Welcome to Fancy Fun Friday, our weekly blog party featuring those little touches that add fancy to our homes and lives. This week it's horribly hot here in mid-Michigan and time for a cool, refreshing salad. Naturally we'll serve it in a fancy bowl, like this Fostoria Italian Lace one. This looks fancy but it's actually not so elaborate as it appears. The design is called Italian Lace or Gold Lace and it's a pretty etch. There are vestiges of gold around the rim, enough to show it's vintage and not enough that you feel like you're using the Good Dishes. It's fancy, yes, but usable and fun. Fostoria Glass made Italian Lace in the late 1930s and changed the name to Gold Lace about 1942 and discontinued it shortly afterwards. It apparently was not a dinnerware or stemware pattern since you will find only accessory pieces. Perhaps they marketed it as gift ware. It's a nice summery pattern with big white flowers. We have this Fostoria Italian Lace bowl in our store and it's on sale for under $30. I wanted this fancy piece to be fun and affordable for you. This is my idea of something fancy and fun. What's yours? Come join us each Thursday evening for the Fancy Friday blog party. All you need to do is write blog about something special, something a little bit fancy. Then get your permalink and come post it with the InLinkz button. Everyone is welcome. Please put a link in your post to this blog, www.DepressionElegantGlass.com so everyone can find new fancy fun every Friday.
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