Can you say depression glass? This week we have a table set for lunch with a full set of Cameo green depression glass. Cameo is one of the most popular patterns – people just love its beautiful design of a lady dancing with scarves, swags and scrolls.
It looks warm an inviting on the vintage linen place mats. These came from my mom and are yellow with a border of blue scrolls. Yes, it’s a little bright! Maybe the next time I’ll try this on different colored table linens.
We’re using the tall sherbets for fruit and serving sandwiches. The apples are yummy this time of year and make a great Waldorf salad with celery and nuts. You can see a better view of the glass pattern on the sherbet and tumbler.
When people first started collecting depression glass there wasn’t much information nor any reference books to help people know the pattern names nor even what company made it. This pattern has the pretty dancing lady so early collectors called it Dancing Girl or Ballerina. Today we call it Cameo and we all call it beautiful!
I bought this set from an older couple whose children did not want it. The family had never used it after getting it from the grandmother so he was glad to sell it. It’s a good sized set with several serving pieces, bowls, platter and pitcher, but it does not have any berry bowls or cereal bowls.
We have two sizes of serving bowls. The round one is called a berry bowl, why that name I do not know. It’s hard to believe people ate that many berries. The oval one is the vegetable bowl, what you would use for mashed potatoes or boiled vegetables. In the 1930s vegetables were boiled – and boiled and boiled and boiled.
The set we bought has the grill plates and goblets and I’ll set a table with them for a future Tablescape Thursday. Until then enjoy our beautiful green depression glass luncheon table.
Thank you for visiting. Also thank you Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for hostessing this fun Tablescape event each week.