Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dyeing For It: Adorable Colourful Glasses

I know, I know - as a wine fan, I should restrict my entire glassware collection to the most transparent, most breathable glasses known to man so I can fully appreciate the aesthetic value of the wine I'm drinking.

The problem is I'm a sucker for a pretty coloured glass, so I've been on the lookout for some dyed glassware to add to my ever-expanding collection.

The tattoo coloured brandy glasses, pictured above, are amazing aren't they? They're from RE, a super homeware website that I keep forgetting about. They've got the eye and the horseshoe design left, and I want them both. They're £25 each.

At the opposite end of the scale, you may want to go plastic fantastic (perfect for picnics and festivals, and you're probably not drinking your best wine at boozy outdoor events anyway) - if so, I'd highly recommend Rockett St. George's very pretty multi-coloured plastic glasses for £12.99 for a set of 3.

And if, like me, subtle isn't your middle name, I'd highly recommend M&S's cool blue swirl glasses for £2.50 each. (Is it wrong that I actually really like these? I just do.)

You can go even cheaper than that there's always Ikea: they sell very cute colourful wine glasses and bright champagne flutes in packs of 4 for £4!

If you'd rather keep your receptacles along more glassy-lines, there are options out there.

You can always trust LSA to get it right, and they do with these LSA pastel coloured wine glasses. A set if £31.99 from Amazon, and you can also get some very pretty pastel LSA tall tumblers for £23.99 too!

If you're after champagne flutes too, John Lewis has an absolute blinder of an offer on four almost matching pastel champagne flutes for just a tenner! I'm snapping those up pronto.

For slightly sexier, understated tones I'd opt for these four mixed lustre Pied a Terre wine glasses in the sale at House of Fraser for a not too shabby £20. They, too, do pretty coloured hi-ball glasses for the same price (£20, keep up.)

Other sweeter options include the wonderfully-named "Spring Meadow Etched Wineglass" from Marks and Spencer. They're £7.50 each (not bad for such pretty glasses) and they come in blue too.

In fact M&S have some of the prettiest tumblers I've seen. The tree coloured tumblers are £22.50 each, and are just gorgeously finished. I want to sip an Old-Fashioned from one of these in the garden.

Cheaper but not as pretty (frankly) are these Zak Tinted dots tumblers from House of Fraser, although they are only £12.60 in the sale.

Lastly, I don't think I've seen glasses as pretty as this in a long time. This set of 7 Liqueur/Cordial glasses is £28 from John Lewis and worth every penny.

Which of these take your fancy? Let us know in the comments!

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