Silver and gold radiate charm and provide an eye-catching focal point on the well-dressed table. Glassware sporting silver decoration is a particularly sophisticated addition to any holiday décor.
During the height of the mid century modern era, Dorothy Thorpe was designing dishes, bowls, and drinking glasses with thick silver bands along the rim. Today this style has been made popular again by the television series Mad Men, on AMC. People are drawn to the elegant sophistication of this early 1960s design. Your holiday guests will also appreciate the genuine vintage look when cocktails or hors d’oeuvres are served at your home.
Another related style of glassware is known as silver fade. Here the glassware has a heavy treatment of a silver color which fades gradually toward the bottom. These items are often attributed to Dorothy Thorpe incorrectly. Nevertheless, they are quite stylish and the drinkware sets are wonderful when they also include the silver tone carrying caddy.
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