November 10, 2008
While over at my in-laws' house last week, my father-in-law was looking through some things in his garage. He found these antique opera glasses that belonged to his aunt, and he gave them to me! He called it my November 1st gift. How sweet and beautiful.
I was glad that along with the present, I got this little piece of family history:
The lovely lady who owned these glasses was married to a physician. And this man happened to be the physician of President Eisenhower.
You never know what intriguing connections might come to light when someone kicks up a little dust in their attic, or in this case, their garage.

7 comments:

Jan said...

Completely a treasure. Love the look the colors and the history. A perfect perfect package. Luck garage find.

Mrs. Buck said...

They are gorgeous, what a wonderful item to have and treasure, and so cool to learn such an interesting fact about your family!

haley said...

hmmm...antiques roadshow...

citysage said...

Wow---those are so exquisite, and they have such a wonderful backstory to them! Do you know yet how you will display them in your home? They would be such a lovely focal point for a tablescape...

Sara Christine said...

WOW. What an amazing piece! My mother gave me an egg beater for my bday that belonged to my great grandmother, and you would've thought I had received the crown jewels of England. I might actually die of happiness if something this gorgeous was passed down to me! :)

littlebyRD said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! How great that you know the history behind them too - that always makes things so special. I came across a similar item in LA at a thrift store but they wanted $$$ for them!

sophie said...

I always wanted to know what opera glasses looked like.(Good thing you had a picture.

hello

hello

about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

old posts