Gift Guide, Day Fourteen
Wednesday, 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.