I’m running a bit late with sharing my Treasure this week, but better late than never.
I started collecting Green Depression Glass just before we were married.
As I’ve said before, I’ve always been quite sentimental, especially with things relating to my Grandma. Whenever we were at her house, morning and afternoon tea would be served on a green glass sandwich plate very similar to this.
Grandma’s has a simpler edge. The original is still at Uncle Chris’. I know of at least three different edging patterns on these plates and I would have sworn I had one like Grandma’s but apparently not. I’ll have to remedy that.
Just before our wedding I saw a photo in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine of a kitchen with lots of green glass and cream and green vintage kitchenalia. I commented to one of my friends that I liked it and she and another friend then snuck off and bought quite a few pieces of glass for my kitchen tea gift. This was back in the days when it was very plentiful and lovely big bowls cost around $2.00.
The collection has grown from there, mainly from garage sales and white elephant stalls, to the stage that I don’t really look for it now as I have no room to house it. I don’t know any of the technical side of it, I just collect it because I like it.
However, this vase has very special meaning, as it was Grandma’s. Uncle Chris gave it to me for Christmas one year, which was just lovely.
I actually have three of this design, but I can tell which was Grandma’s as it has a big chip on the base, you can just see it at the front. It may be worth less because of the chip, but to me it is priceless.
Pop over to Clare’s to see what other treasures are on show this week.