Show and tell
Following Show and Tell in March, Virginia served beautifully displayed treats with a St. Patrick's Day theme.
BMarc and Joann served a variety of refreshments at the October meeting using their beautiful Crystolite and Victorian tableware.
In March, Chuck shared a Trident floral bowl in Moongleam. Bob shared a Sussex #419 3 oz. cordial.
Bev shared luncheon goblet in New Era #4044 with an etching of the famous Diamond H logo.
Doug shared a Winged Scroll pitcher and tumbler in Moongleam.
The Verlys Moulds
Heisey’s French Connection
Program feature: Orchid Etching
Heisey's most popular etching
During the March program, Mary presented on Heisey’s popular Orchid Etching, which was introduced in 1940. The etching, which features orchid flowers alternating with bows within a framework of vines and small flowers, gained almost immediate popular acclaim and remained in production until the company ceased operation in 1957 – and beyond.
Neila Bredehoft, author of Heisey books and articles, described Orchid Etching as the most popular etching the Heisey Company ever produced. It also became the most extensive pattern Heisey produced, appearing on almost 50 different patterns with over 225 different pieces, according to Walter Ludwig, former curator of the National Heisey Glass Museum.