Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vintage Punch Bowl



I got an excited phone call from my mother the other day....


Mom: "Gail, I bought something for you that I think you're really going to like. I'm excited!"

There was enthusiasm in her voice....which made ME excited as well!

Gail: "Oh really? What is it? It's not even my birthday!" :)


She proceeded to tell me that she had been to a local antiques store browsing for do-dads for the house when she came upon a gem of an item that had my name all over it....








...a vintage punch bowl.


I love having people over and throwing parties and for the last 2 1/2 years I've always just borrowed her punch bowl and hosting service items. I know she never minded....but it's fun now to start adding to my own hosting collection.


I love the etched glass detail...





...and how sparkly and light reflective the glass is.







And did I mention she also picked up a set of 12 glass plates as well? :) What a sweet mom I have. Thanks, Mom! I'm already starting to plan our next party... and you can be assured that there will be some fabulous punch! YUM.

xoxo,

Gail


I'm linking this post up to "Vintage Thingies Thursday"



29 comments:

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

What a sweet and thoughtful mom you have. Lucky girl!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Awesome...so that's what mom had up her sleeve for you!

Hey, there is a "vintage" blog party on Thursdays where you show off your vintage finds...you can see the blog at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com. This would be the perfect thing to share with everyone!

Love you!

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful....I just love it! What a beauty this one is too, I have a couple of them, but none with the hanging cups! Happy VTT!

CC said...

Ohhh, your punch set is beautiful.. any drink would be wonderful in something so pretty,what a sweet mom you have.Welcome to VTT..have a great weekend.

Charlotte said...

This is beautiful. This is my first Vintage Thursday and I'm having a ball.

Bea said...

Love your punch set. Such a nice mom...

Shirley said...

What a pretty punch bowl set. Lucky your Mom spotted this!

Postcardy said...

Those will be fun to use for a party.

LV said...

Your mother did you a very good favor. That punch bowl if lovely and vintage too. Great find for you.

Maureen said...

Congratulations! What a cool mom!

Elizabeth said...

My mom has that same punchbowl from the 1960s. I wish I had the kind of parties where I could use it.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh, my mom has the same punch bowl and glasses- I always borrow hers for parties! I need to get her out hunting for me so I can get my own LOL! Lucky gal!

P. said...

Mmm, I'm craving a cool glass of punch now! That is a wonderful set. Here's to many happy times with family and friends!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, this punch bowl is gorgeous! What a find! You've got a great Mom!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

The Frugal Fraulein said...

Lovely! What a wonderful gift.

Tammy said...

I think your mom is wonderful to find you that lovely punch bowl.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, it is a beautiful set! And what a beautiful mom you have!

Cherie said...

Oh you would have had a hay day at the thrift store with me tonight. Somebody donated Hundreds of vintage glass items. They had a bowl just like this but I passed it by simply because I do not entertain quite like you must. I did catch some other wonderful finds that I will post soon. See you next week. Have a blessed day, Cherie

Keetha Broyles said...

Lovely punch bowl, and I just LOVE that the cups can hang from the bowl rim.

Miri said...

Beautiful punch bowl! and its great that you have the matching cups! Your Mom's a great finder!

Vonlipi said...

That is a nice punch bowl! Complete with the cups! quite a find! your Mom did real good!

SuKnitWitty said...

What a sweet Mom! Not many use punch bowls any more, and it's so nice to see them being used. I have one with lots of cups I've collected over the years. FYI, yours looks to be from the 1950's Early American Prescut Glass in a pattern called 'Buttons and Bows' by Jeanette Glass Company. Most punch bowls from that era had a base that raised them off the table. They often are mistaken for a vase and get seperated from the bowl. I'll have to post about my set one day soon. There are lots of other pieces to your set like, sherbert cups and sugar and creamers. Have fun collecting!

Mrs. P. said...

What a beauty your punch bowl is. I have one from a farm auction years back. I just love it :)

Blessings!
Gail

RainGardener said...

What a beautiful punch bowl and cups. And what a thoughtful Mom to buy it for you. And it wasn't even your birthday. LOL Mom's are like that aren't they?

thasnifty said...

moms are grand, and your punch bowl is fabulous!
Wonder what you'll get for your birthday that can top that :)

Ann Creek said...

These are so nice to have for special occassion. Great that your Mom thought of you.

Ann
Tin and sparkle

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

What a lovely punch bowl and a sweet Mom! Enjoyed visiting your blog today I'll stop back. Warm hugs, Esther

Manang Kim said...

How sweet of your mom!

VTT~ Old horns

Serendipity Handmade said...

So pretty! Lucky you!