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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

vintage glass

I love vintage glass, particularly depression glass. There's just something so amazing about something so fragile surviving so long. And when you consider how rough the depression was for so many people, I bet it was a tiny bright spot for a housewife to have such lovely items to serve on. So, for today's gift guide, I thought I would feature some beautiful vintage glass, some from the depression era, and some from
other eras. From fancy to farmhouse, there's glass to fit every taste and style. Here are just a few:

This ultramarine bowl from At Home In Napa is almost beyond description, it is that lovely. When I found it, I knew it would have to be the first piece I featured.

This vaseline glass berry bowl from Wuud Worx & Vintage glows under a black light due to the fact that it contains uranium. I guess uranium wasn't always just for bombs!

If milk glass is more your style, how about a lovely chicken bowl like this one from Timberstoys - I believe these were used to hold salt back in the day.

This gorgeous green candy dish from Rhapsody Attic has a lovely shape and color.

How much fun would it be to eat banana splits from these beautiful cobalt dishes from Rosie Moonbeams? A lot I think!

This exquisite Italian glass compote from Jolly Polly Pickens stopped me in my tracks! It is so beautiful.

Another beautiful milk glass piece. This compote from Barking Sands Vintage makes a lovely fruit bowl.

From my shop, serve your dinner guests dessert and coffee (or maybe egg nog) on this lovely snack set. Perfect at Christmas or any time of the year.

Finally, also from my shop, no gift guide on glass would be complete without at least one piece of carnival glass. This fancy three footed bowl has a beautiful intricate design and, despite being almost 100 years old, is in great condition.

There you have it. Hope you enjoyed!


  1. lovely article,love your passion for glass!

  2. Gorgeous. And well said about the surivival of these pieces and how they must have been loved! I really like your shot with the apples in the milk glass.