Valentines Day Ideas

A Very Vintage Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate romance. Start planning now to create a truly memorable day.

Candy is a traditional gift and although much appreciated it can be a little, well unimaginative.

Heisey Lariat Candy Jar

Go beyond the expected heart shaped box and put your sweet offerings in a beautiful candy jar!

The chocolates may disappear quickly but your thoughtfulness will be remembered all year.
Filling this beautiful Heisey Candy Jar with Hershey's kisses might get you lots of kisses in return ♥

Star of David Candy Dish

A lovely covered candy dish filled with conversation
 hearts is a sweet (and inexpensive) way to tell her you love her ♥

Fostoria Berry Candy Bowl

Tell your Valentine she's delicious by putting some gourmet's chocolates in this beautiful container. Milk glass and chocolate, what could be better? 

Coming up next - How to up your game with another traditional Valentines Day gift.

For more beautiful candy containers and other Valentine's Day gifts stop by
Charmings on Etsy or our website Charmings Collectibles.


Swanky Swigs

How many of us have fond memories of that special glass – you know, the one with the pretty blue tulips or comical characters? Most likely you are thinking of Swanky Swigs!

Blue Cornflower Swanky Swig Juice Glass

The original Swanky Swigs were produced in the 1930’s through the early 1940’s and are thought to have been made by Hazel Atlas. These charming glasses were sold filled with Kraft Cheese products. Eat the cheese and you had a free glass! Talk about being green – nothing going in the landfill from that packaging. In fact these little glasses have become quite the collectible.

The most popular glasses were the flowers; tulips, daisies, cornflowers to name a few. But there were a lot of other designs. Bustling Betsy was another favorite with different scenes in bright yellow, red, blue, green and orange.

Orange Bustling Betsy Swanky Swig Juice Glass

Did you know that Swanky Swigs also came in opaque colors?  These glasses have a sprayed on finish and sometimes a colorful decal as well.

Opaque Green Swanky Swig Juice Glass

So the next time you are visiting your Grandmother take a peek in her kitchen cabinets – you just might find a cherished childhood memory!