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Monday, June 25, 2012

Swanky Swig Madness

Let me just start by saying that I love Swanky Swigs. Maybe it's the vibrant color and designs on the glasses.  Or maybe it's just the name.  Saying the words "Swanky Swig" can really put a smile on my face.  Finding them at an estate sale for dirt cheap can make me grin from ear to ear.
I went to an estate sale the weekend before last and the lady had a whole bunch of Swigs for $3.50-$7.50 apiece.  She told me she was a longtime collector and was running out of room so she was only allowing herself to keep two of each pattern.  She told me she would make me a deal if I bought several.  So I picked up the four in the top two photos
And these three.  She was super nice and gave them all to me for $12.00 which I think is an extremely good deal.

So as you all know, Sister stayed with me last weekend and we were up bright and early on Saturday to hit some sales (or at least one of us was.  The other needed a little more prodding).  I saw on Craigslist that the Swanky Swig lady was having her sale again and I thought it would be worth checking out to see if she put out anything new.

I picked up these and Sister started her own collection with one of the little squirrel glasses like I had gotten the previous weekend.  She is only going to collect the animal ones, she says. I wish I had her will power. 

So now that I had purchased 12 Swanky Swigs in the matter of days, I needed to figure out a way to store and display them along with the ones that I already had.  Until now, I had been keeping them in a bread box on my counter top.  Lucky for me, I found this shelf at an antique mall the day before
It already had chippy light green paint on it so all it needed was to be hung and filled
Hows that for an awesome display of vintage goodness?

And just when you thought that Swanky Swigs were only for juice, Sister had the brilliant idea to drink champagne out of them.  That's the kind of thinking that a Master's Degree will get you!

Have a great week!



  1. They look so cute on the shelf!!

  2. Adorable styling and display! The glasses are so fun and cheerful to look at!

  3. Enjoying reading your blog backward; hope you don't mind a new comment on an old post. Those glasses are so lovely, and sitting on that display shelf: pure magic! [I have one of those glasses -- second picture, left -- but had no idea it belonged to a set -- Swanky Swig is such a great name!]

  4. I have the Astronaut with the space ships a set of 3. Do you know of a site that will help me determine what they are worth? TIA!