love it and, while I don't collect it, I like to use a few pieces in my home.

Green is my favorite depression glass color, but I'm not a purist.


I have a couple of refrigerator trays similar to this, both in green.

One I use next to the range to hold shakers: salt, pepper, cinnamon and sugar.

Another I keep on the counter next to the coffeemaker for sugar, stevia, etc.

I've found lots of uses for these dessert dishes. I keep one on the tray beside my coffeemaker as shown above for individual sweetener packets.

One cradles a pear next to a decorative platter. A couple more hold potpourri: one in the guest bath and another in the living room, and yet another holds a small ball candle in the guest bath. (And no, I don't light it; it's just decorative.)

I found a piece like this without a lid some time back. It makes a perfect holder for toothpaste and other paraphernalia next to the master bathroom sink.

As I said, I don't collect it, but I do pick it up whenever I find it at a reasonable price and resell it in my OldStuff shop.

This is one I recently listed: a swirl pattern fruit bowl by Anchor Hocking in a lovely pink. If I still had a buffet, I'd keep it for display, but I don't, so I won't.
Same swirl pattern, but this time a clear console bowl.  Can't you just imagine this with a pair of candleholders on a buffet?

Like these? These are Tiffin candleholders, probably from the same time period but most likely not from the Five and Dime like depression glass was.

These are Fenton hobnail in a lovely turquoise opalescent. Yes, they'd look terrific next to my coffeemaker but no, I don't use them. Back in the '80s, '90s, I had a much larger home and displayed these in my breakfast room. 

Last are these dessert dishes. During the depression, they probably would have been kept for Sunday dinner or for company. I can imagine them with pudding: chocolate or banana or, more likely, rice or bread. 

That's all for now. Stop back in and see me sometime, ya hear?

Ta, y'all.

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