I’m not really sure why it is, but I am drawn to antique glassware. Do I have a fantastic bar at which I serve fantastic drinks? Nope. Do I have fancy pants parties or even a nice hutch for which to display them? Nope. But nothing is more fun than drinking my coffee out of a beautiful shimmering orange mug or wine out of a glamorous ruby goblet.
Besides making my everyday life just a little bit more fantastic, I love my random collection of glassware because each one has a story…do I know those stories? Some I do. The pieces passed down to me from family come with glimpses into their past and that makes them priceless. The ones that I find along my antique shop wanderings, I don’t know anything about, some not even their name, but I am creating new stories for them.
I know that some of them have quite a bit of monetary value, and that they are quite the collectors item, but I’m not a professional at knowing about each piece, or a professional collector even. I know some of the basics, but I’m not into collecting them as intensely as others may be; it is simply for the pure joy they bring to my day.
Some have asked if I would ever sell them. Unless I collect an overabundance of glassware and there simply is no room left in my home, probably not. Who knows when you may need a fabulous set of glasses, and some of these are pretty fabulous.
This dish is part of my great grandmother’s pressed Vaseline Berry set…love them!
I found this beauty and it’s mate at an antique store in Oakdale….coffee never tasted to good
This King’s Crown water goblet is also part of a set along with matching wine goblets from my grandmother.
I have used these at a Christmas Bible study party and it added a little glam to the night!
These gorgeous gold striped champagne glasses are from my great grandmother, and I have actually served champagne in them!
I found this set of 6 drink glasses with matching shot glasses at a local antique store because they reminded me so much of the glasses that Don Draper uses in our favorite show Mad Men.
One day I would love to have a beautiful hutch with which to display my random collection of glassware, but for now it is safely scattered around my house. Every time I come home with a new drinking treasure, the hubby usually rolls his eyes, but hey, at least it’s glassware and not cats!