A few weeks ago Dave and I met my sister Susan at the depression glass show in Dearborn, Michigan, put on by the Michigan Depression Glass Society. Glass shows are incredible. You walk in and are surrounded by beautiful things. Colors, styles, designs, decorations, all the lovely, gorgeous glass we love from the bygone 1930s and 1940s.
I covered a few pieces (just about all from the first dealer we saw) in this post. This time let’s see some of the other glass. I snapped picture after picture and it’s hard to choose only a few to share!
This is such an interesting group of glass, all a little on the scarce side.
Starting at the top is a Cambridge Cleo center handled server, on the right are some Rosemary green depression glass plates, below is a pink Cherry Blossom depression glass bowl or plate, (I can’t quite tell from the picture), an interesting pink compote that may be Paden City, amber Tiffin candle holder, and the piece de resistance, the Paden City Peacock and Wild Rose bowl and matching candle holders just in front of the bowl. I’m loving this pattern more every time I see it! (You can read about my Peacock and Wild Rose vase here.) This dealer priced the console set to sell at $163.
This one photo says it all. Glass and more glass, all mixed together for an overwhelming display. Most of the dealers displayed the glass with enough room between pieces that your eyes could take it in – this display photographed more crowded together than it was in person.
I’ve written before about Royal Lace depression glass from Hazel Atlas, including this color overview post with video. Several dealers had enticing displays of Royal Lace, including one lady with an entire table of blue, and this display shows off the lovely colors as the sun caught on the shelf of pitchers. The little handled nappies hanging from pegs are a cute way to display this small gems.
The glass show was in large hall with lots of natural light, plus the dealers used lights on their displays. Glass is made for light!
Here are a couple more nice Royal Lace pieces, including this pink grouping with console bowl, tumbler and pitcher. There were several more pieces, enough for any pink fancier.
This is the table of blue Royal Lace. Royal Lace is one of the pricier depression glass patterns, especially in blue, and especially some of these pieces that are hard to find. We saw a few pieces purple and amber Royal Lace too – there is an amber pitcher in the photo above on the far left.
Did you notice the white paper plates in between the stack of dinner plates? It is a wise precaution to use on all vintage glass to prevent surface wear, but Royal Lace needs it even more than many patterns. There is a sharp drop off on the inside edge of the rim that gets nicked if you aren’t careful. Other patterns like Patrician, Madrid, Parrot and Florentine #1 that have this type of rim are also susceptible to inner rim roughness. Paper plates help protect your glass.
Last for today in honor of the season, a lovely amber depression glass beverage set. I don’t recognize the pattern. You probably know that I like amber glass, in fact I prefer it to pink, and we found several pieces in warm, rich colors of amber.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day to remember all the people and events that make our lives so rich and meaningful. I am so grateful for all of you who read my blog, subscribe to our newsletter and join in on Facebook. I know your time is limited and am so honored that you choose to spend time with me and our wonderful vintage glass. I will be certain to remember you, my dear readers, in my prayers.