Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Christmas Present

From husband Jim were four cordial glasses to go with my collection. I have about 20 or so now and haven't bought any new ones in "forever". I like singles with no two exactly alike -- it's fun to serve after dinner drinks from them. Little sips of something almost syrupy sweet.

It is fun, when one goes to antique stores or flea markets, to see what one can find. My favorites, and the ones that I have the most of, are like the three -- the rounded bowl of colored glass which has been cut into revealing clear glass. Many of mine came from an antique store in Wichita, Kansas. I would buy another each time we visited Wichita and a stop at that antique store was a must!

All of these came from our trip to Minneapolis and surprisingly all were fairly inexpensive, at least according to my gift giving husband.

Perhaps the best cordial to sip out of them is my own homemade ones -- peach, apricot or orange.


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful gift! I love the way they catch the light.

Southerncook said...

Oh my Martha,I had no idea that you collected cordial glasses until now. I think this is a GREAT collection and I think you have inspired me to start a new collection. OOPS. And what a thoughtful gift Jim gave you.