We had company visiting this week and went antiquing several days. (I’m antiqued out!) Most days we found a few pieces of depression or elegant glass in patterns I carry in my store, which makes the trips satisfying as well as fun. I got three more American Sweetheart pink cereal bowls like the one pictured.
American Sweetheart is one of the top ten depression glass patterns by any measure. It’s beautiful; it’s plentiful enough that you can collect enough pieces to use for lunch or dinner; it has not been reproduced and there are a few elusive pieces to set a collector hunting.
Can you see how thin the glass is? Like its sister pattern Dogwood, American Sweetheart looks delicate and feels so light you wonder how it survived 75+ years. Like Dogwood this is more durable than it looks. I’ve seen only a few pieces with damage.
American Sweetheart is a great pattern if you enjoy vintage glass and its tangible connection to the past. It’s fun to imagine who else used it before you and how they may have treasured the glass as their good dishes. To me depression glass is memories. Memories of people and how they lived.
Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in Pink Saturday. It’s fun to see what everyone has. As always, thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound who started this fun blogfest two years ago and organizes it so well for us.
Shopping Information: Pink cereal bowl is available in our online store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass. It’s like antiquing with your best friend.