Thursday, 15 November 2012

Flute, Saucer or Coupe?

It's funny how your tastes change. I used to think champagne flutes were sophisticated, but not any more, I much prefer a saucer or coupe, even though it holds less and is more susceptible to spills.

And these 'upcycled' versions are just divine.

These little beauties are made from discarded cut glass stoppers, left overs from vintage decanters. Such a great idea.

Exclusively available at Liberty's, designed by Lee Broom for his 'Half Cut' range.

Legend has it that the coupe design is supposed to be reminiscent of a woman's breast, Marie Antoinette no less. But don't let that put you off.

I buy my saucer/coupe glasses in charity shops and at vintage events. They are all different designs, but always feel very special  and go down a treat at parties.


  1. Flutes, coupes - they do sound so sophisticated! But surely saucers are for drinking hot tea...?

  2. Tea from saucers, but of course. Only you have to own a Whippet to be able to do that, it's the law :)

    Jean x

  3. These upcycled - recycled coupes are a wonderful idea, and they look so attractive. Waste not want not.
    Thank you Jean for your lovely gift. It arrived today, and I have put a link to your blog on mine.

  4. Glad you like the book Rosemary, and thank you for the link.
    Jean x