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June 6, 2018

Glamorous Glasses

By Julia

My husband and I have been obsessed with Mad Men. The artful story-telling and mid-mod sets work well to transport us back to the 60s. We were mid-century fans before we discovered the show, but it served as the inspiration for a couple of design choices at our house and for some fun gift ideas. For an important birthday, I was able to hunt down a set of Dorothy Thorpe glasses like the ones in Don Draper’s office bar on Ebay. They were a huge hit! I was disappointed we weren’t able to bring home the matching punch bowl we found in St. Louis, but the glasses are a great fit for our basement bar.

The glasses came in a set of six. The seller generously included a seventh they found; unfortunately, one was damaged in shipping.

I also found a complimentary ice bucket. I love the way the smoky frost at the top fades out just in time to see how much ice is left in the bucket.

The glasses are in great shape! The silver lip on each one looks almost like they have never been used.

The set looks great against the backdrop of our SAGA furniture! And the glasses are a perfect size for a little after dinner aperitif.

How about you, dear readers? Have any of you found any lovely vintage barware recently?

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8 Responses to Glamorous Glasses

  1. deb Johnson Reply

    June 6, 2018 at 7:52 am

    I have a set of my grandparent’s barware. I do use it on special occasions! Wednesday needs to be a special occasion, right? 🙂

    • Julia Reply

      June 6, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      It’s always happy hour somewhere! 🙂

  2. Barbara A Grandy Reply

    June 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I love those glasses….and didn’t realize you had those…you need to do more entertaining. Thanks for sharing all the treasures that you find.

    • Julia Reply

      June 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      They are fun glasses!

  3. Marianne Dine Reply

    June 6, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I believe I have the full set, tray included. So pretty.

    • Julia Reply

      June 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      Very Cool!

  4. Alex Reply

    June 23, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    They look great! It would be awesome to find an original set in great condition. I did find these on Amazon, pretty darn close!


    • Julia Reply

      June 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks! Amazon is great for so many things!

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