Yesterday a lady called me about my American Sweetheart dinner plates. She got a small set of American Sweetheart monax white depression glass from a dear friend and wanted to add a few pieces. She plans to use it with some friends in April so she was thrilled to find I had four of the plates.I hope you can make out the design on the plate. It's all over - the rim, the center, everywhere. American Sweetheart pattern is all swags and scrolls with not a single flower, but you surely get the sense of flowers in the pretty design. I like American Sweetheart and have ever since the first pieces we ever bought. When we first started selling glass Dave and I went to a lot of auctions. Most of the auctioneers knew just a little about glass: Everything fancy was Fostoria (or Heisey if marked) and everything with a color was depression glass. I got several pieces of American Sweetheart one time, lunch plates if my memory serves, and the auctioneer called it "Monax". Monax is what MacBeth Evans called their white translucent glass in the 1930s and they used it on several patterns. White is usually one of me least favorite colors and I detest milk glass. But I love American Sweetheart monax. It's so ethereal and it reminds me of Christmas and angels. I smile every time I see it. Take a look at this pretty cereal bowl and see whether it doesn't make you smile too! Does this look delicate to you? It is thin, in fact the edges look blue because the glass is so thin. But American Sweetheart is deceptively tough. Remember this glass is 80 years old and people used their glass back in the day. Yet it still looks great today.
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