Why You’ll Enjoy Vintage Stemware – Fostoria Garland Etch

Fostoria Glass Garland Etched Crystal Wine Vintage Stemware

Fostoria Glass Garland Etched Crystal Wine Vintage Stemware

Isn’t this a cute stem?  The etch has two circular wreaths  connected with swags to the floral design you can see facing you.  I included a second photo below to show the wreath motif.  Now, one thing to be aware of with vintage stemware is the size.

This one is technically called a “wine” but it is a lot smaller than the goblets you will buy today for wine.  Back in the day when these were made – 1920s – people tended to serve wine with dinner and might serve more than one selection.  Thus the individual serving sizes were smaller.  This one is 5 1/4 inches tall and holds only a little over 2 ounces.  Today this is the size we use for small liqueurs or cocktails.

So back to our question.  Why would you enjoy this?  Simple.  This etch is beautiful, the shape is classic and simple, and no one of your friends will have this.  You won’t have to worry about going to someone else’s home and finding the same glasses on the table.

We have quite a few patterns in vintage stemware, from Fostoria, Cambridge and others.  This is stemware week and I’m going to show off a few designs for you over the next few days.

Fostoria Glass Garland Etched Wine Goblet

Fostoria Glass Garland Etched Wine Goblet

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  1. Donna says

    Thank you so much! This article finally helped me figure out that the vintage stemware that belonged to my great great-grandmother is Fostoria Garland. I’ve got the water goblets (we do use them for wine!) and sundae glasses.

    I’m thinking the actual “wine glasses” would be great for cordials, port, and such in modern usage.

    • says

      Plus usually with glass/crystal,when bionlwg it to form the ball,or shape it,the equipment used to do so is close to a heat source,usually where the glass just came from,that way the room is still warm,but not too hot,it keeps the product at a certain heat temp. so it won’t cool too early.I’m sure there’s heat coming from somewhere in the machines too. :]

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