Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Mother's Candy Dish

I so love it when I find something at a garage sale or thrift shop that is exactly like something I grew up with.



So it was with this candy dish. It's twin was always on the coffee table... and yes, filled with candies. I don't remember what kind of candy now, but I sure remember the candy dish.

I also remember always having to line up the scallops top and bottom.... I've always been a little OCD!



I love the soft scallops all the way around



and those circles in the bottom



and the sweet finial on top.



It was made by Anchor Hocking in the 50s and is quite heavy


I'm so glad I found it -- the lady at the garage sale seemed reluctant to sell it, even though she had put it out in her garage sale! But after talking with her, and telling her about the one I remembered from my childhood, she must have decided that I would give it a good home! It had belonged to her mother, so I understand why she would want to keep it.... but she did put it out for sale! Who knows!

Anyway, I'm glad to have it.... I'm not sure if there will actually be candies in it (because then I will be too, too tempted to eat them...) and it probably won't be on my coffee table (which is generally filled with yarn and crochet projects), but I will find a good use for it. And the perfect place for it.

~ sharing my candy dish over at
Share Your Cup
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
History and Home at We Call It Junkin'


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21 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you got it and I'm sure the lady just wanted it to go somewhere that it would be treasured. We had one like it when I was a girl, too. I think my mother kept odds and ends in it though. Probably candy didn't last long enough. I love the heavy pretty glass! Hugs!

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  2. Sarah, that is such a sweet candy dish. I've had similar experiences with folks not wanting to sell what they have for sale. Very strange, isn't it?

    I love finding something my Mom or grandmother had. Enjoy it.

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  3. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog :)

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  4. Sarah, we had the same candy dish in my home. Daddy always had peanut M & M's in it! When he and Mom passed away, we divided up many of their possessions and one of our family members took it to their home. I never thought about it again until last fall. At one of our retired teacher's regional meetings, there was a table full of attendance prizes. In the back was THIS dish. I saw it and immediately knew that would be my pick, if my number was called. There were probably 70 people there and Everyone got a prize, but my number was one of the last called. Would you believe that candy dish was still there?!!! It's now sitting on my shelf (without candy, as well!) and I'm so happy to have it. It isn't Daddy's but it's just like it and that's good enough for me. Thanks for sharing your dish with us! Aren't we lucky to have such great memories?!!

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  5. Sarah, I love it when you find a treasure that makes a connection like that. So glad you found a good home for it. It certainly is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Such a beautiful candy dish!

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  7. I remember that kind of candy dish. We had a different kind, but I remember that same style at stores and at some friend's homes.

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  9. Great find filled with memories instead of candy.

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  10. Really neat! I love finding that kind of stuff too. I always remember butterscotch and strawberry hard candies.

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  11. What fun! I think we had one like that, too. =) Ahhh! The memories!

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  12. I can relate completely to your thrill of finding the dish. There's a picture of my mother's wedding shower, in the early 1950s, and she got a set of dishes that are shown in the photo. Whenever I find that kind of dish at a garage sale, I get completely undone!

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  13. What a great dish! It needs lots of colorful pieces inside to make it pop :)

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  14. How pretty! And funny that you mention finding things that you grew up with. I was just antiquing with my MIL last week and she found several items that her mother used to have. The only memorable thing I've found was a piece of my mom's rare-ish dishes from Germany.

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  15. I can remember that my grandmother had a similar one that was sort of an avocado green. What will you fill it with???

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  16. This looks so familiar to me, I think my Mom had the same one, maybe in a different color

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  17. I'm glad you found this treasure! It is a beauty!

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  18. Yes, it is such a thrill when you find something that brings back memories like this, I'm so glad you found it. I'd be the same way about having to line up the top and bottom just right, ha ha. Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party this week, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  19. What a wonderful find and what a wonderful memory! Maybe you could fill it with candy that you don't like? Then it could fill its purpose and you won't be tempted! It is beautiful!

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  20. Wonderful find! I'm happy that the lady sold it to you :)
    Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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