What do you find when you go antiquing? What do you look for that you don't find? Leave a comment so we can compare and share. Dave and I went antiquing on our way home from Tennessee yesterday and today. We found nothing at a flea market, a few pieces of way over-priced glass at one store and lots and lots of good stuff at another mall right off the expressway in Ohio. I always look for etched elegant glass, especially stemware, candles and bowls, plus depression glass. We found quite a bit of etched stemware, most of which is still there for someone else, a few candles and almost no bowls. There was a set of etched water goblets that was very tempting in Fostoria's Woodland etch and another that may have been Victory etch. The mall was not too far from Tiffin, Ohio, where Tiffin Glass thrived for many years before shutting down in the 1980s. Perhaps because of this proximity we found a LOT of Tiffin's etched stemware, especially June Night and Cherokee Rose. Since we bought Cherokee Rose goblets and sherbets last month I didn't buy any more. It's fun to see the depression glass. Plates, cups, saucers, a few tumblers and some serving pieces abound, but bowls for cereal or soup are scarce. Since I'm looking for pieces to resell we're fussy about condition and price; even so I got another set of Florentine Poppy green depression glass. A couple days ago we picked up some Florentine #1 sherbets and today got several plates, cups and saucers in Florentine #2. They are grimy and need a good wash! Sadly we left behind some pink American Sweetheart, sadly because we have less in stock than my memory thought we did. Maybe it will come home with us next time! Shopping information: We have Tiffin etched glass listed in our store Cat Lady Kate's Elegant and Depression Glass.
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