Slow down, sit a spell and cool off with a drink. Libations — alcoholic or not — served in spiffy Midcentury glasses seem to taste better. They set a swanky mood.
Stellar high- and lowball glasses from the 1950s and 60s can be found in antiques and vintage shops around town. Patterned with atomic, geometric and neoclassical-motifs, retro-era glassware is surprisingly affordable. It can up your entertaining game with ease.
I came across these green and gold “Prado” highball glasses ($42 for seven) at The Treasury in Bon Air. Made by Culver Glass Company, they feature an effervescent, scrolling checkerboard design that’s topped with a 22-karat gold overlay that’s opulent but hip.
Also shown is a pair of Midcentury candlesticks by Seda from Switzerland ($32). Avocado and lime glass can look divine together and inspire a menu or drink.
Try this refreshing recipe for iced tea by Karen Biton-Cohen from The Kitchn. Serve it in Midcentury highballs for added mystique.
The Treasury is at 2611 Buford Rd. Store hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.