Monday, January 10, 2011

Who are you? Really, who are you?

I recently helped my sister clean out our parents home. After they died she and her husband purchased the condo and recently decided to sell it as they were not using it. So down they came from Atlanta and down we went from Sarasota. The closet in the hall had been my mother’s china closet and there were treasures upon treasures within.
I admire Bill of Affordable Accoutrements because he knows so much about the beautiful items he creates his tablescapes with and shares this information with those of us who follow him.
Amazon supplied some books, ebay was consulted, pressed glass was googled and pages upon pages were studied. I found most of the silverplate. My eyes were blurry….I am still researching. I am marking everything I find. I love the research but there is a lot of glassware out there.
I cannot see to find out the name of the pattern or the company that made the dishes and the tray on the right. I have found pieces of this pattern but they are always listed as unknown pattern and manufacturer.
Some more unknowns below….

What I have found!
The above pattern is Caribbean by Duncan Miller Glass.
The little oval dish above is Galloway by US Glass c. 1901, pattern 15086.

The glass above is another US Glass pattern called Pineapple and Fan and is EAPG (Early American Pressed Glass) c.1891. The pattern is also known as Holbrook, Shepherd’s Plaid and Cube with Fan.
There is lots of information out there but it is all over the place! So I did some research about what to have for dinner with my favorite cook. A girl can only look at glass for just so long….
I am joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday. Be sure to stop in see the other pretty tabletops.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos,book and post!
Kisses,Zondra Art

podso said...

We're doing this with my mother's things now ... such a fascinating trip through history.

Maggie said...

What a treasure trove, I hope you had fun trying to sleuth your way through it all.
Who doesn't love Ina?
Bon appetit.

Donnie said...

I had to clear my mothers place so they could rent it again and it was so incredibly hard. I know now I should have stored her stuff and gone through it the next year but she was a child of the depression and had so much. I hope you are able to find out more about her lovely glassware and then decide what you want to do with it. Have a wonderful day.

Vee said...

How fascinating! I guess that we've inherited years and years and generations' worth of dishes, we really should do our homework. You're such a good example. You actually sent me running to my china cupboard thinking I had the same dish you'd shown, but nope...similar, not the same.

Deb said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing...

Sharing with Sherri said...

All your mama's glassware is sooo beautiful! I also happen to have the same glass dish called the Caribbean pattern, but I didn't know it had a name! I love that it's called that... my husband and I spent a wonderful anniversary in the Caribbean!
Thanks for the interesting lesson, I may have to pick up one of those books myself!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Olive Cooper said...

You are very patient to do all that searching. No matter the origin the glassware is beautiful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a treasure trove, Carol, and I admire your dilligence in searching out the patterns. They sure are pretty.


Sheila :-)

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carol, I know how large a task it is to clean out your parents home. My Dad never thru anything out and I go crazy trying to decide what to do with all the stuff. But the glass ware from your Mom is lovely, keep some for your self. Happy hunting!

Claudia said...

What beautiful glassware! I really like depression glass - that green piece is beautiful, Carol.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So pretty, love all the the wonderful glass pieces and the books are wonderful also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

As you know, I'm a big Dish and Glass Collector and recognize many of the patterns that you have shown. Here's another reference book for you that may help as it's focus is on patterns from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Collectible Glassware from the 40's 50's 60's by Gene and Cathy Florence.

The green piece is most likely Fostoria's Heirloom pattern or Duncan and Miller which produced the opalescent glass starting in the 50's. If so, in my book a comparable piece is in the $40 to $50 range.

Your Mother's collection is wonderful. I'm sure you will enjoy many of the pieces, too!

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, but ain't it pretty! Now where are you going to put it all? (That's always my first question.)

xinex said...

Wow! SO much treasure there. Must have been so much fun sorting them all out. I hope you can get info on all of them eventually, Carol...Christine

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love glassware but have no clue when it comes to manufacturer or pattern. I just buy stuff because it's pretty. Good luck identifying all your mama's glass. Are you going to keep some for yourself?

Kathleen said...

Your mother had some beautiful treasure. I don't have much glass like that! The Tablescaper gave me some indiv bowls and a lg one similar to the one you showed. She got it an antique fair in Pa.

Huge snowstorm coming! Not happy!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovely glassware, I'll bet it's even prettier displaying dinner:@)

Nancy said...

I could easily become a glassware-o-holic...especially after seeing your photos. The piece you show in the third pic down is absolutely stunning! I've never seen anything quite like it.

Have fun researching!


A Busy Nest said...

The glass is beautiful. I am a sucker for dishes.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Carol....I just saw your comment and question on my photoblog. My camera is a Nikon CoolPix L100 with a 15X zoom. Nothing to fancy, but with some neat bells and whistles.

Thanks for stopping by the PhotoBlog.


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