Our March 2016 Monthly Meeting

For those of you who attended our 30th Annual Glass Show & Sale and wanted additional assistance identifying pieces of glass or wanted to attend our next monthly meeting, join us on Tuesday, March 15th at 7 p.m., at the U.S. Pizza at 2710 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72205, Second Floor.  Joann and Brian are treating us to pizza, salad, and non-alcoholic beverages for dinner.  We are hoping to see the all our new and old friends from this year’s Show & Sale!!

DON’T MISS THIS WEEKEND!! The 30th Annual Depression Era & Vintage Glass Show & Sale

See President Peggy Todd and Member Mary Swift on Today’s THV11 News at Noon

See the Feature article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Many thanks to Ron Wolfe, Reporter and Columnist; John Sykes, Jr., Photographer; Jennifer Christman, Features Editor; and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


The Arkansas Glasshoppers, Inc., invites you to its 30th Annual Depression Era & Vintage Glass Show & Sale at the Hall of Industry, State Fairgrounds, Roosevelt & Howard Streets, Little Rock, Arkansas.  We are excited to celebrate 30 years bringing to Arkansas the largest annual Depression Era and Vintage Glass Show & Sale!

Show dates are Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 28, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission of $5 is good for both days.  Parking is free.

Twenty-four outstanding dealers from 14 states will display over 175 tables of sparkling glassware, pottery, and kitchen items of the era.  Elegant glassware will also be available including Cambridge, Fostoria, Fenton, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown and Tiffin.  Pottery will include Roseville, Weller, Hull, Niloak, Camark, and others.  The private glass collection displays will include a collection of glass to celebrate the spirit of each month of the year.  James Hayes, the internationally-acclaimed glass artist who is a member of the Arkansas Glasshoppers, is creating a special display to celebrate the month of December using hand-blown Christmas ornaments and decorations made in his studio in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

This year for our special 30th Show, we are having interactive presentations throughout both days.  Table Settings by club member Laura Lavender will show you how to create unique and memorable table settings using a combination of pink, blue, green, and yellow Depression Era glass.  The Table Settings presentations will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Identification Marks by club member Daniel Ulz will show you how to find and interpret identification marks on glass to help you learn what kind of glass you have or want to collect.  The Identification Marks presentations will be at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

If you would like assistance identifying and evaluating what type of glass you have, we will have a reference table for glass identification.  Each visitor may bring up to 3 items for identification or evaluation.  Visitors also have the opportunity to win door prizes on the hour.  The building is handicapped accessible and a snack bar is available.

For more details and information about the show, please see the page dedicated to the show on this website or find us on Facebook and YouTube using the links on this website.  The Show Chair, Bud Martin, can be reached at (501) 868-4969 or bgmarglass@sbcglobal.net.

YouTube Video Invitation from our president

Personal invitation to our monthly meetings in Little Rock, Arkansas

Our website gives us the ability to connect with glass collectors, glass enthusiasts, designers, decorators, dealers, and anyone else who loves Depression-Era and other glass all over the world.  We would also like to connect with all of you in the Central Arkansas area and invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings in Little Rock.

If you live in the Central Arkansas area or are willing to travel to Little Rock once a month, Peggy Todd, President of Arkansas Glasshoppers, Inc., invites you to come to one of our monthly meetings and join our fellowship of glass enthusiasts.  Check out Peggy’s videos on our YouTube channel by using the links below:

Peggy’s personal invitation from our YouTube Channel

Why you should come to a meeting

For more information, email us at arglasshoppers@aol.com, arglasshoppers@gmail.com, or on our Facebook page.


What is it?


Fenton Hobnail “Gone with the Wind” Lamp

So you have glass that looks old, it’s in great shape, but you have no idea what it is!?!  Many of our members ask for assistance from other members on identifying their “finds” or pieces in their collections.  During each monthly meeting, members bring “mystery” pieces for identification assistance.  Luckily, we have a few very knowledgeable members who usually are able to identify the glass.
If you get the chance to come to our annual Glass Show & Sale held in late February or early March, we have a reference table for glass identification and allow each guest to bring up to three items for identification or evaluation.
What are some other resources?  There are many books published on glass, but these books can be hard to find.  Fortunately, quite a few of the dealers at our Glass Show & Sale sell books on Depression-Era, antique, and vintage glass and pottery.  Arkansas Glasshoppers has a fairly extensive private library collection of books on Depression-Era and antique glass and pottery that is available to members.
More and more, there are more resources available online.  On the left side of this website, we have included links for resources recommended by our members.  FaceBook also has good resources.  Check out these links:
If you know what your pattern is, FaceBook can be a great resource for finding additional information about it because there are many FaceBook pages dedicated to one specific pattern of glass.  Thank you, Sallie, for shedding some light on this issue!

What’s your favorite?

3 VikingGlassThe members in the Arkansas Glasshoppers know it is hard to pick just one favorite piece or collection of glass, so we all have many!  Our monthly meetings give us the opportunity to learn about glass, ask about glass we have, or share our favorites with members and guests over dinner.  It’s a fellowship of glass enthusiast every month!

Some of my favorites are the Viking birds and other Viking glass sculptures.  They look so elegant!  I have a collection on my kitchen windowsill above the sink.  The light really makes them come alive!  The picture below is from a dealer’s booth at the 2015 Arkansas Glasshoppers Glass Show & Sale.