10/3/11

Nifty-Westmoreland Glass

What can I say? I'm truly my aunt's niece and the apple did not fall too far from the tree!!
She loved glass! American made glass! I grew up knowing names such as depression glass, Fostoria, Cambridge, Candlewick, Fenton, Milk glass, Westmoreland, to name just a few!

On a recent road trip my friend and me stopped at an antique mall just to look...with no must-haves on the list!  As we were oohing and ahhhing over different items...

(Now I must admit I have an obsession a mild fondness for pink glass! I stayed at this showcase a loooooong time!! Just sayin'... )

Then "what to my 'wandering' eyes should appear..."  around the corner... could it be...walkin' closer... holdin' my breath...

MILK GLASS!!  A lovely punch bowl with stand and punch cups! This where you should see my 'happy' dance!!

Hoping beyond hope that it is Westmoreland milk glass I ventured closer.

Westmoreland was founded by two brothers in Pennsylvania in 1889. In its heyday the company was in the mix of American glass manufacturing creating many styles and colors.  Later one brother sold out to the other and milk glass became the bread and butter of sales. Paneled grape was one of the most popular. Unfortunately by 1984 the company was sold and closed for good to become a storage unit. STORAGE PLACE, seriously, really...
Now I must get on my soapbox for a moment...it hurts me to see so much of our American artistry, creativeness, and ingenuity gone just gone...   
okay back to my story...

It was marked by the seller Westmoreland...14 pieces..missing a ladle...ahhh pretty!!


Unfortunately the punch set did not go home with me...  :(     But it helped to renew my interest and search for great American made glass!!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan


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12 comments:

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Oh I thought for sure you'd have bought it. I bought a Westmoreland Punch set very similar to this a couple weeks ago at a garage sale for $25.00. Mine has a removable gold base instead of a pedestal.....Love the pedestal..... I'm going to keep an eye out for one. Hugs,

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

I also love American artistry, and am so sad it is lost. What a great piece. It would of been hard to pass it up! Thank you for your post, and becoming a new follower. I have extended that to you, I am now your newest follower. I think we have a lot in common.

PS. When I received an email on your comment, the link comes up as
"URL: http://southernjunkin.com". It comes up as an error, upon visiting you website, it seems you are missing "blogspot" in your address. Make sure you fix, wouldn't want you to miss any great feedback!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Maybe you can tell me who is the maker of that lovely ruffled bulbous pink inside vase! I love that, is it Fenton? Tell me how to search for that on ebay!!!
If it's pink I wanna collect it! This is just delicious! Thanks for popping over to my blog!
~~Wendy

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving your comment. That milk glass punch bowl is to die for! We went junkin' today. Didn't buy anything, though.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

That punch bowl is really a beauty! Thanks for visiting and for the sweet comment of my $1 thrifty finds :)

Patti said...

Wow...that would have jumped in my cart! How much was it? I just bought an old fenton milk glass dish with the sticker still on it - do you hae any idea how the value changes with the sticker?

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

So many beautiful pieces! I love browsing through stores like this! So much to admire!

The Southern Housewife said...

I love love love milk glass! I need to start a mini-collection for my kitchen! :) Thanks for visiting and for renewing my own interest! ;)

Poppy said...

Oh my, this is indeed a pretty piece! I love milk glass specially with the grapevines. Enjoyed reading the story behind Westmoreland. Also I loved your shabby mantle beautifully dressed for fall in the previous post. Thanks for sharing with us this milk glass beauty and for your loving comment on my autumn vignette. Happy Week!Hugs~Poppy

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I remember going to visit the Fenton factory as a kid on vacation -- lovely stuff! OH, that punch bowl set was beyond gorgeous! I've never seen one like it! Thanks for sharing your pics!

SavannahGranny said...

OMG! I love Westmoreland and that punch is awesome. Glad it got you in the mood again.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting Marian's Garden. Ginger

Karen said...

Om my goodness that is beautiful, I have a small milk glass collection, love it. I think I would have fainted had I seen that punch bowl.