Doesn’t it feel grand when you get home again after a trip? I had another business trip this week where my route home takes me through a small town with a couple antique / gift shops. Today I just wanted to get home instead of touring the antique stores in Stanton, Michigan. To satisfy that antiquing bug, let’s see a few more pictures from our trip to the Allegan Antiques Show.
Dave and I have a glass relish tray from about the 1980s. It’s nice but I’d love to get a Rose Point relish. This one was tempting except out of my price range! It is fairly priced for the market, just more than I can afford.
We didn’t see a lot of Rose Point. There was a good selection of Heisey Orchid, which is about the most common etched pattern I see around here, and several booths with Imperial Candlewick.
This next one appealed to me too. I love green glass, the etch is grand and it’s a center handled server. What’s not to like? This is Paden City Cupid etch. Take a close look (if you can with the poor photo) and see the two angels flanking the center medallion.
We saw several unusual center handled servers. Besides the green Cupid, one booth had this Viking Princess server. Isn’t that handle stylish? You can always tell Viking Princess by the scalloped center glass ridge.
This crystal server doesn’t have an etch, the design you see is the table cloth below. It looked good in person!
One booth had a table full of depression glass. This first picture is mostly American Sweetheart but if you look in the back right you’ll see some Sharon plates. I don’t remember what size they were. In fact I did not recall seeing the Sharon until I was going through these photos. Sometimes when there is so much to see it is very easy to look past something. If this happens to you, then try walking by in the other direction and you’ll see things you did not notice the first time through.
The next two photos show more of the same long table. First one has Cameo, Sharon and Dogwood. The yellow grill plate is Cameo, the stack of plates is Sharon and the bowl and plate are Dogwood. I love how the yellow perks up the pink. I find a table of all pink gets too much and a few pieces of yellow or green look happy and add some zest.
A different dealer had several pieces of Princess depression glass from Hocking. Princess has its share of admirers but it doesn’t seem to have the same name recognition as Hocking Mayfair or Miss America. I like Princess but the creamer and sugar shapes seem awkward to me.
A close up:
The Allegan show was huge and I have several more pictures to show you another time. Until then, remember, it’s always more fun to go antiquing with your best friend.