Sunday, April 26, 2009

Depression Glass

Years ago, when I started working, I began to finish a collection of Green Rose Cameo glasses that belonged to my Grandmother. I started out with 1 sherbet ...

...and one tumbler. These were all that remained from the set she collected as a young bride in 1930 from J J Newberry, a five and dime store that was popular at the time.

Someone I worked with noticed that I was always at the antique stores on my lunch hour, and invited me to an estate sale. She had a booth at a local antique mall and was always hunting, and taught me a lot about collecting. She once convinced me against my better "thrifty" judgment to spend 40.o0 dollars on a complete set of Haviland china from the early 50s. Today, Replacements charges about 850.00 for the same set. She really knew her stuff and I am so grateful to have known her.

The things she helped me collect appear in all my table settings, and I can't help but think of her every time I set my table.

What I remember most about her collection, was that she had an amazing set of American pressed glass from the 1800's that filled a whole china cabinet, and lots of vintage Pickard hand painted china.

Pickard is hard to find in Albuquerque, but I have managed to gather and salt and pepper and a creamer and sugar. As soon as I unpack them, I will post them here!

Hope you enjoyed pieces from collection...til next time.


1 comment:

prof en retraite said...

Oooooh! Gorgeous! I have a few pieces of pink depression glass that I love...strted by two bowls that my mom gave me. How wonderful that you had a mentor in the dish world! Can't wait to see more!...Debbie


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