While I was out antiquing last week I came across a complete eight-piece vintage dish-ware set of cherry blossom pink depression glass for just $100. I’ve never owned any depression glass before, and that’s when I snagged up these beauties to create a spring table-scape with, and join the amazing ladies of “A Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop” hosted by Cindy over at County Road 407 where she is hosting a spring tablescape blog hop. If you are joining me from CoCo over at The Crowned Goat, welcome! Isn’t her jadeite cake stand a dream?
What is depression glass?
Depression glass was introduced in the 1930s and comes in several colors and patterns. I’m partial to the versatility of the pink depression glass myself. The glassware was made available in the 30s in cereal boxes, purchased in dime stores, and given away as prizes in movie theaters! The glassware became beautiful treasures for folks struggling in the difficult economic times of the early 1900s. Today, the glassware is found by the avid thrifter rummaging through flea markets, antique shops, thrift shops, and the like.
What is in a table setting?
The table setting I picked up came with a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, mug and saucer. I added a large white plate as a foundation and a little blue glass plate I found thrifting for .50 cents for a hint more of spring’s soft colors.
What pairs well with cherry blossom pink depression glass?
I paired my mother’s vintage flatware silver to start. Although pink depression glass was considered a thrifty treasure in the 1930s, it pairs beautifully with the finer vintage too!
What colors go well with cherry blossom pink depression glass?
This was the first time I have ever decorated a table with cherry blossom pink depression glass. And I have to admit, I struggled a bit. So I headed back down to the local vintage shop to see what else I could find to pair with this beautiful pink glassware.
That’s where I found a simple white linen tablecloth with blue eyelet and a small round lace doily to center the table. So my answer today is light blue!
Do you love antiquing and thrifting?
If so, I’d love to invite you to join me every Wednesday, as I share all my thrifting adventures along with tips and tricks over on Instagram as part of the series “Thrifting with the Gals”. Then a monthly round-up back here on the blog every third Thursday!
White table napkins and placemats pair beautifully and I even added a touch of gold to the mixture with a bowl filled with faux fruits for a hint of more color.
What about a centerpiece for the table?
While I was down at the local antique shop I discovered this crock like vase with four bunnies holding it up. So cute for Easter and spring right? I added some simple faux flowers to the vase. I will use this year round too!
Candles, always candles on a table!
I found these blue candlesticks while shopping in Maine. They are both a candle holder and a vase! And they also paired perfectly with the rest of the blue touches and cherry blossom pink depression glass.
In the background is a vintage mantel we installed a couple of years back. Learn how to easily install a vintage mantel. Last year I hung teacups over it and this year I’ve hung several small thrifted vintage plates with just a thumbtack, fishing line, and commando strips.
What is a safe way to store vintage dishes?
Most importantly is finding good storage options for your vintage dishes. The dishes I shared with you today came with these storage bags, but you may also find this very set on Amazon.
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Be sure to check out the other bloggers joining me here today on the table tour. Next up on the tour is Lora over at Create and Ponder, who is sharing 10 ways to turn your dishware into decor!
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The depression glass is beautiful Ann and fits in with your decorating style so well. I love all the pretty vintage touches in your homes. Enjoy a beautiful day! xo
Thanks so much Stacy!!
So much fun learning about depression glass today, Ann! I have very small bowls that are green depression glass from my great-grandmother but I’m always afraid to use them. Love that you found this beautiful set and how you’ve styled your table for Spring. It’s really beautiful. Hope your weekend is a fun one. Happy Spring! Hugs, CoCo
Thanks so much CoCo this is the first set I’ve ever owned. I luv that I was able to find a complete table set!
Lora Bloomquist says
This is so pretty, Ann:) I love pink depression glass and it pairs so well with the greens, blues and aquas. Always love seeing your beautiful styling!
Thank you so much Lora🌺🌺
Rebecca Payne says
I love your table. Gorgeous!
Thank you so much Rebecca❣️
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I just love the pink depression glass you found while thrifting Ann! I only hope I can find something like it when I’m thrifting someday! The pink looks so incredible with your blues. Just beautiful.
Thanks so much Kim. So different for me❣️
Katie Mansfield says
I didn’t know that depression glass was given away. Great find and fun to know the history of it. Adorable tablescape. The glass is so pretty.
Thanks so much Katie. I didn’t realize that until recently either🙌🏻
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What an absolutely amazing collection! You created a truly stunning tablescape. On another note, your photography is just breathtaking!
Thank you so much Laura, I appreciate it greatly!!
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I think that was a steal of a deal on your depression glass. And you can never go wrong with pink! It’s the most beautiful shade. I love it. Your table turned out lovely. Hope you use your new collection. Thanks for joining in!
Thank you so much for including me Cindy, luv these blog hops!
Debra Oliver says
I received several pieces of green depression glass from my grandmother, and I’ve always loved them. I also have thrifted several pieces of pink salad plates. Now I need to figure out what I’ve done with them. I love your tablescape with all the beautiful pastel colors mixed together, it’s perfect for your beautiful aesthetic. Hope you’re having a great weekend Ann!
Thank you so much Debra. This was definitely new to me but I’m really enjoying the depression glass. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
This is absolutely stunning!!! I adore pink depression glass!!! There’s nothing quite like it! just so pretty!!! You have styled your pieces absolutely beautifully!!!
Thank you so much, Emily. I know you can appreciate a good thrifted table!
Rachel Harper says
I’m sharing this post on my Sunday Dirt Road Adventures. Can;’t wait.
Rachel, you’re the best. Thank you so much!!
Christy Little says
Wow! What a find in that pink depression glass set. I have a few dessert plates that were my grandmother’s. Yours is so pretty paired with the turquoise!
Thank you so much, Christy. I appreciate it so much!
Kathy A says
I enjoyed your tablescape so much. I don’t own any pink and very little green Depression glass–I think of those 2 colors together for spring. I have a large collection, however, of Federal marigold Bouquet and Lattice, aka Normandie, dishes that I love for holidays/get togethers. The large grill plates slow down gravy overflow! Altough I have found 4-5 pieces together at times, I have put it all together, mainly a few pieces at a time; it can be done! I have several old Yorktown *similar to the old Fiesta) dishes that my mother got as movie premiums in the 30’s. Always wondered exactly what dishes were gtiven away–also what the towels in detergent looked like!
Thank you so much, Kathy. I so appreciate you stopping by today!