My thrifting find for this week is a beautiful lemonade set in the cornflower pattern. In a local consignment shop, I spotted the set which included a 9 5/8" high lemonade pitcher and eight glasses. They were in mint condition! ~
Priced at $29 they were a steal and I snapped them up! Cornflower lemonade pitchers are hard to come by and I've seen them priced over $100. The glasses usually sell, individually, for around $10. There isn't a chip or scratch to any of the pieces.
Cornflower is a pattern created by Canadian glass cutter WJ Hughes in 1912. For 75 years it was the favourite pattern choice for Canadian homes.
The pattern is distinctive in it's deep cuts of 12 cornflower petals and hexagonal grid as the flower centre. The tips of the petals are fringed. ~
The stems form a graceful arch and are dotted with elongated leaves. ~
The Hughes Cornflower Co. specialized in cutting and embellishing glass and ordered their pieces from as many as 20 different glass manufacturers. Although it came from as far away as Europe, most of the pre WWII glass came from the USA.
Some pieces are crystal. Others are ordinary glass. The rarest and most expensive, as collectibles, are the coloured Depression glass pieces.
I remember this as my grandma's pattern. By keeping an eye out at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store, I've put together a set of 8 juice glasses for 50 cents each. Now that I have 8 tumblers and a pitcher, I can move on to wine glasses and serving pieces.
This lemonade set has an honoured place in the dining room. It's sitting on an old, cast iron furnace grate until I come across the perfect tray for serving ice cold lemonade to my guests! ~
I'm sharing this with ~ What's It Wednesday
I love this pattern. How cheerful! You were lucky to have found them, especially in that condition.ReplyDelete
Hi... Love your cornflower .. I see it often at the auction we attend..ReplyDelete
I wonder what kind of tray you will find.. smile.
What a great set, Maureen. I don't know that pattern at all but I think it is pretty- It certainly reminds me of days gone by. My Mom had a set of pressed/etched glass when I was a kid but I don't remember what it was. I think she had a pitcher too and it seems to me she always used it for iced tea. What fun that you have found all those pieces so reasonably- xo DianaReplyDelete
Really beautiful! What a great find! Makes me think more frequent trips to my local Salvation Army thrift shop are definitely in order!ReplyDelete
I don't recognize this pattern from the old days. My mom never had any, I know that for sure. It's very pretty and I especially like the elongated leaves. Good buy!ReplyDelete
Wow, score! It's really beautiful good luck with the wine glassesReplyDelete
It is beautiful Maureen and a good deal.ReplyDelete
Lucky you Maureen. That brings back a flood of wonderful memories. My grandmother used to serve us lemonade under the willow tree using the same set. As a child I simply loved it all. Enjoy Maureen.ReplyDelete
Maureen this is gorgeous! I am so glad you found this to add to your collection. Hugs, LindaReplyDelete
$29.00 ... oh, what a deal. That set is just gorgeous and in such fine condition. Must have sat in a china cabinet all these years. Beautiful pattern too. I have been dealing in antiques for a lot of years, and do not ever remember seeing that pattern. Lucky you, Maureen.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the history of that glass.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
I remember seeing these in almost every house growing up Maureen!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful - and a great find!
What a gorgeous treasure your found! Bravo!ReplyDelete
this is very beautiful dear Maureen! I had two crystal champagne glasses once (but not for long). somehow in this household the only glass that survives are the empties from mustard...ReplyDelete
love your tray too :-)
Oh, I love them, they are just precious! Is this the same cornflower that grows wild by the road in the US. We used to call them "Batchelor Buttons" or "Ragged Robins" and then of course "Cornflowers"!ReplyDelete
Stunning glass, I lve it!! Looks like the luck of the Irish came your way, with this fabulous find! Happy St. Pat's week to you.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous set! The pattern is just stunning! Love it!ReplyDelete
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Very beautiful Maureen. I have not heard of this pattern before, but I love it!ReplyDelete
I love your new pitcher and glasses Maureen. I bet they would be perfect for lemonade on a hot summer day!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful find! The set is beautiful and to think your Grandma had this pattern is a treasure. Yes, I can see the pitcher filled with lemonaid this summer! Thrifting is so much fun!ReplyDelete
You certainly hit 'pay dirt' when you snatched up this gorgeous Cornflower set. I absolutely love that pattern and envy you with this wonderful find. You do it justice, I am happy for you. Hugs, Gayle.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful set -- nothing more lovely than cut glass! SallyReplyDelete
I love it when you teach me about stuff Maureen! That really is a lovely pattern and those leaves are just beautiful..the flowers too, but I'd have bought the for the leaves alone! Nice score and put something strong in that lemonade and I'll sit on your deck with you and watch the river roll!ReplyDelete
What a great find and thanks for the info!ReplyDelete
O, this is sooo pretty. Just beautiful, Maureen. Lucky you for being at the right place at the right time. I know you will so enjoy using it.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous set!ReplyDelete
So beautiful wow! and what a great price.ReplyDelete
Maureen -- what a lovely set. Looks beautiful in your home.ReplyDelete
I will be expecting to see some refreshing lemonade soon in that gorgeous set!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful find. Love to have some Lemonade with that set.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a good week-end.