Well that didn’t last did it? I posted about garden furniture yesterday and of course the sun went in. I also arranged to have the kitchen floor painted on the basis that the table and the rest of the furniture could sit in the garden while it was done and it would dry quickly in the sun. Cue cloudy grey skies, a cold breeze and Madame Enid cat stalking round the house shouting at everyone because she didn’t know whether to be inside wanting to go out or outside wanting to come in. Plus ça change but it’s definitely plus irritating when the floor is covered in wet paint. At the time of writing she hasn’t yet stepped in it. Unlike last time we did this. Which resulted in a £25 trip to the vet to have her paws washed because she wouldn’t let me do it.
So, safer ground today. Glasses. Now I don’ t know about you but my glasses aren’t anything special. We have some nice ones – that can’t go in the dishwasher – so we don’t use them. Then we have some cheap ones that last for a bit then the dishwasher stains them and we start again. Either that or we break them. So we have to start again.
But recently I have been seeing these Ripple glasses by Ferm Living everywhere I look. And I wonder if a) at the grand old age of 51 (gulps) I am finally mature enough a) to balance the joy of drinking out of a lovely glass with the responsibility of washing it by hand or b) and this is more likely – if the ripple nature of the glasses means that the inevitable salt stains and cloudiness from the dishwasher won’t show up as much.
I reckon it’s got to be worth a go. And unlike garden furniture you can use these all year round from pretty summer cocktails to warm winter red wines and, of course, year round champagne. Only I don’t drink champagne – it’s a little too brut (e) for me and I prefer Prosecco or Cava ( I’m a – relatively cheap date) but either way I would rather drink it out of a saucer than a flute so these will also do nicely.
You can buy them in all sorts of places so here’s the Ferm Living site as a starting point. They come in sets of four four around £49 for the tall ones, £36 for the short, £29 for two champagne saucers and £31 for the carafe. The rather pretty brass spoon/stirrer is £12.
Cheers then and have a lovely day.