Vintage Feature: The Feel of Vintage Glassware

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Amber, green and blue textured vintage glassware

Armed with nearly a hundred receptors in each, your fingertips perceive your personal environment – soft or hard, cold or warm, pain or pleasure. While pain receptors help us know when we are hurt, receptors also help us feel pleasure – like when you pick up a textured vintage goblet or glass.

One distinguishing feature of many vintage patterns of glassware is texture – it can be cut or pressed glass, bumpy or cubed. Vintage colors span the rainbow, with greens, yellows, blues, pinks, reds and clear.  There are many, many patterns and here are some of our favorites of amber, green and blue glassware at Southern Vintage Table.

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The green and gold are Milano and the blue is Driftwood.

I call this crinkle glass and have seen it described as lava glass, bark or bumpy, but two official pattern names are Milano, manufactured by Anchor Hocking, and Driftwood by Seneca.  Both patterns come in varied colors and Southern Vintage Table has many in green, gold, blue and clear.  I love the way this glass feels in my hand and how the light shines through it.

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Beautiful vintage blue glassware

Both the color and texture are noticed in these beautiful blue vintage glasses. The first pattern is Tartan by Anchor Hocking and the other goblet is Facets by Libbey/Rock Sharpe glassware.  The pattern names of the two circular tumblers are unknown.  Wouldn’t these all be lovely with vintage blue and white plates?

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Vintage Whitehall glasses

One of my favorite patterns is Whitehall Colony glassware.  It’s heft and cubed texture make it just perfect to sip any cold beverage.  The colors are also varied – harvest gold, amber, avocado green, light blue, emerald green and clear.

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Country Garden in blue and amber

This happy vintage pattern is called Country Garden made by Libbey/Rock Sharpe.  Discontinued in the mid 1970s, this embossed flower pattern embodies the saying “flower power.”

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Colony’s Crown tumblers have rich hues of green, amber and blue.

One style of glassware that fits perfectly in your hands has a “thumbprint” indentation.  Colony’s Crown pattern is one and we have this lovely glassware in green, gold and blue.  We also have goblets in green and bowls in amber.

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Provincial by Imperial Glass

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We have Old Williamsburg in green and clear.

Imperial Glass has several patterns that use the thumbprint feel.  Two are Provinicial and Williamsburg.  Their green and amber colors are rich and the feel of the glass is impressive.

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Recent additions to our collection!

The final set of featured goblets are our most recent additions.  I found them at a thrift store and both the owner and I had never seen these!  They are very substantial and unusual with the coolest feet and pedestal.  The citron green goblet was manufactured by Franciscan Crystal in the 1970s and the pattern is called Madeira.  I cannot find the dark green goblet with the bark-like texture but I haven’t given up just yet!  It’s full of details and I’m certain I’ll eventually find out more.  Any help out there identifying is welcomed!

The sparkle on the table is the glassware and vintage glassware patterns give you much more – texture, heft, deep colors and history!  These patterns and more are available at Southern Vintage Table for your guests’ pleasure and enjoyment!

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3 thoughts on “Vintage Feature: The Feel of Vintage Glassware

  1. Pingback: Vintage Feature: A Medley of Vintage Pitchers and Teapots – Southern Vintage Table

  2. The dark green goblet with bark like texture. Did you ever find out anything about this pattern? I recently came across 15 large glasses and 7 smaller glasses with same pattern however color is brown

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