Please help me evoke my childhood?
August 5, 2010 5:45 PM Subscribe
Please help me find the perfect water glass. Fortunately, I know exactly what it is. Unfortunately, I can't find it anywhere in the world. Maybe because the last time I saw one was in the late 1940s?
posted by fivesavagepalms to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Driving across the country with my parents in the 1940s, coast to coast a couple of times, we'd stop at motels and restaurants and the water glasses were invariably the same: thick and heavy, barrel-shaped, with a kind of scalloped design rimming the outside bottom. They were possibly four inches tall and 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter. They may have been more common in the Midwest, as we were usually traveling between Florida and California. Every cafe had them! Every pancake and waffle joint!
I've ransacked the internet from end to end, tried every description I can think of, trick words like "vintage" etc., but so far, bupkes.
I just want to track one down, hold it in my hand again the way I did as a kid, feeling how surprisingly heavy it was. Letting it evoke the feeling of a kid seeing a new part of the world. I guess I'd buy four of them if I could find them.
Can you help?
Thanks so much!