Monday, May 14, 2012

Currier and Ives - Part Four

Hello Dear Ones!
Are you sick to death of seeing my collection of Currier and Ives dishes?
I hope not, but if you are, I give you permission to leave.
It won't hurt my feelings, well...maybe just a little bit.  :)

 I have a set of these sweet frosted colorfully painted Currier and Ives glasses. 
There were eight in the set originally and all were sitting in their own wire carrier.
But alas, I never had the carrier and never had the eighth glass. :(
These glasses were produced during the 1950s.

 As you can see, each glass has a pretty scene on them that travels almost entirely around the glass.

Here's a little info I found that you might be interested in:

“These glasses were hand painted by Gay Fad Studios in Lancaster, Ohio owned by Fran Taylor. Their work has become some of the most highly prized in the Kitchen Glass category. These glasses were made as an accessory to all colors used for the Currier and Ives china. 
We are only aware of 8 different Currier and Ives scenes on the glasses.”

There was a pitcher that went with these glasses.
I've never seen one in person but I would love to have one.

Then I have a set of four beautifully painted plates of the four seasons. 

 They hung on my breakfast room walls in a previous house. 

 At the bottom of each plate is says Currier and Ives and the season.

These plates were made in Japan and are just decorative.
I still think they're pretty.

This is my collection of Currier and Ives pieces in living color! ;)

I have one more post to go about my dishes and then I promise I will stop.
But I have to admit, I've so enjoyed bringing these pieces out and playing with them.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Starry Starry Night (I just love this song even though it makes me sad)

Starry starry night

Paint your palet blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

Shadows on the hills

Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colours on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now.

Starry starry night

Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's LOVING hand
[ Lyrics from: ]
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
On that starry starry night

You took your life as lovers often do

But I could have told you,
This world was never ment for one as beautiful as you

Starry starry night

Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met

The ragged men in ragged clothes
A silver thorn
A bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow
Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They're not listening still

Perhaps they never will
~ sung by Don McLean


  1. Shelia, the plate are especially detailed and pretty. I understand completely about playing with dishes as I am a complete fool about dishes. Hugs, olive

  2. Shelia!!! The colored glasses and the plates too? I love it! And yes I would love some peach tea, thank you for asking!

  3. I have never seen the glasses before and yes, I would love some peach tea.

  4. Great glasses! Lots of nice things were made in the 1950's! ;-) xo

  5. LOVE THEM ALL!!! and Oh My Yes, keep them coming! You bring me right back to my youth...I hope you can find the frosted pitcher for those wonderful glasses! What a GORGEOUS SET!
    I'm looking forward to "MORE"...
    Big Hugs,

  6. Shelia,
    Oh, dear one...I've missed several of your Currier and Ives posts! I'll have to go back and see them all! Your glasses are truly unique. Most of the items I've seen are of the four seasons...purely decorative! I'm enjoying your post...never tiring to me, dear friend!

  7. WOW! What a collection, and what fun it must have been to collect all of it. Do you still look for them? Sally

  8. I love the glasses with the colorful happy scenes. Isn't the art from that era just the most delightful? The plates are also gorgeous, love the four seasons on them. Can't wait to see what you bring out next - you're definitely a professional collector! Hugs ~ Mary

  9. I love it when I learn someting new lol I've only seen C>I> in the dishes in blues, pinks, greens & browns, I have a set of the blue love the post on these dishes! peach tea sounds pretty good too!

  10. I never get tired of Currier and Ives! I love your collection (especially those glasses)!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  11. Shelia I love Currier & Ives so I would never get tired of seeing you beautiful collection! I have a post in the making that features Currier & Ives, but not dishes.

  12. Love the glasses! Will have to go on line and find a set to go with my plates.

  13. I LOVE those glasses, they are just beautiful!! The plates are very pretty as well.
    Thank You for sharing them with us and Thank You for stopping by Plum Perfect and leaving me a sweet comment.

    I hope you have a wonderful evening!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  14. Shelia? Do some people really get tired of dishes? hmmm then they aren't our kind of people. :)

    I am really enjoying your collections. I have never seen these before but they remind me of the
    olden western movies. :)

    Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!


  15. Just found your blog, I'm your newest follower! I love your Currier and Ives glasses! I've seen plates before but never the frosted glasses.


  16. Never saw those glasses before, hope you can find #8 someday!!! I never tire of your posts!!! hugs...cleo

  17. Hi Shelia! I just noticed your new blog header. It's lovely!

    I love the painted plates. They look so artistic and elegant just to match your equally elegant home.

    have a great week ahead!

  18. Those are really beautiful Sheila and the glasses are way cool!
    They also have that Americana look which I love!

  19. Shelia, never ever tire of post about Currier and Ives! You've got a lovely collection! Isn't it fun playing with dishes?? I would buy dishes before clothing any day! Too fun! Have a great day!

  20. I would never, ever pass up an offer of iced tea in those lovely glasses.


  21. Hi Sheila,
    I love the Summer plate because it reminds me of my grandparents' house. They are all wonderful though. You have a splendid collection; lucky you! Have a delightful day.


  22. I never tire of seeing your collections or your blog! You make me smile. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  23. Wow, I am impressed by the glasses and I have never seen those before. I grew up with those dishes though, at least I think they are the same.

  24. what a unique collection! I don't think I have ever seen these before and they are so pretty.

  25. I love that song! And i would love a cool drink fom those pretty glasses!

  26. Hi Shelia!
    I love seeing your C&I collection!
    They remind me of a painting or rather a print my
    Grandmother had in her home.... so they make me
    happy when I see your things.
    Don't stop sharing, ya hear?!!!


  27. I must tell you that I have CURRIER AND IVES ENVY now. :))
    xo bj

  28. Hi Sheila, what a fabulous collection. I have always loved the detailed scenes of Currier and Ives.

  29. Never tire of looking at pretty dishes! Love the glasses.

    Have a great day!

  30. Hello Lady Sheila,

    NOOOO... don't stop showing your dishes. I am so fun of your collections and I am even looking on the GW or the stores, similar like yours and I mumbled and think of you.

    TY for sharing your absolutely collections and I never get tired or bored browsing your posts. That's honesty.

    Happy mid-week to you, sweet Lady S.

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

  31. Hi darling, what a beautiful collection you have, many of these I've "never" seen. The glasses are just too incredible for words... hugs ~lynne~

  32. Hi Shelia, You have a really fabulous collection of glasses and plates. But even more, a real slice of Americana in years past! So many romantic scenes!

  33. My daughter recently bought a set of frosted Currier and Ives glasses and the pitcher. they are in mint condition with 10 glasses that includes 8 different scenes. we were very excited to get them. Is there anyway we can find out what they are worth? We were excited to find out that the pitcher is a rare find. We have just recently gotten into glassware and are really enjoying this new hobby.Cindy


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