A friend of mine came to visit the other night and walked into my house carrying a box.
She said she had a gift for me.
She is moving to Washington next year and will be living in a much smaller house,
so she can't bring all of her stuff with her.
I opened the box to find an assortment of beautiful, deep red glassware.
My friend said these pieces had belonged to her grandma
and she can't take them with her on her move due to lack of space.
She wanted me to have them because she knows how much I love red glass ~
and that I will love them and take care of them.
I was so touched!
The box contained plates, bowls, cups, and a vase.
I hand-washed everything carefully and put some of the items to use
in my Christmas decor.
I told my friend that my grandma loved red glass, too.
And that I have a set of her red drinking glasses.
Funny how we're all connected.
I cried as my friend gifted me with her grandma's precious red glassware.
Because my friend trusts me to take care of, appreciate, and love something
that belonged in her family. Because I will miss my friend who has lived
across the street from me for 22 years.
Linking up to Mockingbird Hill Cottage's Favorite Thing Holiday Edition .