Monday, July 25, 2016

What could be better? A glass of cold water on a summer day!

I think we all know most of the benefits of drinking plenty of water.

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I found a website HERE with a list of the benefits.

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But do you know how to make water taste even better?

I do.

I’ve always loved drinking water. We filter our water and that helps too.

But the secret of a better tasting glass of water is…

are you ready?

Do you promise not to tell EVERYONE?

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The GLASS of course!

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I buy vintage glasses at the thrift store, scrub them with hot soapy water (don’t put them in the dishwasher, it can ruin the design) and ENJOY!

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OKAY…you can tell somebody!

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Go ahead and SHARE!

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Which one do you like best?

35 comments:

Susie said...

Diane, When we were growing up in our big family...plenty of broken glasses. Mommy would buy the jelly in glass containers...which were actually glasses. That is all we ever had at our house. I love seeing your pretty collection of drinking glasses. Here's to a beautiful day where you are, dear friend Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

I used to have lots of pretty vintage glasses. But over the last 30 years they have gotten broken or lost. I think you are right about having a pretty glass to drink your water from. I have a plastic bottle that goes everywhere with me. It holds 20 oz. I have been drinking a lot of water with this heat.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

You have some adorable vintage glasses!

Diane said...

I love swanky swigs!! So nostalgic. I have a few but use them for vases instead of drinking glasses!

Beca said...

Vintage glasses do make everything taste better. :) I like the striped ones because I have a set very similar to yours. I should probably dig them out of storage. We've been using plastic since the move. You've reminded me how much I miss my glasses. They were thick heavy glass and made to last a long time. You sure can't beat vintage.
xx Beca

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love water and you are so right it does taste better in cute vintage glasses!
hugs,
Linda

Arlene Grimm said...

How pretty...I remember seeing many of those glasses over my lifetime Diane.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You are so right Diane! I love using my odd mismatched glasses. Such fun and everything in them tastes better, but especially clear water so you can enjoy the design best.

I love your fab collection! Ah the joy from the little things in life. :)

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

I love vintage glasses.The tulip one is my pick.

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
I could not agree more! I love these vintage glasses.....some of them remind me of those my grandmother had! Everything tastes better on or in vintage tableware! :) Hope you are staying cool....it's been a bit warm here too!
xo
Linda

Lowcarb team member said...

You are so right!
Water is the best drink in these warm summer months and we get so much enjoyment drinking it from a nice glass ...

All the best Jan

Lorrie said...

Cold water tastes so good, and I love the feeling when it hits my stomach. I dislike drinking water from anything but a glass - no plastic, no mugs! I like the red flower - it looks bright and summery. Here's to water!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My mother had glasses like that! What a fun collection. Bill is always laughing at me because I leave water glasses all over the house -- at my bedside table, by the computer, by our TV Chairs, in the kitchen .... every time I want a glass of water (which is often) I seem to start with a clean glass. Maybe I should invest in some of these brightly colored ones -- so I'd notice where I put them down. (But my plain ones do go in the Dishwasher, so there's that on the plus side.)

Susan said...

You're right! I have a vintage "Coke" glass that is my go to for drinking water:-D

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Trust you to put a new spin on encouraging the drinking of water, lavender sis! lol I usually have by my side a double walled plastic glass with a matching straw and lots of ice to keep our filtered water chilled.
However, since I'm visiting you I'd like the green and yellow flowered glass please!
Have a good week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm sure the water does taste better in those pretty vintage glasses, Diane. If I had to pick a favorite, I think I like the one with the little flowers.
Guess what I've been doing? I'm making doll clothes for my grand girls AG look alike dolls. I still haven't bought one for myself, but I really want one!! I also made some sleeping bags for them which turned out cute.
Thanks for your visit, Diane, to my blog.

Linda Kay said...

In Texas one has to have an ice machine in the fridge, or an ice maker, as we like our ice. Then there is a water dispenser on the fridge that sends out cold water on the ice....awesome!

bj said...

I've heard that before...that the glass makes it taste much better...I even buy my cokes in glass bottles..tastes much better than plastic or cans.
I have just a few vintage glasses...and need many more. LOL
xo

~Pam~ said...

gorgeous drinking glasses!! have a great week!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, oh I so agree. Water and everything else tastes better in a gorgeous vintage glass.
Your glasses are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the secret!! Wishing you a great week.
Stay cool. Sending hugs sweet friend. xo

Lea said...

Very pretty glasses!

Vee said...

Oh that looks so fine and refreshing! Nothing like good old Adam's Ale!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Beautiful glasses - you are so right.

I drink Iced tea all day long, with plenty of ice.

Pondside said...

That is a super idea! Food and drink always taste better when served in a special way or with flair.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love old glasses too (is that a surprise?). I always hand wash - and never mind doing it - they sparkle and the designs are so pretty. I use the heavy Swanky Swigs with watermelons during the summer - also ones with sailboats in blue and white - just perfect for cold summer water. Will I see you on Wednesday my friend?

Debbie said...

hehehehe, everything tastes better in a pretty glass or food served from a pretty plate!!!

Carla from The River said...

I love the yellow flower one. :-)
I agree...a glass makes all the difference.
xx oo
Carla

podso said...

I agree with you. And I love your vintage glasses. Reminds me of my childhood, of course.

eileeninmd said...

LOL, right on! Hubby and I are big water drinkers. I love your pretty glasses. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like to add a lemon slice along with the ice.
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Inger said...

Love your glasses, I just have to look for some too.

Donna Wilkes said...

Colorful glasses + ice water = total vintage refreshment! Love the tiny crazy daisies glass.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I have to tell you -- as soon as I saw the title of your post I got up and poured myself a glass of water. I really don't like drinking it, but I know how good it is for you. But hmmm . . . . maybe this warrants a trip to the vintage mall here to get some glasses?!?! hee, hee. Yours are beautiful. Reminds me of my grandmother's little juice glasses. xo Deborah

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh . . . my favorite has the little green flowers.

Jessica Pelasky said...

Yes...such a great post. :) I've come to love water over the years...but I do have to admit, I'm a water snob and it has to have a ton of ice! :)

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