Most of you are aware that I like to collect vintage items. Like children, I do not have a favorite, but my go-to, most used vintage item, has got to be my cranberry glass.
I am in love, ok, maybe even a little obsessed with vintage glassware. I am always hunting for it, at vintage flea markets, antique stores, Round Top, and on-line at Etsy and eBay. I have been lucky that some of it 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 I did on my collection:
I also did a post on collecting colored glass. Hmmm, funny, the photo is all pink glassware, there is definitely a theme here!
I recently set a table using an ombre theme. This was so much fun to create, maybe one of my favorite tablescapes I have ever set. Everything on the table was ombre, the flowers, the glassware, the chargers, china, 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.
Recently I have bought cranberry glassware online on eBay and on Etsy. The prices can vary because obviously the sellers likely pall 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. 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 it is 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 closeup 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.
In case you are wondering what my cabinet looked like before I moved in the glasses, here it is. Not too exciting.
This looks so much better!
Frequently Asked Questions
Cranberry glass is easily identified by the 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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