Homespun. Doesn’t that make you think of Little House on the Prairie and pioneers? Here’s a new way to think of Homespun: pink depression glass from Jeannette.
You can see the pattern is different from Jeannette’s other depression glass designs. Homespun has thin ribs and a waffle texture on the centers. The ribs do look a little like old fashioned cloth – maybe that’s where they got the name.
Jeannette Glass made Homespun at the tail end of the depression, beginning in 1939. By that time America’s love affair with the beautiful mold etched patterns was waning and heavier pressed geometric designs were popular. After about 1935 the trends shifted. This is the same era as Jeannette made Windsor and Hocking produced Waterford Waffle.
I don’t see much Homespun when I go antiquing at a brick and mortar store or even online. It’s quite a pretty pattern, especially in the soft clear pink from Jeannette, and has a more delicate appearance than Windsor. I find it goes well with other depression glass patterns and mixes happily with both mold etched designs and the geometrics. This tablescape post shows Homespun with Petal Swirl pink depression glass from Jeannette.
I hope you enjoyed reading about an under-known and under-appreciated depression glass pattern, Homespun from Jeannette.
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Thanks for visiting our Pink Saturday pink depression glass post this week, and as always a big thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for organizing this fun event. Please be sure to visit the other bloggers to see how pink we can be.