Going through my collection of white ceramic pitchers for a post, I realized I have a fair amount of glass pitchers. How about that? A new collection! I use my pitchers quite often, more in the warmer months when we are entertaining outdoors but I still use them quite a bit.
Some are small, only holding a pint or quart; others hold over a gallon. The bigger the pitcher, the more sangria….that is a win-win for me I think.
One of my favorites, a small pint and a half, one-liter size in green depression glass often used for flowers since the green blends nicely with the foliage, the base sits flat enough to keep it stable and of course, it looks quite attractive on a vintage tablecloth. It does look rather nice with lemonade or a light sangria also but holds only enough for one or two light drinkers. The deep red color of sangria made with red wine fights with the green and looks muddy so I only; still tasty but I always say we eat with our eyes first. What better way to start out than with a beautiful pitcher of fruit and wine served in a strikingly lovely pitcher?
Most of my pitchers have paneled sides, must be a pattern I subconsciously favor. On one of the oldest, circa 1920’s or before, the panels are embossed with a diamond pattern alternating with smaller panels of ribbed glass. This pressed glass pitcher is footed, stands about 12 inches high and holds almost three quarts of liquid. The foot is embossed with a swirl pattern and gives the pitcher a lighter look when sitting on a table.
Shopping antique malls, I am always drawn to glass pitchers. Can’t explain it I just Love these things. Clear glass, milk glass, tall, short, pudgy or sleek they all draw my attention. Each time I find a new shape, style or pattern, I must look, ponder and decide if I need another pitcher in my life. Not that I really need any more but they are beautiful to look at aren’t they?
What do you use your pitchers for?