Just because we are thrifty, doesn’t mean we drink our Pepsi and Perrier out of the can. That’s why this week’s challenge is all about the value of fine, fine, fine glassware.
Item 1: Mid-century Modern Indiana Glass, Mt. Vernon Green
- Denise’s Price: approx. 40 cents a glass (or $3 for the set of 7)
- Retail Price: approx. $10 a glass (or $74 for the set of 7)
- Source: Garage Sale
I went to the garage sale of a kindred spirit – a gentleman who had enough tchotchkes to fill two households. He had an interesting collection of vintage items including approximately 100 salt and pepper sets (and I only bought one…okay, two). These wine glasses were made by Indiana Glass in Mount Vernon Green in 1967.
The seller said his daughter would be very happy to see these glasses go as she thought they were ugly. However, I think Pepsi will taste even better, if that is possible, in these glasses plus I will feel quite sophisticated drinking out of these in my pjs aka after 5pm attire. I haven’t decided if I will collect this pattern; I’m pretending to be selective in my purchases but I’m sure you all see through me. I do look up to Donna who sets the bar pretty high, “Many of you know I’ve dedicated my life to Indiana Glass and its collectors.
Item 2: Handblown Rainbow-Ring Drinking Glasses
- Jackie’s Price: 50 cents a glass
- Retail Price: unknown
- Source: Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store
First off, do you really want to put your mouth on something that has been surrounded by tchotchkes? I heard a lady once died after her entire body was covered in bites from those things.
But onto my beautiful hand blown glasses. As you might have noticed, I have no retail price listed because when you find something as one-of-a-kind as these, even the Internet doesn’t know about them. Unlike Denise’s Game-of-Thrones-meets-Threes-Company-set, my glasses are both stunning and sleek, which means I won’t need to install an entire new cupboard to store them.
Then again, if the objects you drink out of were once swarming with tchotchkes maybe you want that extra cupboard…for quarantine purposes.