Category Archives: Glass

Is it a stretch vase or a swung vase?

Stretch and swing glass vases are different types of vases. It pays to learn the difference! Continue reading

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Ridgeleigh by Heisey: Art Deco Star of the 1930s

Every so often I take out this Heisey Ridgeleigh cigarette holder and prepare to list it in my Etsy shop. And every time, I end up putting it right back in the hutch. Why? It’s just so pretty, and feels … Continue reading

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Patrician (aka Spoke): The “everyday” Depression Glass Pattern

As with Federal’s “Petal” bowl, just about everyone owns an item in the Patrician or “Spoke” pattern, or knows someone who does. Gene Florence says it’s so common, in fact, that people tell him they use their pieces every day. The … Continue reading

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Help! I’ve fallen for something and I can’t identify it – UPDATED

About a year ago I came upon these pieces in my local thrift store. My first reaction was that they were spooky in a haunted house kinda way. My second reaction was that I had to have them. I thought … Continue reading

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Pressed and Cut Glass Were Never Meant to be Shabby Chic.

The year was 1907. Oklahoma was about to become a state. World War I hadn’t even begun. Women weren’t allowed to vote. The Titanic was nothing more than a design. “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” was … Continue reading

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A Manhattan Cookie Jar? Don’t Be So Sure!

I’ve seen this cookie or biscuit jar advertised all over the place as Anchor Hocking’s “Manhattan.” It sure looks like “Manhattan,” with its distinctive horizontal ribs, and it is pink — one of the original colors. But it isn’t. I … Continue reading

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States of Confusion: The US Glass States Series

A fixture in the china cabinet of our Janvier Road bungalow was this pretty green creamer. It wasn’t until many years later that I found out its name: “Colorado.” A few years after that I discovered that it was part … Continue reading

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