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The Mayfair pattern in the blue is more rare than the usual pink or green. Some people don't even realize that depression glass comes in blue, but there are many including a different shade of light blue in the Madrid pattern, and let's not forgot beautiful pieces in cobalt blue! Depression glass comes in many colors, far more than the pink, green and amber that people are most familiar with.
This first piece is a sweet pea vase. For a brief period of time, I was able to do some serious collecting of this lovely glass. I'm not going to tell you what I paid for this because it was rather dear, but I didn't get ripped off. It's a valuable piece and I thought it was gorgeous.
Here is a close up of the pretty blue roses.
All of the pieces featured here were purchased on eBay. This is a lovely bowl, about 12" across.
I adore this beautiful sandwich plate. I was thrilled to win it in auction!
Since this cookie jar is missing its lid, I got a great bargain price on it. Someone asked me how I was able to find out that my pink cookie jar was a reproduction. First of all, look at the "wings" above the flowers. They are straight. In the reproduction jar, these are more curved.
Another tell tale sign is the circle on the bottom. On the reproduction piece, it is perfectly centered and runs in a bigger circle at the edge. The genuine pieces have a small circle at the bottom, and it is often not properly centered. I invested $15 in a book about depression glass, and probably saved myself much more than that, so it paid for itself.
Someone also asked where we collectors keep our lovelies. Well, the truth is that until my brother finally gets around to bringing me the china cabinet that is supposed to come to me, it is living in one of my kitchen cabinets. Sigh. I can't wait to bring it out and put it on display!
Oops, it wasn't my son. It was a cop, a man in blue. Oh my God, I called a cop "Goofy!"
He said he was investigating a noise complaint. Noise complaint? I didn't think we were being loud at all! He said that he and his partner had been listening for a few minutes and didn't hear anything, and nothing seemed to be wrong. I told him that we were just sitting around the pit making S'mores. The marshmallows and graham crackers were still on the side and so were the discarded chocolate bar wrappers on a plate. Some exciting criminals we were! I'm not sure what the people who called the cops thought they heard. Normal talking and laughing? So sue me if that's a crime. At least these were teenagers who were home on a Saturday night having good old fashioned fun, causing no trouble at all.
I still can't believe I called a cop "Goofy!"