I love vintage items. It is hard to choose a favorite, but my go-to, most used vintage item, has got to be my cranberry glass.
As most of you are aware, I love to collect vintage items. I have more than a few collections, but my cranberry glass is the one that I love and use most often.
I am in love, ok, maybe even a little obsessed with colored glassware. For years I have hunted for cranberry glass at vintage flea markets, antique stores, Round Top, and online at Etsy and eBay. I have been lucky that a lot has been gifted to me and I treasure all of it.
But my favorite glassware is Cranberry Glass.
I love to set a table with cranberry glass. It turns just a regular table setting into a fantastic one. The cranberry holds the light in any room and in such a special way.
Whether it is daylight streaming through a window, or candlelight bathing a table in the evening, the cranberry glass holds the light and the color deepens.
If you are interested in more detail about this glass, here is a post on Collecting Cranberry Glass.
I also did a post on collecting colored glass. Hmmm, funny, the photo is all pink glassware, there is definitely a theme here!
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Recently, I set a table using an ombre theme. This was so much fun to create and may be one of my favorite tablescapes I have ever created. Everything on the table was ombre, the flowers, the glassware, the chargers, the china, and the napkins.
And shockingly, I used cranberry glasses!
I have been cleaning out my butler’s pantry and I decided to move all of the glassware into the butler’s pantry to take advantage of the glass shelves and lighting. I started with all of my pink and cranberry glassware.
Instead of simply lining them up on the shelves, I decided to create an ombre effect and I am so thrilled. Every time I glance into the butler’s pantry from the kitchen, this view makes me so happy.
This is such a beautiful example of taking something ordinary, storying glassware, and making it extraordinary!
Collecting Cranberry Glassware
Where can you find cranberry glass?
I love to shop flea markets and there is no doubt that you can find cranberry glass at local vintage flea markets. Some of the best deals on cranberry glass are at garage sales and antique shops.
Often I buy cranberry glassware online on eBay and on Etsy. The prices can vary because obviously, the sellers likely all paid a different price for the glasses. I have paid as low as $5 a glass and as high as $15.
Just be sure and check to see if there are any chips. And check the size because sometimes glasses look taller in a photo. It’s important to know what you are buying. Of course, also check the shipping costs.
Most of the glasses for sale are vintage cranberry. But there are a few newer glasses. It’s not too hard to tell the difference, and most sellers state if they are new or old.
I don’t suggest that you get too caught up in patterns and age and color. Just buy what you love.
You can’t lose if you always buy what you love.
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My Cranberry Glass Collection
Here are close-up views of my glass collection. For those glasses I can identify, I have listed the names. Many of these are also available for purchase below.
- one – Vintage Pilgrim Glass Adams, Jax Highball Beverage Glass (new)
- two – Jax Highball Beverage Glass (new), Vintage Cranberry Crystal Juice/Sherbet 1950’s Glasses
- three – Vintage Pilgrim Glass (Adams pattern)
- four – Lucy Coupe Anthropologie Pink Glasses (new), Pink Depression glasses
- five – Golden Rim Vintage Glasses
- six – Gold Etched Fiorella Flutes (new) and Fiorella Highball Glasses (new) from Anthropologie
- seven – Vintage glasses
I absolutely love how well the light reflects on my Cranberry Glass Collection.
Sometimes I think my cranberry glasses are reproducing in my butler’s pantry. Just kidding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cranberry glass is easily identified by its color. When looking on Etsy or eBay, true vintage cranberry glass usually is identified by a brand such as Vintage Pilgrim Glass or delineates a circa timeline.
Cranberry glass is created by adding gold chloride to hot molten glass creating shades from deep cranberry to light pink.
Ombre is a French word defined as “shadow” or “shade.” The word ombre has been embraced for hair color, nail art, baking, decorating, and graphic design as the blending of one color hue to another, usually moving shades from light to dark.
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