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.
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
I should do a tablescape with them
Candlesticks, creamer and sugar, vases, candy dishes, pitchers, glasses.
It all started with this piece
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 just imagine it came from Detroit MI with them back to Charleston many many years ago.
Hope you enjoyed learning my little hidden secret.
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!
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.
Ann, It's a beautiful collection. I love it. Your sweet grandma. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
Such a beautiful collection, Anne!
You have to pull them out and show them off.
What a beautiful secret! I haven't seen much of the green. What a lovely memory to have of your pitcher.
Your Depression Glass collection is beautiful!! Yes, do a tablescape with them soon!!!
Ann! Oh my!!! What a wonderful collection you have, so beautiful. Adore the little ballerina.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
I realize this is a pretty old post, but I just bought a Hoosier cabinet with the same type of glass. Does yours have any labels still on it? Do you have any pictures of the full piece?
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