Sunday, April 7, 2013

Vintage Glass Juice Pitchers (Decanters) For Retro Kitchens

Cheerful Glass Juice Pitchers Were Popular In 1950-60s  Kitchens 

Capped juice pitchers and open "Juice Jugs" which held fresh squeezed orange juice were popular kitchenwares during the 1940s, 1950s and into the 1960s. During the Postwar years, housewives also used these juice decanters to store orange, grapefruit, lemondade products which came in small frozen packages and were defrosted and mixed with water.

Fresh Orange Juice Sets (and individual glasswares) were made by most of the major glassware companies such as Hazel Atlas, Anchor Hocking, Libbey, Federal, Barlett Collins etc. Small juice glasses also sometimes referred to as also cocktail glasses in company cagtalogs were patterned with tomatoes, oranges, tulips, stripes, flowers, roosters and other cheerful designs.

Boxed Juice Sets

Each company ran promotions of their juice glassware , offering boxed starter sets which may have had a 32 ounce container and four or more glasses featured.

Today you will find bits and pieces of these sets or marriages of tumblers with pitchers. Glass capped decanters are easily found and often are sold for just a few dollars. Full sets are not as easy to find. I have sold sets for $18.00-36.00 dollars in my shop Kitsch n Stuff in The Collinsville Antiques Company Of New Hartford, CT

Striped decanter photos courtesy of Retro Revival.

Anchor Hocking photo courtesy of

Learn more about vintage juice glassware on There are som many group forums that cover this topic.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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