About Kimbesa

I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

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Cranberry Glass | Berry Red

Cranberry glass has a lively berry-red color that has fascinated collectors since Victorian times.

This color remains popular today, due to its distinctive beauty and clarity.

The cranberry I’m looking for is a cheerful claret or burgundy red, as compared to rich ruby red glassware, though they both have gold in common. It takes a tiny bit of gold to make this beautiful glass.

It’s tough to find glassware in the right condition in the secondary marketplace, because the fine glass pieces are often delicate and don’t hold up to rough handling.

The cranberry cookware was put to work in . . . → Read More: Cranberry Glass | Berry Red

Heisey Orchid – A Flower Lover’s Favorite Glass

Our four-part series on the table setting contest winners from the recent Great Lakes Depression Glass Club show continues.

Second prize went to a table setting using the Orchid pattern by club member Margie Laski, who loves orchids and is president of the Michigan Orchid Society. Her table setting was displayed as part of the club’s educational exhibit at the show.

The Orchid pattern by Heisey features a detailed, etched floral motif with a prominent orchid.

A. H. Heisey & Co. was a glass maker located in Newark, Ohio for many years. Most of the pieces are marked with . . . → Read More: Heisey Orchid – A Flower Lover’s Favorite Glass

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