I moved the glassware out of my china cupboard and into my glassware cupboard. It’s too cold right now for serving iced tea or lemonade and we haven’t been doing mimosas or sangria recently, but I look forward to it.

Here’s one of my favorite sets, a plump pitcher with sailboats and matching tumblers.

This mercury glass is wonderful, but the word “mercury” makes me afraid to use it. I can enjoy the rainbow glimmer, even through the cabinet doors.




The punchbowl before moving from the china cabinet. I have used this on a lot of holidays. People don’t always drink the punch, but punch is so pretty and fun — it’s worth it.