It's February. Valentines Day is over. It's still winter here in mid-Michigan - but it was sunny today; the birds were singing and it was in the 40s. I can see spring. So let's toss off the winter blues and celebrate those early signs of warm breezes, nesting birds and daffodils peeking through the snow. Now that we're all feeling happier let's revisit tablescapes featuring blue depression glass. This first one combines Moderntone blue depression glass with Concord Rose casual china from Syracuse. This is such attractive dinnerware and it's easy care too. Much as I enjoy beautiful gold encrusted dishes and paper thin Limoges, it's great to have a pretty set full of roses that you can toss in the dishwasher. (OK, maybe "toss" isn't quite the right verb.) The depression glass is from Hazel Atlas, which is the glass company that made the most cobalt blue depression patterns. Moderntone is a good choice if you like blue glass because it comes in such fun shapes, looks great and is available and reasonably priced. Here's a table just with Moderntone. I don't care as much for this crocheted table runner but it adds a different look to the strong lines of the depression glass. Hazel Atlas made Moderntone in amethyst plus crystal and some pink. Years ago I had a chance to buy a full set of the clear but passed. It did not compare to the blue for looks and pretty. Hazel Atlas hauled out the Moderntone molds again in the 1940s and 1950s for their Platonite white glass with applied colors. Platonite is a little like the white glass used in bakeware but far thinner and more dish-like. You can find tons of 1950s Moderntone colors ranging from bright yellow to tangerine to dark blue, plain and with designs. It isn't my cup of tea but lots of people must like it since it gets collected. I like transparent glass. The last tablescape is Fostoria Versailles etch on azure blue Fairfax blank. This is an incredible set to see in person. The blue is rich sky blue and the etch is just gorgeous, all scrolls and swags with a center fan-shaped medallion. Versailles warrants another photo, a little closer. There you have it. Blue glass, blue roses, blue ceramic birds from my friend Karen and sunny skies. Spring is coming! My thanks to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event. Shopping Information: The Syracuse Concord Rose dinnerware, Moderntone depression glass and Fostoria Versailles bouillon cups are available in our store Cat Lady Kate's Elegant and Depression Glass. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.
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