A few weeks ago, when I was out in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania, I picked up this beautiful pressed glass compote.


It’s an early American pattern called Moon and Stars from Adams and Company, c. 1890. Not often do you find such an old piece with its original lid still in tact.  On closer look, you can see that tiny stars have actually been pressed into the moon pattern of the glass.   


In an otherwise simple setting, such an ornate piece would look stunning on its own. I can also imagine it on a mantel, a centerpiece for a table, or perhaps even for dessert, layered with a big, beautiful tiramisu. A simple minted melon ball salad would be pretty as well, the orange of the cantaloupe and green of the honeydew melon mingling in the starry glass.