If you’ve been following this blog awhile, you know I’m a huge lover (and collector!) of Depression Glass. These intricately designed, pastel dishes were among the first kitchen items to be mass-produced in factories….and it showed! Interior bubbles, straw marks, and irregular pressing forced the companies to adopt new promotional schemes.
To create demand, Depression Glass was given away (for free!) in soap and cereal boxes. Going to the movies? Here’s a plate to go along with your ticket! Need an oil change? Take a free place setting home to your wife: even the new auto industry got caught up in these incentive programs. One can only imagine how the frugal 1940s homemakers reacted! It was so uncharacteristically carefree.
Knowing all this, I’ve had a “must use and enjoy” attitude toward my collection since the very first day. 🙂
What good is beautiful glassware if you only look at it, yeah?
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