Made from a fairly heavy, thick glass, this coupe style, as they are called, have a sweet detail on the stem, and I adore the shape of the glass. (I have always known them to be called "Boob" glasses, because history has it that they were originally fashioned after the shape of Marie Antoinette's breast...Have you heard this tale, or am I alone here?)
While living in the biggest little city, I amassed a rather large collection of these glasses, which we used at 41 Taylor,and I sold them at one point, so when I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I began to watch for them all over again at thrift shops.
The challenge has been that because they are so cheaply made, they seem to be at two varying heights and I would really prefer the ones I have to all match. This has made for a pretty interesting treasure hunt.
While on the great Spokane Farm Chicks trip of 2015, the Other Tracey and I managed to stop by the best priced Goodwill either of us have ever been in.
(Seriously, the prices were fair! How unheard of is that?!)
As we walked in the front door of the store, I reminded the Other Tracey that we needed to be on the lookout for my favorite champagne glasses, and we each grabbed a shopping cart and began cruising the aisles.
As we turned on to the glassware aisle I reminded the Other Tracey of my champagne glass obsession. Suddenly, we both spotted, at the exact same moment, an entire shelf of my favorite stemware.
An entire shelf, people.
I grabbed a glass and flipped it over to see the price. (I have always had to pay two dollars per glass. I let out a squeal when I saw the price...just fifty cents a glass!
The immediate dilemma then was how many of these little beauties should I buy?
I ended up buying ten dolalrs worth of glasses (Twenty glasses!) and I am still pinching myself when I think f the sweet deal I got on them. I can hardly wait to throw a girls night in cocktail soiree to break them in.
(Oh! And they work great for ice cream bowls too, which I will be f=doing with them soon as well....)
Yes, the Spokane Goodwill will forever have a place in my heart.