Gift Guide, Day Fourteen

December 14, 2011

Antique Plates and Glasses

I have to admit that sometimes, when I’m trying not to write, desperate to lose time, I find myself trolling through the beautiful vintage plates and silverware at Elise Abrams, imagining a more gracious world. Her collection of plates, bowls, and glasses is so vast that it’s like visiting a museum where everything is for sale.  Even the descriptions are exotic.  One ornate offering is described as  “ French Hand-blown Apricot Crystal Vase with Raised Paste Gold.” 

If you’re looking for a unique (and expensive) present for someone with wonderful taste, this would be a good place to begin. Even if you don’t find something to buy, it’s an awfully good way to escape into another world for a little while. 









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