Last week I introduced Favorite Finds, a new series on my blog featuring treasures I’ve collected over the years while shopping vintage.
This week’s feature is special to me for sentimental reasons. A few years ago my mom gave me a wonderful gift of four holly berry tumblers that had belonged to my dad’s parents, Lee and Berta. My parents have the same set, and my mom was looking to clear out her cupboards a bit. The glasses have come out each December with my small collection of holiday dishes, and I always think of both my parents and grandparents when I use them.
One of the fun things about antiquing and thrifting is coming across some of these same items that my parents, grandparents, aunts or friends owned when I was little. And these glasses are no exception–since I got the first four glasses from my mom, I’ve been able to build my collection of Christmas glasses on several shopping trips to my local thrift stores and now have a full set of 8 tumblers, 8 juice glasses and two cute little mugs. One of each is shown below.
These pieces mean more to me each time I unwrap them. My grandma passed away almost a decade ago, and my grandpa just last winter. It’s a comforting tradition to unpack these momentos each holiday season and remember the people and the memories that make them special.
My aunt visited recently and asked me to keep an eye out for her in case I come across more of these glasses; I’m not the only one who enjoys holiday decorations that bring back good memories! Do you have any sentimental holiday collections?