Friday, August 26, 2011

Anthropologie or Vintage?

Which water glasses are your favorite?...for parties and pretty table settings (special occasions, not everyday glasses...not 'special special' occasions...more like when family or friends come over for dinner!)

I want something versatile enough that they will go with different table settings...Yellows, Blues, Greens...

I LOVE the hobnail ($10usd/glass), but they might be a bit on the large size (how big should water glasses be?).  The top three, 'fleur-de-lys' pattern, come in two sizes ($8usd/glass and $6usd/glass).

I would prefer vintage glassware, except I hoped for a set of 12...and that's a tall order.   Etsy has three vintage options that I've been ogling all week ...

Vintage Option 1: set of 10 for $45 + at least $20 shipping
Vintage Option 2: set of 10 $30usd + at least $15 shipping (good value! not as versatile)
Vintage Option 3: set of 10 $40usd+ at least $20 shipping

 Any winners?


I bought these guys...12 for $37.50 (including taxes) from Urban Barn. A steal!!! (These were the only glasses they had twelve of...the green goblets were also calling my name but they only had 10 left!)...they are large...the dark amber feels very retro!  I am pleased.  They weren't my first choice, but they were a bargain! (yes, a bargain means I can get a second style, with no regrets) ....VERY CASUAL...I am not exactly sure how to build a tablescape around them...but it will all come together....slowly!  THANKS BEATRICE!!!


  1. Love the fleur-de-lys ones! They appear most versatile to me due to shapes and patterns. Also love the Option 1 and 3 from Etsy.

  2. Beatrice@becado.blogspot.comAugust 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    I agree with Michelle, option number 2 seems most versatile. I saw some similar ones at Urban Barn on sale. I saw them a week ago, so not sure if they still have some.

  3. OMG I totally need to find an Urban Barn....I am NOT a shopper...I never do retail stores, so whenever I have to buy retail, I probably miss an opportunity!!!

  4. My vote is for the fleur-de-lys ones as well! For some reason I'm drawn to the pink but I think the green would be most versatile (depending on the rest of your tableware). Of the etsy options I'm digging number 2.

  5. Everyone else is voting for fleur de lys but i would most definitely get the hobnail in blues and greens!

  6. Beatrice@becado.blogspot.comAugust 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Hi Shannon,
    I am so glad you found some. I wasn't sure if they still had some, but you got a great deal. Glad I was of help. Have a great weekend!

  7. I'd go for the gold, green and pink ones at top - they're a nicer shape, and would work with more table settings