Monday, July 19, 2010

IS IS BERWICK, BOOPIE OR CANDLEWICK?

 Lately due to the bad economy (mine) and the large inventory of valuable vintage items already in my home..ahem, I have been thrifting with more shall we say, discretion! However upon spying these items, well no hesitation on my part, into the cart they went.

Five for $2.92
Three for $2.12
These are 4 1/2" high and old about 5 oz
These are 3 3/4" high and old 4 ozs
So why are they special? 
They are Boopie glasses!
Anchor Hocking was started in 1937 and these glasses were produced from 1941 until early 1960's and I have seen it said that it was produced into the 70's.  This design has been hard to find facts about, but I am still hoping to learn more and when I do I will bring you the information.
One reason is the design has been called Berwick, Burple, Boopie and Inspiration (although this last pattern has a swirled bottom it seems)  It has also been confused with Candlewick!
What is the difference between Boopie and Candlewick?
Boopie has the glass balls that seem to be touching each other
Candlewick they are sperated
This is Boopie
This is Candlewick
The Candlewick was made by the Imperial Glass Company
and is much more delicate looking
From the largest size I have
Water glasses (2) to the smallest the sherbet (1)
I must say I love my Boopie Glass!
It is not very expensive and I have read it came in three colors in addition to the clear.  Amber, Green and Ruby!

I am joining in two parties today!

Linda at Coastal Charm
and Troy at I Refuse to Recede


I will be looking for more Boopie Glass when I go
on the World's Longest Yard Sale in August

Always,
Linda

30 comments:

Mom Walds Place said...

Heh, heh, "discretion" not "desecration", you are not tearing them down or blowing them up. It would be very exciting in the shop if you did though!!!

My mother collected Candlewick for years, and I never knew the difference. Thanks, now I have a clue!

Gayle said...

Well now I know for sure. My aunt told me a plate and bowl combo I have of my mother's is Candlewick. I have also seen Boopie and didn't know the difference. Thanks Linda.

Mimi said...

Thanks for the much needed lesson on boopie, candlewick, berwick, burple and inspiration glass...to me it was all boopie!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have fixed the discretion! LOL...I was in such a hurry to get this posted while I could! Guess the desecration is what I'm thinking about AT&T internet!
Thanks!

Ninny said...

I have always wanted to go to the world's longest yard sale!!! Anyway, love the glasses. You got a deal! My sis and I are closing out our booth at an antique mall in August. Sales the past year have been slow (even at Christmas!) and the owner started charging commission so rather than buying more stock for her to sell and make the money and us always going in the hole, we're bringing it home. Ahhh, glad I bought only stuff I'd want to keep.

Liz

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it! I have ruby glasses in this design and how fun to know they are officially "boopie glasses", my kind of name!!!Enjoy!

Diann said...

Oh, I would love to find some in different colors. I love my clear Boopies and the yellow stemmed ones I am showing today are some of my favorites, but to get other colors, I would be in Boopie heaven!

Jill said...

Thanks for the info.! Who'da thought they had a name? I had some of these, actually a lot of these for quite awhile. Picked them up at a garage sale and then more at an auction--very cheap. We used them, but I have a lot of kids and kept breaking them. Which was sad since they were vintage. Plus when you'd pour the milk (kids pouring) it would slip right up the other side and splash out! I ended up selling them to a friend who also resells. You're starting to make me want them back now that I know there is a name for them--funny huh?

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Yep - - - Boopie all over the place!

I did a post about boopie/candlewick/bubble here

http://keethastuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/thrifty-vintage-thingies-thursday.html

Painter's Place said...

Love your glasses. My mama used to have these when I was little. She used to make us chocolate pudding in them. It brings back memories. Thanks for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

That's right - you have that garage sale to go to as well. That will be so much fun.

Love the glasses.

Hope your computer woes go away.

Sandie

Good to be a Queen said...

Yes Mam you needed to buy those!!!!! And what a deal you got those for...We actually have several glasses and 2 candlesticks...I love them...Great find

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those glasses are great and thanks for the history of them.

Annesphamily said...

I am running out of space around here! I need to downsize more, sell, giveaway, thrift more spend less. Your glassware is gorgeous. You are such a talented lady. You know all these great things about stuff. I love it! Have a great week! Anne

Pondside said...

Interesting bits of glass history here. I had to smile at your statement about being more careful with your treasure-hunting....and then the great find you turned up!

Sue said...

Love the name Boopie....that's what we call our dog Boo....who you will get to meet shortly...

My name is PJ. said...

I stopped by, saw some pretties and learned something too! Thanks!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Sorry about the Internet glitches you have been experiencing. As for the bad economy (ours), I can certainly identify with that. Ha! Interesting post on the glassware. Have a great day. Susan

La said...

Love your Boopie. They're pretty to look at and fun to pronounce.

Have a great week! La

The Lazy Peacock said...

beautiful glasses! i can't wait to see what you come back with from the Longest Yard Sales... i wished i lived closer to it!

the cape on the corner said...

love those! elegant and versatile! hope your internet gets fixed shortly...i know i hate when it is out!

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your glasses and the information! I have some that were my grandmothers! I love them! Some of mine have etched flowers on them, I need to look them up! Great post!

Nancy

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Gorsh! I have Boopie and I didn't even know it! Thanks for the info.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your glassware is so pretty with that beaded edge! So many glass and china companies made "look alike" patterns. You learn a lot when you start collecting it don't you? I love the name Boopie! :-) Makes me want to giggle.

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Linda-
what an informative post. I never knew the differnce or the name. My sister has quite a collection of these pieces. I don't think she even knows they have names and the difference. Can't wait to show her this post.
Thanks for visiting my blog. It is nice to hear from readers.
My best- Diane

Rose said...

your glasswareis beautiful. you got a good buy. i've seen these sold for 3x's what spent.

Kim said...

The boopie glasses are just darling-very worth the money you spent.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Love those glasses! Only two weeks till I leave for the WLYS!! Woohoo!!!

Amber Lee said...

I know it's a little weird to comment on this post two years after it was written but I wanted to thank you for helping me solve a mystery. A friend of mine dropped of a large box of glasses from a friends house who passed away. They were going to give them to goodwill but figured I might be able to use them in my upcoming wedding. All she could tell me was "It's some kind of crystal and she inherited it from her mother after she passed." Do you happen to know if these glasses were originally from a large set? Or if they were bought separately? Thanks again

SensationalSoups4U said...

I have a whole set of REAL CANDLEWICK glassware if any one is interested...my dad just passed away and I found it up in the closet..its not that BOOPIE stuff you are talking about...there are spaces between the bubbles...and before it was my Mom's it was my grandmothers!
This was what my Dad told me before he passed away!