Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Don't hate me because I have a totally awesome collection!!

Just about everyone I know collects something or another, be that dolls, plates, cat crap, neuroses, personalities, whatever... But I never really thought I collected anything until a couple of years ago. Then I realized I've been collecting something for just over 15 years. And what is it? Here I'll show ya...
Yep! I collect bar glasses!! I've got just about everything...wine glasses, champagne flutes, cordial cups, shot glasses, tubes, margarita glasses, beer pilsners, water goblets, brandy snifters, fish bow glass, shooter chess set, goblet goblets, martini glasses, mini Coca-Cola glasses...etc...

But dear not friends, these lovelies do not spend their days on my dining room table. No their home is in my china cabinet. Hubby got it for me for my birthday about five years ago. It sits atop a matching buffet and is beautiful. In the lower buffet cabinets is also not a single dish, instead it holds LIQUOR!!! Yep, I use these babies!! Some of the glasses have stories, but most were just found somewhere and I thought they were pretty, or I didn't have that type yet. For years now every birthday or Christmas someone in my family has given me something related to my bar. Here's a few examples of some of the glasses and their origins:


My Pimp Cup - Yeah baby...'cause that's how Momma rollz! HA! This one I actually owe to my mother's family. For years we've done a "White Elephant" gift exchange on Christmas Eve. A couple of years ago they had this as one of the gifts and the hubby got it so I could have it to use at Bunco with the girls. The same year I took home a lovely bottle of Merlot. And no I don't have my grillz to match my pimp cup. Yes I know, my family is excellent!!! hehe


German Shot Glasses - the hubby went to go visit his bro in Germany in the fall of 2001. He brought these back for me along with several bottles of Reisling and Gluewein. There's pictures of different German towns or landmarks on all the glasses. Behind them are a set of "Family Guy" shot glasses.

Stolen Booty Shot Glass - This little cutie is only about 3-4 inches high and the mouth on it is about as big around as a silver dollar. I was out with the girls at dinner years ago and we were duped out of a free shot (they said they'd give us one for making us wait 1.5 hrs to be seats and being passed up twice then they tried to charge us for the round anyways). So since they didn't comp the drinks, we each made off with one of their pretty little shot glasses. And never came back. Never piss off a bunch of drunk moms.

Oktoberfest Tent Swag - well sort of, my bro-in-law and his wife visited 10 or so tents at Oktoberfest in Germany and made off with several of the pilsners, he said there were signs EVERYWHERE saying NOT to take the glasses out of the tent. That lil' rebel!! hehe

Fish Bowl Sloshy - Ever been to a Razoo's before? There was something called a fish bowl and it was SOOO yummy! Again I was out with the girls (about 9 of us were there til after closing time) and the cute flirty waiter (this is a requirement for any restaurant we ever dined/drank in) let me slip it into my oversized purse and make off with it.

Wedding Flutes - These are the wedding flutes we used at our wedding. They are engraved with our first names and we use them once a year on our anniversary.

So if any of you ever find yourselves in the Dallas area and want to stop by for a drink, I'm here and I've got the supplies needed to make you a yummy concoction. Y'all come back now, ya hear! hehe

11 comments:

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

your collection is AWESOME...oh and I might be in the dallas area in april, actually have family in grand prairie that are begging me to move there. Im thinking about it!!!! So get ready for that drink!!! hehehe

Missy said...

I want to come and try EACH one of them! When is a good time for you?

carla said...

you are so my kindred spirit!

I too have a PIMP cup!!

MizFit

Annie said...

Holy moses!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm still stuck on the Pimp cup...

Madame Mommy said...

WOW!! That is some collection.. :o)

Mamalaina said...

"Never piss off a bunch of drunk moms"...I'm putting that on my Facebook favorite quotes! HA!

America's Next Top Mommy said...

Whoa, you are all set for one massive open bar! Your place looks like the place to partay!

Susan said...

I continue to like you more and more. My best friend moved to Dallas last year - I think when I visit her I will stop by. I absolutely love that PIMP glass!

Sabrae Carter said...

Loving the pimp cup!!!

The Stiletto Mom said...

You? Are my kind of gal!

Hugs,
Mary Anne

 
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