A recent remodel means there's dust everywhere and gives me the opportunity to clean (oh joy, but actually do mean it because I love to organize and clean) out every cupboard. Everything is getting emptied out and washed, and nothing is going back in unless it is either loved or used often.
THIS is something I use often and love so much.
I'd like to share my mother's beautiful wedding china that she gave me years ago. Imperial stared making Candlewick in the 30's and this high quality affordable glass quickly became extremely popular. Mother picked it out when she was a teen. In her small town there was a little china shop where all the girls would pick out their wedding china, and when a birthday would come around their friends would give them a piece of china to save in their hope chest. It's such a nice old-fashioned tradition, I wish they would have had that in my day. I have mom's cedar hope chest now holding out-of-season sweaters and I have her beautiful Candlewick. Take a look at some of the collection.
|Tiered and footed pieces are so useful on the buffet table.|
|The extravagant punch bowl!|
|Extra large platters and bowls are used often. Large platters like these aren't easy to find.|
|Divided dishes were so popular in the 40s and easy to find now.|
|Classic Candlewick fan shaped vases.|
|Stacked ashtrays and celery plate, so necessary in the 50s!|
|I especially love the heart shaped pieces.|
|The water goblets are just the right size for wine these days.|