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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Depression Glass




There is an occupational hazard to this business, and it's not the occasional sharp glass. It's the constant falling in love.



It's been slowly creeping up on me, but is now entirely full blown. I can't get enough uncolored pressed glass.



Hazardous, because there's no place to store it. And it's not all that practical. Beautiful as exquisite new blooms, but it never fades and can't be discarded. Only given away for someone else to love.



That's not the sound of shattering glass you hear. It's my heart breaking.










Hope you're having a crystaline day!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline 




22 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

As a bonus it really does not cause the glare of smooth glass. I have quite a bit from older relatives and yours is lovely.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

wow, clear glass can be a challenge to photograph. You did an outstanding job! Care to share any tips?

Brenda Kula said...

You just gave me an idea! I think I'll put some of this in my gardens! Love the textures.
Brenda

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Answer to Joyce:

Backlighting, no flash, and a solid background. Darker when possible. Thanks for stopping by!

Linda said...

Beautiful glass patterns and photos, Jacqueline!

Martina said...

Beautiful pieces! I have quite a few pieces of depression glass but none that are clear.

Blondie's Journal said...

Just beautiful, Jacqueline! I could easily fall into collecting this!

XO,
Jane

Claudia said...

Gorgeous - I can see why it is hard to resist!

xo
Claudia

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Its simply beautiful. My parents have something similar. I wouldnt dare with a children & a dog it would all go horribly wrong.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Jacqueline...years ago there were 5 glass companies in my hometown of Findlay, Ohio. The last one closed in 1902. Now, the glass that was produced by these factories is referred to as "Findlay Glass." Here is a link if you are interested. http://www.campvance.com/Findlay%20Glass%20Club%20site.htm
Our Historical Museum has a huge collection and many pieces are for sale. I don't personally own any but I've seen many pieces and it's just lovely. I think you would like it. :o) Anyway, there you have it. Your tidbit of information for the day! ~Ann

Pamela said...

Beautiful photos of this glass Jacqueline!
I have one piece of this glass and it's green!

Jo Farmer said...

Very pretty glass and I love the pictures...

Olga said...

These pieces of clear glass are gorgeous. Beautiful photos!

yours truly said...

You mentioned the "hazards of this business", what business are you in? It's easy to take great pics when the subject is near and dear to our heart!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful pieces. My mother in law gave me a china cabinet with floor to ceiling glass shelves...I filled it with nothing but glass ware, and when the sun shines on it, well it glows and sparkles so I understand your heart!

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ beautiful photos and I know what you mean ~ you can only keep so much and a little of your heart goes with them when they depart ~ ! ;-)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Answer to Yours Truly:

I own and operate a vintage shop. Thanks for asking!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

Pressed glass has never looked so good!

I can totally relate to the comment about the occupational hazard of the business. I have a house full of beloved treasures that never found their way into my shop!

bj said...

Oh so beautiful. I want to collect it, too, but I have NO room left for one more dish !!!
Well...unless I find some of this luscious pressed glass for a luscious price...:)))

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Answer to bj!:

The spooner was four dollars, and the cake stand was eight. It has to be much higher in a shop though. That's why we all love thrifting!

my french dream said...

Just beautiful!

Sacha xx

trash talk said...

I have to agree. There is something about a cake served on a pressed glass cake stand that is just breathtaking...and I don't mean the cake!
Debbie

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