Vintage Tumbler Caddy Set: All Crinkled Up!

Summer is definitely here – is anyone else melting?

This latest treasure find was just listed in Audrey Would! I am featuring it because it’s the perfect accessory for these crazy, hot days, and also because there is a little history behind the pattern name of the glasses.

GlassTumbler & Caddy Set, Anchor Hocking (2) 600

 

These glasses were made by Anchor Hocking in the mid-1960s. The pattern of this set is called Lido Glass, but the original pattern was introduced in 1959 as Milano Glass. Production of the Milano pattern spanned 1959 to 1963, and was only produced in Avocado Green and Crystal (clear).

Zanesville Mould Company, a new subsidiary of Anchor Hocking at the time, was assigned to making new Milano moulds to replace the old ones. As it turns out, the new moulds were quite different from the originals,  which resulted in the pattern name being changed to Lido Glass.

The two patterns are very similar, however the Milano pattern is more textured and the crinkle more defined. One way to tell a Lido piece from a Milano is that the Lido pattern does not extend right to the rim. Look closely at the glass below, and you will see a plain band around the rim where the pattern has stopped.

Tumbler & Caddy Set, Anchor Hocking (3) 600

Lido Glass, like Milano, was produced in Avocado Green and Crystal, but it was also produced in Honey Gold, Spicy Brown, Aquamarine, and Laser Blue.

Crinkle glassware was popular at the time, and there were other companies producing their variation of this prevalent pattern trend as well. Morgantown Glass Company was one, but their Crinkle line has a distinctly different look. The tumblers are less uniform, and the crinkle is not as pronounced. In order to respect copyright, I could not share an image with you, but this link will take you to one. Seneca Glass Company with their Driftwood Casual line was another, see image here.

So you can see it’s not always easy to tell one crinkle glass from the next, but now you have a few more tips to at least tell Milano and Lido apart from one another!

You know what I love most about this Lido crinkle glass set? It’s easy… just grab your caddy and go!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!

 

20 Replies to “Vintage Tumbler Caddy Set: All Crinkled Up!”

    1. Awe, thanks Katie! Hopefully the bits and pieces I learn can be shared – it’s so much fun when you do go into antique stores and recognize something from this perspective!!

  1. A great set of glasses and an interesting story behind them 🙂 I’m almost certain that a friend of mine had these glasses when I was a kid. Well, I guess it was her mom who had them, we were just kids and didn’t have our own dishes 😉

    1. Hi Kelly! Isn’t it fun to have these things pop back up in our life? I was in an antique store the other day, and overheard a conversation… I remember when… it just made me smile, because that’s the fun of it! 🙂

    1. I am a lover of green and Mid-Century wood, so when I saw this set I was instantly struck, and they really are sturdy glasses – so many great features all in one package! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. How lovely to see this set honored in your blog! It’s delightful to read the story, as I have a personal attachment to this very set which you sourced from my sister’s glassware collection. Diana was thrilled to see your post as well. Thanks, Sheila!! 🙂

  3. Stumbled on this post as I recently purchased 15 glasses that I suspected were Driftwood Casual from Seneca, but the seller told me he thought they were from Anchor-Hocking, so now I’m wondering which they are. So much detail about all of this mid-Century glass! Thank you for sharing yours!

    1. Hi Ann,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment! It’s sometimes hard to get to the bottom of our Mid-Century glass as what we find online is often mis-referenced. Anchor Hocking, Libbey/Dominion – they are common in MCM glassware. Glassware books from the time are a great source of information if you are able to locate them. So many are out of print now, but they can be really helpful. I hope you are able to track the background down for your set!
      Sheila

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