Monday, November 10, 2008

Vintage Blue Drinking Glasses & Caddy

I mentioned last week that I found one more thing at Fairground Antiques while searching for frames....


...and that I was going to save it for a Blue Monday post... (Spotty thinks this blue looks lovely against his fur and asked to be in one of the photos!)


Well just look at what I found and fell in love with! The glasses are unmarked, so I don't have any information on them... Does anyone know what this pattern is called? Or what these flowers are? For some reason I want to say they're cornflowers, but I'm not really sure... (They actually look like blue poinsettias to me!)


I don't think I'll use them as drinking glasses. I tend to have 'slippery fingers' and I want the entire set kept intact! So I'll most likely use them to store my paintbrushes or as a vase. Wouldn't a single flower in each glass look sweet?

Now please hop over to Smiling Sally to see her Blue Monday post and to find a list of all the other blue-loving bloggers participating in this week's Blue Monday!

Update: Thanks for all the help in figuring out what these flowers are. I guess I wasn't too far off in saying maybe cornflowers or blue poinsettias! The glasses did come in the caddy when I bought them, but I don't know if they were originally paired together or if somewhere throughout the years someone thought they looked good together!

(And don't forget to enter my giveaway here... Wednesday noon is the deadline!)

Donna

26 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Donna,
I love those blue glasses and they look so great in that caddy! I do not know the name, sorry I can't help.
Happy Blue Monday
~Ann

Simply Dandy said...

They almost look like blue poinsettias.....they are very pretty...I wouldn't use them either.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Coloradolady said...

Those glasses are wonderful. They do look like poinsettias. I love them, very unusual. Have a great week.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those are so cute! I am not sure what the flowers are either, but I like them!

Kady

CC said...

I love your glasses. I don't know what the flowers are, but they're pretty. :)

Neabear said...

I'm no help with the flowers either. Oh well. I think a single flower in each glass would be so pretty and to display them with the glasses in the caddy. That would be a cool centerpiece. I love that idea. I will have to suggest that to my daughter. I let her have a caddy with glasses when she moved. They had been my mother-in-law's.

Deslilas said...

Fine glasses.
Next time I'll post some of my wife's Finnish design glasses.

Adrienne said...

Hi Donna -
Your glasses are gorgeous! And to find them all intact in the carrier is special. I don't know anything about the flowers on them but I would have had a hard resisting them if I had found them. Thanks for sharing them with us.
~Adrienne~

Smilingsal said...

Happy Blue Monday, Donna. I remember drinking from glasses similar to these when I was a child, so they certainly are vintage! I can't name that flower any better than you did.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
Lovely glass set and love the shabby caddy they are in! Great idea to do one flower in each, and would look so adorable as a craft organizer too!
They do look like poinsettias! Perhaps you have some rare Christmas glasses that are worth a fortune on Antiques Roadshow! Be careful with them!! (wouldn't that be nice?)
Big hugs, Sherry

Shelia said...

Morning, Donna! Oh, your glasses are devine! I don't know what pattern they are, but they're so pretty!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Wertz said...

Donna, they look like poinsettias to me as well. They look good in the caddy. Would really look good at Christmas time in a Blue and White kitchen....

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh my Donna those are fabulous.... the perfect blue... did they come in the little carrier? They look so pretty in it.... GReAT finds.
HUgs
Linda

Knitty said...

Those are beauties! I've never seen anything like them.

laurie said...

What pretty glasses, and what a lovely caddy. Great find. laurie

cargol said...

They are very pretty, and I too think they resemble blue poinsettias. What a great find!

Shabby Kim said...

Good Morning Donna and Happy Blue Monday. I just love the beautiful blue flowered juice glasses you found. I have never seen them with just a single color flower like yours. The ones I see in the antique malls usually have two or three different colored flowers on them. I have a similar set of juice glasses, but mine have a green, rosy pink and white floral/leaf pattern.

PlantBuddy said...

Hey, I like those glasses with the blue flowers very much. Of course anything with flowers on them rings my bell. The flowers look like Campanula, also called cornflowers.

Victoria Lynn said...

Hi Donna,
What fun glasses and it's great you got a whole set! I LOVE the caddy! Your kitty is adorable in the first picture. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

Nola @ the Alamo said...

They are a treasure; especially with the caddy! Looks like they belong on Lucy Ricardo's table!

Julie said...

Very nice glasses. I love how you have them displayed and the white background emphasizes the blue so nicely.

ellen b said...

What a fun find! Whatever the flower is it is very pretty! Enjoy...

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I have that same caddy! Aren't they nice? I love the way the paint is chipping off, but still isn't that messy way of chipping that gets all over the place.

maybe your flowers are painted daisies?

Sweetie said...

The glasses are really pretty. I have no idea what the pattern is. I have never seen any with that pattern. I like the caddy. I remember that my mother had a set of glasses with a caddy. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Donna, Beautiful glasses and cannister! What a great find! Happy Blue Monday! ~Rhonda :)

Charli and me said...

Your glasses are so beautiful. They look vintage. What a great find! Happy Blue Monday!