Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just my cup of tea...

Well, more like my cup of iced tea or RC Cola.

Sometimes you find things at yardsales that seem to be meant for you. I bet a bunch of folks passed these pretties by. I practically dove on them.

My grandma kept these in the pie safe and we drank out of them all the time as kids. These aren't those of course, but I like to think that some other sweet old lady held onto these for years and years. I bet they were stacked in the back of her pantry and never used.

These plastic treasures used to come inside of oatmeal. Gosh, why don't they do that sort of thing anymore?

22 comments:

traci said...

that is a great find. don't you just love items that bring back memories of your grandparents.

Marcia said...

I love treasures that bring me back to my childhood, especially those that invovled my grandparents. Enjoy your cups and the sweet memories of your grandma. :)

Marcia

Living on the Spit said...

I get the same way when I see those old little jelly jars that double as glasses with the cartoons on them.

What a great post!!!

Farmchick said...

I love them! They are so pretty. Glad you found something to connect a great memory with! Stop over and visit me soon. :)

Songbirdtiff said...

I remember those, too! My grandparents collected them. Most of ours were yellow. It was exciting to get another color. :)

Thanks for your very sweet words about me and my new blog layout. You are wonderful!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

These are wonderful!!! I would have grabbed them, too. They were meant to be yours!

xo
Becky

Bea said...

I have so many things that I got because they remind me of my childhood. Great find for a great home.

Dawn said...

Isn't it great when such simple items bring back such wonderfull memories. The pictures are so pretty too!

Kim's Treasures said...

I love finding memories at yard sales! These are cool!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

My favs from my grandma were those aluminum tumblers. Mawmaw always let me drink out of the magenta one; today that magenta tumbler sits proudly on my kitchen windowsill so that a part of Mawmaw is there with me!

Brenda said...

In these tougher economic times, you'd think they'd bring back some of the nostalgic trends of old. Like adding a treat in bought goods. You're probably too young to remember green stamps. Hell, I'm almost too young to remember green stamps! Love your sweet little glasses!
Brenda

T said...

I love that type of glass. Great find!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I remember seeing those..but I don't remember who in the family saved them. Grandma? Probably my Mom. YOU got LUCKY!
I have also been doing garage sales and have had great luck. We look forward to it each week!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

My grandmother made us use those colored tin glasses.. they always made my teeth zing sort of like when you scratch your fingernails on a chalkboard. Oooh I hated that.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Carrie said...

Those remind me of my child hood also get find!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Yup! They sure did come in oatmeal. Mother had these also. Memories ...
TTFN ~ Marydon

the wild raspberry said...

i'm imagining a root beer float in one of them. yummmm. great find.
chasity

Small House said...

Oh my goodness, you are so lucky when it comes to yard sales! Where do you store all the beauties that you find?

I'm looking forward to Saturday, and hit a few myself.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Barb said...

I remember those,I couldn't wait to open a new box of oatmeal and get it out. I haven't thought of that memory in years....Barb

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

The perfect accompaniment to sitting outside on your summer porch : )

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Glad you found that perfect find that brought back special memories! Enjoy every sip from them.

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

what a great find,, I would've jumped at them,, I can remember my mamaw getting the oatmeal to get this little cups out of. All of us kids fought over these cups.