Attending glass shows is a wonderful way to experience the huge variety of designs and patterns! There are so many more than the few examples you may find in antique stores or vintage booths. You may discover glass that captures your imagination or makes your heart sing. Come with me and enjoy Part 2 of this year's show!
The show was on two floors of this convention center in Marietta, GA. The second floor was open to the floor below. The second floor had a number of vendor booths, but also a conference room where speakers discussed specific manufacturers, a bookstore devoted to celebrating and identifying glassware, and a small area where you could bring your items for identification and repair.
This year I was attracted to art glass. The painted vase above was gorgeous!
These were in the style of Art Nouveau, each one unique.
This booth had vases, candlesticks, goblets, cups, iced tea glasses, pitchers and more!
Most of the plates and bowls were made of glass, but there was some vintage china on hand.
The deep ruby red glassware really stands out, but I was entranced by the colored fruit on the clear glass.
I've forgotten what the type of glass is called, but it reminded me of tie-dye effects.
This glassware seemed to be organically inspired (but I don't know about that acid yellow color!!!).
Dazzling shades of blue!
A large booth of mid-century designs --
With whimsical animals, fruits and vegetables.
We brought home one of these types of decor from Greg's mother's house. Hers is a clear red/flame orange (like the one on the left) and stands 20 inches high.
I loved the sterling silver designs applied to the vases.
These candlesticks, bowl and flower frog were unusual. The glass was highly textured.
Blues to die for! The bowl in the upper left now sits in my dining room. (Cambridge 'Caprice')
There were sooo many pieces I really liked. I wish the turquoise bowl and candlesticks had come home with me....
This pretty pink glassware is a fairly common pattern, hence fairly inexpensive. (Anchor Hocking 'Miss America')
In the midst of all the green dishware was this charming milk glass plate with a delicately painted bird. Unfortunately there was only one!
Glass dishware photographs best en masse, to bring out the depth of color.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour! Part 1 can be found at Visiting the Annual Collectible Glass Show.
If you're interested in attending a glass show near you, many are sponsored by the clubs which are members of the National Depression Glass Association.
For contemporary art glass see The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Whichever you're drawn towards, enjoy!