We had so much fun wandering the booths at the antique show. Loren and I looked at everything, even stuff like fishing lures and old truck parts that neither of us is too interested in. Of course I looked out for the elegant glass from Fostoria, Paden City and more.
One lady had quite a few pieces of Fostoria Meadow Rose and Fostoria Chintz. The plates in the center and sherbets on the left are Meadow Rose. It’s a popular etch with lots of pieces. Before I saw it in real life I didn’t like it much- based solely on pictures in books – but it is pretty in person and appealing. I like it now!
The plate in the lower right is a cake plate; it’s depression glass, mold etched, but I didn’t get a good picture unfortunately. It’s intriguing me. Maybe they will still have it when Loren and I go back in the fall. The antique show is every month from May through October but we usually go just a couple times as there isn’t that much change month to month.
In the picture before you could just see the edge of a Fostoria Chintz plate. This photo shows the stack of plates well. I think these are the lunch size, about 7 1/2 inches across. That’s a nice size for a small lunch or dessert too. That’s the most common size you will find. The owner has them priced at $18.99, which seems a little high for one plate.
I have several pieces of Fostoria Chintz in our store including the lunch plate, small bread and butter plate and dinner plate. You can always tell Chintz by the spiky look of the rose vines. They even have tiny thorns, quite realistic.
This next one is one of my very favorite glass patterns, Fostoria Lido. I love the big, poofs like milkweed or fireworks. This lady had quite a few pieces of dinnerware and a few goblets. Lido for some reason is one of the most affordable Fostoria etches from the 1940s and 50s, about half of what the same Chintz piece would be.
Fostoria used the Baroque blank for Meadow Rose, Chintz and Lido. Baroque is so elegant by itself that Fostoria sold quite a bit of it without any design in crystal, gold and this lovely light blue color. Isn’t this a handsome relish tray. Both the blue and gold are harder to find than crystal because Fostoria made the colored Baroque for only a few years. I’ve had just a couple pieces of it over the years and have none now.
The seller has this marked $65, a little ambitious, but she probably left room for a little bargaining. If this were clear it would be under $30.
The last piece of Fostoria to show today is this pair of green scroll candle holders with the Art Deco styling. I love this design and Fostoria’s green is wonderful. I have the same Fostoria candle holders in blue and topaz with the June etch. Sometimes I have a hard time deciding which color I like best, but the green usually wins out.
There is one last piece to show from our trip in this post. It is a set of candle holders, but not Fostoria. These are Paden City with the Frost etch. Frost is an all over etch, not terribly attractive to my eyes. A pattern like this sticks in your mind because it’s unusual.
I hope you enjoyed antiquing with me today!