Monday, February 21, 2011

Candlewick Dishes

I recently collected a few pieces of Candlewick depression glass dishes.

Candlewick was made by Imperial Glass. It was made from 1936 to 1984. It was made in crystal, blue, pink, yellow, black, red, cobalt blue, green and caramel. It was made both plain and etched. There were more pieces made in Candlewick than most people can count!! Seriously, there were hundreds and hundreds of different shapes. The banana bowl, snack set and punch set are some of the hardest pieces to find.

I set a simple Spring themed table in the kitchen using the Candlewick.

A bird's nest for the centerpiece.

Candlewick has a little pearl bead edging not to be confused by Boopie Glass made by Anchor Hoicking in the 50's.

Any crystal pieces go well with it.

This is the creamer and sugar bowl. Notice the creamer has a film. Does anyone know a way to clear up the film on the glass?

I'm joining Marty @A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday and Susan @Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday . Be sure to stop by their blogs and see other posts for lots of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, you're always welcome.


Deanna said...

love love love your spring theme!
I am truly anticipating Spring and enjoyed your sweet tablescape.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the candlewick got an update with the green plates..great look!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow your table setting is so beautiful! The candlewick really sets everything off.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is really pretty with the green Ro. Have you tried vinegar? If the glass is etched - like from putting in the dishwasher....I don't think it will come out.
Just think, I will get to see it all in real, real soon!!

ButterYum said...

I adore your candlewick - my aunt has an extensive collection and it's super dreamy. Very elegant.


Honey at 2805 said...

Your candlewick table is so pretty!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have seen those dishes at the flea market, but did not know that they were called that. Great table setting.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely lovely - what a special collection! and such a cute centerpiece:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love the nest centerpiece and your dishes are so pretty. What a wonderful collection. Love the soft green, it just makes me think spring. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your dishes! Great tablescape.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I love the Candlewick ... it goes with so many patterns ... I love it with polka dots! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

Happy@Home said...

I have always loved candlewick dishes, but didn't know there were so many different colors. Your post was informative as well as pretty.
I like how you paired them with the spring green and the nest is the perfect touch.

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Your Spring table set is absolutely gorgeous!! You always have the prettiest table displays you have such a talent for decorating. This South Carolina weather has been beautiful hasn't it? Thank you so much for visiting my blog and always leaving such nice comments. Hope you have a great week.:)


Sue said...

Oh you are trying to get into the spring mode, aren't you? I wish the weather would cooperate! Love your pretty candlewick pieces. I only have a couple of small items, but I do have several snack sets. I agree with Ceekay's assessment to try and clean them. I ran mine through a rinse cycle in the dishwasher with vinegar just to make sure any film came off. Are yours filmy or are they scratched? Good luck!
~ Sue

CAS said...

Your tablescape looks beautiful. Make me think of spring. I enjoyed visiting. I have used white vinegar, both in the dishwasher & just by hand. Another thing I've used is CLR in the dishwasher, but only with glass items & some of my stainless. We have bad water here and things get filmy & spotted from time to time.

Sue said...

As always Rose, your tablescapes are so beautiful. I have a few of the candlewick dishes.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Sue

Shelia said...

I love this! What a pretty table you've set! I have a set of candle holders like this and a little footed bowl thing! I do love the little beads around the edge. Is your crystal Park Lane? I got the Park Lane for my daughter when she got married.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol said...

I love Candlewick! I have my mother's collection and enjoy using it so much!

Your table is beautiful!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH what a charming table you have set!
I love that candlewick and I love that pretty centerpiece!
Ohhh, so springy and so pretty!
Happy Wednesday!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

So beautiful!!!

Dining Delight said...

Lovely dishes! Your cute nest centerpiece is so perfect for the colours in your tablescape and the spring-y look of it. Great shade of green throughout!


Tricia said...

Oh, your pretty Candlewick looks wonderful against all the pale greens you used! I really like the napkin rings and the pattern of the napkins. Just lovely with that centerpiece!

Barbara said...

So pretty! I just love all the green. It has such a fresh, spring feel to it.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I must say I only own one serving plate in the candlewick and it's one of my favorite dishes. I do like how you paired your set with the green. Looks so spring!

Marigene said...

Beautiful all the green!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you may have "dishwasher etching" caused by a combination of your particular water and detergent. Some say agents with phosphates are the worst. The mineral or chemicals actually do a fine grinding on the surface of the glass. If so it is permanent. That is why some crystal manufacturers and sales people say the same product is dishwasher safe while other say no.

Entertaining Women said...

The Candlewick is such a pleasing pattern. It works well with your other elements. I really like the green accents with the bird's net centerpiece. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Sheila said...

For your answer to taking a film off glassware. Years ago as a teenager I worked in a restaurant. We used crushed ice, salt and tabasco sauce to get the hard water deposits out of the glass coffee pots. I believe this will also do the trick for your sugar and creamer set. Also vinegar is very good at removing stuff like this. Hope this helps!

Sweet Souhen Gal said...

Love your blog and your tablescape. Use white vinegar, both in your rinse. In addition, don't laugh, (I don't wear dentures) but the denture tablets work like you would not believe. I like to buy vintage crystal - it leaves it sparkling. Just dissolve a tablet in the water with your creamer(place the tablet in the creamer add water and let fizz away). Wash and dry like normal.


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Joanne Chuvalo said...

Hi....You seem to know a lot about Candlewick and I was wondering if i could ask you about a piece, actually a set of bowls i have....cant find them anywhere on here and i am sure they are email is you can send me an email i would like to ask you....BTW, love your collection.