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Old Colony depression glass - I have a name for it!

September 6th, 2016 at 06:26 pm

I looked up the depression glass pattern of the set that my mom had- it is called Old Colony- and its pink. The set is beautiful, but very fragile. At least now I know what it is as I determine what to do with it. Letting the dishes sit in a box will just allow them to deteriorate. I know there is someone who would appreciate them and I could put any $ from a sale towards college funds for the grandkids. I say this like I have decided, but the truth is, just thinking about selling the dishes makes me sad.

I think I will tuck my dad's coin collection away. Coins wont lose value- and maybe someday a grandchild will appreciate receiving a coin from their great grandfather.

The rest of the things, I just need to donate. It's time.

So, Z still isnt here. Supposedly BM is actually on the road today and plans to arrive at midnight. The plan tonight is that she will drop Z and his sis off at DD2s when they get to town, and DD2 will take them to school in the morning. Until it actually happens, we dont know for sure. DD2 spoke to the principal at the school today, and the principal has an appt with DHS tomorrow to start a case.

Today was a no spend day. I packed my lunch and then as I was leaving work, a co-worker offered my here pasta salad from lunch that she didn't/wont eat. (It has too much garlic for her taste) Since it was destined for the trash, I took it. Super yummy!

I found a dollar in the bottom of my computer bag tonight, so it is going into the tip bag for the cruise we are taking in November. So far I have saved $72 towards tips by turning in loose change and saving my small bills.




7 Responses to “Old Colony depression glass - I have a name for it!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I think I may have said this already, but you can keep some of it. A favorite piece or a few coins for example. And realize your sadness is likely not about the stuff but the grieving process.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    ccf- I agree about the grieving process. I know that I am still grieving them which is why parting with their things is so tough. THinking about how much they enjoyed these 'things' makes it hard to let them go, but that is precisely what I need to do.. sigh.

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Hi Ray, I think you should keep the coins and the dishes for your grandchildren. They can decide if they want to keep it all or not. Personally, I would be thrilled to inherit a collection of depression glass from a grandparent or great grandparent. Those are family heirlooms and cannot be replaced.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you Bluebird- that is appreciated insight. If I do keep it, I will need to repack much more carefully...which is a possibility. I am going to discard of the no brainer stuff first and see what space we have left over....it is so tough to decide on stuff. I do have 3 old quilts that my mom had collected/saved...and 3 granddaughters. Those will likely be stored carefully and saved for them.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    How about if you have a family Old Colony dinner? Everything is served from it, every place is set with as much of it as possible. Then ask each person to take one piece of it home. The dinner together will imbue the dishes with a new family memory, making them all family pieces to everyone attending, even if they were formerly just "Gramma's dishes". Even if not interested in the dishes now, think how pleased a future descendant would be to have something that belonged to great, great, grandma!...Frame and hang a flat dish as a piece of art....Come Christmas fill cups, plates, or bowls with cookies, candies, homemade pasta, etc, add a clear wrap and small bow, and pass on the pieces that way...Just then don't particularly look for the pieces to be on display or in use in the next person's home.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I love what Joan is suggesting! Now I wish I had something like that to do that with.

  7. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Joan- what a beautiful idea! I am going to seriously consider that!

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