Monday, January 20, 2014

The Shoe Fairy and Milk Glass Fairy!

Have you ever heard of the Shoe Fairy?  If you love shoes as much as I do, you would probably love to have a Shoe Fairy.  When I worked as a counselor at a school, I was lucky to have my own Shoe Fairy.  Really!!  One day, I came into work and found a shoebox with a brand new pair of shoes in my mailbox.  After doing a little investigation (by the way- counselors are good at that), I found out that one of the teachers had given them to me.  She couldn't wear the pair and knew that my foot was the same size.  Over the years, the Shoe Fairy would strike numerous times, leaving almost new shoes in my box.   Margaret, whom I began to call the Shoe Fairy, might wear the shoes once or twice and decide they didn't fit her as well as she would have liked.  She obviously did not like clutter in her closet because she got rid of the shoes fairly quickly.  Wish I could say that about my closet!
After several years, I took a position at the school's district office and sadly left my Shoe Fairy behind.  I never thought that I was leaving a Shoe Fairy for a Milk Glass Fairy!  Bet you don't have one of those, either! I have been collecting milk glass for many years.  Imagine my surprise when a dear co-worker dropped by my office with a tattered box containing several pieces of milk glass!  Joanne was helping a friend clean out her mother's home when they came across this box in the attic.   She knew I would appreciate the glassware.  As I began to unpack the box, I was surprised to see a lovely Hobnail set consisting of six- 9 ounce glasses, a pitcher, vase and candy dish.  Here is a picture of the set after I removed it from the box, prior to cleaning.  Isn't it a lovely set!  After a little soap and water, the dust and dirt swirled down the sink to reveal beautiful, creamy white glass.  The set is now displayed with my other treasured and much used pieces.  This was not the first time a piece of milk glass appeared on my desk from Joanne.  She might see a piece at a yard sale and pick it up for me.  Such a thoughtful friend!  Psalm 17:17 tells us that "A friend loves at all times". Both my Shoe Fairy and Milk Glass Fairy are wonderful examples of loving, generous friends!
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

9 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness...I had that very same set of glasses years ago. I really enjoyed using it. and some of the glasses broke. Lucky you....shoes and milk glass.
    Balisha

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    1. Hi Balisha! I am lucky to have a shoe and milk glass fairy! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you Suzan. I have been collecting milk glass for quite awhile. I am trying to focus my attention on unusual pieces. Have great day!

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  3. That is beautiful milk glass! What sweet friends!

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    1. Hi Susie! Thank you for following Still Woods and stopping by to comment. I do have sweet friends, I bet you do to. Life is fuller when filled with friends!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. How wonderful ! I also collect milkglass and have those same pieces,love it!

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    1. My favorite thing about collecting milk glass is that you can incorporate it into some many decors and you don't have to save up for a purchase. I think some of my most expensive purchases have been cake plates, but even then, not as expensive as some items my friends collect. Have a wonderful day! We are waiting for snow on the MS Gulf Coast!!

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  5. How nice! My Mama had a set like that and we only used it on special occasions. My oldest sister has it now, along with other pieces she has collected.

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