Saturday, June 19, 2010

Retro Saturday

Starting something new today and I plan to make this a regular Saturday 'thing'.

Back in the 90's I began in earnest to collect 'depression' glass and other assorted 40's and 50's stuff. Don't know why I became so OBSESSED, but I did....and loved the whole experience.

We would 'hit' antiques shops whenever and wherever we found them. Found a lot of stuff in Maine along the Coastal Route. Talk about deals at the time....and I will in future blogs.

This of course was before Martha Stewart became very popular and started to 'expose' some of this glassware to the public. As a result the prices sky-rocketed. 

What gave me the idea to make Saturdays a retro day, was following Vintage Christine's blog. She has so much passion about this stuff . And her blog reflects this. You should check it out and see what makes her so 'crazy' for this.

For my first 'entry' of retro and as you can already see, this is some of my collection of 'banded' or 'ring' glassware that I have accumulated. I believe most of the glassware companies of the time produced this version. I know Anchor Hocking did make a few pieces I have.

What I like most about, and what attracted me to this particular style was the bright colouring of 'bands'/ 'rings' wrapping around the glass.

Don't know if I remember seeing these around home when I was younger but I'm sure somebody I knew back then had several pieces in their kitchen. Why else would I have felt very familiar with them decades later?

Whatever the reason, I hope you like them as much as I. We have used these large pitchers for lemonade. In fact, most of the collectibles we have are used for something or other around the house.

Have a great weekend all.

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