Wednesday, February 10, 2010

D IS FOR DEPRESSION GLASS

I am joining Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday   
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Today is the Letter D for Depression Glass
 
I am by no means any kind of an expert on Depression Glass but I do love it and have collected a few pieces.  My first love was the cobalt blue and I found this piece on ebay
 

This is a candy dish in the Mt. Pleasant or "Double Shield" pattern
Made by L.E. Smith Glass Co 1920's -1934 


This plate is also in the same pattern  along with this creamer
 

This piece has a silver band but has faded with time
 

The pattern of the above creamer & sugar is called MODERNTONE made by Hazel-Atlas Glass Co 1934-1942 & late 1940's - early 1950's.  This pattern seems to have some of the most reasonable prices maybe due to it's simple style.
 

These pink & one green pieces are random thrift store finds
I believe they are all depression glass and not reproductions, but I am not sure.  Like I said NOT an expert or even all that knowledgeable.
  
 I love the edge of this compote
 
A couple of glasses with different patterns
 

One piece of green again found in a thrift shop

Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression GlassI have not had the time to research all the patterns of the pink and green glass but when I do I will use this book.  I got mine from Amazon.com and there is a newer addition now.  I have found this to be an amazing resource.  There are so many patterns and colors to learn about.

So be sure to jump over and check out all the other posts for Alphabe-Thursday and Vintage Thingy Thursday!

Always,
Linda












46 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

You know Linda, I said I didn't have any thing like that - but when I got home and looked at the Curio cabinet my mom left me - I do have stuff! I do I do. And I am going to take a picture and do a real blog (someday soon). I think I have some of this depression glass.
Sandie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What pretty pieces of depression glass! I don't see the light blue often. I collect the yellow and it's a little hard to find as well.

Katherine

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely glass pieces. The colors are wonderful.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Bea said...

I love depression glass and your cobalt glass is wonderful. Would love to collect it, but I don't dare...

Postcardy said...

I like the moderntone. I don't know anything about glass and wouldn't be able to recognize originals vs. reproductions.

Maureen said...

You have some pretty pieces. The thing with glass is that it isn't marked. As long as you pick up pieces you love, all is well.

Dawn said...

Great collection Linda. I love the delicate look of depression glass.
Hugs,
Dawn

Jo said...

i love the glass as well! Especially the pale pink.

Jenny said...

Linda, I was so excited to read this and to be able to put a name to some of the pieces of glass I have. I'm really feeling silly but I didn't realize that blue glass was depression. I've always just called it "blue glass". Or cobalt glass if it's dark.

I am super excited to have learned the names of some of these items.

Now I just need to find the one that is rare and valuable so I can take it to the Antiques Roadshow someday!

Thank you so much for a D elightful post!

A+

GardenofDaisies said...

Love your depression glass collection. I love the cobalt cookie plate with the handle. I have a few pieces and I just love it! I have mostly green and clear, but also a bit of pink. I need to get pics of mine and post them on here one of these weeks. I have book that I use to identify patterns too.

Tara said...

Love all of the pieces!!!

Cherie said...

I saw 4 pieces of this older blue glass in ice cream parfait cups tonight at the thrift store. Now, I think I want to go back and get them. :) I love EVERYTHING!

Keetha Broyles said...

Ahhhhh! I LOVE the blue depression glass. I have a couple pieces of green, but the blue is MUCH prettier!

Elizabeth said...

I love all your glass, but especially the blue! I have quite a bit of pink, but the blue was always so much more expensive. I wish now I had gotten the blue and had less.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You have a very nice collection. I enjoyed my visit.

Julie Schuler said...

A very pretty collection. I bought my mom a vintage depression glass platter when she broke one of hers at a picnic. I'm still not at all sure it's authentic... but it's very pretty.

mbkatc230 said...

Love this post! I love depression glass, it reminds me so much of my grandmother's home. She was partial to the pink and green. But being the thoroughly modern Millie that I am, I'm in love with the Moderntone. (of course by using the phrase thoroughly modern Millie I just let everyone know that I'm OLD) Kathy

Chickens in the Basement said...

Depression glass is so pretty and delicate! I've not seen the blue glass. Wouldn't they set a pretty table for Easter?

