2/16/10

Collectin Green Glassware and Grandma Minnie's Kitchen!


Welcome to My Grandma Minnie's Kitchen!

She always knew what was good...

Like slices of sugar coated homemade bread.

~Flour bags that would make an apron when all the flour was baked into bread.
One of those Aprons was my 'First Apron'.  You can see it and other Vintage Aprons on 'Han~Done Aprons 4Sale'.  The Tab is under the Header.  It's one of Bloggers New Gadgets ...'Pages'.  If you haven't seen this addition to Blogger...here's your chance.

~Cinnamon, sugar and butter topping on Oatmeal served in the Green Glass Bowl that came in the Oatmeal Box.

Most folks collect Pink Depression glassware.  I guess that's why it's harder to find and priced higher.  I'm a Gal who likes Green and so did my Grandma Minnie!  I wish I could say this Green Collection was hers, but it's Not!  Hers is still in Iowa with my Cousin AliceJean.  She's the oldest GrandGal and also a collector of Grandma Minnie's Glassware!

I found this shelf full of Green Glassware at one of my favorite Antique Shops here in San Angelo, Texas.  West End Collectibles, where you will find everything from Aprons to ZebraPrints, and all in excellent condition, creatively displayed and comfortable atmosphere.  Yep, it is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. 


What is Depression Glass?  I'm glad you asked!  I thought I knew, but wanted to be sure, so I Googled.  Here's what I found out....
*DP made it's debut in the 1920s before the Great Depression of 1929 began, with some patterns still being produced as far along as the 1950s.
*Most people equate Depression Glass with the “prizes” found in boxes of oatmeal many years ago. And, yes, it was found in oatmeal. The Quaker Oats cereal company literally saved one glass company from going bankrupt by ordering several boxcar loads of the product during a particularly lean time during the Depression years.

HERE is where I found this information and more....FYI.


Green Glass for Vintage Thingie Thursday....February 18th....Many Thanks to the ColoradoLady Suzanne for hosting VTT.  It's a fun day of visiting other collectors of  A to Z Vintage Thingies.  I can hardly wait to get there and see what everyone is sharing today. 





PS...This GRIT collects Moon and Stars Glassware.  I hope Ya'll will come back to see 'Sue's Green Kitchen' and my Glassware Collections!

39 comments:

  1. Hi Sue!
    The green glassware is wonderful! Sounds like your favorite antique shop would be a fav of mine too!
    Hope you have a terrific day!
    Mary :)

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  2. I love depression glass and have a collection of the cobalt blue. There are so many patterns of depression glass and several colors also. I do love that green and can't wait to see your collection.

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  3. Your green depression glass is lovely. I am one who had no idea why it was called that. Thanks for the lesson. How did they fit a glass in a box of oatmeal? Still chewing on that one,,,
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  4. Love the green glass but favorite color is still blue, lol.
    Do we get to use the green dishes for St Patrick's Day?

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  5. Hi, Sue,
    I enjoyed hearing about Grandma Minnie and her kitchen! I think the green depression glass is very pretty, and you have a wonderful collection! I hope you are having a good week! Sending many happy wishes your way! Vicki

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  6. I love all this green. My mom bought green glassware, green pottery, green jewelry. Why don't I go antiquing? I need to! You inspire!

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  7. Love your story and your green glassware. How luckey to find so many pieces at one time.

    Barbara

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  8. oooooooo i love depression glass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Hello Sue, I didn't get back to you yesterday. A long busy day and no time for the computer. I love your cactus post. This NC gal says "what for" too.
    I want flowers greenery and lovely evergreens to grace my property. I'll depend on God for my water. Maybe a little help from me too!

    Your green glass is beautiful. I don't outright collect it, but I will buy it if it happens to be a treasure I would like. The canister set is lovely. I would love to see your 'green' kitchen.

    As for the cabin, it is really a trailer with logs on it. We like the word 'cabin' better. It looks like a cabin. Smile. I have to tell you my great nephew, 8 years old, was dying to see the cabin when he was visiting us. I took him inside and he looked left then right and said, "Is this a trailer?" We laughed ourselves silly over that one. Kids know the truth!!!

