The 12 days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas glasses

Check it out! I have a really cool new (to me) set of glasses that I wanted to share. These glasses actually belonged to my Grandmother and I never recall seeing them once, but aren’t they incredibly cool? I love them so much. Who knew that my grandmother had these stashed away? I’m glad my mom found them and thought that I would appreciate them. They are so neat that I don’t even know if I want to drink from them. I want to display them.

Here’s a closeup of the lovely illustrations on day 1, 2, and 3.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd day

On a somewhat related note, I had to learn this song for a piano recital back in the day. It is really hard to remember how many times you have to play the different verses! My piano recitals back in the day were not a fancy affair…they were at a local nursing home. My piano teachers father lived there, so I guess she was using it as a way to entertain those folks. It was kinda distracting though, cause as I would play, there was a lot of talking and a few people yelling. Yikes. Not the most sophisticated of places, but I guess the residents did enjoy it and it was something for them to look forward too.

By the way, I played piano for several years, but I never really took to it all that well. I think there are those folks that just “click” with music, a sport, or a hobby. I would practice a lot, but I was lacking passion. It’s still fun to sit down and play (I did this last week with my friend Pattie Wack while taking my ceramics training) every now and then, but it’s not something I do very often. What am I best at playing? Actually, I have a few church hymns up my sleeve (I used to play on the days the pianist wasn’t there). I also have “The Entertainer”, “I Swear”, and both the “Bridal Chorus” and “Wedding March” pretty much memorized. I played for my sis’s wedding when I was 12. Maybe one of these days I’ll record a little ditty for you and post it. Ha. Back in the day, I used to tape myself on my little tape recorder and give away tapes to my teachers as Christmas gifts. Admittedly, I think that was a pretty sweet and clever gift for a 13 year old to give instead of something apple related.

Anyway, gotta get to bed. Have a great Tuesday.

Until next time Swellions!



  1. Melanie says

    Those glasses are really neat. I think you should display them..especially since they were your grandmother’s. I can’t believe you can slay “I swear” on the piano. Awesome!

  2. says

    Dude! My grandmother has that exact same set! She only brings them out for christmas and my other female cousin would fight over the ones with girls on them lol. I wonder if you can still get them somewhere, I’d love to have my own set.

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