Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Grammy Gates' Goblet

This goblet is one of a set of six that belonged to my grandparents, Alexander and Olga Gates. They were a wedding gift to them on August 25, 1929 in Maynard, Massachusetts. I don't know who gave the gift to them.
My mother was given the goblets, probably after my grandmother died in 1970. Mom kept them in the back of the cupboard high over the refrigerator and never used them. She gave them to me about 20 years ago. I do use them once in a blue moon.
Somewhere along the line, one of the goblets cracked and a triangular-shaped shard broke out from the rim.