- Pattern: No. 1188-BD (aka Stars and Bars)
- Made in USA by Indiana Glass Company
- Vintage: 1976 – 1985
- Details: This is such a darling candle holder, it is called a Fairy Lamp. This is a pressed glass pattern with lots of detail, made by Indiana Glass for HOMCO (Home Interiors and Gifts). Most people recognize this pattern as Stars and Bars (although we’ve seen it called Stars and Stripes as well), but it doesn’t have a name, it’s just number, 1188-BD. However, we have also seen it as “ING7 Clear/Stars Panel” on Replacements, so there is definitely confusion on the actual pattern number, but we sided with the Museum of American Glass who identifies it as No. 1188-BD. It consists of two parts, the bottom footed dish which is made to hold a votive candle and the top shade which protects the flame and protects against accidental fires. Due to the intricate pattern, it casts a beautiful shadow when lit. Looks very vintage and will stand out in your home’s decor.
- Material: Glass
- Dimensions: Approx 7.0 inches Tall, 4.75 inches in Diameter (at its widest point). The foot is 3.25 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage-Used. Excellent Condition. There are no cracks or chips on this piece, no cloudiness on the glass. Please remember these VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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HomCo (Home Interiors & Gifts), was founded by Mary C. Crowley in Carrollton, Texas on December 5, 1957. Mary structured the company much like Mary Kay Cosmetics, Avon and others who had mostly women selling door to door and at home parties. They purchased items mostly from Asian manufacturers like China, Taiwan, and the Philippines and distributed them through their distribution network. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1983 and had grown sales to $400 million. Sadly, Mary Crowley died in 1987, Don Carter, her second husband, became president and CEO and by the early 1990’s the company had sales of over $850 million, with some 42,000 independent sales people. In 1994 Home Interiors and Gifts wanted to retire, the company was sold to the investment firm of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst in a $1 billion leveraged buyout. However, by April 29, 2008 they filed for bankruptcy. After bankruptcy Home Interiors was bought by the owners and founders of Home & Garden Party. In 2009 they merged the two companies renaming it Celebrating Home and it continues to operate from Home and Garden Party’s headquarters in Marshall, TX.