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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday--Glass

This glass brings back memories of my Great Grandma's house and family dinners. She had a set of glasses decorated with game birds. It was a family tradition (when I was small) for the men to go hunting after dinner for quail or doves. My Granddad and his dad always had bird dogs. I don't know if they were any good at hunting but I do know they made terrific porch decorations and were expert people trippers!



If the hunters were successful, we might have quail or dove for supper. Watch out for the buckshot! I was fascinated by all the pockets on the hunting vests and was never sure how convenient that pouch in the back was for carrying home the birds.

My dad's family also loved to fish. My Great Grandpa had a storage room in his barn where he kept his fishin' poles and lures. It was decorated with lots of years of farm calendars. I wish I had that stuff now! I think my dad has his fly rod.
I've only gone trout fishing one time. My grandparents took me to Cimarron Canyon, New Mexico with them one summer. I spent a lot of time trying to catch a fish under a rock downstream from me. I'd cast my line and let it drift to where he was hiding. He'd grab the hook, I'd give a yank, and come up empty handed--again! Grandad Marvin saw my distress, cast his line in and the darn fish stayed hooked for him! I guess it was age before beauty!
Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane conjured up by this glass! If you want to see more Vintage thingies, visit the Colorado Lady and follow the links on her blog!

14 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Oh, what a cute glass and story behind it. Loved it! I like this glass especially for all the colors in the picture, that seems unusual, as most of the time it is only one or two colors in these type of glasses. Thanks for sharing with us.

Janet, said...

Very nice old glass. It's extra special because of the memories it brings to you. I have a few that was my moms.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

I love your story about your glasses! Happy Vintage Memories!

Jan Ely said...

Lots of details to look at! Thanks for sharing!

ClassyChassy said...

Neat glasses, great little story! I posted something about fishin too - You're in good company!

Susan said...

What a great story to go with the glasses. Yes, you did have to watch-out for buckshot, didn't you?!

Miri said...

Isn't it wonderful how a glass can bring back so many memories...cute glass too.

CC said...

i loved your sweet memories and your glasses. Thank you for sharing them. Happy VTT, have a lovely day.

mannequin said...

What lovely memories you have, how wonderful that we have little treasures that take us away sometimes.

Bea said...

Love the colors in your glass. I think the stories behind our vintage things are what make them special.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

lovely glasses and a lovely story :)

CarolynQuilts said...

Great story--thanks for sharing.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Atwood's must be your local nursery-that's our name!
Very vintage those glasses, my DH & sons hunt but I can't eat that wild stuff!
Roslyn

thespectacleblog said...

These glasses are pretty cool. The third one makes me think of A River Runs Through It.

Parker P

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