Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The 99-cent parfait glass

At least, I *think* it's a parfait glass. All I know is that this 3-3/4-inch tall cutie was 99 cents at Goodwill on Saturday, and I loved it and found myself wishing, not for the first time, that you could "order" things from Goodwill as if it were Amazon.com.

I have not mastered the art of photographing etched glass, but I hope you can see the ribbed stripe on this stretch of the glass.

And I plopped a napkin in here so you can see that the design really does stand out in real life. I think if you love teacups and teapots and teawares, collecting glassware almost naturally becomes a secondary passion. I am going to be on the lookout for more of these petite little glasses. I saw similar-sized pieces listed on eBay as "parfait glasses," so I'm going with that unless I learn otherwise. Now I need about five more and I can make mini-trifles in time for a holiday tea!

12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I need something to put a small bouquet in as a thank you next week and Goodwill is the perfect place to find a unique container. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Parfait glass sounds good to me, and this one is darling! Good luck on your hunt for more.

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  3. Did you just find one, Ang?

    Did you know you CAN bid/order from GW online - go to their website, trust me, you can!

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  4. Hi Angela, I usually don't do to much committing, but I just had to tell you that I collect these little crystal glasses,I find many at the goodwill, my problem is never finding more than three of the pattern, so when serving anything in them I mix and match, look on amazon under crystal, you will find many,sometimes there are only two for sale in different patterns, they are inexpensive,a lot of them came from eastern europe ,France,England , and US, late 1800s till 1930s, you have been bitten by the crystal bug, it's a game to play, go straight to the glass displays first, good luck

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  5. Hi Angela, I usually don't do to much committing, but I just had to tell you that I collect these little crystal glasses,I find many at the goodwill, my problem is never finding more than three of the pattern, so when serving anything in them I mix and match, look on amazon under crystal, you will find many,sometimes there are only two for sale in different patterns, they are inexpensive,a lot of them came from eastern europe ,France,England , and US, late 1800s till 1930s, you have been bitten by the crystal bug, it's a game to play, go straight to the glass displays first, good luck

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    1. Mixing and matching these is a great idea, Ruthie! Thanks for your comment!

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  6. What a gorgeous find. Now you have me wondering. I know sometimes on Amazon I get books from Goodwill. Wonder if they sell other things on Amazon too? Hummmm?

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  7. Yes, unfortunately when you collect lovely teacups your bound to start collecting lovely crystal eventually. Unless they've changed their policy, you can send a photo with dimensions to www.replacements.com and they can tell you the maker of this piece. They will also let you know whether or not they have any more in stock. They are a super resource for all the things we tend to collect.

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    1. That is quite helpful to know! Thanks, Cindy!

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