Lana Sunshine Satin Green Depression Glass and Kind Words

I got a lovely note from Carol P thanking me for posting about depression glass.  Seeing their kind words made my day!  Here is Carol P’s note and her lovely new acquisition, the shallow octagonal bowl in Lancaster Sunshine or Lana green depression glass.

“What prompted me to write was my purchase today, which I only was able to identify (I hope!) from one of your most recent tutorials on Lancaster Lana/Sunshine pattern. I am attaching a pic of it because it is so beautiful, and if not for you, I would have completely passed up this $2.99 11.5 ” of awesome satin aqua glass! Thank you for sharing all of you expertise with me and so many others so that we can learn to enjoy what you so clearly love!”

Lana Sunshine Green Satin Depression Glass from CP Family

Lana Sunshine Green Satin Depression Glass from CP Family

Carol’s picture is a little small to see the pretty design. Sunshine has lines that cross each other on the wide rim and a cane center and you can find it in green and pink, both clear and satinized. This piece was clear green; the photo doesn’t show the lovely color but you can see the lines clearly.

Lancaster Lana Green Depression Glass 2-Handled Plate

Lancaster Lana Green Depression Glass 2-Handled Plate

I enjoy Lancaster depression glass: The colors are lovely, soft shades of green, topaz yellow and pink; the shapes are pretty and go well together; the designs are pleasing and simple. If you enjoy depression glass, keep your eyes out for awesome pieces and maybe you can find a treasure like Carol P!

Pineapple & Floral Clear Depression Glass Plate

Pineapple and Floral Glass Pattern – From Depression Era and After

Isn’t “Pineapple and Floral” a better name for a pretty glass pattern than “Number 618″?  Most glass lovers agree and you’ll almost always see this attractive depression glass from Indiana called by its nickname. The “floral” part of the name is easy to see. Plate rims and upper parts of cups and bowls all have the […]

Look at an Uncommon Pattern: Vernon, Number 616 from Indiana Glass

Did you know there are over 150 depression glass patterns in our Adam to Windsor array?  My  Collector’s Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence has a plethora of gorgeous patterns to love.  One of the patterns we don’t see often is Vernon, number 616 from Indiana Glass. Vernon is a small pattern, with only […]

Iris and Herringbone Iridescent Cup

Who Owned Me First? Iris and Herringbone Every Day Dishes

I love to hold a piece of vintage glass and imagine the family that owned it first. Were they a young family making ends meet during the depression? Older? Lots of kids or single? Some patterns feel so fancy that you just know their first owners treated them with pride and care, used them for […]

Iris and Herringbone Crystal Depression Glass Butter Dish

Iris and Herringbone Depression Glass on Parade

Last post we talked about Iris and Herringbone ruffled bowls, lovely crystal depression glass pieces that have a cheerful, happy appearance.  Today let’s look at a other interesting pieces. First up is the butter dish.  You can tell we had this several years ago before I learned to photograph glass! Many depression glass butter dishes are […]

Full of Ruffles and Flowers – Jeannette Iris Bowls

One way to spot a pattern that was popular during the depression era is by the number of pieces; companies introduced new pieces in popular patterns that they produced for several years. Iris and Herringbone from Jeannette is a good example. Jeannette first made Iris in crystal from 1928 to 1932, then again in iridescent […]

American Sweetheart Monax Depression Glass Soup Bowl

Soup’s On! Depression Glass Soup Bowls

When you get a bowl of soup at a restaurant it’s usually served in a wide, shallow bowl. Interestingly, soup bowl shapes haven’t changed that much in the 80+ years since the Depression era. Soup bowls back then also were wide, shallow flat bowls. Here’s the soup bowl in American Sweetheart. It is deeper than […]

Patrician Amber Depression Cereal Bowl

Puzzling Sizes and Shapes in Depression Glass – Cereal Bowls

One of the pieces that always puzzles me is the American Sweetheart cereal bowl.  It isn’t very big and it’s shallow, 5 3/4 inches wide and less than 1 1/2 inches tall right to the scalloped tips. It doesn’t look big enough to hold much and so shallow that it would be sloppy to use. […]