A few months back, my mother and I were in an antique mall in north Georgia when we both walked in and spotted this clear glass vase or pot that is now home to a Christmas cactus. It was about three feet inside the door, and I quickly picked it up. "Is that what I think it is?" asked my mom.
"I don't know," I said. "But it sure looks like it, doesn't it?" What we were both referring to was the fact this design sure seems to mirror the lines of my beloved Tea Room Depression Glass. You can see a clear glass tumbler here and a pink glass teacup here. The stairstep sides are *quite* similar!
But ... my Depression Glass books don't show that a Tea Room glass piece was made in this particular shape, and besides, the glass looks a little wonky and wavy on the bottom, something I don't see in my other pieces. So, it's a bit of a mystery. Was someone trying to reproduce the Tea Room pattern on this piece, or was the design a coincidence? At any rate, for $5.99 I decided it needed to come home with me, and as my mom pointed out, it will be nice to blend in with my other pieces!