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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sweet Memories

During the holiday I helped my Mom get down little used serving dishes. One of them that was brought down during the dish shuffle was this domed candy dish. My Mom has never used this candy dish but it was my grandmother's (her mother-in-law). She asked if I wanted it, the answer but of course! She told me that my Dad bought it at a dime store for my Grandmother when he was young. I'm guess it was purchased in the mid to late 1940's. 

This candy dish sat on my Grandmother's coffee table in the living room for as long as I can remember. She filled it with ribbon candy during the holidays. Not a kid's favorite candy but is sure was pretty to look at. Now it is filled with pink and white M & M's and was the starting point for my Valentine's Day display. I added another candy dish filled with hearts, a creamer with a dried rose, champagne flute and vintage pin.






I also added a hand holding a little love.


The creamer I have had for many years, I like the delicate detail at the top.


   I love this candy or nut scoop.






The candy dish is etched and has patterned air bubbles in it, and interest touch. I was please I got a picture to turn out of the etching.













That lidded dome was tall and I'm sure hard for little hands to handle. The rim of the dish has several chips but it does not diminish it's beauty. Kind of like lines on someones face, they added character.






I hope you have few cherished chipped pieces at your house. 


31 comments:

Connie said...

Hi Laura, My, what a lovely and "sweet" post. I especially like the little pewter hand and the tiny little crock with the rose bud.
Pretty, pretty, pretty:)
Thank you for sharing.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Annesphamily said...

Hi! Your pinks are so pretty and pleasing! I love the pewter scoop and the candy dish is a delight! What a lovely memory you have! HPS and enjoy the weekend!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Oh Laura, I love this post. I love the memory that comes from this beautiful dish. I have a piece of Riviera(same make of Fiesta) that my grandmother purchased for her sister in law. My mom was close with her aunt and before she passed she gave it to my mom who gave it to me when I got married.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a pretty Valentine vignette! Chips in pieces I love don't bother me in the least. They just add another piece of history to it.

Love the rhinestone buckle and the candy scoop!!

Kris said...

You always manage to bring forth wonderful images and memories. My aunt had a heavy cranberry glass covered candy dish on her coffee table. My cousins can still describe in detail their method for lifting the top off to get at the candy without making any noise. Love the little creamer guy!

Sarah said...

Pretty pinks! Happy Pink Saturday to you.........Sarah

Olive said...

Beautiful candy vignette. The scoop is lovely.

Tricia said...

Your pinks are lovely and so is the dish from your grandmother's home. I love things that have sentimental value. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I so appreciate it. God bless.

Tricia

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous bit of pink for the holiday! I have plenty of chipped and cherished pieces, too. You have created such a gorgeous vignette.
Hugs,
Patti

Cindy said...

You've created a pretty little vignette with the vintage glass. I love old glass items, they're all pretty and unique! and the chips do add patina, like our faces as we age! Good analogy!
Hugs, Cindy

chateau chic said...

What a sweet valentine vignette. Pretty and dainty. Loving the little creamer and the pretty scoop.
Mary Alice

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a great post Laura. These are some wonderful pieces with lots of memories. Thanks for visiting and for leaving such kind comments.

Carolyn
www.warmheartbears.com/wordpress

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Lovely Vignette ```` Loved it all.. I am your newest follower. I have a blog The Rusty Pearl .. WOULD LOVE for you to pop in sometime.. HUGS and I will be a regular. I love a great BLOG !!!!

belmonili said...

What a sweet vignette! It reminds me of my grandmother. Love your blog!

SweetPepperRose said...

Such lovely pieces of memories! To me, "chips" mean they were lovingly handled. My fave is the scoop and the 'hand' card holder.
JoAnn

Debra said...

Ah, everything is so lovely

BUT your last line made me laugh!

I raised three boys...most of my LIFE got chipped! :) now ? My little grandson is starting to chip away too! Let's see...there was the coatrack last month, the knob to a table, and on and on....

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

It's wonderful to be surrounded by things that have family memories attached to them, isn't it? The brooches are so pretty.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful post. I love all the pretty treasures in your vignette. The candy dish reminds me of one my grandmother always had on her coffee table, she filled hers with peanuts. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Robin said...

What a timely post. I was just thinking the other day how you don't see candy dishes around much these day and about how much I would love to find one that I like to bring back the tradtion. I remember my grandmother always had more than one candy dish in her living room.

podso said...

Wonderful photos! The candy dish is so sweet (no pun there) and I love the little creamer. I have a plain white one like it --I wonder if yours also is a Hall's creamer--I don't usually see them decorated (I college Hall creamers). Your whole display is so cheery.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh very very pretty. I love all your pics. The little empty frame gave me a wonderful idea. Well the whole post did. But especially the frame. My Cowboy and I are hosting a special Valentines Day Dinner at our home. You've inspired more decorating ideas!
Thank you for sharing. Oh BTW I followed you at Creative Cain Cabin linky. It was nice to meet you.
Have a wonderful day,
Sherry

Kay San Nicolas @ Gallery Fifty Eight said...

Sweet memories you do have and I truly enjoyed reading about the candy dish. I found you at Mod Mix Monday.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I don't blame you for taking it. I love to have family pieces.

I have been giving my daughter just things I have bought through out the years and she wants them now, like pyrex and old kitchen collectibles

your pictures are really pretty. I don't have one valentines thing out yet

Marissa said...

Oh what beautiful vignette! Love the scoop, the candy dish oh, I am in love with it all... it's just so beautiful love the colors of the M&Ms too...And you take beautiful pictures wow!

Chenille Cottage said...

Such a feminine and romantic display...Your candy dish is lovely and the perfect addition to your beautiful display. Don't you just love Valentines Day?
Thank you for sharing, my friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

What a pretty vignette! I love the candy dish, and I agree that a few chips add character :) Your little creamer is so sweet. I think I'll get my grandmother's candy dish out today. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I actually like chipped pieces. What a sweet vignette. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Katherines Corner said...

such pretty treasures. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

Jann Olson said...

Such a sweet heirloom piece, Laura. Your entire vignette is so romantic. Love the dried rose and the bit of bling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Lynn Proctor said...

so lovely--what a wonderful keepsake---this blog today reminds me of a dear lady--she happens to be blind---she collected candy dishes :)

Jody and Stan said...

Laura, Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful memories at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The candy dish is priceless!

Jody

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