Tuesday, November 18, 2014
We are right on the threshold of moving house, which means that there is mostly a moratorium on bringing new stuff into our current place while I try to jettison some of the existing clothes, shoes, furniture and miscellaneous accumulated detritus that I don’t want to cart to the new gaff.
I couldn’t resist picking up these cut glass, Mad Men-stylee Frasera tumblers on our most recent trip to Ikea.
Their purchase was completely justifiable, even with the admittedly lax ban on goods inwards in place: they would succeed the mismatched collection of jam jars (hipster by necessity rather than design), Nutella jars (not even joking) and lonely last-surviving-member-of-the-set glasses that we had been drinking out of.
These glasses have a lovely, surprisingly weighty heft in the hand and at just £1.50 a pop, they’re faceted, fancy-looking and frugal!
Really, they could only be better if I had thought to get a couple of spares as replacements for the inevitable breakages that