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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Smoking Hot Treat

What's It Wednesday #127

Many of you know that I am a collector of tobacciana. Mind you I have always detested  smoking, but am fascinated by many of the gorgeous artifacts that have come out of the smoking industry.

Pass by my Up in Smoke post and check out the majority of my tobacciana.

My favorite part of the collection are my cigarette cases that I use as picture frames.

Recently, while in an antique store, I ran across this 1950s brass and crystal ashtray stand with marble base. Each crystal tear drop was intact. I absolutely fell in love with it. But at first was not sure what to do with it because anything I buy must have a purpose. No dust collectors allowed. 

I kept staring at the ashtray...there must be a simple solution to this dilemma. Then it hit me. 

Voila! But of course...a candy dish.

I placed the ashtray stand...I mean candy dish in the dining room next to the coffee bar. Right after dinner, anyone can grab a smoking hot treat. 

Have you repurposed anything lately? 


Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!

Here Are This Week's Features:

Upstairs Downstairs

Victoria's Vintage Design

Entertaining from and Ethnic Indian Kitchen

A Stroll Thru Life

Sweet Vintage of Mine

Home Chic Club
Don't Forget to Add a Feature Button!
Ivy and Elephants

We are partying with these fine folks:
Come show off your whatchamacallits, what is its, what it once was, and "hey, look what I just did" posts. In other words, what you created, organized, designed or re-designed, found, purchased, transformed, inherited, re-purposed, renovated, are selling, or giving-away.


Unknown said...

As I was reading this I thought to myself " this would make a beautiful candy dish " lol - and it does !!!
Thanks so much for hosting - great features ( I have to go see that sink - how beautiful ) hope you have a wonderful rest of the week

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello ladies! Thank you. I love stopping by your fabulous party each week. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you.
Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Paula, you always have such unique collectibles. I love the repurposed ash tray. Very fancy..Happy Tuesday and thanks for hosting..Judy

Shabby Marilyn said...

Great and fitting idea, Candy dish! So fancy for ashes and butts!
Love the dresser and potting sink feature! thanks

Lori Lehman said...

Thank you for hosting ladies! Have a wonderful week!

xinex said...

Pretty neat collection and what a great idea using the ashtray for a candy dish.....Christine

Maggie said...

Great way to upcycle the ash tray, it looks like it was made just for that purpose.Thank you for the invitation to join you today, hope you enjoy seeing what I saw on Bastille Day 2014.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You know, I never thought about using cigarette cases as frames! Genius! :)

Your posts are always, always, always... such a delight!

Susie said...

Love the candy dish /ash tray. Smoking is a bad habit...but there was a time long ago it was glamorized , with all the lighters and cases. Have you ever watch old 'I Love Lucy" gosh they are smoking all the time.:):) blessings for a great day, xoxo,Susie

Babs said...

Great way to repurpose the cigarette cases. Love your use of the ashtray for a candy dish next to the coffee bar.
Thanks so much for hosting, and for featuring my baker's rack.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE the ash tray!! It is stunning!!

Thanks for the party!!


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You have so many wonderful collections. Love the idea of using the cigarette cases as frames!!! Thanks again for hosting!!!

Teresa said...

Everything looks better with candy ;). My motu also ahahah

It is such a lovely piece that standing alone already makes a huge impression. So huge even dust wouldn't dare ;)

What a fabulous finding. My mind is already flying imagining its imperial use on ancient and oh so posh times. Another sould rescued by Ivy and Elephants!


Janice Kay Schaub said...

Thank you for hosting, I love coming here.

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Thanks for inviting me to link up! I like the smoking hot candy dish:)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, thanks so much for the feature, I am thrilled and thanks for hosting each week.


My mom used to have in NY two standing ash trays just like yours, wow, such memories!
I'm having trouble linking up, I press the photo I want and it comes out and OOPS! I'll keep trying.
Thank you so much for the great party ladies.


Such great ideas to use with the smoking elements frm the past! I'm happy I'm finally prtying here sweet ladies. Thank you again.

Muscetta said...

Great idea the candy tray! Thanks for hosting. Have a nice evening. Tina

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I love the way you repurposed that ash tray. Sooo beautiful!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for another lovely party. The features here are always amazing!

Revi said...

Hi Patti and Paula, My mom has an old ash tray like that on her patio - she has put a plant in it before.
Your treat idea is fun. Thanks for hosting the party!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Candy holder is so much better than ash tray!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

LOL smoking hot cand dish- love it! That's an excellent use for that tray. I thought about pot-pourri momentarily but candy is more fun! Thank you for hosting!

Alessandra said...

Your collection is gorgeous. I love the candy dish, it's a so clever recycling

craftyallieblog said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Please come and party with us. We would love to have you!

Laura said...

Love the idea of using the cigarette case as a photo frame!!
Thanks for hosting the party!

Pura Vida said...

we don't smoke either but my husband has a collection of tobacco boxes and such's just so manly

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks Paula and Patti for hosting. Love joining your party. Have a wonderful evening.

Deanies Stash said...

That makes a super candy dish!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Paula, You have such pretty collections and the "candy dish" is wonderful. Thanks for hosting.

Maria said...

Hi Patty

Stopping by to your lovely party. this time I dont have a DIY but something nice to say about blogging..Hope you like it.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Paula, LOVE your re-invention of the glass smoking stand to a elegant candy dish!! I too, think smoking (tobacco)vintage items are so unique! My hubby collects vintage ashtrays with advertisement....I'm so thrilled to have been selected for this weeks feature with my cast iron's a favorite!! I grabbed a button!! Blessings~~~Roxie

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Love your smoking collectibles, especially your "candy dish!"

Treat and Trick said...

You always amaze us with your wonderful collection especially that crystal ashtray, looks impressive..

Robyn said...

Oh my, Paula, I love your collection! That case converted to a picture frame is fabulous! Thanks always for such beautiful images. It's such a treat to visit! Have a great day :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I've got an ashtray made by my grandfather that I use as a candy dish, too! Great minds think alike, right? :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your candy stand is the sweetest re-use idea! LOVE it! Great features...thanks so much for hosting!

Maria said...

Patty, wanted to invite you to my Party! You have such beautiful things to show at my party:
Here is the link

Fete et Fleur said...

You're brilliant! What a lovely way to repurpose this gorgeous ashtray. I'm with you, no dust collectors.

; )

Villrose said...

Genious reuse of an ashtray!

Ingrid Figueras (Sewing Lab) said...

Lovely blog! Thanks so much for letting me know about this great party!

Home Bohemia said...

You have a beautiful blog!! I´m so glad you found me:) I really like to join your party. The nice poem is a beautiful song (just click the title of the poem). It´s from youtube so skip the advertising in the beginning as fast as you can:) have a nice weekend. I`m coming back/Maria

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I enjoyed your lovely collection. My husband has an old ashtray on a stand and I always thought it would look good near the front door with candy in it. I see here that it does! Now to find it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Everything is beautiful! Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. It is a pleasure to have you!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the fun party and for sharing your amazing collection! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love the cigarette cases used as frames! Very clever idea and that is one gorgeous candy dish! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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