Bar Glasses

by Liz Dowling

As many of you might know, we added a new bar to our kitchen this fall.  I am still mildly obsessed with it.

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While stocking the bare shelves, I realized that I was short on glasses.  Code for: I had a lot of mismatched wine, highball, tumblers etc.  Nightmare.

The search began,  I wanted elegant new glasses for the bar.

On a recommendation from a friend, I took a look at a small company in Lyme, CT that sells tumblers and stemless wine glasses.  North by Northeast Enterprises.

What I love about about these glasses is – you can personalize them.  Pick a place you love, add a title and they etch the latitude and longitude of the place onto the glass.  Bring it on!

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I couldn’t pick just one place, so I had wine glasses made for two…  The “Captain’s Claret” stemless wine glass is 21 oz and made from beautiful Riedel crystal.

I also had the “Midshipman” tumblers made for a friend who just bought her dream house in Palm Springs.  The perfect glass for a late afternoon California cocktail.  The best part, the address of her house is Rock 8.  Love it!



The box the glasses arrive in is gift ready.  Just wrap and go!


The bar is complete.  My mom gave me some beautiful highballs for Christmas.  I cobbled together an array of other glasses that will work just fine.  If any of my new North by Northeast glasses break, guess what?  They will replace as few as ONE because of all your engraving info is on file.  CHEERS!


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Phyllis February 25, 2016 - 6:19 am

Fabulous piece and magnificent glasses. I have given them as gifts numerous times and they are always, always a big hit! Of course, I have my own set too.

The Chicago El February 25, 2016 - 7:57 am

What a great gift for a new homeowner!

Kathleen Perkal February 25, 2016 - 7:59 am

Love this idea…a clever gift!

Rachel February 25, 2016 - 5:07 pm

I adore these glasses! Have given as gifts and have a bunch for ourselves. Such a quality product with the unique customization…perfection!

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