Monday, January 9, 2012

My Tea Room addition

When my husband gives me eBay gift cards as presents, you can bet it doesn't take me long to decide what I want to buy, as for the past two years it's been pretty much the same thing: pink Tea Room pattern Depression glass. I'm usually too thrifty to buy very much of it myself, but when it's his money I'm spending, well that's another matter!

And so it is that I have added to my small collection these two Tea Room sherbet glasses. I'm so happy to kick off the year with a Tea Room addition, so to speak!

The other thing that surprised me about these pieces is what good condition they are in, with no nicks or chips at all. I've written before about how the feature that makes this Art Deco design so appealing—all those little angular stair-step ridges—is the same feature that makes this pattern hard to find in good condition. Unlike more rounded patterns, this one had a lot of sharp edges to get banged around through the years! One Depression glass expert has reported finding this pattern in factory boxes, unopened, and 25 percent of those pieces had flaws and weren't "mint." So finding two lovely pieces like these makes my New Year's Resolution about eating more fruit a lot more fun to keep!

19 comments:

  1. Those are charming cups. They would look great in my modern style house :) But I am sure that they look great with your collection! Thanks for introducing me to this pattern.

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  2. Those sherbet glasses are so pretty. They really show off the great shape of this pattern.

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  3. Pretty, pretty. I think Art Deco is my second favorite style (casual, beachy is the first love)

    And they are such a lovely color too. Enjoy.

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  4. Very nice--I like Depression glass and Art Deco, but have only some Depression-era aperitif glasses. I need to start shopping for more--thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful, Angela!

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  6. Great addition to your collection!!

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  7. very pretty.
    great find!

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  8. Wow, they will be perfect for so many things! What a nice guy to let you choose.

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  9. I love them!!!! If I didn't already have a huge green Depression glass collection I would be collecting this gorgeous pink tea room glass. Love the Art Deco era for glass, china, and clothes. I think it is my favorite era.

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  10. Isn't it a lovely pattern! And fairly hard to find. You did so well and kudos to your honey!
    Ruth

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  11. What a great addition to your collection! And I'm sure that eating your fruit out those dishes makes it all the *sweeter*! :)

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  12. Hello Angela
    They are pretty and if they encourage you to eat more fruit, all the better.
    Nice gift idea from your hubby!
    Judith

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  13. Great find! They're beautiful!

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  14. What a great find! It is amazing that they are in great condition. A very neat looking pattern.

    Oh Angela, I do the same thing about waiting until I'm finished looking to decide.

    With my foggy memory, the item has to have really impressed me so that I remember it.

    Ha! The only benefit that I've gotten from having that problem.
    Beautiful color!
    Love, Carol B.

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  15. Hello Angela, those new pieces are beautiful. I have a fondness for Art Deco too. If you're ever in Miami, you would enjoy the South Beach Art Deco buildings. They were almost torn down (years ago) but a preservation group was formed and the Deco buildings were spared. They have such a neat look.
    Have a great week, Joanie

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