I am having fun setting up our little house. One of the most fun parts is getting our kitchen fully functional. For example, I still don’t have a pizza cutter. This is a problem–we’ve now had people over 4 times for dinner and 2 of those times we served homemade pizzas.
One thing that I do think I have enough of is glasses. We started out registering for these beauties from Anthropologie.
I like these a LOT! Why?
- Pretty, vintage look
- Nice colors
- Fun to touch with all the bumpies
- Baby K bought them for us as a wedding gift.
We are torn on whether we like the design at the bottom, since it causes the last bit of liquid to get stuck and/or splash your face BUT the liquid does make cool sound effects.
The only major problem with these is that, at 15 ounces, they are too large to be our all-the-time glasses. I don’t need 15 ounces of orange juice in the morning, and neither does T (though he’d wouldn’t complain). In my search for juice glasses that I liked equally well, there were no good options at our registry location (Bed, Bath, and Beyond), and Anthropologie seemed too expensive. Somehow in my mind, a 15 oz glass that you set on the table for dinner could cost $10, but an orange juice glass needed to be $5 or less.
So, there we were, October 2. First morning in our new apartment after the honeymoon. Drinking 15 ounces each of orange juice. Pondering where we could find a more reasonable option. Enter, the Guild Shop.
The Guild Shop is a well-organized, well-run thrift shop with a constant rotation of wares less than a mile from my house. Blessing or major problem? Not sure yet. During my very first visit there with my middle sister A, I found these lovelies:
Aren’t they sweet? They are the perfect size for juice, and they are pretty too! And, of course, being from a thrift shop meant that the price was great. I can’t remember exactly what I paid for them, but I think it was $11 for a set of 10, 7 of the shorter glasses and 3 of the taller ones.
The odd numbers didn’t bother me except that I’m not sure how to ever find more of them. There are enough for just me and T to have juice with breakfast every day without having to run the dishwasher too frequently. But, I did think we could possibly do with a few more, especially since everything we have now must last us for 25+ years and I can never ever buy anything else for the house. (Not sure why I have this weird and incorrect notion in the back of my mind all the time. Please psychoanalyze and let me know.)
And then I went back to the Guild Shop. My new friend E had never been there, so we needed to make a stop while we were out and about. And I saw these:
$16 for 10–4 large, 6 small. They not only LOOK vintage, they ARE vintage. Yep. Pretty awesome.
I present to you for the very first time the T&K Happy Glassware family:
Now, we are planning to build an extra kitchen in our rental unit to house my glassware collection. Normal, right? T loves the idea.