Tag Archives: Depression Glass

Go vintage for a truly fun, old-fashioned holiday!

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The endless search for that special gift for that special person. You know, the one who already has everything. Another sweater? A fondue set? A candle – again? Can you take … 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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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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Elegant Glass: In a class by itself.

The more I learn, the more I learn that I need to learn. First there was American Brilliant cut glass (1876-1914). Then Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG, 1850-1910.) And we’ve all heard about Depression Glass (1920s – 1940s). Now I … Continue reading

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The Great Pyramid: An Art Deco Classic from Indiana Glass Company

This isn’t a Pyramid relish dish. (Well, it sort of is.) Its official pattern name is “No. 610” – Indiana Glass rarely gave names to their glass patterns and never called this “Pyramid.” But everyone else calls it that, probably … Continue reading

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Hair-Raising Collectibles

Among other things (think “Dallas,” “Dynasty” and the fall of the Berlin Wall) the 1980s were famous for “big hair.” The higher, puffier and curlier, the better. But “big hair” was also a feature of the Victorian era. How did … Continue reading

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