Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hooray For Montgomery Ward!

My hubby's 84-year-old grandma and I have a lot in common. We both have the same name, we both married guys with the same name and we both love, love, love to go thrift shopping. She is just the cutest...Whenever she wants us to go she'll ask me, "When are we going to Montgomery Ward?" (Do you remember that department store?) Montgomery Ward is the code word for thrift store she has always used to throw off anyone who may not appreciate shopping at thrift stores as much as we do...Hee, hee, hee. Told you she was cute.

Anyways, during our most recent trip to ~Montgomery Ward~ I found this...

I just couldn't believe my eyes!

And I've been wanting a trophy cup for a while too.

I've seen them all around Blogland and think they're very pretty.

Hooray for thrift stores.....Mmmm, I mean...Hooray for Montgomery Ward! :-)

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Have a wonderful day.


Hugs and Kisses,


Ido said...

That trophy is very pretty, I wish my "Montgomery Ward" had beautiful things like that. Or is it that I always go there on Fridays? Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Ann said...

Sounds like grandma is a lot of fun!!! Your pictures are great!

just call me jo said...

What a fun lady! She is sharp as a fiddle...or is it fit as a tack? Anyway, she would be fun to go shopping with. Does she buy things?

Odile said...

Des photos trés sweet, hurra pour ta grand-mère! Bonne journée et coucou de l'espagne.

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Ana,
I'm so glad to be here!! Nice trophy! I've been looking for one with no luck yet. Hey, those Easter eggs are adorable. Great job!
Thanks for stopping by my Blog. I'm a new follower.
xxx Liz

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What a beautiful find Ana!... and yes, I so remember Montgomery Ward... we had the store as well as the catalog... that is so cute grandma calls thrifting Montgomery Ward, she sounds adorable, like you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Heather said...

You lucky duck! I've always wanted one of those trophy cups! Yours is beautiful. What a find!

Vintage Gal said...

Ana ~ what a beautiful trophy cup and a lovely vignette. (((Hugs)))

Willow said...

It is beautiful. A great find. I do remember Montgomery Ward stores. I worked at one when I was 20. Sorry to see those stores close. Your Grandmother is a sly one. HA! HA!

Gina said...

That's such a pretty trophy cup, not to mention an adorable story about your grandmother. I love that she had a code's just too cute. She sounds like my kind of girl!

Natasha said...

Wow, that is brilliant! Sounds like you had the perfect day.

Best wishes,

Shabbygal said...

What a score! I'm headed to Montgomery Ward tomorrow! Traci

Leslie said...

Very pretty indeed! I think I might get all fancied up and head out to my Wards today.. sounds good!

Cindy said...

Good morning my friend,
Your grama sounds so cute! I LOVE your trophy cup! I have been looking for one of those for a long time.
Have a lovely day!
Love and Hugs, Cindy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur trophy cup is gorgeous. I have a champagne bucket I could use for this very same idea! Beautiful whites with it.
Your hubby's grandmom must be so proud! What a cute grandmom!
YOur pretty vignette is creative and inspirational.


You have a very nice inspiring blog!

I follow you...

greetings from switzerland
jacqueline ♡

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Ana! I just had to laugh when I read this. How cute! When I was a little girl, my Grandmother used to take me to "The Hunt Shop". Once I grew up and scoured thrift stores on my own, I began remembering those trips and realized she was taking me to thrift stores to hunt for hidden treasures. ;). Cherish every minute with your Husband's Grandmother. What a blessing!

Debbie @ said...

Hi Ana, what a cute post. I love your is just wonderful. Love your grandma too. She sounds like a doll. Boy my mom and I love Goodwill...funny though she would never go with me until just a couple of years ago...and couldn't believe how wonderful it was.
All those years...she was trapped at Penney's

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Our Montgomery Ward store closed here many, many years ago and we have never seen another.

I just scooped up one of the little crocheted bracelets...and I am think it is gorgeous. I am hoping it will fit a 6 1/2 in wrist. At least I think that is what mine measures..will it? I REALLY want them both..but...hmm...maybe I should rush back!! :)

Jacque said...

That is "too cute"...your hubbie's grandmother AND the trophy!

You never know what you will find in a thrift store. I feel the bug to go today!

Have a great weekend, Ana!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Oh Ana I wish I would have known, I just sold one. Believe it or not I have one myself but never new it was a trophy cup, I just thought it was a champagne I use it to hold all my silver(plated) serving ware.


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ana,
I love "Montgomery Ward" too! You found a great trophy cup! they are hard to find I think. My sister was visiting for the weekend and we also went to "Montgomery Ward" and found a few treasures.
Your bunny is adorable...I think he wants to hop on over to my house..LOL
I will send him back before he has to hide all the Easter eggs! LOL.
Have a sweet day my Ana and big hugs, Elizabeth