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Just a marigold bowl, you say. Or if you study your patterns and colors you might say, "Wow, a Millersburg Vintage ice cream shape (ICS) bowl with a Hobnail exterior." If you find one either small or large, it would be a good thing to buy, if the price is right, in any of the colors that it is found. With the Hobnail exterior pattern, it is special. Keep looking. ... See MoreSee Less
From the bold, bigger items to a diminutive little toothpick holder, there is always something for everyone. This purple Imperial Flute toothpick exhibits some great iridescence if you are into the gold and green type of iridescence. To determine whether this is called purple, you look at the color of the glass on the base of the toothpick. This toothpick is from the classic carnival glass period in the early 1900's. The most common colors are purple, marigold, and green and these colors are all affordable for someone on a budget, but other not so easy to find colors can be found occasionally. ... See MoreSee Less
Sometimes carnival glass has no pattern molded into the glass. This happened early in the making of carnival glass. The glass companies used existing molds and then had decorators paint designs on the plain exteriors of the glass. This is the Apple Blossoms pattern on blue glass that was iridized before the painting was done. This is a Northwood pattern found in berry sets, table sets, and water sets. If you like this enameled pattern, you might not find it easily because it is one of the scarcer enameled patterns.
This was featured in our display room at our ICGA convention a couple of years ago. Meet us in St. Louis from July 12 - 15 at the Crowne Plaza Airport for this year's convention. ... See MoreSee Less