Thursday, March 8, 2012

Candy Anyone?

I love glass and have been drawn to it since I was young.  I love the wonderful vintage candy dishes I've been finding in the thrifts. Recently I found a new one in Green!
When I found this piece it was soooooo dirty! 
Years of grime had accumulated in the raised design.  
I soaked in soapy water and scrubbed it with a toothbrush to remove all the dirt!
Look at that shine!
This is made by Imperial Glass and is the Swirl and Lace Design and is a lovely Emerald color. I paid $3 for it and I am thrilled!  

I'm joining Suzanne for 
and 
Diann for 
I hope you will stop by these fun parties and enjoy all the other vintage and thrifty finds!

Hugs,
Linda

39 comments:

Shelia said...

I love this Linda! Don't you with it could tell you it's story!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gina said...

That is a beautiful candy dish! What a treasure! I'm glad you found it & rescued it.

Chatty Crone said...

That was really a pretty green dish there. You should have showed us before and after pictures - sure looks beautiful and shiny now! Hope you are having fun. sandie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I would be thrilled too! Reminds of the candy dishes the dime store sold and my Mom or Grandmother would have. Sure sparkles!

Betsy said...

It's so pretty Linda. I'm sure it will find the perfect place in your home.

Deb said...

I love to see a dish rescued and find a loving home. hee hee! It's really pretty, Linda.

LV said...

Glad you rescued this lovely piece. It is a very pretty dish to enjoy.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a pretty little dish.

c. Joy said...

Your header caught my eye - very Irish. Your dish is wonderful. I love it when I find a treasurer, hidden under dust and neglect, just waiting to shine when given a little love. Good job.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love that candy dish. I am drawn to the dark green vintage glass. You really got a treasure and at $3 - you really did good.

Bliss said...

Last summer I was attracted to anything glass at garage sales. It got to be a joke with my BFF sale partner. I couldn't stop myself! I so would of snagged your little green number for $3.00.

~Bliss~

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, VERY pretty, Linda. And perfect for the upcoming St. Patty's Day! Wowsers! Susan

Kathleen said...

It's a beauty! And I love your green cubbies too! Very cute!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love this dish! Got to pin this! Hugs and blessing, Cindy

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Great find! It really does sparkle! I love all your green displays. So many great finds!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, I love all of the detail-enjoy:@)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

These take me back to my childhood and my grandmother's house.

One thing I've learned to use in cleaning vintage glass items is denture cleaner. Have you tried it before?

Pam said...

What a pretty candy dish! A great piece for your St Patrick's Day shelves.

gail said...

I love it....It's so pretty. Very elegant looking.
hugs,gail

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Perfect for your month of Green! What kind of candy will it hold?

the cape on the corner said...

what a girly piece! gorgeous!

Marigene said...

Love the color!

bj said...

Love it....bet it's held all kinds of delicious candies....:)

SharonLou said...

That's a great find!! It will look great with all your other greens for St. Paddy's day!! :)

Deb said...

precious find!

Nezzy said...

My Granny Walden had one very simular that she used as the homemade butter dish on special occasions.

It's a keeper for sure!

God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Jill said...

This is just beautiful - great for St. Patrick's Day!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Great find! Isn't it amazing what a little soap and water will do!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hey...where is the candy??!!!
Nice find and a great price.
Warmly,
deb

Jane said...

It's a very pretty dish and your pictures are lovely!
Jane

Ames said...

Oh she's a beauty! I would have paid $3 for her myself!~Ames

Gayla said...

Great find!!! And the emerald is so perfect for March!

Mom Wald said...

Lucky Linda, it even has a Lid! All of that grime protected the surface just for you. ;)

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Love the color and the pattern! Beautiful and a good price! Can't beat that!

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty!

Sue said...

Such a pretty glass piece, Linda! Sometimes we have to scrub and scrub so we can feel comfortable about having these old things in our houses! I am the queen of disinfectant spray, BTW! LOL
Can't wait for the weather to start warming up so I can get out thrifting. I need a fix! ~ Sue

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

What a great find! I love the green.

Diann said...

I love this this piece Linda! I have the same one in gold. I would love to have more! thanks for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love this piece! I could kick myself though as back in the 70's I had several pieces in this color and also in gold but I got rid of them when the avocado green and harvest gold went out of style!
If only I would have known!!

Hugs,
Deb