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!