Vintage glass show will light up your life

DEARBORN, Mich. – Candlelight is a link with the past that holds a promise for the future, while setting a scene for gracious everyday living. At the upcoming Michigan Depression Glass Society’s glass show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4 in Dearborn, attendees will “see the light” in a whole new way – a glass way.

The ‘Light Up My Life’ exhibit features depression glass lighting fixtures. Photo courtesy Michigan Depression Glass Society

The ‘Light Up My Life’ exhibit features depression glass lighting fixtures. Photo courtesy Michigan Depression Glass Society

Examples of American-made glass lighting products made prior to 1970s will be featured in a MDGS show exhibit, “Light Up My Life!” Vintage candlestick holders, hurricane lanterns, fairy lamps, table-, desk- and vanity-lamps, floor lamps, lighters, glass shades and more will be shared, with many similar pieces available for purchase from over two dozen Depression-era glass dealers.

The annual event, now in its 46th year, attracts glass sellers and buyers from across the country, with a reputation of being one of the nation’s best attended all-glass shows. American glass makers such as Fostoria, Heisey, Fenton, Cambridge, Imperial, Westmoreland and Paden City, along with well-known companies such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel Atlas, Pyrex and Federal will be represented with an array of colorful glassware for home decor, dining, entertaining and cooking.

Popular jadeite, cocktail shakers and mixology pieces, as well as elegant glass for tablescaping will be among the 10,000 sq. ft. of shopping.

In addition to the MDGS show exhibit, attendees will have an opportunity to meet show guest and author Cal Hackeman from the National Stretch Glass Society, who will share information about this unique glass technique finish. Hackeman will also be the featured speaker at the MDGS meeting taking place the day after the show on Monday, Nov. 6 in Livonia.

The MDGS Show and Sale takes place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at Michigan Ave. (US12) and Greenfield Rd. in Dearborn, Michigan. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $5 donation at the door and parking is free. Strollers are not permitted for safety reasons. Visit MichiganDepressionGlass.com for more information and follow on Facebook.com/MichiganDepressionGlass.

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