July 31, 2019

collecting: my glass menagerie

Over the past year, I’ve been steadily collecting beautiful vintage glassware for my table settings. The ones I look for are vividly colored and have an interesting shape or pattern. Mostly I’m attracted to the color and how it will enhance a table.

Actually, most of these are vintage, but I have plenty that aren't. You never know where you'll find some. World Market has some nice ones occasionally. 

These vintage pieces are really affordable. You just need to keep your eyes open for them at thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales. 

Sets are always great to find, but individual pieces work nicely for coordinating with glasses of the same color. I try to stick to the goblet shape mostly, but tall tumblers and old-fashioned sizes are a nice find too.

I did buy these blue ones online only because it’s been impossible to find them elsewhere. I found the amber version of this glass at Home Goods years and years ago, and haven’t been able to find any since.

As you know, I love the different blue tones from the palest baby blue to sophisticated navy, and they look so good with blue and white transferware. The green glasses are surprisingly versatile too, as you can see in the following photos.

I just love using at least one of these candy colored glasses in each tablescapes I set. They’re like jewelry to a table and add that necessary sparkle that everyone loves!








vintage clear 


accented with gold

I hope you’ll check back tomorrow when I share all of my favorite blue glassware. You won’t want to miss it!

ciao! fabiana


While I’m here today, I wanted to share some of my "Tablescaping Essentials" with you. I have a whole page on the Amazon website with my favorite picks for setting a beautiful table.

Quite often time is of the essence, and I have last minute projects or events to work on, so I turn to Amazon for one or two day delivery. You’d be surprised at how many amazing items they have to offer! And I'm constantly updating this page with my new favorites. 

You can check it out here, at Tablescaping Essentials.

P.S. I’m on a mini-summer vacation for August, so you’ll be reading condensed versions of summer-inspired blog posts this month.


Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful glasses, and you have the ability to set them w/flowers, simple tableware.....classic!

Catherine said...

I'm always on the lookout for beautiful glasses too! Yours are gorgeous. I love the way you slip the napkin in between plates in your table settings, I'm going to use that! Love all of your settings and photos!


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