Several years ago, I purchased 6 pretty tea glasses from a yard sale for $2. I REALLY liked them so much that I started trying to find out a little bit about them. I discovered they were Boopie or Candlewick glasses. I purchased 2 more off ebay to round off my little set to 8.
My husband stopped in at a moving sale on his way to work last week and saw a box of these glasses. He knew I really liked them and purchased the box and brought them home to me as a surprise. And boy was I surprised and so very happy with my new glasses!
The nice lady is even going to call my husband when she finds the sherbet glasses that she misplaced. Then on Saturday, I went to the Goodwill and found a matching cordial glass for 59 cents!
I posted my good fortune on my facebook page. Well, one of my lovely followers asked for a picture because she didn't know what candlewick glasses looked like.
So, before posted the picture I wanted to find out more about the glass. And what did I learn? Candlewick is different from Boopie! I'm sure most of you already know this but I just assumed that the names was being used for the same pattern. It seems that the balls on the Candlewick pattern do not touch where as the Boopie balls do. The Imperial Glass Company produced Candlewick from the 1920's until the mid 1950's. Anchor Hocking started producing Boopie, which was originally known as Berwick, in the 1950's. I obtained this information from Bargain Hunting and Treasure Seeking. Click here to see more.
To make a long story short, my iced tea glasses are Candlewick but all the others that my husband purchased were Boopie. Do I care? Not one little bit but it's nice to know exactly what I have. My husband gave me 10 water glasses, 3 cordial and 6 liqueur glasses. The liqueur glasses is the perfect size to use as those little sampler dishes that everyone is selling. Now I just need to find me some little spoons!