New Lang Syne

20 Nov

Out with the auld and in with the new this New Year’s.  From the beautifully modern 2Modern blog come these beautifully modern bubbly glasses.  Break out the Veuve Clicquot and ring in a gorgeous 2013!  (Responsibly, of course.)  Or if you aren’t driving or are staying home, be irresponsible and swing from the chandeliers in your knickers.

(And if you have ever wondered what that song is about, Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song.   The song’s Scots title may be translated into English literally as “old long since”, or more idiomatically, “long long ago”, “days gone by” or “old times”. Consequently “For auld lang syne”, as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as “for the sake of old times”.  From Wikipedia, so you know it’s true.)

Nothing quite says Happy New Year like a sparkling libation with streams of tiny bubbles lifting from the bottom of the glass to the surface, like streamers in the opposite directions, screaming come celebrate! Whether it is for the New Years, the old year or your year, the best way to drink it is from a pretty glass. Some prefer stemware some prefer stemless glasses. Tulip, flute or coupe? My requirement is that it is as elegant as the bubbles it contains. The season for celebrations is right around the corner so here are a few modern versions of the all important champagne glass for your holiday festivities.

Above: Horn Champagne flute, Ingrid Ruegemer

Above: left to right Selma Flute, CB2; Verve Flute, Crate & Barrel; Float Champagne Flutes by Molo, Riedel Sommeliers Sparkling Wine Glass, Williams-Sonoma; Inside Out Champagne Glass, Grounded.

Above: check out moss for these lovely shapes

Above: Crate and Barrel for this fluted variety.

Above: Revolution Collection Champagne Glasses by Felicia Ferrone; hand-blown of borosilicate glass

Above: Hand-blown Champagne Glasses designed by Ilse Crawford and Michael Anastassiades

Above: Colorful and vintage inspired from Home & Gadgets.

Above: Christofle Collection 3000 with silver base and crystal top.

Above: These Aarne champagne glasses look a little like beer glasses. What do you think?

Above: Alfredo Haberli: Essence Champagne Flutes

Above: Bloom etched stemless flute for the accident prone.

Cheers! Have an infinitely modern day!


2 Responses to “New Lang Syne”

  1. Dana@Mid2Mod November 20, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    I thought the turquoise and orange ones would be fun to use at casual get-togethers, but the only place I could find them was Amazon, and they only had 1 set of 2 in stock. I couldn’t find Home & Gadgets online. 😦

  2. midcenturyobsession November 20, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Stop it! I didn’t know glasswear could turn me on. LOL..Love the vintage inspired colorful stuff. The ideas are bubbling now.

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