Saturday, July 29, 2017

Vintage Glassware

I recently attended the 41st annual Collectible Glass Show presented by the Peach State Depression Glass Club in Marietta, GA. There were 28 national dealers who brought vintage glass from the 1880s through the 1970s.


This was the second year I have gone and I thought you might enjoy the sight of so much pretty glassware in one place!


Most of the manufacturers of Depression glass, Elegant glass, and Carnival glass were represented in one booth or another. There were also many examples of mid-century art glass.


The glassware was generally displayed so that you could easily see the entire piece. In several booths items were placed on mirrors to highlight the play of light on the glass.


Don't you just love the colors?


Pastel and clear items dominated, but there were beautiful deep colors too!


And all for sale! You know I couldn't pass up the chance to buy beautiful examples of glass artistry that are also functional.


I loved the pattern of the etching on this Jeannette 'Floragold' pitcher. I think the soft amber color will go with lots of my tableware.


I had not seen the combination of clear and frosted glass that is in this pair of Cambridge 'Caprice Alpine/Moonlight Blue' candle holders before. They are in the same pattern as these sherbet glasses, which have only the clear glass.

Both the pitcher and the candle holders are sure to be highlighted in a tablescape (someday)!

I wish I had more examples to show you, but I was more interested in looking at everything than in taking photos!

Linking to:
Dishing It and Digging It
Amaze Me Monday
Coastal Charm
Metamorphosis Monday
Celebrate and Decorate
The Scoop
Inspire Me Tuesday
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Share Your Style
Katherine's Corner
Between Naps on the Porch



28 comments:

  1. Sandra! I surely wish that I could have been there! I also collect Depression glass and earlier this year displayed some of my collection in a branch of the county Library. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Veronica, I bet you have a wonderful collection! I have some pieces - only really became interested after I inherited several lovely bowls and platters. I think I heard one of the dealers say they were going to Jacksonville next, so perhaps there are more shows like this.

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  2. I wish we had something like that here. I would definitely be in heaven!

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    1. Christine, you might want to google depression glass show. I found a number of sites that listed glass shows throughout the country. At this show I talked with a dealer from Missouri who said they traveled to several of them.

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  3. Wow, that looks like a really fun place to visit. Loved all those peach and green glasses and dishes. Gorgeous!
    Definitely something for everyone if you like dishware and vintage finds.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Thanks, Nellie! So many colors and such variety of shapes of tableware and decor items! So glad you dropped by

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  4. Wow that looks amazing. All that depression glass in one place. Better yet its for purchase. Love the pink pitcher you bought.

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    1. Thanks, Leanna! It was a true glassware lover's paradise!

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  5. wow! amazing. i would love to go to a show like this. of course, looking at your pictures i would be worried i would break something. such great colors! enjoy your new pieces! xo- maryjo

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    1. Thanks, MaryJo! I was there early on the first day, so was able to really take my time looking at everything. I think seeing them all together really emphasized how lovely they were! Thanks for stopping by

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  6. Oh Sandra, be still my heart! I love depression glass and have a set of the green cameo...see link (https://www.meandmycaptain.com/2017/03/dancing-ballerina-depression-glass/#more-17905) of a few pieces. I have attended depression glass shows and I am like a kid in a candy store. I love collecting! I also collected the blue bubble glass and used those in a tablescape several years ago (the pics are not that good) https://www.meandmycaptain.com/2014/11/celebration-winter/!!!
    So thank you for letting me go along with you to that glass show. Here in Florida, we don't see many like that.

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    1. Kari, I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I have more elegant glass pieces than I do depression glass, but I do have a very, very used (scratched) set of clear bubble glass salad plates that I was gifted as a poor college student! And I've picked up a set of Cambridge "Etch 704" in apple green. I think your use of blue bubble glass for the winter celebration post was perfect! It looked like ice!

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  7. Oh my! I've never even imagined such a thing. What an awesome sight to behold.

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    1. Laura, I thought the whole panorama was striking when we entered the center! Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Goodness, what a treat. I spotted somethings I wouldn't mind having, Thanks for taking us along on this fun trip. The pitcher and candleholders are lovely. Have a great week Sandra. Thank you for always sharing your pretty posts at DI&DI.

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    1. Oh, Linda, it was so difficult to limit myself to a few items! Each piece was prettier than the last! I always enjoy coming to the party - thanks for hosting every week.

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  9. I have been to that show a few times, and it is really a sensory overload experience! I enjoyed seeing your photos since I was on vacation when the show was held this year.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this! Hopefully you'll be able to go to the next one. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Wow!! I see all that glass and all I can think of is that I would hate to be the one to pack up a booth with all those fragile pieces!! What a great shopping experience!!!

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  11. I can't imagine doing so either! In addition, all the glass was so much cleaner than what you sometimes find and it just sparkled! Thanks for dropping by, Ann.

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  12. Wow! It looks like I could go a little crazy shopping in there! What a big collection of glassware to shop among! Maybe it is best I stay away! Those blue candle holders are gorgeous! I am sure you will enjoy using them! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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    1. Oh, it was so hard not to buy everything in sight! Thanks for providing a fun party to join!

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  13. Wow! I would love to go to that show sometime. I absolutely love glass. My great grandfather was a glass etcher who came to this country from Italy around the turn of the century to work at the Westmoreland Glass Co. in Pennsylvania. I actually have quite a number of pieces from his factory including the burgundy glass that you highlighted in your picture. Thanks so much for sharing this with Share Your Style

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    1. To have a personal connection to the glass you collect is wonderful! I started when I inherited some pieces from my mother. I've used some of my pieces in several tablescapes and I think they just add a lovely ambiance.

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  14. I would be overwhelmed! That must be quite an experience to go there. I have a few piece of depression glass from my Mom. You found some beautiful pieces!

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    1. Liz, thanks for coming! I hadn't truly appreciated the variety of styles and colors that are available before going to the shows. And I didn't realize that far more than plates, bowls and drinkware were produced. An entire set must have been truly beautiful! And I think these types of glassware go amazingly well with both antique/vintage and modern china.

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  15. My heavens! What a marvelous show! Thanks for bringing us into "the know" about it Sandra :).

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    1. Oh it was, Helen! Wish I had taken more photos!

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