My love for Antique Glassware

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.

Here are a few of my favorites…

 

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!

This antique vase, a gift from my mother, combines two of my favorites: Milk glass and Hobnail.

 

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!

Comments

  1. Jessica G. says

    Those champagne glasses are amazing! And even cooler that they are one of your “family” pieces. I actually thought of you yesterday. We went to the Alameda Antique Fair and I saw all sorts of milk glass.

  2. Wendy DeMay says

    Love it! What awesome pieces! I have a ridiculous coffee mug collection that just keeps growing, so I can completely understand where you’re coming from. :) Make Jerad get you a Pinterest project hutch for Christmas!

    • Mallory Hill says

      Lol I love it! A girl can never have to many coffee cups, or coffee for that matter! And I love the idea of a Pinterest Project hutch! :) Maybe you can help me pass on some hints ;)

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