Thursday, May 30, 2013

Libbey


Hello, Dear Ones!
Thank you again for all of your prayers for my Mother and your sweet words about our little  grandbaby to be! Mother is doing so much better now. Mr. Precious and I have packed up everything in her apartment and taken it all to a storage facility. 
I went in and cleaned the apartment this morning and now we're done! 
Whew! That was work.
So we're just taking one day at a time with her.

But in the mean time, I have brought some of her things over to my house to keep for her 
~ a few pieces of furniture and dishes! :)

So I wanted to toss out a quick post and show you a set of glasses that my Mother had when I was little. I loved them so and was just thrilled when she would use them, mostly just when we had company.

 They're not expensive...
just little Libbey glasses.

 But they're priceless to me!

 Aren't they sweet with the pretty butterflies all over.
I don't even remember what dishes my mother would use with these.

 My tiny lips slurped up sweet tea from each rim! 
Tea was even sweeter from these darling glasses.

One glass is broken so there's only seven.
But that's okay.
I'm so happy to have these glasses now.
My little Mother is happy that they will be in my keeping.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Good Directions

I was sittin' there sellin' turnips on a flatbed truck
Crunchin' on a pork rind when she pulled up
She had to be thinkin' "This is where Rednecks come from"
She had Hollywood written on her license plate
She was lost and lookin' for the interstate
Needin' directions and I was the man for the job

I told her way up yonder past the caution light
There's a little country store with an old Coke sign
You gotta stop in and ask Miss Bell for some of her sweet tea
Then a left will take you to the interstate
But a right will bring you right back here to me

I was sittin' there thinkin' 'bout her pretty face
Kickin' myself for not catchin' her name
I threw my hat and thought, "You fool, that could've been love"
I knew my old Ford couldn't run her down
She probably didn't like me anyhow
So I watched her disappear in a cloud of dust.

I told her way up yonder past the caution light
There's a little country store with an old Coke sign
You gotta stop in and ask Miss Bell for some of her sweet tea
Then a left will take you to the interstate
But a right will bring you right back here to me

Is this Georgia heat playin' tricks on me
Or am I really seein' what I think I see
The woman of my dreams comin' back to me

She went way up yonder past the caution light
Don't know why, but somethin' felt right
When she stopped in and asked Miss Bell for some of her sweet tea
Mama gave her a big 'ol glass and sent her right back here to me

Thank God for good directions:and turnip greens
~ sung by Billy Currington



45 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia. I'm so glad your little mama is doing well and those really are beautiful glasses. How precious are the memories that you have of them..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  2. I am glad your mom is doing much better. Those are so pretty, love the colors, and the butterflies. xo

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  3. I just adore those vintage butterfly glasses, Sheila!!!

    I also love your memories of them, how special is THAT? You are right: pricless!

    Big hugs.

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  4. PS

    Just for giggles I looked them up on ebay and there isn't any of that special one, but there are others and going for a LOT of money. Just thought you should know this.

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  5. So glad your mama is doing better. Love your glasses. I had a gorgeous dress that my grandma brought me back from Hawaii when I was a kid that had butterflies silk screened all over the front of it. Your glasses reminded me of that. I sure wish I still had that dress.

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  6. Oh, Sheila, those glasses are so charming! I know you love the memories you have when you see them.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  7. Dear Shelia, your mothers glasses are priceless. Love the color and butterflies. So many wonderful memories you have with them. I am so happy that your dear sweet mother is doing so well. Cherish her as I lost my mother when I was 21 and I miss all the fun times we would have had together.
    Looking forward to seeing more of her treasures.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love
    Mary

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  8. How wonderful to have those glasses! They are lovely! It is good to hear of your mother's progress. You've worked hard to clear out her apartment. Hugs, Nellie

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  9. Those glasses are so pretty and I am so glad you have them. Glad your mom is doing alright and I know one day I will go through this, too.

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I'm so happy your mother is doing well and those beautiful butterflies glasses will have a good home with you I know. How precious are the memories that you have of them. I am also looking forward to seeing more of your mom treasures. I hope you and your sweet family had a great Memorial Day.
    XXOO Diane

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  11. Good news about your Mom! Your glasses remind me of when we were growing up, Mom used the little juice glasses. When she moved to my sisters, we all took one as a memory of the milk that were served in them, for us kids and the grand children later.

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  12. I find it so special to have things of my mom's. It means a great deal to me -- and I do like those -- they're very cheery! Yes, a treasure!

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  13. I love those glasses, anything from when we were little is just priceless!

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  14. Shelia I'm so glad your Mom is doing so much better! I love those glasses! How wonderful to have them now!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  15. I love, love, love the glasses, I know you have such sweet memories. Now...I must have missed a post so I'm going back. You're going to be a grandma again?!!! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. Lovely glasses! So pretty, and unusual design.

