Thursday, June 22, 2006

collection collective: glasbake

it's time for more
glassware
in my
collection collective.
you already
know
that i am fond
of pyrex
but i first
fell in love
with glasbake.


although
this glassware
is often mistaken
for pyrex,
it is really
quite different.
it is older-
i believe
that it was
primarily
produced
in the
30s and 40s
,
it is heavier-
probably
due to
the techniques
of the time
,
and
it is less common-
was not
produced
as widely
as pyrex
and the company
is no longer
around today
.

here is
some of
my collection:
.

i love glasbake
because of the
beautiful
textures:
.
the small white
cups
pictured above
have a bumpy
grainy-like
texture
(hard to convey
in a photograph)
and most
of the older pieces
are bumpy
or grainy
on the bottom:


of course
the last thing
i need
is more
kitchen stuff
but it's
difficult
to resist
when i find
another
piece of
glasbake!


what do you collect?
check out
the
collection collective
and
share
your collections.

'til
thursday...
xo

6 comments:

Dacia Ray said...

i saw square coffee cups in a vintage store - a set of 6 - for $45! they were beautiful, though. your collection is great. i like the white dish with polka dots!

Shari said...

i'm not familiar with glasbake but i love the textures and colors. you have some great collections. xo, s

lisa s said...

i LOVE your collection. so gorgeous!! glasbake is amazing stuff!

ms. pea said...

my grandma had lots of glasbake in her kitchen. i always loved the textures. my dad put it all out on the curb when my grandmother moved out of her house a few years ago (apparently he hadn't heard of eBay at the time...).

aja said...

I love the dish with the polka dots too! Its awesome.

Eero said...

I love your dishes! (Having seen your kitchen, I suspect you have secret access to another dimension to store it all? :) )