Can you believe it's Saturday already? Love Saturdays! My Saturdays are always busy but there's always time to enjoy glass. This week we're waffling between winter and spring here in Michigan, 72 degrees Wednesday and 35 today. That makes Dogwood depression glass the perfect pattern for today. It's full of beautiful big spring time dogwood flowers in an exquisite shade of soft pink. One reason I like Dogwood is the design is so delicate despite using big flowers. It's a great example of the glass designers' art, with realistic branches and leaves and thin glass. The pieces are so thin it's hard to believe they are already 80 years old. MacBeth Evans mastered how to produce thin glass that was amazingly sturdy. I have rarely seen damaged Dogwood pieces. MacBeth Evans made Dogwood from 1929 to 1932 in pink, delicate green and a few pieces in ethereal white monax. Pink is the easiest color to find and at one time I used to find the 8 inch pink lunch plate at every flea market or antique mall. Lately it's gotten much less common. I've found Dogwood only in one antique mall over the last couple years! You can get a full dinnerware set in pink Dogwood. Basic pieces like cups, saucers, small bowls and plates are affordable and not too hard to find. You will want to be aware there are two cup shapes, a flared one that is called "thin" and the more upright shape called "thick". There are two sugars and creamers too. The dinner plates are a great size, 9 1/4 inches and that includes a wide rim. This size is great if you are trying to lose weight by controlling portions. Or you could use these on the table to hold a display of fruit or under a bouquet for a special springtime table. We have the Dogwood pink dinner plates listed in our store for $69.99 for two plates including shipping.
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