{ vintage juice glass l..o..v..e }

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 *


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  1. Those are lovely!! I love the first and third sets! So fun. :)

  2. Those are the cutest!! Hope your find your perfect set! xoxo

  3. Hi Carrie...

    They are all cute, I don't think I could pick a favorite. Ahhh yes..the thrill of the hunt. Does it ever stop? I hope not.


  4. What a fabulous story behind your gorgeous glasses Carrie! They certainly were meant to be yours:) I like them all but the last pic would be my favourite pick! Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

  5. oohh, i'm loving the set in the antique store with the orange flowers and turquoise leaves. love, love, love the ones you found too...great goodwill find. why, oh why, can't i find something like that at the goodwill???? :D

  6. Those were meant to be yours... even though you are selling them :)

    I have vivid memories of drinking juice, water and milk out of similar glasses at my grandmother's...

    I totally need more storage space!

  7. These are all awesome. My favorite is the last set! Congrats!


  8. I love stories like that! You were meant to have them...to sell! :-) They're so sweet and fun!


  9. Carrie, What a great find. Here in Canada "Swanky Swigs" as they are called sell for between $3-$6 each and more for complete sets of 4. They are all marvellous.

  10. Love the story :) The glasses are gorgeous!
    Enjoy your day

  11. Oh you lucky girl! I'm so glad you were able to get them.....they are really cute. I don't know what it is about vintage juice glasses, it must be the nostalgia? or is it because they are just beautiful?? Now I need to go check out your etsy store :)


  12. Carrie: The glasses you purchased are called "Swanky Swigs" and in my area they run $3.50 to $4.00 each. I don't know what you paid for them but hold on to them because they are considered vintage. The are a highly collector item. Alice

  13. I totally had the visual while reading your post! I'm glad you prevailed! I like the 2nd and last sets.

  14. I have spied your juice glasses in your etsy shoppe, I too think they are great!! Love your story, see determination does pay off!!

  15. Those are really cute! I like them ALL. Too hard to pick a favorite, Carrie. I'm so glad you got them. They belonged with YOU!


    Sheila :-)

  16. OMG! I too collect these lovely vintage juice glasses! I actually use mine. I have some of the same designs as you do. If that would have been me in the Goodwill store I would have done the EXACT same thing. My heart was racing just reading your blog! Peace


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