February 27, 2014Thrift Store Score–Vintage Tiki Palm Tree Drinking Glasses!
By Sara In AZ
Sooooo, I was cruising the thrift store the other day and I ALWAYS have to check out the drinking glass section….you just never know what you are gonna find! I did not see a thing so I wound my way through the store and eventually made my way to the back of the store where they have miscellaneous items bagged up in clear plastic bags. Usually it’s office supplies bagged up like paper clips and staples and such….sometimes they have kitchen utensils…sometimes gift wrap….the little things that would usually get lost. Just random miscellaneous stuff……..and mostly I just cruise right on by.
Today they had glasses bagged up.
I was kinda surprised as I had never seen drinking glasses bagged up for sale before – it caused me to do a double take and at first I thought they HAD to be candle holders or something like that. But no, upon closer inspection I found that they were actually drinking glasses and vintage glasses to boot!
And here is the haul…seriously I am stunned that they had THAT many glasses bagged up. SO wild!
Here are the lowball tumbler glasses. They had these bagged up 3 each to a bag.
The paint appears to be all hand painted.
I know it is SUPER hard to tell here but all of the tumblers are marked with the ‘F’ in a shield mark for Federal Glass.
All 5 shot glasses were in another bag.
The shot glasses all have the Libby glass mark.
And we can’t forget the cocktail/martini glasses…these are my faves! These glasses had no mark on them at all.
I bought everything they had that day except for one set of 3 tumbler/lowball glasses that had the paint all worn off – I guess those were the glasses they used!
I am thinking maybe this came as one big set…esp. since all the palm tree images match on all of the glasses…..and maybe whatever company put these out for sale bought different glass blanks from various manufacturers and then painted their own designs in-house in preparation for final sale to the public.
I’ve seen other painted palm tree glasses before…but never ones quite like these. Has anyone else seen these before?