Thursday, April 14, 2011

Federal Glass Pitchers

Here is another of last weekend's finds! A small Starburst pitcher made by the Federal Glass Co. These were very popular in the 40s and 50s, I always see quite a few in the antique stores. I had been wanting another one and was trying to decide whether I should really spend money on another pitcher! (but a dollar! who can beat that!) On the left is the new one, on the right is the first one I bought a few years ago. These pitchers came in three sizes, so I still have one more to go. A lager one, I think. They are too pretty!

Also, in the last scene of State Fair, Mrs. Frake uses the same exact pitcher to serve lemonade on the porch!! Isn't that neat! One of the reasons I decided I needed them. State Fair is one of my favorite movies. I love how simple the story line is. And the songs are marvousless!! Who can do better then Rodgers and Hammerstein. Unfortunatly, I couldn't find a clip of the last scene. So I have included a clip of It Might as Well be Spring instead. But! In this song Margy and Mrs. Frake are both wearing aprons! So take note! I think I need to make a Margy apron, don't you? Too cute!


  1. I think you can never have to many pitchers! Especially ones as fun as that!

  2. Oh I totally agree! This only my fourth! :) I just give them to a sister if I decide I don't have room.

  3. Love those pitchers! The prettiest thing in them is grape KoolAid with ice cubes! :-)

    Who is the soloist in that song? She's marvelous. I mean, someone who can actually sing on pitch and hit all those intervals just right! I'll have to rent that movie.

    Nice post!! Indeed, you should make that apron!

  4. The actress' name is Jeannie Crane, but I think her voice was dubbed in. It is a fun movie! Very colorful! One of my favorites.

    Yes, I am putting the apron on the list!! I will have to find that pretty blue color....