The GG got to open these lovelies, which arrived today. And of course, there is a story behind them.

Sometime back in the Jurassic Age, the UU and TBG bought us a set of two of these glasses as a xmas gift. They came in a fancy gift box with a bottle of whine. Now, I’m not sure if I would have purchased these if I had randomly encountered them somewhere but I love colored glass and somehow they spoke to me. (I’m sure the whine did too but it’s long gone.)

We valued them greatly enough that we didn’t use them all that often, because breakage. Also, I always hand-washed them, knowing that the gold lettering would not survive too many trips through the dishwasher. Although it must be said that I went without a dishwasher for 15 years or thereabouts so I hand-washed *everything* for that duration. (The Bosch we bought when we renovated the Landfill Chitchen has turned me back on to dishwashers.)

Anyway, we were whooping it up in LymeLoungia last Friday night, highly porterized, and we served our friends a wee bit o’ bourbon in these glasses. And… The inevitable happened and one of them got broken. No, it was not porterized into smithereens. The GG accidentally broke it as he hauled our supplies back into the Landfill. And no, he was not drunk.

For a split second I was devastated. Where could we get a replacement after all these years? And then… A light bulb came on. It was an eBay light bulb. Sometime Saturday I let my fingers do the typing and lo and behold, tons of these things turned up. I considered a singlet but then I saw a listing that had four and I decided “the more the merrier”. So I ordered the set. (I even saw a set of 16 but we don’t need *that* many.) But now that we have five and I know how easy it is to find them, maybe I will order a singleton after all and then we’ll have six. Which is an even number. And OF COURSE one needs an even number of glasses/plates/whatever when entertaining because guests only come in couples. Roight? But that would be a topic for some other day. A tangly one that I doubt I’ll tackle.

3 Responses to “eBay-able”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Those are cool glasses! I like them a lot. I do sometimes make up a singleton at parties and get togethers. So, I could be your 5th glass if I visited!! 🙂

  2. jane Says:

    also a singleton. and I drink. 😉

  3. isa Says:

    “porterized into smithereens” !!!