Enviro Friendly Recycled Glass Tumblers – Rosanna Set of 6 Mondo Etched Glassware

enviro-friendly-recycled-glass-tumblersMaybe you are looking for glassware that is a little different or maybe you are looking for an earth friendly gift for a housewarming or xmas present.

These beautiful Rosanna Mondo etched recycled  tumblers are made completely from 100% recycled glass in a small village in Mexico. Each tumbler is hand made – well they are actually mouth blown – and hand decorated by Mexican artisans using age old European traditions.

The revival of this age old technique produces glassware in a manner that is earth friendly, is beautiful and  creates much needed jobs in the Mexican Community

The great thing about these glass tumblers is that if you break a piece you can just recycle it. What could be better in today’s environmentally conscious world than creating an item that can be recycled, is sustainable, and makes the world a better place by creating jobs.

Not only are you doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint but a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the Mondo glass collections is donated to Doctors Without Borders. This is an organization that provides emergency care to areas hard hit by epidemics.

Hand washing recommended for these lovely tumblers and they are not suitable to use in the microwave.

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Endurance Margarita Glasses Set of 2 Stainless Steel by RSVP

endurance-margarita-glasses-stainless-steel-glassesSo winter is headed our way and it will soon be time to rug up with spend the evenings in front of the fire with a nice mug of hot chocolate.

But who can forget the long hot summers spent by the pool sipping on an icy cold Margarita. Sounds heavenly, and it won’t be long before those hot summer days are back again.

It never hurts to be prepared and this set of two 18/10 stainless steel Endurance Margarita Glasses by RSVP is a good way to make sure you have the right glasses on hand to keep your margarita at just the right temperature for much longer than any ordinary glass.

Not only are these glasses functional but they are are very elegant with their polished interior and satin finish exterior.

How can a stainless steel glass be functional? I hear you say.  Well just think about it, these glasses can also be used for prawn cocktails or ice cream and strawberries, or ice cream and anything you like to serve with ice cream, in fact anything you want to keep cool while serving it in an individual glass..

These Endurance Margarita glasses by RSVP are designed for durability so you don’t have to be concerned about broken glass if one of these glasses is accidentally knocked over.

So don’t be caught short next summer when you entertain, buy up enough glasses to make sure every one has an elegant looking stainless steel glass to keep their drink icy cold.

Another plus feature is that the glasses are dishwasher safe.


Frozen Margarita

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Sango Splash Dinnerware Set – 16 pce

sango-splash-dinnerware-setIf you are looking for a dinner set with a finish that is a little different to the ordinary run of the mill range then why not take a look at the Sango Splash range of dinnerware.

This reasonably priced dinnerware would make a great starter set or an excellent gift for a housewarming or engagement.

Inspired by the pottery of Central Java, Indonesia,  the Sango Splash range of dinnerware is colored in natural, earthy tones  that are “splashed” together  to make interesting patterns of light and shade with contrasting matt and high gloss textures with each one overlaid on top of the other.

Because of the manner in which Sango Splash dinnerware is made you can expect to find variations in color and some minor surface irregularities, however, it is this natural finish that adds to the charm of these dinner sets.

Included in the dinnerset is four of each:

  • Dinner Plate (10.5-in.)
  • Salad Plate (7.5-in.),
  • Bowl (6.25-in.)
  • Mug (4-in. high

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Royal Doulton Old Country Roses – Devilled Egg Dish

I love Royal Doulton’s Royal Albert Old Country Roses setting and have a full dinner setting for 8, plus various other dishes such as soup tureens, serviette holders, butter pat dishes, casseroles etc. So I am always on the lookout for new pieces to add to my ever growing collection.

One of the items I serve on a regular basis when entertaining is devilled eggs. So when I saw this Royal Albert Old Country Roses Deviled Egg Dish I knew I was just going to have to add it to the collection.

The Old Country Roses Deviled Egg Dish measures 11 inches in diameter and has indents to nicely hold the filled eggs.

The dish features the beautiful signature design of sprays of roses with gold accents.

My Devilled Eggs

  • Boil 12 eggs until hard ( use as many eggs as you need)
  • When the eggs are ready, run them under very cold water so that the shells peel away cleanly.
  • Peel the eggs and cut in half with a sharp knife.
  • Carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl ( I use a teaspoon as this removes the yolks cleanly from the white)
  • Mix the yolks with a few dollops of good quality mayonnaise,  a couple of tsps of curry powder, some salt and pepper  and anything else you like.  I sometimes add finely chopped parsley.
  • If the mixture is too dry add some milk or cream until it is firm but not crumbly.

    Spoon or pipe the mixture into the egg white cases  and pop on the plate.

    Simple but tasty.

The Royal Doulton Company has manufactured its range of fine bone china and porcelain tableware and collectibles for almost 200 years.

Royal Doulton, was granted a “Royal Warrant”. These warrants are given to companies who have supplied members of the Royal Family with goods or services on a regular basis. The Royal Warrant is regarded as a mark of supreme excellence and quality and it cannot, be bought or sold.

In 1901, King Edward awarded the first of five Royal Warrants to Royal Doulton which then became known as  The Royal Doulton Company. Meaning that Royal Doulton now holds two Royal Warrants.

Royal Doulton’s brand Royal Albert also holds two Royal Warrants and their Old Country Roses is probably one of the most sort after and recognisable bone china tableware pattern in the world.

Waechtersbach Plum Four-Piece Boxed Place Setting with Soup – Cereal Bowl

waechtersbach-plum-four-piece-boxed-place-settingFor around 170 years Waechtersbach of Germany have manufactured dinnerware in the most brilliant colors.

Their unique, special glazes create a finish that will look attractive in your kitchen.

This functional dinnerware has accessories to compliment each color range.

There are large serving bowls, seasonal mugs, salt and pepper shakers  and butter servers, all of which would make excellent gifts for those special occasions such as a housewarming, engagement present or Xmas present.

I really love the look of the purple set but it is so hard to choose which color to pick.

The set also comes in plain white which is always a favorite as it goes with any decor.