Monday, February 11, 2013

Rose-Colored Glasses

Some folks are said to look at things through rose-colored glasses, IMG_7811Awhich is defined as have an unduly cheerful, optimistic, and quite favorable view of life.

There’s NOTHING wrong with that.

BUT, at the Frog & PenguINN, the only rose-colored glasses are 6 wine glasses. These were a recent find at a local thrift store.

8 wine glasses (3)YES, it’s true that we are in the process of getting rid of “stuff.” So, they have replaced other wine glasses on the left, which were NOT colorful at all.

And, now we are looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, just of a different type. We we do it almost daily and use these glasses at dinner time, even for water or juice. Blueberry juice looks especially colorful.

BUT, there’s an odd thing that happens with these glasses hanging on a rack in our kitchen. They mysteriously change directions on a almost daily basis. (Grenville swears he has nothing to do with this phenomena.)glasses collageBy the way, IF you find yourself humming a tune about rose-colored glasses, it might be that you remember familiar lines of a song recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1962. The song dates to 1926 when it was penned by songwriters Jimmy Steiger & Tommy Malie and introduced in a Roaring 20s theatre revue, A Night in Paris.

Looking at the World Thru Rose Colored Glasses

Looking at the world through rose colored glasses,
Everything is rosy now.
Looking at the world and everything that passes,
Seems of rosy hue somehow.
Why do I feel surprise, don't wink your eyes,
Needn't guess I'll confess, certain someone just said yes.
In a bungalow all covered with roses, I will settle down I vow,
That's why I'm looking at the world through rose colored glasses,
Everything is rosy now.

Hope everyone is having a rosy day. Our family and friends in the Northeast US are digging out from the weekend snow storm, Nemo (named by The Weather Channel NOT the National Weather Service). Good news is that all are safe as we hope all you and yours are too.


L. D. Burgus said...

A fun post. I liked the tinted view of what you are doing.

Sandra said...

glad you are safe, those glasses are beautiful... so maybe you can list the fact your house is haunted, a wine glass moving ghost might be in buyers

Country Gal said...

Love the wine glasses and the racks they are in very nice ! Have a good day !

barbara l. hale said...

Weird! Those glasses must have a life of their own. I like the idea of rose colored glasses though. We did get about 2 feet of snow here from Nemo but it was a relatively easy dig out for us and we never lost power. That's a major plus!

Anvilcloud said...

Now, which is the right way?

Daisy said...

Pretty glasses! Glad to hear all are safe from the storm.

Lois Evensen said...

I'm glad to hear your family is OK in all that snow. Your new glasses are so pretty - a great trade for the plain ones. :)

Elaine said...

Always nice to have rose-colored glasses! And they're magical too--well, I would bet on Grenville having just a small hand in their movement. Glad all your family came through the storm okay. Looks like they've got their work cut out for them shoveling snow. Too bad Grenville can't help out!

Maple Lane said...

These are beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

Yup - rose colored glasses. I've heard of those! Grenville, are you having fun moving those glasses around??

Out on the prairie said...

I love nice glassware. I have a route of second hand stores I enjoy visiting.

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