Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kitchen Adventure Post 2



Depression dessert dishes, I have 10 of these.

While snapping merrily away at the pot and the spoon, I thought about all the things i have in my kitchen cabinet that belonged to  my mom. Since the spoon looked great in the sun puddle, I started pulling things from the cabinet and of course SNAPPING!!!!



Above and below, Depression Serving Bowl..  Hard to believe these dishes were distributed free during the Great Depression...


A joyful heart is like good medicine, a broken spirit will make one sick..... get ready to laugh..


Doc, you've got to help me! I keep having these two dreams: in the first one I'm a wigwam; in the second I'm a teepee.

You need a vacation, you're too tense.



33 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Funny!
I love these dishes and your photos are super. How special that they were your mom's.

Susannah said...

Your Depression dessert dishes are lovely and it is wonderful that they were your mother's. They are highly collectible now.

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha on the joke.

i like the tint of those dishes.

Gail said...

Beautiful dishes!!! Great Photography.

Too tents!!! Ha.

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are beautiful dishes, and so are the photos! (Does Bob ever ask you what on earth you're doing?? Just wondering, cuz my husband used to ask and doesn't anymore. He figures that every photo will show up on my blog. lol)

Do you think during the next Depression they will be handing out beautiful glassware like that. ;-) I hear that they're thinking of minting a trillion dollar coin to help pay down the debt. So maybe they can coin another one and buy us all beautiful dishes. :-)

Miss Debbie said...

Love the dishes AND the joke!!

Ann said...

Beautiful dishes. Hard to believe that they were free way back when.
The joke was funny

Chatty Crone said...

So besides being distributed in the depression what else makes it a depression glass - like the print or the etching? sandie

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Gorgeous shots!

I absolutely LOVE your new header. The juxtaposition of old desk and new tech is sublime.

Rebecca said...

Ooooh, nice. This year I bought a piece of depression glass for $2 at an old style 5&10 (mix of new and old stuff). Then I walked down the street and saw the same piece at an antique store for $30. I was very happy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love that depression glass. My Mom used to have square plates that would have matched these bowls,unfortunately,I have no idea where they ended up.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful dishes --and your photos are GREAT.... Love that 2nd one... wow!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Muffy's Marks said...

Love your heirloom depression glass. The bowls are so pretty!!

Catherine said...

I like those lights and shadows!
xo Catherine

Ginny said...

Pictures one, four, and the last are my favorites! I just went through some of my mom's old dishes and have a few of these. I didn't know what they were, are they valuable? I am trying to sell some stuff, like a solid silver flatware set with mother of pearl handles and goblets with thick gold around them. I have boxes and boxes of dishes. No antique malls will buy them and I don't know how to find out their worth. Do you ever use yours? So glad to see you posting early tonight!!

diane b said...

Love the term "sun puddle" the shots are great with the shadow patterns and the light on the glass wear. I wondered why they were called depression bowls. It is great that you still have them.

Linda said...

You are so much fun!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the look of the old Depression glassware. It certainly gave off some beautiful reflections. The reflection in the last photo from the bottom looks like a seashell.

RoeH said...

I love depression glass. I have a few things of my grandmother's here. Nobody's going to know what that is in years to come.

Deb said...

Cool photos....great joke...

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

"Sun Puddle" Photography! Have you coined a great new term?????

A "Sun Puddle" does great things! We just need to remember to use them, when we see them!

Lovely soft pink depression glass, btw.

"Auntie"
Who has 2 posts, today.

Pam ;) said...

Your Moms depression glass dishes are lovely, Sandra.
Smiling :) thanks!

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile! Love the dishes!

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful bowls
I love how the sun shines through them.
Hugs madi and mom

Linda said...

You have a set of moulded glass dishes! Again I treasure all my moulded glass. Do you remember my dish containing sweets a few posts back? That is a heart-shaped moulded fruit dish. Your photos of glass are prettier and the shadows interesting. They inspire me to try again with photographing mine.

George said...

I sure am glad that you snapped away in your kitchen. These photos are wonderful. I really like the third picture. The bowl is beautiful, and you've capture the details very well.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky you to have inherited these lovely dishes! PLUS they were perfect photo ops!

Miss Debbie said...

Just wanted you to know your comment on my post "Made by Hand" made me laugh! Thanks for being a faithful friend!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Lovely dishes- you are so lucky to have them, and especially so many of the same set!

S. Etole said...

I've been cleaning cupboards this week and many of my dishes belonged to either my grandmother or mother. There is very little depression glass though. These are especially pretty.

EM Illustrator said...

Those dishes and bowls are beautiful, and nice reflections.

Betty Manousos said...

first off, i love the post title.
your mom's glass dishes are just lovely!
the photos are simply gorgeous!
great work on the lighting too.

Dee said...

I enjoy the joy you feel when you find photo opportunities.:) The depression dishes are lovely as are the shadows you captured so well. :)