Last month, we explored the fabulous world of vintage drinking glasses - from swanky swigs for your morning juice to tumblers and goblets gracing your dining table. Barware encompasses some very specific and fanciful glassware, as well as other fun accoutrements like shakers, stirrers, measuring jiggers and zesters.
Whether it's the novelty or nostalgia drawing you in, it is hard to resist the allure of a freshly made drink measured and poured by your favorite mixologist.
As we ring out the old year and welcome the new one, we're resolving to make 2021 a year filled with more festivities and reasons to celebrate, make great memories, and share more joy and laughter.
Whether your heart melts over the soft sweet pastels of Depression-era glassware, or your eyes widen at the bold, bodacious colors of carnival glass, it's a guarantee that somewhere out there is a style that suits your tastes and maybe brings back childhood memories.
In this first part of a two-part series, we'll explore how to collect, use and care for everyday glasses and stemware, then next month we'll turn our attention to fun barware, just in time to ring in the new year. Vintage glassware runs the gamut from gossamer-thin, delicate crystal to chunky and hefty midcentury and atomic-era glasses, from tiny juice glasses to oversize goblets and tumblers.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!