That, there, is my glass cupboard. Full to bursting with glasses in all shapes and sizes. It’s an addiction really. I’m not allowed to bring home any more because there’s just no room. But it’s hard to resist the glassware aisles at World Market and Pottery Barn and Target and West Elm and Crate & Barrel. I’m a total junky.
You can tell, just by looking, that we’re prepared for any eventuality. We’ve got pints and pilsners and high balls and old fashioneds. We’re ready for martinis and margaritas and cordials and cognacs. White wine, red wine, dessert wine, champagne, sake. I’ve even got some cone-shaped glasses that are perfect for Jenny’s Famous Chambord Slushies.
But what you can’t see at a glance are a few specials stories, sitting on those shelves:
Purchased on successive trips to the Neibaum-Coppola Winery, I collected these four goblets over the course of a couple of years. In the way back, when they used to offer really good glassware with the paid tasting. I use these glasses all the time. Really.
A gift from my mother-in-law, these flutes were presented to my husband and me on the occasion of our wedding. They were a total surprise, since we did absolutely no planning for our nuptials, which occurred a mere three days after we decided to marry. We’ve used them every anniversary since.
And of course, the most sentimental piece in the collection is the chartreuse teapot. It was left to me by my paternal grandmother and dates to the early 1940s, when she and my grandfather married. He was a merchant marine and she was out late at a party where she wasn’t supposed to be. A lifelong romance ensued, and this is some of the proof. I love it.
I look on these shelves and relive so many wonderful memories and occasions. And I look forward to days of celebration and joy, opportunities for new memories to add to my collection. I guess you could say that this entire cupboard is filled with love.