Nothing says summer like a nice tall glass of fresh lemonade.
Especially if you are lucky enough to be serving it in one of these vintage sets.
I admire these beauties each time I go to my favorite antique store.
Alas, I'm holding out to find my very own...but at a slightly more reasonable price.
Not that I don't think they are worth it...but...
I would surely love to find them at a yard sale or thrift store.
You know, the thrill of the hunt.... and the bargain.
Isn't this set just lovely, I'm loving the sweet little orange and white flowers.
I can so see having some lemonade on the porch in these sweeties.
Maybe red roses are more your style.
I would be happy to find a set like this as well.
Oh to have such a lovely pitcher, and fun glasses.
Well, so far I haven't found a full set like this.
I have however been lucky enough to come upon the mother load of vintage juice glasses.
The kind of mother load that makes your heart race, and your palms sweat.
Only then to find out that they were already spoken for.
This is what went down that day...
One snowy winter day, on one of many excursions to my local goodwill,
I'm walking down the aisle of my favorite section of the store when I spot them.
The sweetest loveliest collection of vintage juice glasses, all kinds, colors and patterns,
a whole shelf of them, I see them there....
at just the exact moment they are being pulled from the shelf and placed in boxes.
I asked the store associate, what he was doing with them....he said " some lady just bought them all."
Okay, seriously, this is where my heart sank...
and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really wanted to cry.
I was crushed, I couldn't believe my horrible luck and timing.
I followed the boxes on their journey, to see the lucky one they were going home with.
But wait, they weren't going home yet.... there was still a chance for me.
I asked for the manager, who had agreed to hold them up front for this lucky lady.
In a moment of desperation I told the manager that I would pay double what the other lady
was paying if she would sell them to me, as it is not generally goodwill's policy to hold merchandise.
She wouldn't do this, and I know I was probably horrible for asking....I just couldn't help myself.
She did however agree to give me a call if said lady didn't come back for them that evening.
So I go home in the falling snow, and I can't stop thinking about the glasses that got away.
I distracted myself with my computer, but as I sat there I just watched the clock.
When I hadn't heard anything by the given time, I assumed they had been picked up.
Then I thought... wait a minute, what if they hadn't. So in a last ditch effort I call them back.
"yes hi, I was in earlier today, I'm checking to see if the boxes of juice glasses were picked up. "
The response from the goodwill employee was a resounding " NO, no they haven't,
and if you would like to come pick them up then they are yours."
This of course is music to my ears, as my heart beat quickens again.
So of course I hopped in my car snow fall and all and drove right back up there
to pick up my little lovelies... my sweet little vintage glass treasures.
Here are just a few of my vintage lovelies, you can find the rest
in my etsy shop....
I know they aren't exactly like the ones from the antique store,
but I think they are the just the cutest.
Which ones would you choose?
Do you have a vintage treasure you are searching for?
Hope you are having a lovely week so far,
thanks for stopping by to see me.
* peace & love *