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 2, 2010

A Christmas Present - Reprise

This was first published January 3, 2009. A Christmas present as well as a collection. The sweet glasses are a treasured collection. Alas, this year, husband Jim did not gift me with any additional ones. I've not found any at estate sales or antique stores either so in 2009 my collection did not grow!

It's Sunday and time for Sunday Favorites. Please join Chari at Happy to Design to see the other favorites this Sunday.

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.


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, they are simply beautiful!!!

And I'd love what you serve in them, as well. Yummmmmmmmmmmm... :-)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

May I say again, thank you so much for not making us do Word Verification, in order to comment here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha...they are so beautiful those cordial glasses. it brings back memories as my Mom use to have them a long time ago,I believe she use to have some in blues and greens also.

.......have a great day!

Martha said...

Aunt Amelia -- I dislike doing that, too, so that's why it isn't at Linderhof!

Erica -- I have some in blues and greens as well -- perhaps I should get them all out for a post sometime! (along with some of my homemade liqueur!)

The Victorian Parlor said...


What a beautiful house you have! I have just gone through some of your previous posts and I love them all! I look forwrd to visiting again soon. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment:).



Pondside said...

Homemade cordial in those exquisite glasses - what a treat that must be. I like the idea of a variety of glasses - so much more interesting than a matched set.

The Tablescaper said...

What a lovely collection. Hopefully husband will get the hint. There are always birthdays!

- The Tablescaper

Maggie said...

Gorgeous cordial glasses, I'd also use them for an aperitif such as Pommeau which is made from apples and very popular here in Calvados.

Amy said...

I have some cordial glasses also and I use them to sip my ice wine.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I especially love the entertaining photograph. Lovely.

I too collect little cordial glasses and for our Christmas party this year it touched my heart to see my great grandmother's, grandmother's, and Mother's glasses being held by my closest friends.

Happy new year,
Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Treasia Stepp said...

Simply stunning. I love those. The hunt is almost as exciting as getting them.

Lori E said...

My mother had the prettiest set that had lovely jewel colored glass that fit into filigree silver holders/stems.
Alas as children we never saw the value in them and most were broken. I don't think any survive to this day.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

So happy to see you for Sunday Favorites again this week! Oooh...what beautiful little cordial glasses! I would love to see your entire collection!!! I love the beautiful colors and I also like the idea of mixing the colors...much more interesting!!! Ohhh...I love anything apricot and would just love a taste of your homemade apricot liqueur!!! Serving it in these pretty cordial glasses would make it even tastier!!!

Well my friend, I just wanted to thank you for all of your support and participation this past year for Sunday Favorites!!! It's truly been a pleasure to have you! I always...always enjoy my visits at Linderhof!!! I hope that you had a fabulous Christmas! Sending you my warmest wishes and blessings for a wonderful new year! I'm really looking forward to what 2010 holds for us here in Blogland!

Chari @Happy To Design