Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mountain Flower Painted Petalware Depression Glass

One of my favorite collections is Red trimmed Petalware made by the MacBeth-Evans Glass Company in the 1940's. The plate is somewhat translucent when held to the light. The first time I saw it...well, I just gasped. It was love at first sight.

Little did I know this pattern is "scarcer than hen's teeth". That's one of my grandma's saying but I kind of like it! I have SLOWLY added a piece at a time. And then fortunately, we found eBay. I added a few more here and there and still look for it on our trips.

There are many patterns of Petalware all made from 1930-1950. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Some patterns include the pastel stripes, bolders stripes, fruit patterns, and other florals.

This is the Mountain Flower pattern. I love that I can put almost any color with it. I can use my Green Depression glass, I have some blue I use...I just love it! The green goblet is from my mother and was considered the "good" glasses used for holidays, etc.

While shopping on eBay one day, I saw these tumblers. I almost stopped breathing! You think I'm exaggerating? Then you really don't know me very well!!! These are so very hard to find. I waited and sniped (do you know what that is?) and was the winner! Woo hoo!  If I ever stumble on the larger 12 oz. tumblers, I'll have to do a little victory dance.

It is a very striking set to display. It was previously displayed in an old oak cabinet in our other home. 

Currently it is displayed in my glass kitchen cabinet. I enjoy drinking my coffee at the island facing my pretty dishes! 

Posting this to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Flaunt it Friday
Friday Show and Tell
Feathered Nest Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday

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Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never seen this before and I love it. I'm glad it caught your eye.

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, this is the most beautiful depression glass pieces I've ever seen!! I'm so glad you have it, aren't you so lucky?! In your kitchen cabinet there's like a pretty carafe, or pitcher? Beautiful, along with the glasses, they bring it all together, really nice! Lots of hugs. FABBY

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I am with Stacey I have never seen this before but I like it. I would love some but man, I have no place else to put any thing. Since I started art classes a few years ago I have got to find me a place to either sell or give away some art. I just feel like no one would want it. Well I think I am gonna try something. Great post.

LV said... Best Blogger Tips

I go antiquing all the time, but do not recall seeing any of these. I will have to be on the lookout from now on. You have a nice assortment.

Queenie's Vintage Finds said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so pretty...Love this pattern...I have never scene it before...hope you can find more of it along the way.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I can certainly see why you admire this pattern so --- it's quite lovely --- good luck with your search for the tumblers.

Marlis said... Best Blogger Tips

i've never seen this pattern nor did i know about it! Thanks for sharing with us. It's beautiful. many blessings, marlis

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for coming and liking my Country Tablescape. The beige plates are Spanish, (Spain) The green design is from our former Ceramic Co., my hubby had and I worked there too. I'm also your latest follower, nice meeting you! God bless. FABBY

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Judy! I've never seen that pattern before but it is absolutely lovely. And you are right, sooo many different colors could go with it! Love your mother's green stemware, too!

I so hope you will join us June 10th for the Wedding Blog Party!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Diana LaMarre said... Best Blogger Tips

First time I have ever seen these. They are very pretty. Your kitchen cupboard display is perfect.

Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Your dishes are beautiful! I enlarged the pic to make sure I got a good look at the pretty flowers-enjoy:@)

Dandelion and Daisy said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, guess what, this is another woman who loves painted petalware but, unlike you, I gave up! I had two cups and saucers and a creamer and sugar. Mine did not have the red edge and the floral design maybe a little different. I'm going to look around and see if I still have them. I looked for a long time and couldn't find any really is rare. They must not have made a lot of it. The painted bird and flower plates that hang on the wall are more plentiful. So, I totall agree those are beautiful dishes and you are so fortunate to have you collection. Thanks for visiting me today...I might never have read your blog otherwise. I'm now a follower!

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, you've left me breathless, and I'm sure this will be one more thing I keep my eyes open for, now. Have a wonderful Thursday - Tanya

hidden art of homemaking said... Best Blogger Tips

these dishes are beautiful..never seen them before..I do love red. :-)

The Tablescaper said... Best Blogger Tips

Such lovely dishes. I've never seen them before.

Hope to see you Sunday at "Where do you keep it all?"

- The Tablescaper

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't seen these before - they're quite stunning! Beautiful -will have to keep my eye out for these

xinex said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very pretty pattern and I am sure it is quite rare cause I am a dishaholic and I am always looking at dishes and have never seen this pattern until now. Pretty color and design!...Christine

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't think I've seen this print-it's rather simple and pretty!

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE that pattern...especially on the glasses!!

Entertaining Women said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the introduction to Petal Ware. It is wonderful! I love it in the white glass fronted kitchen cabinet. It looks like a piece of art. Cherry Kay

Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

These are really gorgeous! I can see why you fell in love with them! :-)

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Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I know this seems like a stupid question because these dishes are hand painted, but have you ever put these dishes in the dishwasher on a china or gentle cycle?

Thanks a lot...

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

And the reason I ask is because I collect them as well and I was curious as to how they would fare...

Thanks! Jennifer

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