Summer of Color

This summer, clients have been asking for colorful stemware, and I've been sourcing fast to keep up. It's become one of my favorite collecting projects.

The rose champagne coupes (all-matching) have grown to over 100, and there's now 250+ vintage chunky goblets in a rainbow of colors from pale pink, aqua, and yellow to dark blues, purple, and black.

Most of the glasses are from the Bohemian/Colonial Revival heyday of the 60s-70s. It makes sense that these are popular right now since we're experiencing a similar kind of revival. Many of the patterns are reproduced from classic Victorian glass designs with square and pentagonal feet and multi-paneled goblets. I get lucky sometimes and find a nice patch of glasses from the 1890s. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise--Victorians loved color. Most of the colorful goblet collection is from the mid-20th century.

Here's a look at the collection and some weddings and events where the glasses have been featured this summer.

I love the way the glasses look in sunlight.

I love the way the glasses look in sunlight.

Rose Champagne Coupes

Rose Champagne Coupes

Rose coupe champagne tower at the Peninsula Hotel, design by Estera Events, photo by Husar Photography

Rose coupe champagne tower at the Peninsula Hotel, design by Estera Events, photo by Husar Photography

A spectrum of vintage blue goblets ready to go to an outdoor dinner.

A spectrum of vintage blue goblets ready to go to an outdoor dinner.

A rainbow of vintage goblets heading to an eclectic barn wedding.

A rainbow of vintage goblets heading to an eclectic barn wedding.

Nimble Well vintage goblets at a wedding at Green Street Smoked Meats. Design by Jayne Weddings.

Nimble Well vintage goblets at a wedding at Green Street Smoked Meats. Design by Jayne Weddings.