Monday, January 11, 2010

Pretty Vintage Glasses

These gorgeous vintage drinking glasses were a Christmas gift to me from my mom. Love them!! A cute story goes along with this.

The last time were were in California together, we went to a peddlers sale. A lady at the sale was selling these. I loved them from the moment I saw them but I wasn't shopping for "me" I was shopping for things for our shop. As the day went on with all the buying we did, I kept thinking about those glasses, maybe she still had them? I walked back to her booth and yep, they were gone, I felt a pit in my stomach, I really wanted those glasses and imagined how cute they would look sitting on my kitchen counter. Plus the carrier for the glasses is all rusty and crusty with chippy paint and you all know how much I love that combination!

I mean look at the design of the carrier, it's round with metal tulips. Usually you see these vintage carriers with a square handle or at least that's all I ever seem to see.

It was much to my surprise on Christmas Eve when we were all at my mom's house to celebrate Christmas when I opened this present. I was so shocked to see these and sooo very happy!! You see I learned something about my mom, she can be very sneaky and that's a good thing, don't ya think?

My mom knew how much I wanted them so she went back to the booth (without me knowing) and told that seller she was buying them and to wrap them up and she would come back for them. My mom put them at the bottom of one her bags she was carrying and carried them to the car and I had no idea she had them.

We all had a good laugh as we shared the story about these drinking glasses with the rest of the family. And yes, they look perfect sitting on my kitchen counter!

Thanks mom.:))


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Don't ya just love sneaky people? I want your Mom! Love the glasses and the holder is really unique as well. Great story....I'm sure you'll always cherish this memory!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your new treasure is absolutely beautiful!
You certainly have restraint...I could have so easily talked myself into "buying for me" even if not the intent of my shopping trip. :-)

Amy Sutter said...

Im in love with those glasses and your blog :-) Your mom is sooo thoughtful, you are blessed!

shabbydreaming said...

what a FAB gift your Mum got for you!!! Stunning that' for sure!!

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a great treasure, those glasses are so beautiful.

Elyse said...

aw, that's so fun! hooray for sneakiness!


Ana said...

Hi Janice,
I've missed you! I was so happy to see a comment from you...Just had to run on over to see if you had posted something new and yay, you did... Welcome back my friend.

Love, love, love your pretty vintage glasses. You have such a sweet Mom. I don't know if I would have been able to keep the secret for so long :-) Anyway enjoy and welcome back again. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,