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Corn-flower glass design a sparkling work of art

!! From the Orilla Packet: In 1914, William John “Jack” Hughes began cutting glass tableware full-time in the basement of his home at 212 Wychwood Ave., Toronto. Ninety years later, his popular floral pattern, which he called “corn flower,” is one of the most sought-after glass patterns in Canadian antique and collectible outlets. Corn flower […]

Canadian glassware still cherished 100 years later

From Niagara This Week: A century after WJ Hughes first began pedalling his glassware, collectors are still crazy for Corn Flower. The glass pieces etched with the distinct flower design have bidders going into war at auction — which is no bother to organizers of the annual What’s In Your Attic auction in support of […]

Corn Flower Festival returns for its 15th year

From Orangeville.com: One of the area’s greatest claims to fame will be celebrated at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. On Sunday, June 2, the annual Corn Flower Festival returns for its 15th year. Between 1940 and 1980, nearly every Canadian household was home to a piece of Corn Flower glass, the creation of Amaranth […]

Corn Flower Festival returns to the museum

From the Orangeville Banner: The Dufferin County Museum & Archives’ (DCMA) annual Corn Flower Festival is returning for its 14th year. The exhibit, held June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on showing the museum’s “stuff.” More than 600 pieces of glass will be displayed during the event, including the museum’s coloured […]

11th Corn Flower festival coming to museum

From the Orangeville Citizen: Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA) will celebrate the famous Corn Flower glassware pattern at its Annual Corn Flower Festival this Sunday, June 7. Pete and Lois (Hughes) Kayser, the owners and former operators of the WJ Hughes Corn Flower Company will be on hand to answer Corn Flower questions and […]

Museum Matters

From the Orangeville Citizen: How does Dufferin celebrate its heritage? Traditionally, by involving the entire community and by celebrating all year long! The staff of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives are looking forward to 2009. Why? Because they are planning events and programs for the whole community for the whole year to celebrate their […]

Museum celebrates Corn Flower glass

From the Georgetown Independent & Free Press: Archives celebrates the famous Corn Flower glassware pattern at its annual Corn Flower Festival, this Sunday (June 8). Pete and Lois (Hughes) Kayser, the owners and former operators of the W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Company will be on hand to answer questions on Corn Flower. Meet Krista Taylor, […]

Show of corn flower

From the St. Thomas Times-Journal: There was a time when corn flower glass products were as common in households as pocket change in Canada. “It was the most common shower, anniversary or wedding gift given from the 1940s to the 1960s,” said Pat Zimmer, curator of the Aylmer and District Museum. An extensive collection of […]

Happy New Year!

CandlewickGlassAndMore.com

CandlewickGlassAndMore.com is a web site I came across the other day that is entirely a picture gallery. It isn’t really that great looking right now, but there are a fair number of pictures. The owner of the site described it this way: This will be a work in process for sometime as i will try […]