Vintage Bubble Dishes & UPS

My adorable parents sent me 10 boxes in the mail while “stationed” in Phoenix helping Grandpa downsize. It felt like Christmas morning when I happened to go to my front porch to grab some basil, and there was a gigantic stack of boxes with my name on them.

(You couldn’t knock, UPS man, and let me know? Geesh. I found out soon enough the quality of the UPS delivery man, however.)


Granted, most of the boxes had broken dishes in them. Thanks, UPS.

However, a few survived.


And they were gorgeous. My Grandma had good taste.

Enough survived that I could at least entertain with.


My Grandma passed away while my family (and I) were still living in Germany. I really never got to know her. I don’t have much from her, except a few pictures and a quilt she made for me as a baby.


But, now I have dishes that she once used. Or, at least the ones that weren’t smashed to smithereens.


And I am in love. I can’t wait to have a party and put these dishes to good use.


“New” Vintage Bubble Dishes seem like a good excuse to have a party. But really, any excuse is a good excuse for me to have a party.

So, who wants to come over?

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6 Responses to "Vintage Bubble Dishes & UPS"

  1. Lindsey R. says:

    My grandmother has a HIGE set of those dishes, and she has always called them her Candlewick Set… Also, I think $100 of insurance is automatically included in every UPS box that is shipped. If you can’t have the dished, at least get the replacement value!)

    Enjoy you new treasures!

    • Rebekah says:

      Candlewick Set, huh? I can’t wait to google that and find out more. Thanks for the tip! My mom called UPS and I think they are going to give her around $100 for all the broken dishes. Lame, but at least it’s something….

  2. Mary says:

    Your dishes are BEAUTIFUL! It makes my heart race to see the pictures. I love old dishes and it’s fortunate we don’t have a lot of storage room, or my whole house would be filled with them. I inherited a set of Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf dishes from my aunt/godmother. It’s so nice to have them because I think of her every time I see them.

    • Rebekah says:

      I’ve been cut off (by my own recognizance) from buying more dishes. I think I have what’s called an addiction. But, if other people give them to me, then that’s acceptable. Right?

  3. Connie says:

    I grew up in Germany too. where were you living?

    • Rebekah says:

      We lived in Baumholder for about 3 years. My father was in the military. I don’t remember much of it, but my heart still faints for all things German….


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