You’ve seen pretty Princess pink depression glass here before. I showed it off in a tablescape plus individual pieces for Pink Saturday. I realized that this neat serving bowl never got its place in the sun so… ta da! The Princess octagonal serving bowl makes its debut on Pink Saturday.
Princess plates and bowls are octagonal. They look like Hocking started off making square designs, then someone got creative and cut the corners with a scalloped pair of scissors. You end up with square pieces that with fancy corners.
This big serving bowl looks more octagonal than some pieces. And it shows the pattern so well that I thought you might like to see it.
Serving pieces are an easy way to add a different look than your main dishes. You can use completely different serving bowls or platters and it looks good. This Princess pink bowl is 9 inches across, a good size for fruit salad or pasta.
Don’t you wonder how the original owners used the vintage glass we love? This bowl was in a big set of Princess that the first owner used for their good dishes. Back in the depression era people ate less than we do today and they had more meat and potatoes, boiled vegetables. Pasta went under spaghetti sauce, not in a salad. Today we are blessed with more variety and an informal style that welcomes mixing and matching.
Consider using a piece or two of your favorite depression glass on your table. It’s fun and such a satisfying way to enjoy your glass.
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.