A Tisket A Tasket Green Baskets and Flowers – Lorain Depression Glass

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?

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

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.

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

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.

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

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.

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

Lorain Basket Green Depression Glass

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.

Lorain Basket Etched Green Depression Glass

Lorain Basket Etched Green Depression Glass

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.

Lorain Basket Etched Green Depression Glass

Lorain Basket Etched Green Depression Glass

Next time  you want a bountiful basket of flowers think of Lorain green depression glass.

If you want to recreate this look we have Lorain green depression glass in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass and in our eBay store Vintage Elegant Depression Glass.

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Comments

  1. says

    How pretty! I have a few pieces of green depression glass that was my mom’s, and maybe her mom’s. I’ll have to ask! Nice find! Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag

  2. says

    What a find. It is lovely. I’m going to be on the lookout for the yellow. I enjoy your posts so much. I love depression glass. Probably because I remember my grandmother telling me it was in soap, cereal (oatmeal wasn’t it), and at movie theaters. Ahhh, the days when dishware came along with some staple!

  3. says

    Your table is beautiful. I envision having time travelling back to havingg teatime in a large department store or skyscraper back inthe 1930 and 40s. The green is my fav too. I have my grandmother’s decagon glass..I must share with you soon. Thank you for sharing!! Dianna

  4. Daniel says

    Dear Kate
    You probably already know this but I thought I would tell you just in case, That these are Radioactive with Uranium and that the EPA recommends that you do not let yourself be exposed to them for long periods of time or eat or drink from them.

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