This Pink Saturday shows a special offer on one of my favorite depression glass patterns, Dogwood. I’ve read that the Dogwood 8 inch lunch plate is one of the easiest to find pieces of pink depression glass. That may be – at one time I saw a LOT of them – but lately depression glass has been thin pickings at antique shops and estate sales.
Dogwood is from MacBeth Evans. Like their other patterns, American Sweetheart and Petalware, Dogwood is thin glass that looks so fragile. It is actually quite sturdy. I find this glass fascinating. I love the big flowers and the simple design and that thin, durable glass is such a mystery. How did they make such thin glass that wore so well?
You don’t find many pieces of damaged Dogwood. It can break of course but you don’t see lots of chips or nicks or rough spots in the glass. The lovely design tends to hide surface wear too, so you never feel like you are looking at a plate that has gone through heavy family use.
Dogwood looks like “good dishes”. You can imagine the original owners using this set on Sunday or when they had company. Depression glass was often given away or sold for very little, but the people who owned it treasured its lovely designs and lively colors in a time when everything else was so gloomy. That may be one reason that Dogwood is usually in good condition.
I mentioned this is a special offer. We’re closing down our larger store that has been on the TIAS online antique mall and I’ve put a lot of glass on eBay. This particular set of six Dogwood plates is on auction this week for quite lot less than the plates would sell individually and has free shipping. If you like it please check our auction out and make a bid.
Thanks for visiting our Pink Saturday pink depression glass post this week, and as always a big thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for organizing this fun event. Please be sure to visit the other bloggers to see how pink we can be