November 12, 2010MCM Home Improvement: Patterned Glass
By Sablemable aka Jan
While I was musing about what I would present today and turned to my vintage mags for inspiration, I saw this ad and thought, yeah! Patterned glass! Absolutely, undoubtedly Mid-Century Modern!
Although many of the glass companies during that era are now defunct, including the Blue Ridge Patterned Glass Corporation, there are new companies, hundreds of them to find online that are manufacturing patterned glass of old school and new school designs. But, being a strict detailist, I’m only going to show you those that would look smashing (pun intended) in our homes.
Room dividers and MCM homes go hand in hand.
This particular pattern is known as reed or reeded and I remember seeing this pattern back in the Fifties in both residential and commercial buildings, particularly doctors’ offices.
This one company used a vintage Jack-in-the box to showcase their reeded design. Caught my attention.
I wasn’t able to find this particular pattern, but someone out there makes it, I’m sure.
What’s in your homes, readers?