Vintage Amber Glassware
Little did I know that amber glassware would be making its way into my home after all these years!
Growing up I remember my Mom having a set of these apothecary jars on the kitchen counter.
They were really more like canisters because as I recall she had four of them on the counter, 3 large and 1 small. And now, gasp, this very jar is considered vintage!
We also had this Hazel-Atlas candy dish, and it came out mainly during Christmas. I actually remember Christmas candy being put in it… speaking of vintage, do you remember the sticky, colourful old fashioned Christmas candy mix?
This dish is in the pinwheel & leaf pattern, and is circa 1970s.
My Mom had a little amber glass dish similar to this Anchor-Hocking ‘Star & Cameo’ patterned one too.
Hers was more plain than this one, but she also had a set of clear dessert dishes exactly like this one. In fact, they’re still around! The amber dish was depression glass, as well as the clear dishes.
But I bet you’re wondering why this sudden interest in the amber glassware. Well, Kaleigh and I were antiquing for a few decorative dishes for her bathroom. She had a covered candy dish in mind for her Q-tips, and really wanted something on a pedestal. Originally she was looking for something in clear glass. So imagine my surprise when she spied the amber glass and changed her vision on the spot!
This is what she chose.
Another vintage Anchor-Hocking piece, this one being a ‘Fairfield’ amber glass candy dish. I saw one on-line without the lid and it was being sold for more than we paid for this one! Lucky us 🙂
And we also found this…
A mini ice cream dish which will be used as a soap dish.
You can see from the counter top that the amber glass is a great match. And with the gold in Kaleigh’s new colour scheme (you can read about it here, here, and here), the amber creates a nice flow between her bedroom and ensuite. You’ll get to see more photos as Kaleigh’s new scheme comes together… one project at a time 😉
But for now, here are the two pieces sitting beside each other.
They’re not a set, but they definitely compliment each other.
It’s interesting seeing Kaleigh’s choices come together. Who would have thought popular glassware from my childhood would turn up in my teenage daughter’s décor scheme? Hmmm, what goes ’round comes ’round, and this is especially true with the décor trends today. What’s old is new again!
Do you remember any amber glassware in your home? Do you have any now?
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller unless otherwise indicated.