Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Hoosier Cabinet Hides My Secret

I have been blogging for almost 4 years now.

My Hoosier Cabinet hides a secret about me

It is behind these doors
what a shame

stacks of green depression glass
my collection of Cameo "ballerina girl"

I have NEVER shown it before?
It was my obsession in the 90's.
My Mom searched antique stores high and low.
Trying to find the one piece that was rare.
Probably the rarest I have
the salt and pepper shakers with the original label

Cameo or "Ballerina Girl"
was manufactured by Hocking Glass company in 
Lancaster Ohio from 1930-1934.
It is called Depression glass because during the depression, manufactures of soaps and foods would put them in their boxes as incentives to purchase their product.
Movie theaters also handed them out.

I took it out to clean, since I have a happy unexpected day off from work (the doctors all seem to be on vacation?)

thought it would show up better with white under it.

grill plates with handles
grill plates with no handles
Dinner for 8
I should do a tablescape with them

Can you see the dancing ballerina girl in the middle?
more pieces reside in the dining room..no close up's boy do I need to give them all a bath!
Candlesticks, creamer and sugar, vases, candy dishes, pitchers, glasses.


It all started with this piece
The mid size pitcher
I can see my little Grandmother pulling it out of the fridge on a hot summer day,
and pouring my Grandpa and I some ice tea from it.
It was always in the fridge with ice tea.

I should of asked her wear she got it?
I should just imagine it came from Detroit MI with them back to Charleston many many years ago.

Hope you enjoyed learning my little hidden secret.


13 comments:

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

It's so beautiful Anne! Why has it been hiding away? I started using my dishes from the 50's for every day and love it!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

What a treasure you have here! I agree with you, you should give it a bath and do a tablescape with it. Oh this would be so pretty mixed in with some browns for Thanksgiving, or even now with some fresh flowers from your beautiful garden. I will be waiting for that post, don't disappoint us by not doing it. Great to hear from you earlier.

Susie said...

Ann, It's a beautiful collection. I love it. Your sweet grandma. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a beautiful collection, Anne!
You have to pull them out and show them off.
Hugs,
Patti

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful secret! I haven't seen much of the green. What a lovely memory to have of your pitcher.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your Depression Glass collection is beautiful!! Yes, do a tablescape with them soon!!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Ann! Oh my!!! What a wonderful collection you have, so beautiful. Adore the little ballerina.

Happy Thursday!

ann said...

What a lovely collection. I have a couple of pieces, a cookie jar and a pair of candlesticks. I have more of the pink glass. My husband's grandmother had a kitchen full of wonderful glass that went on the farm auction. I was told that I could have anything that I wanted. My sister in law took more of it then gave its away.

White Lace and Promises said...

How absolutely beautiful! Those pieces are rare. I rarely see that color. Love them. Love that Mid Century kitchen with Grandmother too! Love that pants suit. She was in style way ahead of her time. Love it!

Pat Cantwell said...

Ann,
Love, LOVE, L O V E your Cameo green depression, dear friend!!!
I agree, totally, that you should do a tablescape with those pieces!!!
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Fondly,
Pat

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Jann Olson said...

Oh my sweetie, you have a gold mine hidden in that Hoosier! lol! Seriously, depression glass is so pricey any more. Love it and those S&P shakers are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Nancy Reinke said...

I love depression glass, and your collection is stunning. I bet your mom had lots of fun looking for pieces for you. Your grandmother's pitcher is great. My mother had a few pieces of pink depression glass, which I now have. I hope to display it once we build a home and get settled. Thanks for sharing this with us. Very enjoyable. ~ Nancy