Sunday, 9 July 2017

Art deco glasses

Capricious beings, the charity shop gods. I popped into a few yesterday hoping for clothes, and did they deliver clothes? Of course not. Nor bags, shoes or even brooches.

What they did deliver is a quartet of 1930s glasses. I found a photo of an identical set of three plus a matching jug on Pinterest. It would be nice to have the jug too, but four glasses are generally more usable than three and I already have lots of jugs.

I'm rather pleased with this set. I've always loved jazz age homewares, and glasses aren't common finds.

All hail the charity shop gods!

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  1. Those are smashing. I'll keep an eye out for the jug for you! You never know... x

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    1. It would be *amazing* if the jug turned up too - I'll keep checking the chazzas as well. Though I'm in for another busy month, off to London this weekend and then hopefully back to Norfolk to see Mum the weekend after.

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  2. Cocktails at the Robots'!
    I hope you enjoy special cocktails in them-they're absolutely beautiful.

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    1. I am absolutely minging today after too much Pimms...

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  3. They are lovely, I can just see a "Gloria Wandrous" sipping whisky out of these. That is great to get a set. You often see odd glasses kicking about but it is rare to see a full set. I will keep a look out for a jug too. Xx

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    1. I wondered if they were 80s at first, just because art deco styles had a bit of a revival them and there were four of them - but I didn't think handpainted glasses were common in the 80s. Finding the photo of a similar set online confirmed they were 30s.

      I will gladly buy the matching jug off you if you find one.

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  4. Those glasses are fabulous, and are a great find, even if you didn't find anything else. I did send the charity shop gods your way, which must have helped ;-) xxx

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  5. What a find! Those chazza gods were smiling on you when you found those. xxx

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    1. I was well chuffed. When I got to the counter the woman said, "Oh, they look art deco, don't they?" and I replied, "You don't often see a set of four highballs, I'll get a lot of use out of them," hoping she wouldn't suddenly decide they were underpriced or something.

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  6. Ooooh, pretty! I far prefer glass to ceramics, though my head can be turned by a Shelley tea set or a Midwinter coffee set.

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