June 04, 2009

Unique Stemware Set.

I have said that I love beer, but I have to admit that when I want to serve something fancy for my guests, I always buy good sparkling wine, or every now and then; champagne.

On special occasions I love to serve the effervescent wine in somewhat unique glasses. These beautiful flutes are designed for those summer cocktail parties outside. I received the set as a birthday gift from my parents and I find the stemware incredibly charming and fun. The glasses lack the foot and are originally designed for opulent parties held on beaches, where guests can stick the bare stems in the sand. The colour variety is not just an entertaining detail, but it also aids in recognition of one's own drink.

I do not have any sand on my patio, but everyone always enjoys drinking from these fancy colorful flutes, as they turn even even a small party into a lavish celebration.

13 comments :

Cairo Typ0 said...

I've seen these before and was never sure how practical they were. I like hte idea of using them at a beach party though. :)

Noelle Chantal said...

wow this one is so unique! I love it! So cute that you can just stick them in the sands. Great for beach parties and house party! Your parents know your taste very well. :)

Julie Hibbard said...

I have seen those and always wondered how you set them down...SAND!! of course. I will be happy to have my beer in that!!
:)

sallymandy said...

Beautiful! I love those! I'v never seen them before. Seems like a good way to enforce portion control as well as being very festive and fun.

Thanks Z for your visits this week. I'm behind (again) in my visiting and am glad to see what you have over here. I love to read your writing. Have a lovely day.

Sallymandy

Jacki said...

Those are pretty cool. Unfortunately, we live too far from the beach to get much use out of something like that, but they are very elegant.

Rosezilla said...

Oh, these are so pretty and festive! And sticking them in sand is brilliant. You could even have little containers of sand if you weren't at the beach. My mother allowed me to have a sip of champagne at a wedding once when I was a girl. Perhaps it was because I was a child that I could not appreciate it - but I do like the sparkling apple juice! :)

Hilary said...

Well there you go. I've seen this design so many times and never once thought to figure out just what their purpose was. Sand! I salute your flute!

Jill said...

Those glasses are so special! The most mundane day would be special if you drank your beverage of choice out of THOSE beautiful flutes!

Diane said...

I say we head to the beach with the glasses and a few bottles... what do you say? I'll be there shortly!

Shelly's Style Shop said...

I love them! I think I might go on a hunt for some of my very own. I love to drink wine....but I don't own a fancy set of wine glasses.

That was a good gift from your parents. Enjoy your Thursday! ;-)

xoxo, Shelly

Holly said...

They are lovely! I bet you throw a great party. I would love to attend one of your parties.

As you know,...I am a sentimental fool, and the fact that your parents gave you those just makes it even more special.

Protege said...

=Cairo,
yes, they do make the parties more fun.;))

=Noelle,
yes, they are wonderful addition to a party on the beach.;)) Always love when you take the time to stop by sweetie.;)) xo

=Julie,
these would fit so well in sunny California.;))With beer of wine.;)

=sallymandy,
I love when you stop by and I love my visits to your place at all times; your wonderful and contemplative posts make my day.;)) xo

=Jacki,
no need for a beach, I use them on my terrace with great success.;))

=Rosezilla,
love your idea!! Absolutely fantastic to have small containers of sand; I am so doing this for my next party.;)))

=Hilary,
I love he way you use your words.;)) And am glad I clarified that for you; maybe one day you can taste some champagne from these flutes.;))
Have a great weekend my friend.;)) xo

=Jill,
you got it, they make the most simple evening to a feast.;))

=Diane,
yes please!!! I am ready yesterday!, just come over.;))
xoxo

=Shelly,
glad you found an inspiration in these and hope you can find a set.;))
Hope your weekend is lovely! xo

=Holly,
it takes one to know one, I am a sentimental fool too; I would love to have you over to any of my parties, maybe one day, right?;))
Always appreciate all your kind comments, my dear friend.;))xo

Miss Eve said...

I love these champagne flutes. The only thing I would worry about, after I get a little bit dizzy (because of the champagne) maybe I would try to "put" them on the table instead of the special holder...LOL.