beautiful things: wineglasses

Sometimes beautiful things just catch my eye, and it really doesn’t matter how much they cost. In fact, the less they cost, the better. My little town is fairly isolated — about two hours from any decent shopping — so when I travel, I like to shop.

During a work trip to San Francisco a year and a half ago, I went in a CB2 with some friends who were shopping for appetizer plates. I had no intention of purchasing anything, but these tumblers caught my eye. The glasses are technically double old-fashioned glasses, but they are just the right size for wine. And, of course, at about $2 per glass, it doesn’t matter much if one breaks.

wine on a spring evening

I usually use them for red wines. Sometimes I drink a white in it, but only if it’s a white wine that can tolerate a bit of warming up since hands tend to warm up the glass.


And in this glass? A 2008 Mollydooker Two Left Feet, a shiraz blended with a bit of merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

a favorite wine glass

You can find the wine here, and the glasses here.

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10 Responses to “beautiful things: wineglasses”

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    I love beautiful things but not the hefty price tags they’re usually attached to – so I sniff out garage sales, church sales and trawl Salvation Army stores. You’d be surprised at the treasures you sometimes find at these places! Very nice glasses πŸ™‚

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      merrygourmet — March 21, 2010 @ 8:33 am

      That’s a great idea, Denise. I may have to hit the Salvation Army store sometime soon. Feels great to find deals.

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      Winelady Cooks — March 23, 2010 @ 11:24 am

      I found Tiffany juice glasses for 25 cents each in a thrift shop. Keep shopping, good things abound!.

      Thanks for the post.

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    Liren — March 21, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Beautiful glasses! Can you believe I have yet to step a toe in CB2? I really should. And I love Shiraz – especially when we’re having a barbeque πŸ™‚

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      merrygourmet — March 22, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

      Yes – you should definitely visit a CB2 sometime. It’s a fun place to look around, and most everything is priced right.

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    Sasha — March 22, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    Crate & Barrel is the best. All their kitchen things are so beautiful.
    I love wine served in stemless glasses. It makes for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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      merrygourmet — March 22, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

      I totally agree with you, Sasha. Plus, relaxation is part of the goal when drinking wine, right?

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    Gigi — March 22, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    We are big fans of little glasses for big wine πŸ™‚ Like your photo!!! Just read your “about me” and I am of the same child rearing (packaged foods), working to claw my way out of doing the same with my own kiddos! Will definitely follow your blog πŸ™‚

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      merrygourmet — March 22, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

      Thanks for your comments, Gigi. Glad to have you here!

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        theamateurkitchen — March 23, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

        will become a fan on FB too..I have my own blog and FB fan page as well…would love for you to do an add as well: and The Amateur Kitchen on FB πŸ™‚

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