Reason #9 to collect depression glass is that it is stylish! Here is a super example from Heisey Glass, a footed tumbler is gorgeous cut crystal. Vintage stemware can’t be beat. It’s going to make your table look different than anyone else’s and it’s going to give you a sense of style.
Face it. The designers from 50 years ago had real flair. They were surrounded by a different world than we live in and that gave them a style that we don’t see today.
Vintage crystal stemware is one area you can not only get top quality glass that is stylish and useful, but in many cases is less expensive than contemporary glass of equal quality. The footed tumbler shown is Danish Princess by Heisey. When Heisey was in business they were anything but cheap. They produced high quality glass in patterns like Danish Princess that took handwork by skilled artisans. Today? This tumbler is listed for $39.99 in our store, certainly less than a comparable Waterford or other good quality crystal.
You don’t want to pick a pattern just based on price, but it is refreshing to know that you can have stylish quality vintage stemware without selling your firstborn!
Note from Kathy: We sold this particular ice tea tumbler almost immediately after this post. The links take you to other vintage stemware.