Sunday, October 26, 2014

Recycled Glassware

I was having an afternoon of glass cutting recently and was thinking how satisfying it is to be able to make a piece of trash into something useful. I wondered what the most expensive glass in the world is. It is actually $3,750 and available from a company called Opulent Items. It features a diamond in the stem (because everyone needs that) and is made from a special substance that keeps the wine at the perfect temperature. Apparently some people nurse a glass of wine so long that their hand warms the glass...Who knew?

But I wasn't making wine glasses I was making juice glasses. I looked for the 1% version and found it at Baccarat Crystal.

MOSAIQUE TUMBLER Crystal festive glass.  Price: $215.00
I like pretty things as much as the next girl, but I found it hard to believe that the listed price of $215.00 was for a SINGLE glass. Something about that is obscene. There are innumerable levels of quality and prices between this and free which I'm about to share with you.

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know how I love free, recycled, and reclaimed. So today I thought I'd have a little fun with a recycled version of the above table setting.

Instead of what is easily over a thousand dollars worth of crystal in the Baccarat photo, the recycleed table setting is coming in at about 12 bucks. The crystal glasses were picked up for 99 cents at the Goodwill. If you don't want to factor in the six pack of Peroni, about $8.00,  you could ring up this little vignette at around 4 dollars.

You also get the satisfaction of knowing how well you can live on very little. That makes the Home Recycled version beautiful.

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