Thursday, May 20, 2010

My First Depression Glass pieces...

This was my first find of Depression Glass. Actually at the time I wasn't even sure that it was real Depression Glass. Salvation Army - I was hunting for some green glass plates, to no avail. I spotted a stack of 5 saucers, 4 teacups and 2 "badly" chipped sherbets - all taped together in one clump. They looked like peach colored glass, were grimy and dull looking. I did not think they could be anything special. At first.
I went home empty handed, but that night I regretted not buying them. They were only $6.99. Even if they weren't anything special, I liked them. So two days later I stopped into Sally Ann's again, and they were still there! I grabbed them and rushed to the cash before I could change my mind. The cashier told me she thought they were pretty, even if they were chipped, and gave me 1/2 price. What a deal. So I stopped by the library on the way home and got a few books out on Depression Glass to set me clear as to what to look for - there was the peach colored set! DOGWOOD, Apple Blossom or Wild Rose, by MacBeth Evans Glass Company, 1929 - 1932. Only it's "Pink" depression glass. Took them home, cleaned them up till they shone, and got to examine them. The 2 sherbets were chipped, one saucer was chipped, but there were 4 perfect teacups and saucers! I was hooked - and now everywhere I go I look for pieces to add to my lovely Dogwood set!

-Thanks for all the encouragement and interest from all of my "cyber" friends. I'm learning so much from all of you and enjoying my new found hobby of collecting vintage glassware. And a special thanks to Mom Wald, for her many kind words and guidance. She's "talked" me through my first Etsy encounter, PayPal and Flickr and is a wonderful inspiration of Friendship!


  1. One of the most amazing things ive ever seen, was in New York at the MET Mueseum. they had maybe 10 rows of back lit Depression glass and it was all Stunning, blues, greens, pinks, reds, every shape saucer piece was there!

  2. These are lovely, they bring back memories of the pieces my Mum and Aunts had in their houses when I was little.

  3. Aww, you're going to make me cry!

    Nice blog girlie! I need to know what template you are using, because I like it better than mine.

    So what you are telling us is that you got 4 perfect Dogwood tea sets for under $4. That is fabulous, simply fabulous!

    I wish I'd been at the museum with Mick.

  4. I like depression glass too, but don't really collect it, I just buy what appeals to me. My first was a sunflower patterned footed green cake plate given to me by my mom. I like the yellow too, and I have some really nice etched glass pieces. And I use mine, not just to eat off of though - for example, I have my perfume bottles sitting on a squarish pink plate on my dresser, and keep all my pet medications in a little square pink dish with a sort of diamond pattern on the kitchen counter. I don't see much point in having pretty things if they aren't going to be seen. What are we saving them for? Use and enjoy!! As a good friend of mine used to say "you'll never see a luggage rack on a hearse"