My glassware obsession

I’m taking a detour today to fess up to an obsession I appear to have with glassware.

I think it probably started in my teens when I first became aware of Moroccan tea glasses. I used to think they were gorgeous but too small to be practical,  but now I think they’re the perfect size for me.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Morrocan glasses (Source: Pottery Barn)

Morrocan glasses (Source: Pottery Barn)

Most of my current pretty glassware has come from various gifts. For example, my gorgeous friend Andrea bought me these lovely wine glasses for mine and Mr Trixee’s engagement. I decided they would be perfect to use during the wedding ceremony. And they were.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style

Another gift, this time for a special birthday, was a set of Swarovski Crystalline champagne toasting flutes. Which I also totally used on my wedding day. And yes, they too were perfect.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Swarovski Crystlline Toasting Flutes (Source: Swarovski)

Swarovski Crystlline Toasting Flutes (Source: Swarovski)

My wonderful Mr Trixee even bought me a set of these stunning Waterford Mixology champagne coupes. Honestly, photos do not do these justice. I cannot wait to drink out of these again.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Waterford Mixology Champagne Coupes (Source: Waterford)

Waterford Mixology Champagne Coupes (Source: Waterford)

And I even own some of these Villeroy & Boch Boston wine goblets (yes, another gift!). Sadly, I haven’t had the chance to use them yet, they are in storage.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Villeroy & Boch Boston Wine Goblets (Source: Villeroy & Boch)

Villeroy & Boch Boston Wine Goblets (Source: Villeroy & Boch)

So as you can see, I have some beautiful glassware already. But I want more! Recently, Waterford Crystal launched their new ‘Rebel’ range of glassware and jewellery. The jewellery’s not my style, but the glassware makes me swoon! Stemware and decanters in shades of pink, purple, and amber… I just love it. I may just be enamoured with Waterford full stop.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Waterford Rebel Collection (Source: Waterford)

Waterford Rebel Collection (Source: Waterford)

So by now you’re thinking that I probably have expensive taste. And you’d be right. BUT! There are also some gorgeous cheaper options out there.

I never thought I would say this, but Ikea’s new Sittning range is rather pretty, and comes in a beautiful range of soft mix and match colours.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Ikea Sittning wine glass

Ikea Sittning wine glass (Source: Ikea)

If you can’t handle Ikea’s shopping experience, you can order them online. Or perhaps you might like to check out Pottery Barn’s gorgeous Gold Stripe cocktail coupe.

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Gold Stripe Cocktail Coupe with matching cocktail shaker (Source: Pottery Barn)

Gold Stripe cocktail coupe with matching cocktail shaker (Source: Pottery Barn)

 Sometimes, though, glassware goes horribly wrong. I’m talking about this:

Beautiful glassware - Eco Home Style - Stag Head Martini Glass - Pottery Barn

A trend too far… staghead martini glasses. Just say no. (Source: Pottery Barn)

Sorry, Pottery Barn. Your other stuff is great though.

Now, for the actual dilemma. I have beautiful glasses, and nowhere to show them off in the new house! Originally, the bar was supposed to be the place to display them, but we couldn’t find any glass-fronted cabinetry that fit with the style we’re after.

So, one day, we’ll get there. I hope. I do love to gaze at my pretties. But for now, I’ll just admire them when they come out of storage. And you now know that pretty glasses make me happy.

 

7 Comments:

  1. What a gorgeous thing to collect, Trixee. A few on your bar’s bench top, on a rotating basis, will be lovely. Those Moroccan cups are absolutely stunning. I’d go to Morocco for those! And, I do agree that the deer glasses are a bit OTT.

  2. A beautiful collection Trixee which will never date.
    There is nothing quite like sipping bubbles out of a fine crytal glass. ☺

    • Thanks Deb. You just get a wonderful feeling from using such beautiful things. You know, I even don’t mind washing them afterwards!

  3. Pretty! I kind of like the stag handles, maybe in an ironic, embracing-the-tackiness sort of way? But definitely not enough to buy them, haha. My favourites are the Moroccan tea glasses – it’s made me want to get some Moroccan-style candle holders for outdoors 🙂

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