New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – My Mother’s Glass Tumblers


As an only child I inherited my mother’s collection of antique glass tumblers. They are certainly some of my favorite things. I love the light streaming through a window that shows them off.

IMG_0829We had glass shelves installed in the ‘Cottage For Two’


Wooden blocks hold the glass IMG_0838Several more pieces of my mother’s glass collection. (I’m the plate collector.) I’m sure you would agree that I am fortunate to have these beautiful things. Think about a place to display some of your treasures where they shine.


About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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11 Responses to New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – My Mother’s Glass Tumblers

  1. Your cranberry glass collection looks lovely in the window. Now if we could just come up with a way to keep them dust free.

  2. Beautiful, Stepheny. I love the way the light hits them; in the window is a great place to display them.

  3. pbmgarden says:

    A beautiful way to enjoy your special heirlooms Stepheny. The crape myrtle makes a perfect backdrop against the window too.

  4. Barbara Williamson says:

    Stepheny, this just charms my soul. You are such the artist in so many ways! Is the Cottage for Two near your home or elsewhere?

    • The ‘Cottage’ is home. A move a year ago, sizing down, moving near a daughter, one floor, the whole scene accomplished. One of the best things is building another garden. Another best thing, a new friend like you!

  5. Margaret Clover Stillman says:

    Stepheny, The rose bush beyond the window holding the rose cut crystal is more than charming! Be well Dear Heart!
    Wishing you were here, M

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