Monday, January 31, 2011

~~VINTAGE TIFFIN JUNE NIGHT STEMWARE~~ and I Think I'll Keep That Hubby of Mine~


Last October my Mr. AGPMan and I took a trip out east for a little visit with my older sister.  While we were there I found the most amazing crystal stemware I'd ever laid my eyes on at a small local antique shoppe.

  The pattern is called JUNE NIGHT (Love Lace is the un-trimmed version) and it was made by TIFFIN.  You can read all about it here...

After returning from our little jaunt to the east of Oklahoma I made it my mission to find even more of the aging Stemware I decided I just couldn't live without.  I checked out and was excited to find that even though some of the pieces they offered were pricey at the very least they were available.

  I chatted with my hubby about hunting down enough pieces to set a lovely holiday table and went on and on about how excited I was about the possibility of scoring a few more!  Well...while one of the water goblets was out on my kitchen counter my clumsy guy knocked it over and broke off the stem.

I just smiled and said "That will be $40.00, please!  Oh...and I only accept cash!" :)  (I actually wanted to beat him up a little bit, but in the end figured I was at least 10% partially responsible for not putting the goblet back in the china cabinet even though the man was a TOTAL CLUTZ!)

Now...when my hubby and I married I didn't register for things like stemware.  I'd have been happy with a crock pot and a chicken to go inside of it if you want to know the truth! :)  Crystal and china were things poor college students like us just couldn't afford.  Not long after we purchased our La Chaumière de Briarwood I stumbled upon some fairly inexpensive stemware (not crystal) that was just like the glassware my mother had once collected using her Green Stamps.

The stems were pretty and since they reminded me of happy times in my childhood I was more than happy using them and never really looked into getting anything I felt would be truly beautiful.  At the very least I figured when I did decide to purchase something more along the line of what my heart always wanted I'd pass the twenty-four piece Green Stamp set (above) onto my AdrieGirl... 

While my hubby was getting dressed for an afternoon business meeting he told me to go ahead and open the boxes our mail carrier had left on our porch.  He seemed to know what was inside even though I didn't have a clue...

Tucked inside one box were two of the Iced Tea Glasses and in the other one were twelve stemmed Water Goblets.  He found them on eBay and surprised me with them!

Now I have sixteen Waters and eight Ice Tea Glasses.  I hope before long to find another eight Teas for a total of sixteen as well!  

My guy is the most ROMANTIC MAN I'VE EVER KNOWN!  I honestly didn't even know he remembered he'd broken one of the glasses let alone think he would remember the name of the pattern!

Now...something else really quick I have to show you!

Over the weekend my hubby (who, by the way, is COMPLETELY FORGIVEN for breaking that first goblet!) and I were in our neighborhood ROSS STORE and I found these amazing German Wine Glasses from Spiegelau!!!:)  I decided to Google the glasses and man they are NOT CHEAP!

The original price for the six stems was $40 (Ross' original price was $24.99) and they were marked down to $6.99!  They had two boxes for a total of twelve stems for only $13.98!  I'm thinking they will be a sweet anniversary gift for my son and daughter-in-love come this May!

Along with the tall stemmed wine goblets they also had a set of six glasses with shorter stems.  They were also only $6.99 and so I purchased them as well!

This all puts me in such a happy-yappy, yippy-skippy mood!  I love, love, love to save all those nickles, nickles, nickles.  

(Thanks Baber!!!!)


Our weather is suppose to turn super nasty here in Oklahoma by the morning and so we are hunkering down for a long winter's night. 


Love to you...


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Yes, many times over he has been a keeper! Your goblets are gorgeous. I have never had really nice crystal, but I do have my mom's from her wedding. I should look up what they are one of these days. I don't even know how to start!! Have a great weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I hope your son and DIL don't read your blog...won't be much of a surprise! Love, Love the lacy stem goblets. I had those star pattern goblets until just last year, then I found some beautiful green ones at an estate sale.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a GREAT hubs you have girl..mine don't know how to even use the puter ha ha!! Guess I'm lucky as he has yet to even see my blog..Love the lacy look of these just beautiful my Dear friend..And Ross always has great stuff for less...Hugs and smiles Gloria

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful and thoguhtful thing for your hubby to do. MyHero would never catch onto the fact that something was my heart's desire even if I said...This is my heart's desire. You are blessed...truly blessed. I love, love, love your crystal. It is gorgeous...there is just nothing like real crystal, is there? Hugs-Diana

Cyndie said...

Been reading your blog for a while and can I just say that it is pictures, sound, emotions and sentiment. I truly love it. Thanks!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a sweet story! It even has a very, very happy ending. Enjoyed it and the music!
Patricia :o)

Rita said...

You had better keep that fella! He's one in a million. Mine wouldn't have a clue! Ha! They are very beautiful stemware! I know you will enjoy them. When we married, I didn't pick out those type of things, I was too practical!

