Saturday, October 25, 2008

PINK SATURDAY - my 3rd one


These two pieces of pink depression glass were found in the early 90's.
This was before the magazines started talking about depression
glass again and made the general public realize their value and
hunger to own it again. Thus the prices sky rocketed even at yard sales!
I wanted this sweet little dessert/ice cream cup as soon as I saw the lone piece and at $2, it was a steal!

The platter was also a great find at about $4

While the cup basically is just a display item in our corner cabinet we do use the platter quite a lot, especially for big dinners.

Wanted to add this adorable bed today, which is from the American Girl Doll line. Kerri saw it in the new catalog and of course said she'd LOVE it for Christmas. Well, sorry, but at $118.00 that is not happening. While I love the American Girl items I think the prices are truly outrageous! I do believe though, that between her daddy's woodworking crafting skills and my touches of fabric and beads here and there, not to mention paint or stain we could make something
similar for under $20 - much more doable!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday and if this is your first stop at my blog and you have an extra few minutes, please take a look at some of my other posts - especially the Halloween Party from last Saturday the 18th - it was a lot of fun!


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Robyn.

I love pink depression glass, too. I have a few pieces, but I keep my eye open for more. I love your platter.

You'll have to come back and show us the bed you make. I'm certain it will be wonderful.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Though I don't collect it I have always loved the pink depression glass. Some of the patterns now are quite expensive like one berry bowl going for $60.00. Like you, I think the American Girl prices are awfully expensive. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend. ~ Lynn
P.S. If you make the bed show us a picture. :)

Virginia said...

I love pink depression glass, yours is wonderful.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Robyn,

I just love your pieces of pink depression glass. They are just lovely. You have a great blog and I look forward to coming back and visiting in the future.

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Denise Elizabeth said...

Happy pink saturday love all your photos. Denise

Hilda said...

I love your pink depression glass. Truly wonderful. Love that stuff! The bed is cute, but not worth $118! Hope you can make one so we can see it on your blog!!

Vintage To Chic said...

Love your Depression glass, I have a few pieces but not pnk,

Elizabeth said...

I have that same platter and use it often because it is really sturdy, being pressed glass.

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Robyn, Happy Pink Saturday! I peaked back all the way through to the Halloween party. Looks like fun! I too love all the little card catalog drawers. I drool over them at our antique and flea market sales but I can't afford them either. I bet you could make that bed ....Robyn

CC said...

I love the depression glass.. I have but one dessert glass. Wish I had more.

G. Bloom said...

I love the depression glass! My mother and grandmother collected the pink and green. I also have a daughter who American Girls, Yes they are a little expensive! I love your bolg.

Smilingsal said...

My granddaughters liked American Girl too; it is costly. Thank goodness they're now older! Thanks for sharing. I have a book giveaway. See my sidebar to enter. Happy Pink Saturday!

Ed said...

I love your pink glass, my grandmother had a similar coloured rose bowl and we are in UK!! Happy Pink Saturday. Please pop over to Ed's Place to see my pink photo's

Kim said...

Simply lovely! When I was a little girl in the '70s, my mom began collecting green depression glass with a very specific design. She has tons of it and let me tell you it sets a very beautiful table!
Happy Pink!

Grandma Faith said...

Your pink depression glass pieces are wonderful.

Utah Grammie said...

Oh, I loved your "Pink"! And I did browse a little - those magazines look wonderful! Of course, I love anything Somerset puts out! Great photos!

Patricia said...

Your depression glass is beautiful. I love the American dolls - I know your bed will be lovely. Hope you have a wonderful new week.

Fleur de Bee said...

I love that platter...Pink Depression glass is so much fun!! CHECK OUT THAT BED! EEK! Don't show my daughter LOL!


Jenny S said...

Love the glass!! I need more platters, especially useful ones! Happy PS!

Stephanie said...

Those are 2 great pieces, a lot of history there, I'm sure.

What little girls doll wouldn't want a bed like that? It would be way more fun to make one, I agree. Who knows, she may even end up helping to come up with a better design!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Anonymous said...

gorgeous pieces, Robyn!
Thanks for visiting :-)
Happy Pink Saturday!

PA Fiber Artist said...

Hi Robyn,

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for your comment on my blog. That depression glass is very pretty. I love it!

Take care,

splummer said...

Great Pink Saturday Photos! I really like your depression glass. I have a few pieces. But it has gotten to expensive for me to buy! Take Care!!


Suzie Button said...

I love all your pink! My baby is now 20, but I remember when she wanted all of the American Doll items too! i agree, they are wonderful, but too expensive! happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

vintagewindow said...

The pink depression is lovely.
If you make the bed, please post it so we can all see the finished project.


Dawnie said...

I love those 2 pieces. I agree also about American Girl. I love the dolls but never did get into starting the collection because it would have been mindblowing to think what one could spend.

She'sSewPretty said...

I have a few pieces of pink depression glass too! I also bought them way before they became popular again. Now I can't afford them! Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday. Maybe you'll show us your version of that bed soon?!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

The glass is so pretty. I've yet to be able to find any at a thrift store or yard sale. grrr.
I can't believe how much AG stuff costs. My girls (when they were little) love American Girl. It was costly even then. I love Samantha :0).
If you make the bed, please post pics. I'd love to see how it comes out.
Happy PS. (one day late!)

Joy said...

...and I betcha she will be so proud to show her friends and brag about who made it for her!

Hilda said...

Well, it looks like you will have to make a bed for the Kerri's American Girl doll, because you've been left a lot of comments telling you that they'd love to see pics of it!! Hee!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Thanks for your visit. I love your depression glass!


KatCollects said...

You got a beautiful platter for a great deal, and that makes it even better : ) I hope you had a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn
That is such a pretty cup and the platter also. Depression glass is so delicate I just love it. It is getting harder to find things at a reasonable price never mind just finding them now that they are in such demand again.

I am happy about that I guess, because at least they aren't just being "lost" out there...people are loving them.

Thank you for sharing...and be sure to share the pic of the bed too!

Have a lovely day

Anonymous said...

i love your depression glass- how pretty!
blessings- gail