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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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Federal Glass Vintage Mugs and Tumblers

Federal orange juice glasses

Federal Glass was the maker of eye-catching, now vintage glassware, still fairly easy to find in secondary marketplaces.

I especially notice the drinking glasses, tumblers and coffee mugs that I see in my travels. Thrift stores often have long rows of glass items, displayed on open shelves.

Look for colorful clear tumblers or vibrant glass coffee mugs, and just check the bottom for the mark.

Most of the glassware you will see is not marked. But Federal often is. The mark is a capital F inside a shield. It can be large or small, in the bottom center, or . . . → Read More: Federal Glass Vintage Mugs and Tumblers

Federal Glass, charming vintage barware

Okay, so I’ve never been a big drinker, and never even tasted most of the recipes on this glass.

Vintage Federal Glass

Still, so cool…. Federal made glass in Columbus, Ohio, from about 1900 until the late 1970s. We get excited when we see the shield and F mark on things, though not everything made by Federal was marked.

The recipes can take you back in time. They’re from the cocktails at 5:00 generation, the 1950s and 1960s. Like the people on the cable series Mad Men, about the advertising business of that era. No chocolate martinis here. Straight . . . → Read More: Federal Glass, charming vintage barware

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