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Today I'm showing a little boopie!!
That's right, I said boopie.
Don't get all excited, my boopie isn't X-rated. You don't need to hide your eyes or block my blog from your computer. You can let your children in the room, and it's even OK if they look over your shoulder.
'Cause THIS is my boopie - - - - boopie stemware by Anchor Hocking.
Be careful, it isn't to be confused with candlewick. Boopie is boopie and candlewick is candlewick and never the twain shall meet. Candlewick is as candlewick does. Boopie is only skin deep. Or something like that.
Here's a little comparison for you. The stemware in the background is boopie, and the relish tray in the forground is candlewick. Can you see the difference?
The "bubbles" on the boopie are larger, have no spaces between them, and are located only at the base of the stem. There is a "twirl" design going down the stem to the bubbles.
The "bubbles" on the candlewick are smaller, have a distinct space between each, and are located on the rim of the dish. There is no design in the glass other than the bubbles.
This is yet another pattern of Anchor Hocking glass ware, it is just called bubble. This is not my piece, I simply found the photo online and wanted to include it here for comparison's sake.When I was a child we had boopie glasses and sherbets just like this.
They came in soap boxes. I do believe we wouldn't have HAD any dishes if it wasn't for soap boxes. Oh I exaggerate! But it is not stretching the truth one little bit to tell you that LOTS of nice things came in soap boxes back in the BC days when I was born.
I loved these glasses and begged to use them at any excuse of a special event.
When my parents began to downsize their possessions, the boopie came to me. I have since added a few more pieces which I've found in antique shops.
Boopie isn't particularly valuable even today - - - but to me it is PRICELESS.