Have a good day!
Anna

Vonlipi said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love depression glass, it's my fave just after Pyrex! :)

Carol said...

Beautiful blue glass! I love the look of it...but honesty know nothing about it other than it is pretty! My brother has 'cranberry' colored glass that he collects.

Douce France..... said...

These are so lovely, they feel so romantic and soft! I don't have much of those, Beautiful!

Catherine said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Blessings,
Catherine

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Linda. Your glass pieces are very lovely. Enjoyed looking at them. And Charlie the cat is a handsome "divil." Wish my Honey Cat could meet him as the sparks would fly! Ha! Have a great day. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

LV said...

I have been blessed over the years by inheriting several nice pieces of depression glass. I think it is so pretty. I really like all of yours, but the blue candy dish is my favorite.

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

That's quite a beautiful rainbow assortment of glass you've got there!
I'm not the best at identifying it ether, I just know what I like. :-)

Have a wonderful day!
Anne

P. said...

So beautiful! I have never seen anything like the cobalt blue (but I'm no expert either). What a lovely collection!

Viki said...

I think my mom had stuff like that but when we cleaned out her house after she went to the nursing home I let my sister-in-law take it. I should have probably kept it, oh well.

Gail said...

So pretty. I love depression glass...and although I haven't collected any yet, I'm considering a pink pattern. I love the pink. :)

mub said...

I think depression glass is so pretty. I especially like the pink and minty green pieces!

Mrs. P. said...

I just love depression glass. You have some beautiful pieces. I have some pink and colbalt myself and have always considered some ruby glass but hubby would probably have something to say about that, lol.

Blessings!
Gail

Christy said...

i am a fan of depression glass too. I used to have more, but sold a bunch when i moved into a smaller home. I regret the decision to this day! your collection is beautiful.
stopping by from alphabe-thursday

CC said...

Your collection of glassware is just beautiful..I love the color and the patterns. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Coloradolady said...

Linda, what great glassware...I really love the blue Hazel Atlas, I have a friend who buys HA anytime she finds it! Great vintage post today, loved it. Have a great VTT!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Linda...
Sandi @ Chatty Crone sent me by. I am so thrilled she said to stop by. You have the cutest blog home and so much to share. I see you too, love Ms Jenny.

I love your Depression Glass that you have shared today. The colors are just beautiful. I like collecting the red glass.

The cookie plate is my favorite. Thank you so much for sharing sweetie.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow me as well.

Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

What lovely items. I especially love the green one! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Grace

Troy said...

And to think, until just recently, I thought depression glass was the one that you drank out of when you were feeling down...

I have learned so many new and fun things in the last few years.

I really like your blue galss!

Troy

Miri said...

Wonderful Depression Glass! Your green bowl is gorgeous! and I love your cobalt blue collection!

My name is PJ. said...

Linda, I've always thought depression glass was pretty, but I'd never seen it in cobalt before today and THAT'S really pretty!

Sunlight or lamplight through cobalt will make anyone's day brighter!

A+ for your D!!

Prim2Pink said...

You have a wonderful collection of depression glass!
Judy

SuKnitWitty said...

Here we go again, Linda Gal....GRITS that love glassware! I currently don't have much Depression Glass as I've sold most of it when it was highly collectible...today, it's taking a rest, but will come back around sometime in the future. Your blue is pretty and hard to find. Good to see you again on VTT. See ya for Pink Saturday....Sue

Amanda said...

Your collection of depression glass is great! I had quite a few pink pieces that my daughter recently "inherited" from me --she loves them!

Sarah said...

I've never seen the blue. You have a nice assortment. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

They are ALL beautiful...I have a few pieces and always enjoy using them...Your collection is gorgeous!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Brenda said...

You have some pretty pieces. I have one just like the little blue creamer in the top picture. One of my favorites.

Melinda Cornish said...

I have a beautiful green bowl that has a space for a centerpiece that was my grandmothers....I love depression glass...thanks for the great D' post! melinda

Joyce said...

I have a few pieces from my Mom but no blue like your pretty blue pieces. Isn't it fun to collect glass pieces? Where do you store all of it?
Joyce