Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coronation Depression Glass

Last year while on a trip to Mobile, I came across the two small sherbets at left for just a few dollars each. I later learned they are in the Coronation Depression Glass pattern. Recently, I was again antiquing in Alabama when I came across a matching tumbler. I'm thinking about Depression Glass this week because here in Georgia, a Depression Glass show is coming up at the Cobb Civic Center and I'm planning to go!

This tumbler is such a pretty piece, and I love the scalloped base. I guess I got the collecting bug early by going along with my mom as she collected Depression Glass when I was a young girl. If only I had been a serious collector back then! I always loved looking at old stuff, and to this day I enjoy that "musty" smell of old books and furnishings. But if I had focused my collecting interests earlier in life, just imagine the fine collection of glassware and teacups I could have started back before everyone learned the value of these things!

The other reason I like this glass is that it has a pretty sunburst design on the bottom. I can't remember where I saw it, but I found an article or blog post that showed how a patterned glass was used to create an impression onto circles of sugar cookie dough. I made a mental note to look for a glass with a pretty design on the bottom, and this certainly fit the bill! And now of course I'm wondering what treasures await at the Depression Glass show this weekend since I've never been to one. Have any of you?

8 comments:

Traveling Bells said...

How beautiful, especially that stamping idea on the bottom. Pretty and clever! I have never been to a DG show...and it's probably a good thing not to have so much temptation before me!

Steph said...

Mmmm! My grandmother had a bundle of this, and the green variety too. Lovely.

Ginger said...

Have fun at the show. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Joy said...

I have been to the DG show in Marietta several times, though I won't get there this year. :-( It is truly breathtaking to see the array of different colored glassware filling the huge room. It's a bit of sensory overload, but lots of fun. I hope you enjoy yourself thoroughly.

Marilyn said...

Have fun at the show. I have been to a glass show where there was alot of depression glass. How fun to see it all. Enjoy!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Your pink depression glass is so pretty! Do you know what the name of this pattern is? I love depression glass too. I tend to favor the green, but I do have a couple of pink pieces.
I stamp sugar cookies with a glass too. The kids always thought that was fun!

Anonymous said...

Such pretty glassware, Angela!
I can remember my aunts having depression glass in pinks & greens, brings back memories.
Can't wait to hear about the show,
Joanie

Leslie said...

beautiful! Have fun!