I love these 4 little liquor glasses
sparkling on their silver tray.
My mother gave them to me when I was with her in January.
I have always liked the way that she portrayed them
and well remember her buying them.
When I was in my teens we used to go as a family
camping in Europe.
We would pack clothes, food, sleeping bags
and cooking stove inside the car.
The tent went on the roof.
and head off for three weeks in Europe.
We would drive wherever we felt and stop for one or two nights when we found a good campsite in a lovely area
On this particular occassion
we were on our way home, and going through Switzerland, when we stopped at Berne
and I so well remember
walking through the shops under the arches
and my mother stopping because her eye had been caught by these little glasses
I looked up the definition of sparkle
and one said " sparks" and another "flashes"
I thought "that's right...the sun sparks and flashes off the many facets!"
So I took them through to the windowsill of the garden room and
I love the way that the tray reflects and mirrors the glasses
Good idea, Mum!!
As I looked at them in the sun I thought "they don't so much sparkle as glisten"
So I looked up the definition of glisten
"To shine by reflection with a sparkling lustre"
"A sparkling lustrous shine"
" Reflecting light"
PS. Don't forget that my giveaway ends Friday 1st!!