What: Custard glass souvenir mug
Where: D&G Antiques, 3234 S Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; (561) 835-0461 or www.dandgantiques.com
Why it’s special: This custard glass mug is a souvenir of those heady years before World War I, when the nation was young and prosperous, and more middle-class families could afford to travel to such destinations as Watertown, N.Y., near Lake Ontario.
Made by the Jefferson Glass Co. in its Diamond and Arch pattern, the mug also has the company’s Krys-tol trademark on its inside bottom, a mark that was used from roughly 1907 to the mid-’20s. The glass mix should contain enough uranium and other minerals to make it glow under a black light. Its design of roses was hand-painted.
And regardless of its mix, it glows as a glimpse into another world.
A couple of events worth checking:
$torage War$ Fundraiser: Five large storage bays will be filled with premium items for sale from 28 Goodwill Stores from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at STORE Self Storage, 11000 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Expect to see sports, elegant entertaining, home and garden, holiday items and home office accessories. Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door with two free drink tickets. Tickets available at www.gulfstreamgoodwill.com/events.
Treasures in Town Arts & Antiques Fest: Head to downtown Fort Pierce to see artists, authors, antiques vendors and entertainers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, along North Second Street. Next event is Oct. 26. Info: www.treasuresintown.com.