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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Plairirs Simples ~

 
Fostoria's American glassware pattern is an old one. first produced in 1917. Although it is glass and not crystal the faceted surface gives off a wonderful rich gleam, but unlike crystal it is sturdy enough for everyday use.
 
 


I have been a fan of this pattern for a long time, but never got around to acquiring any...always thinking, maybe some day. Meanwhile it has become harder and harder to find.


 So when I decided to slowly replace my everyday glasses with it you can imagine how excited I was when my wonderful brother gifted me with these:


 
 six stemmed sherbet glasses and six footed tumblers!
 

 
Aren't the pretty?  They look great in the kitchen cabinets.
 

 
 
Hopefully, I will eventually be able to get the juice glasses and the tall tumblers. It is fun to have a new collection under way and...  

 
 
...not only are they pretty, but  useful as well. I guess I am a real push-over for anything shiny. How about you?
 
Thank you for visiting I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
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13 comments:

  1. What a generous brother you have. It's fun to share! So very pretty.

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  2. Sherbet glasses? I drink champagne from them. I have some Harcourt champagne coupes and I like using them as often as possible.

    I'm sure you know about Replacements.com and I hope you're scouring eBay too--you deserve the full set. I have a price limit in my mind for each piece of Baccarat that I buy, I bid that price and if I win it, I'm happy. If I don't win it, no money lost.

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    1. Champagne...what a great idea and a wonderful excuse to buy some.(-:

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  3. Those are such pretty glasses, Adrienne!
    I see them when I am out from time to time.
    Now I will think of you when I see them!

    I love shiny silver.... it has never been
    out of style with me.
    Tarnished or not... love it all!

    xoxox
    Alison

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  4. Wow beautiful and what a sweet brother you have ~Love Heather

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  5. They are very pretty! I love the way they feel in your hand. Such a nice brother...Mimi

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  6. I love this...your glassware, your photos, and your kind brother! Beautiful as always Adrienne. ♥

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  7. They are very pretty and the way they reflect the light is a bonus.
    What a thoughtful gift from your brother.

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  8. Your Fostoria is not only beautiful, it is photographed beautifully.

    Love your header!

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  9. Your fall pages are so beautiful Adrienne! The colors seem perfect for you. Love your new glasswware. I love this pattern too! I have three or four stems of the tall tumblers. I've never seen your short ones. You have photographed them wonderfully!

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  10. I LOVE your new glasses! I have quite a few pieces of American that belonged to my grandmother. I don't have them where I can use them very often but need to get my project china cabinet done so I can display and use them often. Your pieces are wonderful - now I need to find some to add to my collection!
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. What a nice brother you have! And a wonderful way to start a new collection.
    I love the Schott Zwiesel stemware as our wine, water and juice glasses. Over the years I have come to appreciate the beautiful simplicity and high quality of these German glasses.

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  12. What a wonderful brother! Love your new glasses.

    Jody

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