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  17. I am so glad your Mom is doing better, you sure have been in my thoughts. The glasses are just screaming "summer" the tea will taste sweeter this year when drinking from those glasses.

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  18. I know exactly how you feel about the glasses. My grandmother had many things I wish I had now. I have her sewing machine, the one she taught me to sew on. It's very precious to me.

    Your glasses are very pretty.

    Visiting you today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

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  19. They are so sweet, Shelia. I don't believe I have ever seen this set either. And, they are priceless for the memories.♥

    Give your mother an extra hug from me.

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  20. Love those special glasses! I'm amazed that they have made it through the years without just one broken. So happy to hear of your dear mother's improvement.
    ~Adrienne~

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  21. So glad to hear mom is getting better!!! Cute glasses!! Special memories!!!

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  22. Hi Shelia, The glasses are darling and I would be thrilled to have any of my mother's things. Wonderful memories. Enjoy a glass of sweet tea my dear friend

    Congrafulations on your daughter's good news. Another grandbaby to love. October is my birthday month. You never know!!! I pray all goes well.

    Blessings and love with prayers for your mom's improved health.
    Jeanne

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  23. So sorry your mom has to endure this, I am sure it is so hard for her, all the changes...Be strong Sheila, I have gone through this same sort of thing..just take care and you will get through this...I will pray for her...I love her pretty butterfly glasses...I can just imagine how they change depending on the color of drink is in it..,

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  24. The glasses are so beautiful and what treasures to have from your mom! Will be keeping her in my prayers!! Take care!! Hugs, Heather

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  25. Your glasses are so pretty. Love the pattern, and these things are always a treasure when they belonged to your mom.

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  26. Oooh those are so sweet! I remember having decorative Libbey glassware in our home too. They look like they're in perfect shape! What a special treasure to have in your life again. Good to hear your Mom is doing better. Hugs, Liz

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  27. Oh how precious, I love the pretty glasses and especially since they have such wonderful memories for you. Glad you mom is doing better and congrats again on the new grand. Hugs, Marty

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  28. Love the butterflies on the Libbey glasses - what great memories go along with those! Glad your Mom is settled and satisfied. Hugs ~ Mary

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  29. Yes, these glasses are very pretty. I love the colours. So many of the glasses in the 40's and 50's were pretty. I remember tiny 'juice' glasses that had tulips on them. They were probably jelly glasses originally. I wish I had some or even one. I keep looking. Blessings. Pamela

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  30. Hermosos vasos, me encantan las mariposas. Me alegra saber que tu madre está bien.

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    1. Thank you, Shirley, for popping in to see me and liking my glasses.

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  31. Priceless is right!! I love the butterfly glasses. Just so sweet. Grace xoox

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  32. Wonderful news of Mother ... treasures of the past of Mother's to cherish.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  33. They are treasures Sheila!
    And so pretty too.
    Glad your mom is doing so much better.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  34. So glad your Mama is doing better. Even tho you are tired, I am sure that makes you rest better. Those glasses are beautiful. I am so glad you will have them to share the memories with your family.
    Congrats on the new grand baby!
    Ginger

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  35. Precious Mama's-embrace each and every moment with her! I can see you do-this is such a darling, sweet and endearing post!
    Thank you for brightening my evening-
    Sweet Hugs-
    Jemma

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  36. Wonderful news about Your Mama Sheila! Love your glasses too, what a pretty pretty pattern they are.

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  37. They are so precious...I love butterflies! I'm keeping your family in my prayers....you, too my friend!

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  38. Those glasses are sweet! I'm sure your mom is grateful for all the help you've given her and for you taking care of her things.

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  39. So wonderful to have your sweet mother with you! The glasses are just perfect for some delicious sweet tea, and spending precious moments with her.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  40. Funny how much the little things mean. I have memories like that too.Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  41. Sheila, Little things that bring such sweet memories. Treasures to love. I'm glad your mother is doing ok. My own dad is 97 and in a nursing home. I remember when we had to put him there after having a stroke. It was such a sad, sad day. We all cried so much. It has been almost 3 years and he is getting around in his wheel chair and going well now. We have made some great memories in these years. You just never know what God has in store for you. Keep trusting...

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  42. I'm glad your Mom is doing better! I love the glasses and the memories behind them just make them that much more special!

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  43. So thankful your mom is getting better. It is a hard time when our moms and dads get older and get sick. I remember how hard it was with MY mom and dad....Now, I am the olden one and wish I could think of a way MY kids wouldn't have to go thru it all. That's the way life is, tho. ANYway, sure glad she is doing better.
    Her glasses are very cute.

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  44. Shelia,
    Great news that all are doing well, dear friend!!!
    Love all the memories that come from your Mother's Libbey glasses!!!
    I told the Brunch Bunch Ladies how my MoMa would bring me things she wanted me to have
    and say, "You need these in your house." Her way of telling me she was placing them into my keeping!!!
    So~o~o glad you're able to do the same!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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