Saturday, September 1, 2012

Water Goblets

Setting a nice table is very important. Being able to purchase tableware from before 1860 can be very prohibitive. Thankfully, we have companies that appreciate the styles of the past and offer us some nice, cost saving alternatives.

Here for example is a piece of flint glass, made in the 1860s by New England Glass Co.:

and here is a pressed glass water goblet from the Dollar Tree of all places:
I will admit that there are a lot of differences between these glasses. The main difference that counts to me is that the Dollar Tree glass is always available, low cost and I have no anxiety about them being broken. I can get as many more as I need.