Sunday, November 22, 2015

Vintage Show & Tell #3: Gurley Thanksgiving Candles

Thanks so much for visiting Vintage Show & Tell! I've moved the party to Mondays because it conflicted with my Homemaking Party and my readers were getting confused about where to link up. I hope this is convenient for you all.
I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week! This year has been flying by, and I'm determined to slow it down a bit. I'm cancelling school for the rest of the year and pulling out the crafts, sewing, and baking supplies. The Coller family is going to make the most of these last six weeks of 2015!
Earlier this afternoon, I was cleaning out some boxes and came across this set of Gurley pilgrim candles! I found them at a local thrift store this summer and put them aside to sell in my Etsy shop. I forgot all about them---but they were there waiting for me and just in time, too!
I have several vintage Gurley and Tavern candles. I'll show off my Christmas collection of vintage molded candles here in a couple weeks. 
The Gurley Novelty Co. started out in 1939 as part of Franklin Gurley's W&F Manufacturing Co. The Gurley line was first commissioned by the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company (now ExxonMobil) as a way to reuse the excess paraffin produced as a by-product of the process of refining oil. They were first marketed under the name, Tavern. In 1949, Franklin bought all rights to the Tavern name and changed it to Gurley Novelty Co. The candles sold for .10 to .99 and sold well into the 1970s. Recently, The Vermont Country Store (love them!) bought the molds and are reproducing the candles for sale again. Awesome!

Make sure to grab a NEW BUTTON with the new day on it to spread the word about the link up. I'm excited to see what you've got to share!
Hope In Every Season
Linking with:
The Art of Homemaking

A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success 


  1. These are very cute...I think you should hold on to them!

  2. Sarah,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! I have added this new party to my weekly party list so i will be back each week!! Happy thanksgiving to you!!


  3. What fun little candles! Thank you for sharing your vintage finds with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Sarah :) Hope you have a lovely week of family fellowship!

  4. Hi Sarah, thanks for hosting and for the invite! Also please come join us on Thursdays for Vintage Charm--you can link any of your vintage treasures or repurposed projects! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thank you for hosting! I love Gurley candles! I collect them myself. Wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  6. Your little Pilgrim candles are so cute, Sarah! Vintage is so special. Always a wonderful reminder of those days gone by. Thank you for linking up to No Place Like Home and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Autumn blessings,

  7. What a darling set of candles - I love vintage anything! Very heartwarming!

  8. Your little Pilgrims are so very lovely, I'm charmed by them.
    I'm coming from 'Roses of Inspiration' and thank you so much for sharing this post of yours !
    May your Thanksgiving be blessed

  9. These vintage candles are really cute, there's something about the vintage style that is really appealing - to me anyway.


  10. Oh, what darling little candles! I truly hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, dear Sarah.

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you're able to join us again this coming Tuesday. Hugs and blessings!


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Mrs. Sarah Coller

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