Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Green Treasure

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.

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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.

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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.

7 comments:

mandapanda said...

How many pieces do you own? I think it is all lovely! And how gorgeous of your Uncle to give you your Grandmothers vase. It's very lovely too!

Melody said...

Your collection is lovely and having memories attached makes it so special.

fairchildstreet said...

Pretty glass. It is amazing the memories we have of our grandparents and the things they owned. Thanks for popping by. Charmaine

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous.....when ever you get sick of them you know who to give them to..LOL...

Robyn said...

We used to have cake served on a clear glass plate with a similar design to this by our Grandma. I didn't know they made them in green and I love the colour green. Love the interestingly shaped vase. It would look more wonderful with red roses in it!

teresa said...

Your green depression glass is gorgeous. I love collecting these too, but I don't have any pieces handed down to me. That makes them true treasures.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks lovely Janice.... I'm enjoying all your Tuesday Treasures....