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Antique amethyst glassware

Antique Amethyst Glassware

Antique amethyst glassware refers to vintage glass items made from amethyst-colored glass. Amethyst glass is a type of colored glass with a deep purple hue, resembling the color of amethyst gemstones. Amethyst glassware became popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was often used for decorative purposes, such as vases, bowls, pitchers, and other tableware items.

Collectors and enthusiasts of antique glassware often seek out amethyst glass pieces for their unique color and historical significance. The deep purple hue of amethyst glass can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home decor. Additionally, the rarity and age of antique amethyst glassware can make it a valuable and sought-after collector’s item.

If you are interested in acquiring antique amethyst glassware, you can explore antique shops, estate sales, online marketplaces, and specialized glassware auctions. It’s important to carefully examine the condition and authenticity of the glassware before making a purchase, as there may be reproductions or damaged pieces in circulation.

As I quickly discovered…

Antique Amethyst Glassware For Sale

I rarely see amethyst glassware in my antiquing or thrifting adventures, so when I saw what I thought was antique amethyst glassware, I snatched these 6 hidden gems for just $24.

Is it amethyst, lavender, or purple?

Hmmm, I wonder if they are wine glasses or water goblets?

But you know what? Once I got home and looked up the antique amethyst glassware online, I realized quickly that they were not antique! You could have fooled me!

I also found this cute wire basket with sand dollars. These went for $24, which I thought was a bit high, but there was so much I could do with them, so they also came home with me.

Basket of Sand Dollars with antique amethyst glassware

What I thought were antique amethyst goblets are actually available today on Amazon!

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It’s All About the Glass

Whether you appreciate glassware’s historical value or simply enjoy its aesthetic appeal, antique amethyst glassware can be a delightful addition to any glassware collection or home decor.

In my younger days, and let’s face it, today too, a dear friend and I would always say, “It’s all about the glass” when we would dine out.

Antique amethyst glassware on table with flowers and basket of sand dollars.

Walkers of Maine is a restaurant just down the road from us in Maine. I love the various vintage glassware they serve their refreshments in. Once, I swear I was drinking from a glass right out of the TV show The Partridge Family with all its colored patterns!

Do you know of any restaurants around you that use retro glassware for their patrons?

Walkers Restaurant

Amethyst Glassware in Decor

Decorating with Purple Lilac

Do you know what goes great with antique amethyst glassware? Lilacs!

So I clipped a few lilac branches from our backyard and added them to an old silver champagne bucket to accent the glassware on our coffee table in the sunroom.

See more in the Decorating with Purple Lilac post. And you may also enjoy the Bountiful Bouquets of Lilacs post.

Champagne bucket filled with lilac branches.

Some fresh mint from the backyard, and this got me thinking…

Antique amethyst glassware with water and mint on coffee table.

What else would make these beautiful amethyst goblets even more enjoyable?

Antique amethyst glassware with lemon on coffee table.

Well, lemon and mint, of course!


All-Season Drink Recipes

I reached out to some of my blogging gals and put together this round-up of fantastic all-season drink recipes that you can try out in your own thrifted and vintage glassware. How fun would these be all styled on a bar cart, too!

Non Alcoholic


More Colored Glassware in Decor Ideas:

Picturesque Table Setting with Autumn Mountain Views using these amethyst goblets.

I love setting our tables with all kinds of different-colored glassware. You can peruse them all in my table-setting collection posts.

Cheers Friend!

Antique amethyst glassware cheers in hand with lemon.

You may also enjoy these Vintage Bars: 10 Designs to Copy Now post.

Dark Wood & Amethyst

antique amethyst glassware presented on dark wood with white hydrangeas.

When I was decorating our home with all the spring lilacs, I learned that the color purple paired with dark antique woods is truly a match made in heaven.

antique amethyst glassware on dark vintage wood table.

If you like antique amethyst glassware, especially colored glassware, you may also enjoy this depression glass cherry blossom pink table I created at our home in Vermont.

And have you ever created an ice bucket before?

antique amethyst glass on dark wood table.

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed visiting our Home in Coastal Maine with us today.

Vintage Glassware - It's All About the Glass

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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  1. Stunning collection. Excited to find others like me. Very beautiful glassware! Thanks for being so inspiring.

    1. Thank you so much John. I’m so grateful you dropped by😃

  2. Thanks so much for sharing our recipe in your post, Ann! I love all the vintage amethyst glasses you found!

    1. You are so welcome Anne🙌🏻💜💜

  3. Ann how about plain old vanilla ice cream in those amethyst colored glasses. Yum! They are lovely.

    1. What a great idea Shelley I love it🙌🏻