The glasses in my kitchen cabinet have served me well. But for whatever reason... one after another has broken and I no longer have a full set. So it was time to replace them. First place I looked for different ones were the local thrift stores. It was there I got my daughter some unique glasses when she moved into her new home last year. Thrifts repurpose glasses with a zeal. They have a wide assortment of colors and styles. And are easy on your pocketbook. From retro , modern, traditional or funky… they have you covered. And amazingly they have full sets of 4, 6 or 8 glasses, good to go. Prices vary from twenty-five or fifty cents a piece, then up to $5 for the groups. But buyer beware if you buy glasses at thrift stores. Packaging is tricky to get them home. To keep the glasses together as one unit, they often put clear packing tape on them. While it works to hold them all together, it can cause breakage if you’re not careful when pulling the tape off to separate them. And if you buy the glasses individually, ask for a box to put them in so they don’t bang into each other in a bag and break. But please don’t let these little annoyances bother you or distract you from your mission. You’ll have fun picking and choosing what glasses you want at a thrift store. And the vintage ones will bring a smile to your face as you recall childhood memories with mom and dad at the dinner table.
PS) Dollar stores are another good place to look for glasses but the selection is not as varied. So I chose thrifts to do my shopping.