Wednesday, December 28, 2011
More Thrifty Vintage Drinkware Swag! Status: All Kinds Of Gorgeous!
Another nice lot of vintage glassware made it's way to our humble abode. Some I needed and some were just a really great find. I've never found any interesting Martini glasses before. Are they vintage? Dunno! Ever seen Rollie Poly glasses like these? Me either! Three starburst small rocks glasses? Thanks Thrift Gods!
I found these Rollie Poly glasses at the Family Thrift in South County. First I found just a single
glass and was disappointed that there was just one. "Too bad", I thought. Then, further up the
aisle, I spotted four more! Uh oh, an uneven number. I bought them all anyway! I just have to
keep telling myself that I have a spare in case I break one. What would you call the decoration
on the sides? A chevron? An arrowhead? A boomerang? I'm kind of at a loss.
While I was pulling some glasses from the dishwasher (that doesn't work so well, so we use it
as a giant drying rack!) I somehow managed to break one of my four small starburst cut glass
rocks glasses. It barely moved but "banged" another glass hard enough to detonate and I was
left with three. Luckily I found three more almost identical glasses at the Value Village down
the road from home! There are some minor differences as you can see in the second photo
above but I doubt any of my thoroughly plied friends would be able to tell the difference...or
really care...so long as that happy juice keeps a flowin'! So three and three of each will do.
Then there are these. Finally! I've been trying to find some cool "vintage" (are they?) martini
glasses for quite some time. The starburst cuts give the glasses a vintage vibe but it doesn't
necessarily prove vintage-ocity. The starbursts really stand out nicely against the pale blue
colored glass. If only I could find about ten more like these! I guess because these are more
delicate than most other dinkware they are less likely to survive the years of use and make it
to the thrift store or antique shop. I don't even see them at estate sales! Where are all the
good martini glasses?!