Earlier blog post I told the story of the older couple who sold me their Cameo depression glass because “their daughters didn’t want it”. The couple never used the glass so no one had memories tied up in it.
I have this glass now and will list it for sale so someone else can treasure it and hopefully pass on to their children as a tangible memory.
So… what are your suggestions for helping family enjoy your glass collection? It’s more fun to collect and use special things when others share your appreciation of them. How do you build that into your family life?
One tip from Linda Carannante of the Collectors Journal May 4 edition is to let each child have their own glass. Yes, mom keeps it and takes care of it, but while the kids are growing up each one has their glass – and if you have children then you know what that means. Kids get quite possessive and careful of their glass.
Linda tells how her kids would tell visitors about the glass and politely explain how fragile and special it was.
Maybe you can’t get each person their own pattern, but how about a few pieces? Or if you collect a pattern that came in colors, mix in a few pieces of different colors and allot one color per child.
What other ideas do you have to help your family appreciate your glass and enjoy your hobby as much as you?
Link to previous post: How to Help Your Family Appreciate Your Glass Collection Part 1
Shopping Guide: We sell depression glass and elegant glass from Cambridge, Fostoria, Tiffin, Central, Monongah and others at Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass.