A Simple “Howling” Discovery…

Look what I found at the thrift store for only twenty-five cents:

gray wolf, glass cup, photograph, cheap, thrift shop

Simple Discovery: American Expedition drinking cup

A beautiful glassware discovery with wisdom words to meditate on for a very cheap price!

The quote on the front of the glass cup reads…

“Keep looking towards the horizon and you will see the world not as it is but as it can become.”

Not only do I love not having to spend much on glassware, but I also love the howling Gray wolf image featured on this one! Also known as timber wolves, they live together socially in packs of 12. If you encounter one of these large wolves in the woods and you want to flee on foot to escape, be sure you pump yourself up to at least a speed of 38 miles per hour!

As you turn the glassware to the back, it explains briefly about the Gray Wolf. This is the third thing I love about this glass cup…discovering I have something to read as I enjoy a glass of whatever…juice…water…tea…something stronger like………Oh, never mind.

cup, gray wolf, glass, photograph, cheap, thrift shop

Simple Discovery: Trivia on the Gray Wolf

Since I took a great, not-so-clear photo shot, the gray words on the cup actually says…

“Hunting in a pack. Wolves can bring down prey up to TEN TIMES their size. With jaws that exert TWICE the PRESSURE than that of a large domestic dog. A wolf can devour up to 20 pounds of meat in one feeding.”

I hope you have your best running shoes on, my friend, and while you are fleeing for your life did you know according to Wikipedia, there are about 80,000 to 2 million wolves privately kept in the United States even though wolves are known to be much more unstable as pets than regular domesticated dogs?

I know, random trivia that has no purpose whatsoever, but at least you discovered my simple and cheap, but educational pleasure for today.

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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Do you have favorite glassware that you love everything about it?

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This is a very late response to the Weekly Image Of Life: Discovery but I figure, better-late-than-never.

Island Traveler is the host and an amazing one at that…even if you do not choose to participate in his Weekly Image Of Life series, I recommend you take a moment (if you have not before) and hop on over to his place for inspiration and encouragement from a dedicated family man.

Enjoy a few creative contributors below:



18 thoughts on “A Simple “Howling” Discovery…

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Well, my glass is not nearly as exciting, educational, and inexpensive as yours. I have one remaining cobalt blue, octagonal tumbler from a set of 6, probably. It’s not a “classic, big name design/brand”, so they don’t make it anymore, and I can’t find any place that (for a steep price) will sell you a replacement item. I rarely use it anymore, as I’m afraid I’ll break it–and descend into a period of mourning. It is truly beautiful. Great post as usual, Sunshine–you always offer up some great pieces of info!! God bless you Big–love, sis Caddo


    • Sunshine says:

      Oh, cobalt blue glasses? I bet they are beautiful, sis. I love colored glassware and scour thrift/garage sales for them…amazing what people will toss out…
      My big thanks to you for sharing about your priceless glassware! Have a blessed weekend!


  2. munchow says:

    It’s a lovely glass you have come across. There is almost something magic about it – and the wisdom it holds. And both you (and Thoreau) are right, it’s the small pleasures that offers the most.


    • Sunshine says:

      Hey Otto!! Good to see you back from your second family over in Cuba!! Shopping at thrift shops really is a magical adventure… You never know what treasure will fall into your hands…:)
      Thank you!!!!


    • Sunshine says:

      Hmm, I will have to find a copy of the movie, The Grey–sounds like something I can bite into…hehe.
      Seeing the wolf resembles the German Shepherd breed, I can understand the wolf’s popularity.
      Isn’t it amazing what great finds you stumble across at thrift shops…love them!!
      Thanks, Angelia!!! 🙂


  3. angelswhisper2011 says:

    I’ve glasses with cats (surprised? :D, they’re made by Rosina Wachtmeister and I’ve bought them for almost nothing on a fancy fair and always when I look at them I smile and think how lucky I was 🙂


    • Sunshine says:

      glasses with cats sounds so exotic, Angelswhisper…it sounds like a fun piece. do you wear them occasionally or is it just to collect? I love great finds in places where you least
      expect it. 🙂


      • Sunshine says:

        Haha, oh, okay…I was trying to imagine cat glasses on you! Funny. 🙂
        Now, cat glassware yes, I could get into cat glassware!! Sounds like a great collection, Angelswhisper. Whew, glad we got this all straightened out.


  4. island traveler says:

    25 cents with a priceless message for all of us. Indeed it is an amazing , inspiring discovery. Sorry for the late response. I seemed to be running after time lately. Beautiful post! Thanks. God bless.


    • Sunshine says:

      Okay, Island T. you never have to apologize over here…I believe you do not have a smidgen of unkindness in you. As one director always told his cast who felt they could not make all the rehearsals: as artists, we take our work serious but personal stuff must come first. If our heart is in our work, whenever we have to be away, when we return, everything falls into place as if we never left. 🙂 He was right…the show was a success and the cast was the happiest group to work with.
      So, okay, no worries…got that? 😉 haha..


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