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No Waste Spotlight: Vintage Depression Glass

No Waste Spotlight: Vintage Depression Glass

Photography by Love The Clutter

With all our time spent at home, it only makes sense that we’re all looking for ways to make our space feel lighter and happier. Our homes now function as the place we work, but they still need to be a place we can relax.

Pre-COVID, I used to live at my local Op-Shop and vintage stores on the weekends. I’d go with my sister and friends and we’d scour the aisles trying to find the coolest pieces. What’s so great about vintage pieces is you get something beautiful for your home without contributing to the demand of mass production. Good for the environment and one of a kind, could it get any better?

When you shop vintage, there’s always an unparalleled level of quality and uniqueness that you just can’t find in big box stores. These pieces come to you with a story, a past life that you get to add to!

Photography by Love The Clutter

As a self-proclaimed vintage fiend, I love learning about the pieces I bring into my home, and depression glass has such a cool history! It was made as a cost-friendly alternative to the fashionable 1920s crystal glass, originating during the Great Depression as a colorful way to bring joy during a hard time. Does that remind you of anything else right now?! So it's no surprise that the pastel pinks, deep greens and blues, and burnt oranges, quickly found a way into everyone's hearts.

Photography by Love The Clutter

All this time at home has inspired me to become more attached to my dishware. Featuring these beautiful pieces throughout your home will quickly be one of the best ways to bring joy to the space! These gorgeous dishes match well with flowers, and other pastel accents, but don’t take my word for it, here are a few of our favorite depression glass tablescapes:

Images from Adrianne Smith (left) and The Roots of Home (right)
These beautiful glasses demand to be filled! Now darlings, let us help you fill your cup (pun intended) with this refreshing mocktail recipe courtesy Town and Country:

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler


4 cups of coconut water

2 cucumbers sliced very thinly

.5 cup of lime juice

.25 cup of sugar (optional)

.25 cup of chopped mint leaves


Combine coconut water, cucumbers, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Let chill for 1 to 2 hours. Serve as cooler mocktails.

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