I’ve written before about how much I love tiny treasures. And one group of small treasures will captivate me every time I spot a grouping, or just a lonely set of two on a shelf.
There is just something about vintage and antique glassware that speaks to me. “Come over here and pick me up!” “Can’t you just imagine what kind of cocktail you might serve in me?” “Oh, think about how I will feel in your hand!”
So yes, I’m a sucker for old, beautiful glasses. It’s another one of those “They just don’t make them like they used to” moments for me. I’m always fascinated that something so fragile has survived for so many years and then finds their way to someone else’s home. Wouldn’t you love to eavesdrop on the conversations that took place when another’s hand held these at a cocktail party or an elegant dinner?
I love finding beautiful old glassware at estate sales, flea markets and the brocantes to create the perfect gift for someone. This past Christmas I found two gorgeous sets, one for my daughter and one for a dear friend, and I knew they would make the perfect gifts.
Vintage glasses are harbingers of many stories and testament to good times in the past. For me it’s one of the best ways to recycle or repurpose and give a gift that’s truly unique. And beautiful, old things like these still have a lot of life left in them. Kinda like me. (Smile)
Do you have a favorite vintage or antique item that you seek out for gifts? Share with Chez Suzette readers!