The Beauty of Glass
Pressed glass is a type of glass that is often referred to as patterned. It was originally produced during 1850-1910. During its day, it was used as an everyday product. People would have cruets sitting on their dining room table at dinner time every night. They would leave sugar bowls out on trays for tea or coffee time. It was used because it was attractive and durable. There were different patterns and shapes available.
How Pressed Glass Is Made
Pressed glass is made using a cast iron mold. This means you can see the seams where it was put together, but because of the patterns, you will have to look closely to see them. There are over 3000 known glass patterns that you can choose from. It is also available in blue, green, amber, Vaseline, ruby, and clear.
One of the most popular glass types is flint glass because it has lead in it to make it stronger and more brilliant. Some people may worry about it being made of lead, but there is no proof that shows flint glass is dangerous to your health. If you prefer, though, there are non-lead glass pieces available, but take note that they do not have the sparkling beauty of the true Flint Glass patterns.
Available Glass Pieces
With Patty George, you will find a variety of pieces available. You can use them daily or put them up as interesting decorative pieces of artwork. It is your choice. Some people choose a variety of patterns to create a table that is truly one of a kind. All pieces are made of glass and therefore very durable and beautiful. You can choose from a variety of sugar bowls, cruets, and goblets. You will also have the opportunity to shop for Howards, a type of cleaning product that not only cleans glass, but can repair minor imperfections that may show up over extended use. This includes scratches and other dings.
Where to See the Beauty
If you are near the Queensville area, you will have the chance to see these beautiful works of art at Antique Shows. There are also displays at the Queensville Antique Mall. All you have to do is look for the signature green ribbon tags and you will know that you are looking at true Patty George Pressed Glass creations. This will allow you to find the pieces that you like and you will be able to take them home with you and create a more elegant holiday party table or use it every day in your home. Are you ready to see the pieces that are available?