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Month: December 2016

Waiting for Santa

Waiting for Santa

So obviously, NaBloPoMo was a big, fat bust for me this year.

(Edit: I have since removed NaBloPoMo posts in an attempt to streamline my entries and clean the place up a bit.)

I really did give it a shot, but I was just too busy, stressed, and tired to deal with it. But with the year coming to a close, I have a few posts lined up to wrap things up and even some knowledge to impart! So I am very excited to be stopping in during the holiday madness.

But first off, on this very warm Christmas Eve (currently 57 degrees at 11pm!), I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays. Over on my Instagram earlier this evening, I posted a pic of the goodies set out for Santa – a plate of Bourbon Pecan Pie and Sweet Tea (we are in the South, after all!) served up in some of the cutest Santa glasses I’ve ever seen! I was going to do a glass of eggnog with rum, but it’s just too warm. I think Santa will find the sweet tea much more refreshing, don’t you think?

Plate: Vintage Arcopal Novoctime Black
Glass: Vintage Libbey for Jack’s Restaurants

Today’s music:

The Killers – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Not as comical as some of the others, but I *LOVED* the story that went along with this.

Libbey “Holiday” for Jack’s Santa Glasses

Libbey “Holiday” for Jack’s Santa Glasses

Manufacturer: Libbey USA
Year Produced: approximately 1976

Earlier this fall while out thrifting, I came across these fun, festive, and super-cute Santa glasses, and of course I had to bring them home with me! I recognized them immediately as Libbey’s “Holiday” Santa tall cocktail glasses from the 1970s. In fact, according the the catalog at that link, these were around in 1972.

But my set was different. Obviously branded for a holiday promotion with Jack’s Restaurants, they were in such fantastic shape I was sure they were a reissue. I went to the Jack’s website and searched it as thoroughly as I could before reaching out to Jack’s via their on-site feedback form. The next day, I received a response from Brand Manager Christy Gravitt stating that she believes they were offered in 1976. They’re 40 this year, y’all!

These glasses are also out there with the DQ logo. And although I haven’t found anything on the Libbey site to confirm this, there are a lot of searches on the net that turn up these glasses as designed by Holt-Howard.

These are definitely added to my “None Left Behind” list.