Friday, February 15, 2013

Purple Portuguese Candleholders/Vases

Among my favorite thrift store finds are these beautiful light purple candle holders from Portugal. 

They can also be used as vases.

When they were found escapes my memory but they've always been among my favorites. 

Sometimes they hang out on a shelf in the pantry. Usually that's when purple glass is not being highlighted.

But whenever I bring them back into view, they make me smile.

I love their shapes and color. 

Here's one shown near a lovely amethyst round vase!

  They recently came down from the kitchen window shelves to make way for pink glass in honor of Valentine's Day.

Today we are joining Thifty Things Friday #96 on Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove. 

Stop by her blog and check out all the fun things people bought for pennies.



Nellie said...

I love purple, Susan! Also, the shapes are very interesting.

The only thing I know about Portugal is the Viste Allegre (not sure of spelling) china. Christmas Magic is my pattern by that company in Portugal. Sad to say, the pattern has been discontinued.:-(

Merlesworld said...

I like the colours in these vases or candle holders, I don't think I have anything from Portugal.

Glenda said...

I have nothing from Portugal and have not enough knowledge to realize it if I did have something! These pieces are lovely, Susan, and I also love purple!

Hindustanka said...

hi, Susan!
What lovely things you always have to show us!The glass indeed looks like amethyst, and I love amethyst stone!
I never had opportunity to get to know Portugal craft, so you once again made a great contribution to my knowledge.
Have a nice weekend!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh How beautiful they are. I love the light shining through,x

Sandy said...

The colors are just wonderful and
I'd love to see how they glow with
a tiny tea light inside...
Thank you so much for your visit
to my blog and your sweet
Have a wonderful weekend.

Selene said...

thank you susan, you're so kind!

love the purple colour!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful pieces and aren't they so pretty as the sun shines through...warms the heart!

Susan said...

Welcome to Sandy, this blog's 350th Follower!

Her blog is "The Wonders of Doing."

She's a very talented and creative lady so stop by her blog and say hello.

She lives in Florida.

Welcome, Sandy!

Hope everyone reading this has a great Friday! Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan you have a talent for finding gorgeous glass! Love the shape and color of these! hugs, Linda

Susan said...

The Color Purple...hmmmm, sounds like a winner:-D You have so many gorgeous pieces in your home and each one has a memory; doesn't get any better than that. Thank you for sharing your treasures, XOXO

Bookie said...

Lovely purple...soon you can put cut lilacs in them! Great!

diane.stetson said...

I am not familiar with things from Portugal. Your vase is just lovely. I do not collect anything glass as I'm in earthquake country.

Ruth Kelly said...

I love the top shape of those vases - they are gorgeous.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You certainly have a large collection of colored glass. So pretty. Best wishes, Tammy

Dee said...

I love that your thrift finds transform into objects of art and beauty in your home.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

You got me with the purple, Susan! Love that color.

It's rare for me to find this kind of stuff at thrift stores. I guess all the purple lovers get there early in the day. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I have to tell you - these purple candle holders of yours - are one of the prettiest things I've seen of yours. sandie

Diann said...

Since purple is my favorite color I am always drawn to anything purple. These are just lovely Susan! What beautiful treasure finds! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF!

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