Martica Designs said...

What beautiful treasures. Thank you so much for always visting my blog. You are so on my way to visit your blog some more....


Victorian1885 said...

Wow! I love the glass romantic and elegant. Your Sweetie is very thoughtful! I can't wait to see your dining room table all set for a Family dinner...please. Have a great week!


Nancy said...

Rebecca, Those are just gorgeous!! I just love pretty crystal on my table too!! I am sure your Daughter in love is just going to love and appreciate her set too!! Thanks for sharing!!
Huggs, Nancy

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Rebecca,
Your crystal is just beautiful and how SWEET is your husband to surprise you like that?
And the stemware for your daughter and SIL? They will love it! What a find!

Unknown said...

Oh Rebecca.those are so pretty..
and you are so cute...
It makes me smile to see how excited you get when you get new treasures..
Some weather we are having here,huh...stay warm and feather your nest...
glenda xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh,Becky, I love LOVE love,these glasses .Your hubby is GREAT !! Hugs,Debby from Italy.

Dolores said...

Your honey is so sweet and thoughtful and loves you so much!!! He's a real keeper....

The crystal is very pretty!!!

Sounds like you're getting a lot of weather today..... stay warm and safe.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That crystal you found is gorgeous. Too bad about the broken piece but what a surprise you received in the mail!!
Yes, your hubby is a keeper to shop ebay for you.

Judy Miller said...

Your Hubby is definately a KEEPER!! Mine too. He still, after almost 40 years, surprises me often. Just wanted to wish you a pleasant Tuesday after watching the morning weather. I got up extra early to go somewhere today---think I'll replan-is that a word?? I've been putting off some home things to do until after the holidays so I will not waste the day looking out the window for the storm to arrive. I so very much enjoyed Wintley Phipps, what a beautiful gift he has been given and what a sweet, sweet spirit!!! Hope you have a wonderful day-all are good. Judy in Louisiana

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is soooo sweet! They surprise us sometimes, don't they? The stemware is gorgeous....looks very similiar to Cambridge glass! ~Hugs, Patti

Theresa said...

Oh dear Rebecca, you could have posted this on Valentine's Day... ROMANTIC MAN:) Love it that he remembered, ordered them and surprised you... SIGH! Yep, he's a keeper! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Ginger said...

How beautiful the antique stemware is. I soooo love them also. Yes, I think Mr. AGP Man is a keeper. Not many husbands would even think about replacing the broken one in such a BIG way!!! I know you will enjoy them forever. I know I would.
I stayed home from work today, can't see getting stranded on the highway and freezing. I am sooo ready for spring and all that it promises.


Anonymous said...

Hello Rebecca...what a sweet post this is! I loved the crystal glasses
They are really elegnant-looking and
Victorian-looking, too. I can see why you were so "taken" with them. And, WOW!! Your Mr.AGPMan IS such a romantic sweetheart...he probably went to a lot of trouble finding those for you...but no trouble when it comes to making his sweetie happy, huh?! He is just that kind of guy!!
KEEP HIM LOCKED UP....lots of women would love someone like him~~~~~!Of course YOU are a treasure in your-
self, too!
I am with you on can't come soon enough for me. We are having rain today and then the temps will drop to the 20's at night all the rest of the week. I am SOooooo looking forward to sunshine and spring and "digging in the dirt" again!
Warm hugs, Francy

Unknown said...

Yep my sweet friend, I'd say he's a REAL Keeper in my book! Hold on really to tight! lol

My hubs did that to me at C-mas and got me an its not pretty glasses, but it sure made this girl feel special, cause he'd already gotten me a boat load of other goodies, including a new, much needed camera. So imagine my surprise when my last gift was hidden and he gave it to me. I think it made my dd very jealous (but she had already won FREE i-pad at school). blessed my friend!

Susan said...

Your goblets are gorgeous! Yeppers you have a keeper for a hubby!
I love to shop at Ross, I find the most amazing deals!

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Rebecca,
I love your new goblets; they are truly beautiful. I have a couple of Tiffin pieces and I love the etched designs!!!
We are expecting "your" snow storm in a few hours!!! I think I'll stay tucked in like a sleeping grounghog.
Three more months and our lilacs will be blooming!!!
Love and hugs, Laura

KoolMathKat said...

My great grandmother used give my grandmother (her favorite daughter-in-law) money from my great grandfather’s pay bucket. He was a railroad engineer in southwestern Oklahoma. My grandmother would buy pieces of her crystal with it. The Tiffan June Night pattern has been in her China Hutch for as long as I can remember. I believe we have a complete service for 8 or 12 with most all of serving pieces that were ever made. It is most prized by our family because of the history behind it and how it was acquired. It’s is gorgeous.

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