It's spring and the hens are nesting.
Closer to Easter they will start laying eggs. (The chocolate and jellybean variety.)
I am particularly fond of the slag glass.
Some of my hens have Mosser, Westmoreland, and Boyd marks. Others have no mark at all.
Did you know there were over 50 glass companies that made nesting hens? Hens were made in every color of the rainbow and in over 150 sizes and forms. The very first pressed glass hen-on-nest was made in Germany, in 1895. (None of mine are that old.)
This chart, borrowed from Shirley Smith's research on glass hens, shows some of the differences in the hens and how they are identified. If you collect hens, it's a great site to visit.
This page on Fenton Hens will also help the collector identify
the wonderfully varied features of nesting hens.
Close-up on the vintage embroidered tablecloth.
(I collect those too, but that will have to wait for another post.)