Finding the Glasses

Jun. 14th 2013

While I was back in Chesapeake today, I decided to do some quick antique shopping. I decided to head over to an antique mall in Virginia Beach that I have found several other items at.

To this point, I had yet to find the glasses and flatware we want for the plantation. But today we finally…. finally found the glasses. I got three sets.

Glasses Crystal

The first set was 25 glasses that are wine, sherry and champagne glasses. I can us the champagne as a fruit or dessert cup too.

Glasses 47

The second set was 47 glasses that are tea, wine, champagne and juice glasses.


The last set came as I was checking out. One of the booth owners came over and asked me to look at a set of 12 sherbet glasses. They had been her personal set. She gave me such a good deal I couldn’t say no. We can use them for our Ice Cream Socials.

But the best part of the trip wasn’t finding the glasses!

This antique mall has a resident feline named Bootsie. He is a very friendly cat. He has a box on the counter with bubble wrap in it and his name on it. There are even signs all over the store that asks you to check you car before leaving. I guess Bootsie likes to jump in when you aren’t looking. Today he was just hanging on the counter. As they wrapped up my glasses, Boostie became interested in one of my boxes. I guess he needed to put his “Paw of Approval” on my purchase.

I think I passed…..

Bootie the Cat 2

“Hey what’s in this box?”

Bootie the Cat 3

“Did I inspect this purchase?”

Bootie the Cat 4

“You know, this is kind of comfortable”

Bootie the Cat 5

“I think I could get use to this”

Bootie the Cat 6

“Ah yes, time for a cat nap”

Bootie the Cat 1

“Excuse me, did I speak to you?”

Bootie the Cat 8

“This is my box!”

Bootie the Cat 9

“Go find your own box. I was here first!”

Bootie the Cat 10

‘Hey wait, it that another box?”

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