I recently went antiquing and found this wonderful set of Lorain green depression glass. I couldn’t wait to see how it looked on a table.
What do you think? A winner?
I like the basket design and the square shapes and the interesting tumblers and cups. It seemed perfect for Tablescape Thursday with our hostess Susan from Between Naps on the Porch.
This is a beautiful pattern with an Art Deco look. See how the tumbler has a stair step square foot? That reminds me of the 1930s sky scrapers with the stepped look.
Here’s a view from the other side so you can see the neat 4-part relish dish. I love the scalloped rim and tab handles. It looks great.
I wouldn’t say Lorain is rare exactly, but it isn’t well known and Indiana made it for only three years, 1929 to 1932. You don’t see much of it. Indiana made it in green, yellow and some clear and clear with colored rims. The yellow is a soft clear pretty yellow. You can imagine how fresh and springy this looks with the beautiful baskets of flowers in springtime green or yellow glass. So cheerful.
Like other Indiana depression glass patterns Lorain often has extra glass on the mold seams. Even when there is no damage the extra glass is uneven and thin so it feels rough. In other words, this was mass produced and the maker wasn’t too picky. That’s something to consider when you purchase glass: Depression glass isn’t going to be superior quality and there will be some mold blobs and straw marks. I find these small imperfections part of the charm.
Next time you want a bountiful basket of flowers think of Lorain green depression glass.