I have a confession to make: I’m a Depression glass hoarder. Although I have yet to conduct an official inventory, I probably own more than 200 pieces, and I have absolutely no idea what to do with them. The look on my husband’s face when he catches me sneaking a new set into the house (usually from an obscure and unreasonably distant pseudo-antique shop) makes me feel like a compulsive collector of creepy porcelain dolls, and I half expect to wake up one day and find that he’s unloaded the entire lot on eBay. I don’t know what it is about Depression glass. Maybe it’s the history behind it or the charming pattern names, such as Moondrops and Cherryberry, which, for the original owners, alluded to better days and the lost glamor of the flourishing ’20s.
Although I seek out Depression glass in every shade, the pale pink hues, which often gradate into a rosy amber glow at the base of each piece, are by far my favorite. And thus we have today’s board, which features pink Depression glass and poppies, among other soft and lovely blooms. The ombréesque corals and cheerful canary-yellow colors inject an inviting brightness and a playful sophistication into an otherwise pretty but plain pink palette.
CREDITS (from left to right, top to bottom): Girl with peony > Photo by Elizabeth Messina (via Destination Weddings & Honeymoons) / Meringue-filled cups > Photo by Our Labor of Love, styling by Amy Osaba for The Bride’s Guide / Champagne cocktail > Photo and recipe from the Winter 2011 issue of Sweet Paul / Glasses > Photo by Jessica Claire, styling by Amorology (via Green Wedding Shoes) / Cake > Photo by Our Labor of Love, styling by Amy Osaba for The Bride’s Guide / Poppy and jasmine vine bouquet > Photo by Jose Villa, floral design by Flowerwild (via Southern Weddings)