Welcome to this week’s Pink Saturday post. I always look forward to writing the Pink Saturday posts since many of you leave such nice comments. This week let’s see how to be sweet with Mayfair Open Rose pink depression glass.
We’ve been celebrating roses in pink all week with Mayfair pink depression glass. This Hocking Glass depression pattern has roses and raised scallops all over the rim and more roses clustered in the center. Nothing like roses in the dead of winter just before Christmas!
We carry Mayfair depression glass in our store, Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass and had enough pieces to set a pretty table for Tablescape Thursday. I did have to augment the Mayfair with Sharon pink cups and saucers. Here’s the table all set up in pink.
Did you see the sugar bowl peeking out from the flared fruit bowl? I don’t have the sugar lid but wish I did since that piece has an astronomical book value – $2500 according to my trusty Collectors Encyclopedia of Depression Glass! If that seems odd – and I’d be amazed if someone actually paid that much – think about what pieces in your house get banged around. The sugar lids are easy to knock into the side of the sugar bowl, or fall off if you carry them without paying attention. That’s why the lids are expensive.
In fact many depression glass sugar lids are more than the matching sugar bowls – but most are nowhere near $2500 – take off a couple zeros and you are closer. It’s only the super rare pieces in the most popular patterns that command such stratospheric prices. Most depression glass is affordable. The Mayfair pink sugar bowl shown is under $30.
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.