Friday, February 29, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

Show and Tell
Happy Friday everyone!
For show and tell this week, I thought I'd share some of my pink depression glass collection.
I started collecting pink depression glass when my parents returned home from a vacation in 1996 bringing with them a pair of tea cups and saucers as my souvenir. Over the years I have picked up different pieces here and there. My favorite patterns are Old Colony, Old Cafe', Manhattan, Rosemary, Homespun, and Diana just to name a few. Some of my collection is displayed in our dining room on a bookshelf that I modified and hung on the wall. I have a few pieces displayed in our living room in one of my favorite cabinets using an old window as the door.
I have quite a few pieces that aren't displayed only because I use them often. I love setting my table with these pieces. Someday I'd love to have enough place settings to set my entire table with pink depression glass. Hmm....in my dreams....
Thanks for visiting today! Please stop by Kelli's House for more Show & Tell fun!


31 comments:

Judy said...

I love depression glass. I have a few pieces in the pink, but mostly the green.
Yours is wonderful, I like how you display them.

Hootin' Anni said...

The 2nd photo....the big, very large, round pink plate? ---is that like a cake plate? Wow!!!! All so so pretty. A fabulous collection.

My S n T is shared. If you haven't dropped by, I sure hope you can stop and say "Howdy Do!".

Happy Weekend to you and yours.

Jennie said...

I love your blogsite - it is SO pretty. In Britain we didn't have the depression glass, but in the late 20s/early 20s they sold glass dressing table sets in a particular colour pink which is reminiscent of your collection. It's good to hear your pieces are still being used and loved.

Sarah said...

They are beautiful Karoline! So pretty a wonderful collection.

Hugs.

Constance said...

I absolutely LOVE the pink Depression glass! It's always so expensive when I happen upon it at the Antique Store.f I ever see some at a great bargain, I intend to buy it! I LOVE the way you've displayed it, very creative!
Connie

nannykim said...

Beautiful; I love it. I have some depression glass wine glasses that are two toned---the pink and green--those are some of my favorites.

Char said...

Just...gorgeous!

TJ said...

Oh this is beautiful! And not to mention pink, my favorite color. I love the display you have. My first thought was "how gorgeous" second thought "my kids would "accidentally" break everything" LOL

I hadn't realized you are nearby geographically. Or maybe I had, and forgot.

Cheryl said...

Your display looks very pretty! Although I don't collect depression glass, it is still pretty to look at! I have a few pieces stored away, some are pink and some are green. When I get some things together I will send them to you! I believe you will love them!

mrsjojo said...

I absolutely love your show and tell!! I'm working hard on not coveting your pink depression glass. My favorite color is pink. You have it displayed for maximum enjoyment!

LW said...

Lovely pictures…this is a wonderful collection of pink depression glass.
I have a few pieces, I dream of having a collection likes yours.

Louise

Jillian said...

oooooh what a pretty display. My Sister has my Grandmother's pink depression and she would also love to fill her table with it all. They're actually coming down in price now so buy while you can! Thanks for stopping by my posting...I think I could still get "en pointe" although I might not be able to travel very far once I'm up there! LOL!

Charity Grace said...

Oh, I LOVE depression glass! Especially pink!

Mrs G said...

I have a "bisquit jar" that is my absolute favorite, as well as cups and saucers. I love the pink depression glass and you have yours displayed so nicely...great show & tell

Thanks for visiting my blog this morning!

Grace & Peace

Penless Thoughts said...

What a beautiful and large collection of the pink depression glass.
Susan

Charlotte said...

Beautiful! I love your cabinet with the window front. I have several pieces of pink depression glass. I bought it back before it became expensive. I love it mostly because it's pink I think.
Thanks for the compliments on my dolls and kitchen.
Have a great weekend.

stace said...

i think it is cool that you used an old window for a door to the cabinet.....those pieces are very pretty and neatly displayed....

the teach said...

Absolutely beautiful collection of pink depression glass! Love you blog banner too! So homey and cosy. :D

Counting Your Blessings said...

I only have one or two pieces but your collection is lovely! Blessings... Polly

Leah said...

i love those! and you know..i think i have a piece from my grandmother, but i had no idea it was depression glass!

Simply Stork said...

ohhh those are so lovely and dainty...wouldn't it be neat to have a full table of it...oh I can just picture it with you :o)

~simply~

Sondra said...

Wow, your collection is beautiful! I love the way it is all displayed.

Barbara H. said...

I love pink Depression glass, though I don't have any. I would love to start collecting it one day. I love how you have the pieces displayed.

Jewelgirl said...

My cousins have lots of
depression glass and
they collect a pattern
named Sharon. I think
that's right? It is so
pretty and feminine.
Thank you for sharing
your lovely collection!

Sharon said...

Wow! What a great collection you have! I love the pink depression glass too. It is hard to find. I am impressed with how large your collection is! Your house looks so cute!

:0) sharon

Abounding Treasures said...

Pink depression glass is lovely and you have yours displayed so beautifully!

I love your header picture as well - the colours and the layout make it so warm and welcoming and clocks of various sorts are a treasure of mine as well :-)

Blessings,
Mrs M

Heather said...

Just beautiful! My mom has a large collection of all colors of depression glass, pink, green and amber. She used to set the Thanksgiving table with it, and it was gorgeous. So keep on collecting. I can just imagine it done all in the pink!

Thanks for stopping by today. Your kind comment was much appreciated!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your depression glass displays are beautiful! I love both pink and green depression glass.

I am so glad you stopped by my blog. It gave me a chance to come over here and visit yours. You have a lovely blog!
Penny

Nora Lee said...

I love the pink depression glass. So far I've not collected any because I wanted to get a little more familiar with the different patterns and maybe just collect some specific ones. Your's is so pretty!

As for the ruffle maker attachment in your Saturday post, oh my what my mom wouldn't have given to have that on her machine when I was growing up! She taught me how to pull basting threads through a piece of material to ruffle it. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra

Cheryl said...

my favorite! Very lovely display~

Rick Rack Attack said...

What gorgeous glass. I collect the cobalt blue glass mostly, but I also have a few pink from my husband's family.

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