When you hear the word replacements it could pretty much mean anything. Something that replaces something that you already own. But in most cases and with TGL Direct the word replacements is used to reference Replacement China and Crystal - Dinnerware or Tableware. Replacement China & Crystal are very popular because they enable one to keep a Dinnerware or Tableware set in use while at the same time saving money.
Many families have a china or crystal set that has been passed down through the ages from mothers to daughters for generations. Through the years pieces are bound to get chipped or broken but this doesn't mean the set has to be thrown out. Replacement pieces makes it possible for you to simply replace the piece that were damaged and keep your heirloom china set around to pass down to the next generation. Some sets are easier to find pieces for than others but even if you have to search a little bit the value in keeping a tradition alive makes
Stemware is a term you have probably heard but maybe you don't completely know what it means. When you here stemware you may automatically think of wine glasses but stemware is not limited to just wine glasses. So what is Stemware exactly?
Stemware is a general term used to reference drinkware that has some form of a stem (from which the name comes) and stands on a footed base. So stemware isn't just barware like Wine Glasses or Champagne Flutes but it includes Water Goblets, Iced Tea Glasses and any type of glass that has a stem.
New to glass collecting? Well here is how I got started. I hope some of these tips help you on your way to becoming an expert, well at least someone who knows something about their particular pattern pieces.
First, I decided on a pattern. I found this could be done many ways. Maybe you saw some of your grandmother’s glassware that was passed down from her grandmother. Or you were looking on ebay and came across a pattern that would match your home décor. Or on a warm Sunday afternoon you took a drive thru the country and came across an antique store and something in the window caught your eye. That is how I started.
I parked my car and went into this quaint little shop and started looking around. You will find as I did, the owner of the store was more than willing to enlighten me on any piece I picked up. So when I asked about the piece in the window, I got my first informative lesson. There are many ways to start your collection but as I sa
We have mentioned "Flea Bites" in the description of several of our glass and pottery pieces. Now doesn't that seem like a nasty thing to have a "Flea Bite" on your china or pottery?
Well let me put your mind at ease. A "Flea Bite" on an item is just a minute chip or crack as small as the bite of a flea. Why we use this awful term is beyond me.
But rest assured, if your piece has a "Flea Bite" it is not necessarily a bad thing.
"Flea Bites" are usually on the bottom of an item or the rim. They can go undetected and some can't even be seen unless you are looking through a microscope. Imagine how small a flea bite would be and that's the size of your flaw.
You do have to be dealing with a reputable person, because some people are calling regular chips and dents Flea Bites, so Buyer Beware, know who you're buying from or dealing with.
Identifying Fenton Glass pieces can sometimes be a little difficult as not all pieces are marked, however there are some tips that help to identify this American Companies work and sometimes even date it. Before the 1970's Fenton did not embed its logo into the bottom of pieces which can make it difficult to identify something as a true Fenton. During the 70's Fenton started embedding their logo into most of their products and followed suite in years after.
1970 – 1979: Produced in the 70's Decade
Fenton logo featured the word "Fenton" in script enclosed in an oval.
1970: "Carnival Glass" only which has also been referred to as "Iridescent Ware".
1972 -1973: Added to the "Hobnail" line and some other items
1975 – 1979: Featured on almost all of Fenton's items