Saturday, December 22, 2012

gift of grandma's ruby red glassware

 A friend of mine came to visit the other night and walked into my house carrying a box.
She said she had a gift for me.
She is moving to Washington next year and will be living in a much smaller house,
so she can't bring all of her stuff with her.

I opened the box to find an assortment of beautiful, deep red glassware.


 My friend said these pieces had belonged to her grandma
and she can't take them with her on her move due to lack of space.
She wanted me to have them because she knows how much I love red glass ~
and that I will love them and take care of them.


I was so touched!
The box contained plates, bowls, cups, and a vase.
I hand-washed everything carefully and put some of the items to use
in my Christmas decor.


  I told my friend that my grandma loved red glass, too.
And that I have a set of her red drinking glasses.
Funny how we're all connected.


I cried as my friend gifted me with her grandma's precious red glassware.
Because my friend trusts me to take care of, appreciate, and love something
that belonged in her family. Because I will miss my friend who has lived
across the street from me for 22 years.



8 comments:

  1. Wow-- what a meangingful, wonderful gift! Merry Christmas!

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  2. What a wonderful gift from your friend! I know you will appreciate and love that red glass collection. I'm sorry you have to say goodbye to your friend, though.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    xo
    Claudia

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  3. Wow, what an honor from your friend, and a wonderful gift. It must be so touching to know that someone entrusts you with something so precious to her and her grandmother. Thanks for stopping by and wishing us better health. Wish you the same too! Get well, and Merry Christmas.

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  4. Wow what a wonderful gift from your friend. I'm sure you'll always treasure them!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  5. My what a lovely gift . . . she will always be remember, each time you look around your home and see this beautiful glassware.
    Merry Christmas
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  6. Your red glassware is especially nice for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Hugs,
    Mary & Albert

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  7. Such a sweet and thoughtful gift! She must really think a lot of you and trust you a great deal :) The dishes are all so pretty and perfect for Christmas decorating!

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. You have a sweet and caring neighbor, especially to share a family heirloom. I love the red glass, and I love those little reindeer plates!

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