Friday, September 24, 2010

Amber Glass

One of the best things I did when I cleaned out my Grandmother's, then my Mother's things, was that I saw a purpose for all their glass ware. Over the years my brother and I would buy our Mom glassware from the dime store. Oh, how we thought the pieces were really something! They were very inexpensive to buy. The occasion may of been a birthday, Mothers Day or Mom may of been having "Club" at our house. It was the 1970's so everything was either amber or green.

Luckily I kept those candy dishes and vases. I only bring them out once a year in the Fall.  As I unwrapped each piece, I fondly remember them on my Mom's walnut coffee, end tables or in her kitchen on her maple hutch. My Mom also had them out in the Fall. You have to love the amber chicken and hen and the turkey. The candlesticks were my Grandmother's.

So today they were unpacked. Soon they will be scattered throughout my living and dining room. As I catch a glimpse of them, I might catch a glimpse of my Mom.

Check back over the next few weeks to see where they turn up! Joining in Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I am sure my Mom was at "Club." Funny how they all called it that. I think it ususally started at either 6:30 or 7:00. Can you remember. Dad and I had to leave when Mom hosted. hehe. I love your amber. We had mostly the green sitting around the house.

Laura said...

I LOVE anything that belonged to my mother or grandmother.
Your things are beautiful!
I understand exactly how you feel.

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KobysCache said...

I'm currently collecting green and amber glassware from the '70's - so I am LOVING this collection!