Friday, October 11, 2013
While I Was On The Funky 5:30 To 2am Shift I Got To Do A Little Thrifting. On One Of These Occasions I Found These "El' Mercer" Glasses But Wasn't Sure If They Were Vintage. Status: Got (Better Safe Than Sorry!)
I learned my lesson years ago about not leaving behind an item just 'cuz I'm not sure if it's vintage. I almost left behind a lot of about 30 pieces of Franciscan Starburst dinnerware because I didn't think it was vintage (I thought it looked too new and that it might be from Target or something!). So these El' Mercers made the cut.
I still know very little about the glassware. I only found one other item on the web (an etsy ad) and it
wasn't very informative. Anybody got anything? They are straight up cool but again I was thinking
that they might just be new. The etsy ad had some rocks glasses with a very different pattern but
listed them as vintage...so I'm guessing these are too. I've got no idea how to tell otherwise.
Along with the tumblers I found a nice addition to my collection of Libbey Silver Foliage. I doubt
that I'll ever need or have a real use for a carafe, but I just couldn't resist. I have, on the other hand,
been resisting buying many other pieces of the patten. I think I've probably got enough. But of
course that didn't stop me buying the El' Mercer set, did it?! I'm still weak...just a little less so.