Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Company, and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
I think the history of things we collect is just fascinating. During the Great Depression it must have been fabulous to open a new carton of oatmeal, knowing that something pretty would be inside.
Using a couple of dollar store glass candlesticks and my Krylon Stained Glass Paint, I decided to make a faux version of Ruby Depression Glass.
I like the way the light shines through them. Pretty!
Do you know anyone who collects real Depression Glass?