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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th Of July! Teacup Thursday, Vintage Sandwich Pattern

Happy 4th of July, America's birthday! I hope you have a fun day planned with friends and family. Ours includes a barbecue...chicken, steal kabobs and hot dogs with potato salad and corn on the cob!


I had problems with comning up with a patriotic teacup for today, so decided to share a Sandwich pattern depression glass cup and saucer made by Indiana Glass Company, USA in the 1930s. The Sandwich pattern is one of the oldest pressed glass patterns, so I thought it might be appropriate. Different variations were made by several different makers and are distinguished by slight nuances of the number of petals, how they are outlined, etc. For more info on the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.




 Here on the Olympic Peninsula of far northwestern Washington state, the saying is that summer arrives on July 4th, and it's heading that way today. We are supposed to be in the upper 60s beginning a clearing and warming trend. We are all ready for it! There is even an outdoor concert by our city band in the park bandshell today and fireworks tonight with various other things going on. I love the summer!  

My ONLY problem today is trying to keep my husband from flying the Union Jack instead of the Stars & Stripes outside. He has been known to do that...once a Brit always a Brit, despite his now being a US citizen! So this is for him...






So have a great day today. Here are the blog parties I'm joining below. Stay safe and
God Bless America!

 
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 Please pray for those who are affecred by the power outages on the East coast and the wildfires in Utah and Colorado. Jann Olson, whose link is above, is in a threatened neighborhood, and many other of our blog friends are impacted.

4 comments:

  1. Your depression glass teacup is very pretty. I like depression glass even without the colour as the pattern impressed in the glass is always pretty. Happy July 4th from Canada!

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  2. Your 4th of July barbecue sounds wonderful! We celebrated early this morning [6:40 a.m. to be exact] at the hospital with the birth of a new granddaughter. After being up all night waiting for her arrival, I'm lagging a little bit today. Your sandwich glass teacup reminds me of our blogging friend, Linda J., at Friendship Tea as she collects clear sandwich glass.

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  3. I love that little flag blowing along for your hubby!

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  4. Beautiful cup. My mother collected pink depression glass. Oh my, 60s sound wonderful to me! It's been in the upper 90s - and 100s here for a couple weeks. Too hot!!
    Cindy

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