Have you been looking for an opportunity to showcase your vintage Depression glass? Spring is the perfect time to create a Seersucker and Pink Depression Glass Easter Vignette. Pastels, whites, and florals are a like a breath of fresh air after a long winter filled with dark colors and heavy textiles.
Seersucker was originally called “shirushaker,” which means milk and sugar in Persian. Like Madras, it was originally bought from India during the Colonial Period. By pulling some warp yarns tighter than others, a slack-tension weave creates a crinkled fabric that seems to look puckered. The puckered look negates ironing, and makes it great for traveling. Seersucker’s lightweight, 100% cotton weave is perfect for spring and summer wear. The purple, orange, and pink in this seersucker weave is more colorful than the popular blue and white seersucker “railroad stripe” that is most commonly seen.
The pink Depression glass pieces include a Jeannette Glass Holiday Buttons and Bows cake plate (behind the Happy Easter plate), and a pair of Imperial Glass Hobnail Ivy Ball vases.
The egg-shaped Happy Easter plate was found while thrifting several years ago. The girl bunny featured here is wearing an Antebellum-styled purple ruffle dress. Have you ever wondered why houses and clothing from the time period before the Civil War are called Antebellum? It’s Latin for “before the war.”
One one side of the Easter vignette, a girl bunny in a pretty pink dress is happily sitting on a bright blue Easter egg.
On the other side, a vintage white Camark pitcher is placed atop a pink velvet-covered pedestal. The pitcher has a solid “clay” earthy, shabby chic look about it, as opposed to porcelain or ironstone. It came with an underplate not included in the spring vignette.
In the mid 90s, a traveling artist sold gorgeously painted windows at a craft show in our area. I bought one with a church scene, and another with a tree swing. Recently, I spotted this pair, painted with flowers, at a thrift store. They look great inside, but I could also see them hanging outside on my porch. I don’t know who decided to get rid of these authentic art pieces, but her “junk” is part of my treasures now.
I took some natural twig balls and dyed them ombre purple with an old kindergaten teacher’s method for dyeing macaroni and rice. Read 1978 Retro Spring Vignette to make your own.
I hope you enjoyed my Seersucker and Pink Depression glass Easter Vignette!
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