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!

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Published in: on September 25, 2008 at 7:49 pm  Comments (11)  
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