I learned so much at the Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting Tour. The a majority of exhibitors were wineries, however, a table off to the side caught my eye. I’ve been thinking about buying green water glasses. With my plain white dishes, white linens and colorful flower arrangements I thought green water glasses would look nice on the table when I host casual parties. I saw green glasses on this exhibitor table so I walked over, wine in hand, of course.
Turns out these green glasses are, in fact, the bottoms of wine bottles, formed to make surprisingly attractive (but funky) juice glasses and tumblers. They are heavy, in a way that makes them easy and kind of fun to hold. As there are different shapes, sizes and colors of wine bottles, Bottlehood makes a variety of glassware. They even leave the labels on some, for effect. In the photo below, you’ll see glass cheeseboards (with cork feet) and glass lighting pendants. They make jewelry too.
Bottlehood glassware is made using wine, beer, soda and liquor bottles from San Diego restaurants, bars, events and hotels. I love that it’s a local business using local resources to create an eco-friendly product.
You may buy Bottlehood online or visit them at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market. La Jollans can now find Bottlehood at Adelaide’s. The solid color Bottlehood vases I saw looked like they should be sold at Pottery Barn and would mix in nicely on a very casually set table. The vase I have my eye on is only $15, and it looked beautiful with an arrangement in it.
Check the glassware out at www.bottlehood.com or follow them on Twitter @bottlehood.