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.



Filed under beautiful things, wine

10 responses to “beautiful things: wineglasses

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. We are big fans of little glasses for big wine 🙂 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 🙂

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