Thursday, April 21, 2011

Park Avenue

This is my new pink glass. Isn't it beautiful? If you remember this is one of the items I bought last weekend antique shopping. I have it on my dressing table so I don't have to traipse all the way downstairs to get a drink of water at night. Also I was tired of having a green plastic cup marring my decorating theme. The pictures captured the color wonderfully.
I didn't really know anything about the pattern or who made it, so I did a little research. The pattern is called "Park Avenue" made by the Federal Glass Co in the 1940s. The color is called "Ruby Flash". To make it ruby colored they had to put a thin layer of colored glass over clear glass and reheat or flash it to bond them. In the picture above you can see the company mark, an F in a shield.
I really love the color. Maybe I should start a collection of ruby glass...


  1. I love ruby glass!! I have a few pieces I really like. Your new acquisition is pretty.

    You'll have to ask Ian sometime about a piece of red glass I found at GoodWill. LOL

    Lesson? You usually get what you pay for.

  2. Hahaha, Judy I remember that red glass from Goodwill.
    Heide your Ruby glass is gorgeous and made just for you! I love how you research everything... I probably would have just admired the glass and left it at that. Must be why you are so good at what you do.

  3. very pretty glass! so glad you found it.