    Thank you for your sweet comment about our grandson's engagement. She is the sweetest Texas Gal!!!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  10. I like the green much better than pink.

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  11. You have a great collection of green glass ware. It is vintage. I have a few pieces like it, but most of mine or the amber color.

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  12. What great glassware..it's very,very pretty. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

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  13. Interesting info on Depression Glass - I didn't know Quaker Oats had their own stimulus plan! What a wonderful idea back then!

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  14. beautiful, beautiful glassware!!!
    thanks for stopping by :-)

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  15. love those green canisters!

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  16. WOW, those spice jars are great. I have seen 1 here or there but never a whole set. Same with the dishes, once in awhile I will see one. Yours are great. What a treasure, thanks for sharing.

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  17. What beautiful green glassware!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  18. gorgeous green depression glass it's my fav! i own a few lovely pieces but OMgosh what i wouldn't give to get my hands on those amazing jars in your second pic..drool!!

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  19. Hi Sue!

    I have to say, I love all colored glass. I just think it is all stunning! And that green glass collection is on exception! Love it all.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  20. I'm a sucker for green. Beautiful collection! I did not know they came in an oatmeal box. Wow, learned something new!

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  21. Lovely coloured glass. I'm pea-green with envy.

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  22. I love green depression glass too! I have several pieces. You have inspired my for a future Vintage Thingie Thursday.

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  23. Sue...what an informative post! I love all depression glassware. The green is gorgoeus! I have a friend in Minnesota who has scouted out a huge collection of green with lovebirds on it :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  24. I like green Depression Glass better. I was surprised to learn that a lot came in oatmeal!

    I miss prizes in food! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the green too. The pink is overrated. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have so much more I want to share and I am just getting started.

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  26. What a great collection of green glassware! I love depression glass too, and I have many pink pieces. thanks for sharing your great collection.

    Debbie

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  27. My daughter has a collection of green glassware. It's fabulous and your post reminds me I wish I had some!

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  28. Oh the green glassware is lovely and it seems to be coming into fashion again, I am seeing replicas of it in stores now (so watch the prices on it to start going up!) My mom collects pink depression glass, but like you I'm a fan of green. I especially like the canisters!

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  29. very happy, pretty green pieces.

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  30. Wonderful, beautiful green glass pieces. Thanks for the information on Depression glass-I never knew it was given as a premium in Quaker Oatmeal!

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  31. Oh man, that green color is JUST lovely and your right...the pink is much more collected but that green is just fabulous!

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  32. Your glass collection is absolutely gorgeous! My stepdad collects Shirley temple bowls that also came as a prize. Wish we could get something so nice in a box of oatmeal today!

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  33. That green is a beautiful shade. The jars are my favorite. Love your Grandma story.
    Nice post.
    Ann
    Tin and sparkle

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  34. This glassware is so lovely. I love the color, to me, much lovelier than the pink. Happy VTT!

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  35. Such a beautiful collection. And thanks for the history on depression glass, I never knew that some of it came in boxes of oatmeal

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  36. Beautiful! I'm also a 'green girl', so I can see the allure of these pieces.
    Thank you for sharing the sweet stories about your Grandma Minnie as well.
    Oh and I loved your comment about the "Rockstar Violet" on my blog. :)

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  37. Your green depression glass is beautiful! I have a few green salad plates that we inherited from my husband's grandfather that I love! Your canisters are especially pretty!

    Kat :)

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  38. Green is my favorite color in depression glass too!!!! I have some little footed dessert dishes just like yours. I need to look around your site and see if we have any other things in common.

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  39. So glad I checked in with you this morning. I have been so busy lately I've neglected my bloggin' friends. I love green Depression glass too and have a nice little collection. A friend's mother gave me my first piece, a mixing bowl. Your Moon and Star piece is beautiful. It almost looks like Vaseline glass.
    I just know that our ancestors must have crossed paths. I still have relatives in San Angelo, but I only have met one of them.
    That antique store sounds fabulous. Someone mentioned it to me just last week. Something tells me I need to make the drive to go up there and check it out. Someday!! Enjoyed your posting so much. Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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