I love trawling through op shops. There’s that sense of excitement that on that shelf, behind those drawers, on that rack I’ll discover treasure.
Some years ago I went through a phase of collecting frosted glassware from these aladdin’s caves.
I’d fill them with amber or soft berry coloured concoctions and share them with friends as we cackled, chatted and danced the night away.
These days I’m more likely to fill them with strawberry lemonade or homemade cordial and have tea parties with little peeps.
Frosted glassware was popular in the 1960s. Most frosting is a smooth, opaque layer that covers the whole glass. In some instances the frosting is textured like here where the frosting forms a grip band where the glass is held.
You can still pick these little glasses up for a good price. They’re fun and unpretentious and whether you’re filling them with kiddly or grown-uply beverages they’re sure to add a little bit of charm to your next tea party or picnic.