Back to happy Mardi Gras posts…
On Saturday, J & I finally got out of the house to enjoy the beautiful weather. I have been cooped up inside for way too long. With my health issues as well as the nasty weather of last week, I was going stir crazy.
Our first stop was Sister’s Antiques located in Old Metairie (more on Sister’s in a later blog). I am glad we stopped because I scored 2 double old fashioneds and 3 rocks jester harlequin glasses (Mardi Gras pattern) by Culver. These are perfect for Mardi Gras cocktails and, in my case, mocktails.
Culver glassware was founded back in 1939 and was made popular in the 1950s and 60s. The gold used in each piece is 22 kt and has been fired for permanence.
The Mardi Gras pattern depicts festively-costumed jesters in 22 kt gold. The glasses feature colorful studs.
From research on the internet I have been able to conclude that there were three “Mardi Gras” patterns manufactured by the company over the years. The first was made with a flat-gold pattern with raised, glass jewel-studs. An intermediate, second pattern incorporated the glass studs with a raised-gold pattern – it is the rarest of the three. The third pattern produced by 1980 had the raised gold and painted jewels, rather than the glass studs.
I love the vintage nature of each glass.
Even though I cannot partake in an alcoholic cocktail at the moment, I know that these glasses by Culver will be a staple for many cocktails in the future. They certainly are a classic and festive way to say “cheers”!
Cheers with my “mocktail”, ginger ale and fresh lime juice!
Cheers with jester glassware, y’all!