Sharon is called Cabbage Rose for a good reason: The flower spray is full of big, wide open shrub roses. I picked Sharon this week because our roses outside are gasping for the last breath of summer. Most years we have a big flush right before the first frosts in early October and I don’t know whether we’ll see that in 2011. My garden has been spotty this year.
Sharon is an interesting pattern. Federal Glass must have distributed it widely since you’ll find some all over the country. It’s thicker than some depression glass patterns and has a solid, sturdy feel to it. In fact I’ve read that the old door-to-door peddlers used to claim you could put the dinner plate upside down and stand on it. I’ve also read that if you do that today it will break. Personally I’d rather leave the plates on the table and not try that out!
Sometimes people aren’t sure how to use depression glass, or they think they need a full set of all one pattern. That would be fun to try for but exhausting! (And for some patterns rather expensive.) Serving pieces like the platters are easy to use. Get it out to serve a tray full of cookies or your pre-dinner snacks. Or you could do as they did in the 1930s and use it for your roast slices or hamburger patties. Serving pieces don’t all have to match. Plus your guests will tend to handle a plate of cookies with care!
If you enjoy these blog parties then please plan to join me Thursday evenings for Fancy Fridays. Pick out something fancy and fun, write a blog post and come join us. You can write about anything from your garden to your latest craft to your favorite new hat to that neat wrapping paper. I’ll bring the 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.
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