Who are we?

You know folks, we’ve got the fancy mission statement and all the official stuff we can show you. But, the reality of it is we are just a bunch of friendly people who love to get together, talk glass and have fun. From Blenko to Westmoreland, McKee to Heisey, Jeanette to Hazel-Atlas, we have members who can talk your ears off about it! Come join the fun!!

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OK, here’s the official stuff!

The Peach State Depression Glass Club was organized in 1976 with 26 members to promote interest in and spread knowledge about glassware of the Depression era. While maintaining that focus, the club has expanded with interests in many other fields of collecting. It now has members who also collect many kinds of glass, dolls, jewelry, flamingos, mermaids, china, pottery, kitchenware, Civil War memorabilia, silver, or furniture. In other words, everything from Wedgwood to whimsical has attracted someone's attention.

The PSDGC meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm preceded by our social gathering at 6:30pm. Meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall of the Powers Ferry United Methodist Church, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, just off the South Marietta Parkway. Regular features include programs on collecting, identification of members' "finds," and sharing of "brags" (items purchased for much less than current value).

There is a member's collectibles auction each year in the spring (usually April). Second only to the knowledge of the members is the information in the club's library of over 700 reference books which are available to members for checkout.

Since its inception, the PSDGC has held a glass show event known as the annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale. It has been a July fixture for four decades. The 28 national dealers bring glassware, pottery, china, kitchenware, and dinnerware from the 1800s to the 1970s. There are special seminars, glass ID, and door prizes. Our 43rd Annual Show will be held at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta on July 27 & 28, 2019 (always the 4th weekend).

Proceeds from the show go to support college scholarships for three students in the Visual Arts Department (Sculpture and Glass Blowing) at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA as well as supporting The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts in Chattanooga, TN; the National Depression Glass Museum in Wellington, KS; and The West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV.

Though dedicated to knowledge, the Peach State Depression Glass Club is also a place for fun and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome.

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Peach State Depression Glass Club’s 2019 Elegant Glass Club Display

If you are just beginning your collection of glass…or your decorating and just need a touch of glass for a room, Elegant Glass may be something you are interested in. You can browse the booths at our July 27th and 28th Glass Show to see what style would really work in your décor. There will be many styles of glass on display.

What is Elegant Glass? When was Elegant Glass made? Who made Elegant Glass?

Elegant Glass is hand-worked glass of high-quality materials designed by skilled, glass artisans. The glass item might be an ashtray…or an ornate glass bowl. Some elegant glass is etched…some elegant glass is smooth. Some elegant glass is crystal…and some elegant glass is luscious with color.

Elegant glass was made around the time of the Great Depression…1929 through 1939. Many fine glass houses made elegant glass too:

These were probably the best-known glass companies at that time.

Here are a few examples of Elegant Glass:

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These pix are three of the club’s display tables from the 2016 Collectible Glass Show and Sale. Club members provided glass from their collections for each of the 12 displays.
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