No, you’re not going to hear about the tales of my youth. I want to share my kitchen glassware with you!
After years and years of breaking glasses at the table and mostly in the sink, I had a revelation while at a bar. We were at an Irish pub with the kids (I love pub burgers – can’t make them like that at home!) when I noticed the bus boy throwing the glasses in a bin. I figured that if those kinds of glasses could handle the beating of a bar crowd, they could handle my family!
We have a restaurant supply store in town so I purchased a number of glasses in various sizes. I have seen them at Crate and Barrel, too. I’ve been using these glasses for years now – maybe 10 or so? I can’t remember. Some of them have broken and they look a little beat up. But they also hold up to the beating they take in the kitchen sink.
They are probably too thick for cocktails, but does anyone drink cocktails anymore? And they would never do for wine! But boy are they solid.
We have glasses like these too and boy have I broken my fair share AND I worked in a bar! 🙂 This is why the hubby had to take over washing these glasses, I apparently am like the Hulk 🙂 But they are super awesome!
Some of your “practical tips” are so funny!!!
BTW…do you have a toturial on the capri sun tote? A friend has a Girl Scout troop that needs a project….Thanks for giving me a chuckle this morning!!
I swear by bar style glasses for home use- you can do things with them that you couldn’t ever do with a regular home glass. Like put them right from the warm dishwasher to the freezer (an ice cold glass from the freezer is so good in the middle of the summer, best way to have iced tea and lemon aide I think).
We have these, too, both sizes. They really do last. We also have some wine glasses that look related, from Williams Sonoma, I think, but they’re too chunky. I don’t like them, but they were a gift.
Wow, those glasses look solid! Great idea.
Pub burgers … yum.
My grandma had these glasses also…with 9 kids and 44 grandkids these are the only kind she would buy!
That’s a great point! I’ve never thought about it like that. Those glasses do take a heck of a beating on a daily basis, so they must be pretty tough. Great tip!
Look at me, I’m alive! Trying to catch up with some of my blog faves – after a couple of MONTHS! And this is actually a really good idea – I am always breaking glasses, seriously! 🙂 Happy New Year!
what a good idea! they’re classic, and you can’t go wrong with classic!