Depression Glass was given away by different companies as an incentive to buy their products during the 30's and 40's - much like toys in cereal boxes today. Some companies gave away coupons or points toward sending for glassware.
One of my cherished pieces is a pink cake plate that my Grandmother gave me - she had saved up 25 cents and bought it for her mother as a birthday gift when she was a little girl. My grandmother wasn't sure I would like it because the handle was chipped - silly grandma - I love it!!! It's the story. Picturing a little girl deciding which plate her mama would like and handing over her carefully saved dimes and nickles and toting that gift home is a sweet, sweet story!!!
Quite a bit of my glass lives up here on this shelf in my kitchen
My hubby gave me this pitcher some years ago for my birthday
I think this glassware must have been popular for two reasons. One reason of course, was that it was affordable, but the bigger reason I think, was the cheerful colors and many pretty designs. During such hard times I suspect women really had a need for simple and inexpensive ways to add beauty to their lives.
When I and discouraged or blah for some reason, looking at this pretty glass reminds me that I am not the only one to go through tough times (and maybe they aren't so really tough!!).
May you find color and beauty in this day that God has blessed us with!!!