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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pink Saturday/Pink depression glass & a pretty pink blogging friend

Welcome to this week's Pink Saturday post! I have a passion for depression glass, especially in the Mayfair pattern, also known as the open rose pattern. It's roses and it's pink, so why wouldn't I love it? I also collect pieces in light blue.

Here are two pieces that sit on my dresser in my bedroom. I have more...tucked away in a box somewhere...that I cannot seem to locate since I moved. I know they're here though! This first is a cookie jar. Unfortunately, it is not genuine depression glass. It is a reproduction and I spent way too much money on it on eBay. I've learned from my mistake though. I like to keep change in it. You'd be amazed how much money adds up!

Here is a pretty candy jar that I found at the local antique shop. I only paid $13 for it, so whether it's real depression glass or a reproduction, I got my money's worth! The point is whether its real or not, I love it! I keep jewelry in it.
Here are the two pieces together as they sit on my dresser. I love the way the sun shines through the glass.
To see more pink posts, please visit our generous hostess Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


And last, but by far not least, is a picture of one of my favorite Pink Saturday posters. Shelia has not been heard from since she fled her home on Galveston Island and posted that she was safely out of the way of Hurricane Ike.

Two recent posts have popped up on her blog Note Songs, but they appear to be auto posts. No one has actually heard from her since her last message on September 12. Though I am sure that she is safe, I am very concerned that no one has been able to get through to her. I am heartsick thinking that her beautiful home, into which she poured so much of her heart and love, may be severely damaged or no longer standing. If this is the case, I cannot imagine what she is going through. I found this wonderful sticker at Jan and Tom's Place. She has more information in a recent post here. Jan has given permission for bloggers to use the above sticker. Our Pink Saturday hostess Beverly has also posted about Shelia recently.


I'm posting this in support of Shelia, wherever she may be! I hope she will be able to come back to us all sometime soon. We miss you, sweet lady!

24 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I think everyone who has ever been exposed to Shelia misses her; I know I sure do.

How do you tell that your dish is a reproduction? That's why I never buy that stuff; I know nothing!

Happy Pink Saturday!

nikkicrumpet said...

The pink dishes are really pretty...they look like great containers and you're putting them to good use. I too miss dear Sheila. I sure hope she and her beautiful home are safe.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I hope that your friend is heard from soon. It is just awful how so many people's homes have been devastated by the storm. She will be in my prayers. Karen

Miss Rhea said...

been praying for her. I cant imagine what she might be going through. Love your glass pieces, I have some my mother gave me. Like Joy, I would be scared to buy it not knowing how to tell it apart from the repro's. I sure would like more though !! :)

Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

Miss Rhea said...

Oops, That wasn't Joy, lol !! I guess I should drink more coffee before I try and communicate with the outside world, lol !!! :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kady.

I love pink Depression glass, too. I only have a few pieces. Yours looks so pretty together.

I am just heartsick to hear from Shelia. I can't get her off of my mind.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your pink depression glass is lovely....I too am worried about Sheila...
Penny

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Lovely glass pieces!

Brown-Eyes said...

I have added Shelia to my sidebar and look forward to the day we hear from her again...all the pictures I have seen coming out of Galveston are devastating. It is nice to have something pretty and pink to look at everyday as you do on your dresser. ;-) Bo

Dawn said...

Your glass is beautiful whether it is real or a reproduction. I would love to have some of that some day.

I've also been worried about Shelia and her home. I hope someone hears from her soon. i will go check out Jan's post.

take care,
Dawn

Shabby Kim said...

I love your Pink Depression glass. Very pretty. Your blog is lovely and I will come back and visit again soon.

Kim

Susan Hickam said...

Your pink items are beautiful and useful too! It doesn't get any better than that I think. I will say a prayer for Shelia-my heart goes out to her and all those who have experienced such devastion.

KatCollects said...

Praying your friend Sheila and her family are safe. I love your pink jars. And yes change does add up quickly. I saved all my change for 1 year so my Daughter and I could use it for fun money at our Lavender Festival. When I cashed it in it was $248. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

rosechicfriends said...

HI Sweet Kady!
WOw...it seems like forever since I visited you..been gone on vacation for a while. LOVE your 2 pink dishes...they are so pretty and you are sure putting them to good useage!

I will pray for Sheila, even tho I don't know her..I know many others like her are dealing with the aftermath of IKE..that's gotta be hard!

Have a great week!
Happy Pink...Lorena

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Real or not, they are both beautiful peices. Like you said, the light coming thru them is so pretty.

Hopefully Sheila will be able to post soon, with good news.

Rue said...

Hi Kady

I'm worried about Shelia too. I hope we hear something soon.

Beautiful depression glass :)

rue

Justine said...

I love your pink stuff, girl, but I too am SO worried about Shelia. I've emailed her a million times and have not gotten a response. Since she did email when she got to her destination, we know she's got the ability to get online, right? My thoughts, and I hope they're wrong, is that she's so distraught she can't even come online to tell us she's okay. I feel sooooooooooo bad. I wanna do something for her!

Justine :o )

bj said...

I love your pink pieces...I have only one piece of pink depression glass and know for a fact that it is the real thing as my mom bought it during or right after the depression. Your pieces are lovely.

I, too, am so worried about Sheila...i am praying that she and her family are safe.
love, bj

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Kady....

Sorry I wasn't around earlier...but I was sooo busy all weekend long.

What delightful posts about blue and pink depression glass...and Shelia...thanks!!! I hope we hear something from Shelia soon, too. I certainly know there are quite a few of us that miss her dearly.

~Blessings,
Jan

CC said...

I love your glass..it's beautiful. Happy pink..come visit.

Margie said...

I love your *pink* glassware. I have a biscuit jar just like yours only mine is green.

I miss Shelia too, and I hope and pray that she is ok, and her sweet little Chloe Dawn too.

Deb said...

Hi Kady, I didn't really know Shelia but I pray that everything is okay with her. I love your pink glass. Deb

JudyBug said...

Love your post on the pink Depression glass. We have been collecting for at least 30 years and it can be an addiction!

Torie Jayne said...

Such gorgeous pink glass jars! Have a sweet day!