The first baseball party of the year was two weekends ago — the night before the boys’ first game. It was a stormy day that turned into a beautiful evening and then got stormy again. As we gathered on the coach’s patio overlooking the lake, Eileen, the coach’s wife, brought out some new wine glasses. They were really cool plastic stem-less wine glasses and were not made from that really hard plastic that looks like it will crack if you drop it or hold it too tight. And they’re not made of the plastic that gets cloudy after a few trips through the dishwasher. These looked almost like “squeezable” crystal glasses. All of the parents could not stop talking about the wine glasses – they were the hit of the party. And I was thinking, “I should get these for the General Store.” Almost at that very moment, a few moms told me, “Liz, you should get these for the General Store.” OK. I’m on it. All I needed to do was find the brand name. It was dark outside, but the light from the fire as well as the moon – and even a few flashes of lightning – helped me read the name: “Go Vino” wine glasses. I made a few calls Monday morning and we had them in the store by Friday!
I can only imagine how popular these are going to be this summer — great for the boat, deck or pool. They would also make an awesome hostess gift, or a “thank you” gift. Kyle and Eileen will be getting another set as a “thank you” for watching Jack last weekend while we were at Katie’s graduation and Lucy’s volleyball tournament.
Here at the General Store, we travel to quite a few gift shows each year to find the best of what’s out there. But, sometimes we find great items and lines while spending time at friends’ houses.
Feel free to leave a comment if there’s something great you’ve discovered that you think would be perfect at the General Store! I can’t promise we can carry everything… but I’ll check it out!
Here’s a GO VINO toast to some warmer weather and many more summer parties!
Go TONKA Warriors team Purple!!!