Vintage Thingies Thursday 5….

Thanks to Confessions of an Apron Queen for VTT.

This week I’d like to share a lovely symbol of harder times – Depression glass. You may know that I have a fondness for pink and green; and these are the two colours of Depression glass that I collect.


According to Wikipedia, Depression glass was manufactured by a number of glass companies in the US, and was added to boxes of food as an incentive to buy, or was handed to patrons when they went to the movies.


It was also made in clear, amber and blue colours, but my favourites are pink and green. I have a small collection on my dressing table; I particularly love the translucent jadeite vase.

You can also find vintage buttons in the same colours as Depression glass. I don’t think they were manufactured in the US – most glass buttons seem to come from the Czech Republic – I’ll have to research this a bit more!



Some of my “Depression glass” buttons!

Cheers til next week!

Published in: on September 25, 2008 at 7:49 pm  Comments (11)  
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  1. I am so escited to meet someone else who collects depression glass. I have the iridescent iris herringbone dishes like my mother had when she was first married in 1948. Your pieces are so pretty. I love the buttons. Take care.

  2. I love your depression glass collection. Especially your buttons. I have a thing for old buttons, but I hardly ever see any depression glass buttons around here. Very nice collection

  3. Your depression glass is lovely! I always look for it when I am thrifting, but see it very rarely.

  4. Oh, the glass buttons are great! Thanks for the intro. to depression glass.

  5. Those green dishes are beautiful! I especially like the smaller ones. And those glass buttons! What treasures.

  6. Great collection of depression glass – especially the buttons. My mom collected several patterns of the dishes. They’re so pretty and relatively easy to start collecting.

  7. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I have a big collection of pink DG that I inherited. It’s beautiful, but I’m not really a pink person. It’s been in storage since I moved a year ago. I really should either pass it on or display it. Yours is great!

  9. I am a major lover of depression glass, I had tons of it until it one of our moves overseas and my 2 boxes of it were missing, this makes me want to start again!

  10. I’m drooling over your depression glass, Liz (metaphorically speaking hehehe)…it’s LUVVERLY!! I’ve also got a few sweet pieces. Oh and those buttons are divine 🙂 xx

  11. What a wonderful collection! I am happy I scrolled
    down to see this post……. sorry i missed it last week!

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