Thursday, June 23, 2011
Feeling Cordial This Evening. I'd Love To Invite Ya All Over For A Drink...But It's A Little Late And I'm Sure You Have To Get Up Early! Status: Ready To Entertain.
These are some of the pieces I picked up over the weekend at one of our local thrift stores. They have a real Dorothy Thorpe vibe going for them. She seems to have had quite an influence on glassware of the '60s and '70s.
Cordial beverages and the related glassware seems to be sorta old fashioned but we keep our
bar stocked with some of our favorites. Tuaca is my current favorite. Not sure if it is technically
a cordial. Neither is Southern Comfort but I like to sip on it like a cordial and it is sweet! Is
Limoncello a cordial? We were talking about getting a bottle of that over the weekend. That
sounds perfect for the hot summer months.
Liqueurs like Southern Comfort are strong enough (at least to me) that I don't really want a
large glass of it. Oh, mixed with something like Lemon Lime soda to make a SoCo Collins...that
fine, but straight...that's a sippin' drink. These size glassware are perfect. I'm so in love with the
chrome fade on the first set. I have a set of the larger roly poly glasses like this. The banded
glasses match the mixing "pitcher". As it was a set, I had to bring it home.
The chrome is in excellent condition on both sets. I love that these have survived this long and
are still in great shape. I wonder how many parties these have been through and how many
stories they could tell...if you know...they weren't inanimate objects. I may have had a large
Sloe Gin Fizz this evening but I'm not drunk and I do know that glassware cannot talk!
I may make these available shortly. I do have too much barware for real. I need to purge some
of it. I'm still smitten with the roly poly and caddie set that I featured a while back so I think I
could live without the roly polys and mixing pitcher here. Any takers?