Friday, January 4, 2013

Green glass grill plates

Thus far I had been able to restrain myself from purchasing any green Depression glass. Oh, I like it just fine, but I had decided I would stay with pink and clear glass pieces. I was *not* going to start collecting green as well.

Ah, but. When I went to Madison, Ga. a few weeks ago to meet my friend Maureen for tea, I got there early to drive around town and came upon an antique mall that looked promising. I didn't find anything I wanted until I turned to leave and saw a table where everything was a dollar. I don't often see $1 antiques, and these green plates—no chips, cracks or flea bites—caught my eye. There were just three of them, and one appeared to have some white paint on the bottom. Still, for just $1 each I went ahead and got all three, and even the painted one cleaned up beautifully.

Do any of my fellow glass lovers know anything about grill plates? I don't even know for sure why they're called "grill plates," though I assume the style originated at a diner where it was helpful to keep the foods separated in the plate's compartments. I found a similarly-shaped green glass plate online from Federal Glass, but it had a pattern on the plate, not plain as mine are. While I'm not on a mission to find a fourth plate, I decided it will be nice if I accidentally "stumble upon" such a plate online or at an antique mall one day. And if I get four, well, a St. Patrick's Day or other spring luncheon just might result, with a scoop of chicken salad on lettuce leaves in the large compartment and small servings of frozen fruit salad and cheese straws on the side!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Angela- you score big time with this purchase. Love the plates.
    I found this on Google:Another plate type we don't see often today was the grill plate. Diners or cafes would use these plates because they made the food portions seem larger and made it easy to serve. Grill plates are divided, usually into three sections, and are about the same size as a dinner plate. In patterns such as Federal's Patrician depression glass one section is larger than the other two. Meat would go into the large section, possibly with potatoes, and a vegetable or roll would be in the other two. This was a practical way to keep food from running together.
    Thought you might find it informative. Happy Friday!

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  2. That green glass is so pretty! Congrats on a great find.

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  3. What a great find! I have never seen "grill" plates before and was glad to learn of them. I don't recall seeing any at the Depression glass shows, but that's not to say there weren't some there. If so, they definitely wouldn't have been priced $1 each!
    So happy for your new acquisitions.

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  4. What a great find! I haven't seen these particular ones but I would have snatched them up, too. I do have several pieces of green DG as well as some pink and quite a bit of clear that was my grandmother's - and I love it all! I'm using my Florentine #2 clear dinner plates with some pale blue Bubble salad plates for a wintry snowflake tablescape this month.

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  5. SQUEAL!! I adore green Depression glass and what a find there, Angela, wow!

    WELL if you don't happen to find another, just invite 2 friends for St. Pat's. You have the plates.....

    Also I will keep my peeps open for you, too- you know I am always on the lookout, it's my JOB.

    Hugs.

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  7. So a new collection has found its way into your heart!Very pretty!

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  8. They are lovely I would have bought them too.

    Christy

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  9. What a great find. They will look lovely with your pink and clear pieces.

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  11. I have never seen any plates like these. What a lucky find. I do have quite a collection of green depression glass and try not find more, but I would definitely have bought those too.

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  12. I'd seen these at flea markets before, but never knew what they were called or exactly what they were for. Thanks so much for sharing! Heidi T.

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  13. Angela...Fellow Tea Lover! I have several collections of dishes in various colors...I Love Dishes! I have a collection of the Green(dark) w/ the inset for the cup used at Afternoon Teas.I must do a Blog Post on my collection of dishes+ related products, especially Old English Ironstone.Read about my Spoon collection here..http://sagebookwhisperer.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-art-of-spooning-porroningrated-g.html.I could go on & on as I love dishes.But regarding_What is a Grill plate?...here's the ANSWER.http://www.ndga.net/articles/eicksherbetplate.php

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