Sunday, November 10, 2013

Greentown EAPG - Overall Lattice or No. 38 Glass Pattern

I still have lots of boxes in the garage to go through that contain items to list in my online stores.  Trying to keep organized is hard because there is so much.  But, a couple of days ago I just had the urge to unpack some boxes.  I don't know what is in them until I unwrap the items - it's like Christmas morning.  It is so much fun!  I found some of the Greentown glass that we are going to sell and I have unpacked about 8 boxes - wasn't all Greentown glass.  I know there has to be more in the packed boxes somewhere, but I need to stop and get what I did unpacked listed before I get out of control again.  I decided to try to get all pieces in one pattern and list together.  My first group is the Overall Lattice or No. 38 pattern.  Only 4 different pieces so far, but it's a start.
The Overall Lattice pattern was first introduced in 1897.  Designed by Charles Miller, it is one of the first tableware patterns made by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company of Greentown, Indiana.  It was originally just called No. 38.  Jule Braun, the outside sales rep for the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company unveiled the new pattern, Overall Lattice or No. 38 at the Pittsburgh Exhibit in January 1897 and described it as follows:
"Our No. 38 is a ribbed pattern, bright and strong, unfinished and cheap.  It is a short line, no high flyer, but a common sense set which will just suit the lower millions." 

I just thought that was too funny.  I do have the items in the Overall Lattice pattern listed and you can find them at:  CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Strawberries 'n Cream

Back in the '50s when I was a little girl ( wasn't that long ago), a man use to come around late spring selling fresh strawberries.  Even though we lived in the city on a busy street, he drove a horse and wagon.  I think he use to go up and down the alleys or side streets most of the time.  While there was a busy street in front of our house, there was an alley on one side.  It really didn't seem that unusual back then.  It was always exciting to hear him coming down the alley yelling "strawberries, strawberries for sale."  I think I got more excited about the strawberry man than the ice cream truck.  His strawberries were delicious!  My grandmother would go out to his wagon and purchase a quart or two and make strawberry shortcake.  Her shortcake was the best - she would make a dough, pat it out and bake it in a tin pie pan.  I wish I could make it as good as she did - I can taste it now.............

I just finished listing a set of dinnerware that my mother purchased from the grocery store.  She really out did herself on this set.  She had purchased a service for 24 plus serving pieces.  It is Sheffield's pattern called Strawberries 'n Cream and was offered in the 1970s.

Strawberries 'n Cream
Made in Japan, some of the pieces have a strawberry decal and some are plain.  Both have a butterscotch trim.  I have both styles in the dinner plates and bread & butter plates.
You can find these dishes at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles.

It has taken some time to wash all these dishes, research and list.  All the while I kept thinking about the strawberry man and my grandmother's strawberry shortcake.  And here it is almost winter!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jewelry For The Heart

"The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.  Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.  They're in each other all along." - Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Vintage jewelry for the Heart at 
CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hearts for Valentine's Day

It was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
~Judy Garland

What a beautiful quote for Valentine's Day.  Check out some beautiful vintage hearts of colognes for Valentine's Day for your special love at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles

1981 Avon Lovechimes Decanter with Roses, Roses Cologne
Avon 1984 Be My Valentine Pavi Elle Mini Cologne

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year's with family and friends.  I think 2012 turned out to be one of the most exciting, fun and happy years of my life - a combination of the new and old blending together.
This was my fabulous 2012! 

Question Mark and The Mysterians at James Park, Evanston, IL on July 19, 2012

Their #1 hit - 96 Tears was released in 1966!

He is just hmmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm!

Went to Hilton Head with my family - hadn't been able to go for 3 years
Jascha and Kyler checking out a crab trap

Went to Austin and San Antonio, TX in October 2012 (my first flight since 9/11)
The Alamo

Howl At The Moon with Vicki, me and Diane 

Being serenaded by a mariachi band at dinner along the Riverwalk

Gruene Hall around noon - cowboys and beer and 2-steppin'


The San Antonio Riverwalk - beautiful!

 Great food, the rodeo and dancing the 2-step at Tejas Rodeo Company in Bulverde, TX

Carolina Beach, NC 11/30/2012
 Taking the ferry to Southport for a little Christmas shopping with Sally and Diane

What a beautiful way to end the year - waking up just before the sunrise at Carolina Beach!

What a wonderful year!  
Happy New Year