I had a lot of fun this weekend playing mix and match with depression glass and the vintage tablecloths I got antiquing with Deidra. One in this blog is to show you how how to use your glass to best effect whether you have many pieces or just a few.
Georgian Lovebirds is one of my favorite green patterns and we’ve shown it all by itself in past blog posts here and here. Georgian is not terribly expensive but the tumblers and some serving pieces are pricey. I wanted to see how we could combine a few pieces of less-expensive green depression glass with Georgian and still have a fun table. I hope you enjoy this one!
This place setting uses the Georgian green lunch plate, small sherbet plate, little bowl and cup and saucer. These are affordable and not too hard to find. The tumblers are green Thumbprint and the sherbet is unnamed. Federal Glass made all these pieces and the colors match very well.
If you only have a few pieces of depression glass, but you want to use your glass and enjoy it, you can combine it with other vintage glass or with your regular dinnerware. These vintage sherbets are easy to find at antique stores or online and they are inexpensive. Our set of four is under $20. Add a few of these and make your table special.
The Thumbprint green tumblers are $18 each compared to $100 for Georgian Lovebirds. They look great with the Georgian dishes and give that lovely vintage look to your table.
I took one more picture, this one has the Georgian sherbet. You can see it above the place setting. I like how it looks too. Which do you like better? The Georgian sherbet or the paneled one?
If this is you, you love depression glass but maybe you don’t have room for more or you are saving up for a few holiday purchases, then consider extending your pattern with vintage glass from less popular patterns. You can find tumblers in pink or green that will look great with almost any pattern. If you’re just starting with glass and aren’t sure which pattern you like best, consider trying a piece or two of multiple patterns. Most depression glass blends well. It’s friendly stuff that plays well with others!
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My thanks to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event.
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