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The Southern Cupboard: Sweet Tea Glasses

Summer inspiration from vintage glassware

Iced sweet tea stirs fervor in the South for good reason: it is a highly pleasurable way to beat the relentless heat of summer. And whether you take yours “half and half” or full-on, hurt-your-teeth sweet, serve it up in style with vintage glassware. From vessels decked out in midcentury florals and Palm Beach-y cane motifs to formal gold-rimmed options, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recent finds. Cheers!

Cheer Squad
A set of six glasses with a lemon motif ($24), etsy.com


True Blues
A set of five footed glasses by Fostoria in a summery powder blue hue ($40), chairish.com

Beachy Keen
A set of six graphic blue tumblers for the porch or patio ($175), onekingslane.com

Pretty Sweet
Four festive floral cups and pitcher ($65), etsy.com

Retro Feminine 
A set of nine frosted tea glasses with subtle painted floral details ($65), chairish.com


The Splurge
A set of eight etched, stemmed crystal glasses with a 24-carat gold band ($459), lamaisonsupreme.com