Depression glass is a colored glassware that was distributed either free or at a very low cost in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression.
The great thing about Depression glass is that it comes in a wide varieties of both colors and shapes. They are even very functional, like this green kerosene lamp from the circaonetsy shop:
While not in use, you can have this on the corner of your retro desk or on a bookshelf. You can see the lamp on Etsy here. Another terrific Depression glass item that would be great to use or display is this black glass serving bowl with an Art Deco design on it.
The great thing about it is that it could be used to hold fruit on a kitchen table or even potpourri on a side table. You can see it in the shop of KitschyVintage here.
As you can tell from the few examples, there are so many different examples of Depression glass on the market today. You can see all of the great examples that the Etsy Vintage Team has to offer here.
What kinds of Depression glass have you run across?