On behalf of the Michigan Depression Glass Society, welcome to our club’s website!
I joined MDGS in January of 2001 after attending my first depression glass show a few months prior. My interest in this glass started after unpacking some of my grandmother’s pink Cherry Blossom I was served lunch off of as a child. Fifteen years later, I have numerous sets of my own depression glass, and countless accessory items like candy dishes, candlesticks, vases, baskets, etc.
If you have never attended one of the Michigan Depression Glass Society’s monthly meetings, I encourage you to do so! They are a great way to meet fellow glass enthusiasts and learn more about the glass we collect. Our club collects not just depression glass, but any American-made glassware dating before 1970. At each meeting a member presents a table setting of a pattern they collect. We then have a program where everyone brings in a piece of glass along a particular theme like green glass, candlesticks, Fenton, etc. I still walk away from each meeting learning something new – especially patterns I’ve never seen before.
Our annual show is always something to marvel at. Even if you don’t collect depression glass, I’ve never met an attendee who wasn’t dazzled by seeing the ballroom filled with sparking glassware. You might be amazed at the pictures we post of the show, but trust me, nothing compares to seeing it in person. That is why we have attendees who travel from across the state, as far as Texas, and even internationally from Canada to attend!
I hope to see you at our meetings and annual show. If you come, please introduce yourself – I’d love to meet you and learn more about your interest in glass!
~ Jonathan Fuhrman