Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hazel Atlas

I love Hazel Atlas glass! I don't have the huge collection of it like I do my Pyrex, but I really love what I have. I just don't see it very often. In fact, I was surprised to see I only have 8 HA mixing bowls, half of which I only recently purchased. 
Both of the patterns on the left (the turquoise Kitchen Aids/Utensils and red Candy Stripe) are also full dinnerware patterns.

I have a lone mixing bowl and some of the glasses. The glasses I bought as a set of 8, for basically a dollar apiece, but 5 of them are dishwasher damaged. I still thought it was a good price just for the 3 undamaged ones.
This Ivy pattern was a decoration used on a wide range of items. I suspect it was used a lot for promotional items. The little glass once contained sour cream.
These adorable little milk pitchers were a Kix cereal promotion. Kitchenware author C. Dianne Zweig talks about them here.

 The apple and strawberry jars are also reported to be a Kix cereal promotion from the early 1930's.
Hazel Atlas Ripple and a very small amount of Macbeth Evans American Sweetheart in Monax (the forerunner to opal Pyrex)
Finally, my favorite Hazel Atlas - Pink and Turquoise Ripple.

This set is more popularly known as Crinoline, but it's listed in my Hazel Atlas book as Ripple, owing to the discovery of original factory boxes.

I lucked into a 30 piece set of the turquoise all at once, and am really glad I ended up buying them. My pink collection is much smaller, pieced together one at at time, except one lucky time I bought 6 dinner plates together for $15.


As for the company itself, here's a good history of its appearance before the United States Supreme Court, and ultimately its assimilation into Continental Can Company and Brockway Glass.


  1. Lovely Hazel Atlas collections!!! I hope to find that strawberry bowl one day!!

    1. I have some if your interested. I also have the apple jars. Several of each in very good condition. May contact me at

  2. Sweet little ivy glass to go with the bowl, I have that bowl, I don't think I use it often enough.

    I like the stripe bowl, I found six of the glasses, in various colour stripes and the ice bucket at a yard sale last summer, it was probably the best yard sale fimd last summer!!

  3. I love Hazel Atlas and get giddy whenever I find something marked HA on the bottom! I have lots of glassware and a full set of those Ivy bowls. I would love to find some of the strawberry ones.

    Very interesting about those apples being promotions. I can't tell you how many times I have passed those up at estate sales. I knew that they were HA but for whatever reason, they just never appealed to me. That may have to change...

    Have an awesome weekend!


  4. I also love HA. For years I wanted one of those apple jam jars and I never would buy one because I didn't want to pay the prices in the antique stores. I finally found one in beautiful condition about 3 months ago for $2.00. I love the milk pitchers. So cute. I will need to keep my eyes peeled for those!

  5. it is cool to see that there are other people looking at these Hazel Atlas bowls. they just feel great! so sturdy and thick. i haven't found much out there, but i guess that is what makes them fun for me...searching high and low! i love the strawberries and cornflower and i'm determined to finish the set by the end of the year. wish me luck!

  6. I wound up with my grandmother's turquoise crinoline dishes which I loved as a child. I wish they had made accessory pieces like a soup tureen or cream & sugar set. She bought hers 1 piece at a time every week at the store.