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Vintage Double Rocks Glasses… and the Mystery Cocktail on Ice!

Vintage Double Rocks Glasses… and the Mystery Cocktail on Ice!

If you’ve been following along on Audrey Would!‘s Facebook page, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter you will have seen the teaser posts! Yes, we were playing around with hand carved ice cubes, and we did enjoy a classic cocktail over a cube or two! You’re dying to…

If You See It Here, Don’t Hesitate to Inquire!

If You See It Here, Don’t Hesitate to Inquire!

Some of you might remember this vintage brandy warmer I featured a few years back… It was a gift to my husband – I wrote about it along with some of its history in this post. Since then a lot has happened including the inception of Audrey Would! If you follow…

Shat-R-Pruf Spaghetti String Cocktail Glasses

Shat-R-Pruf Spaghetti String Cocktail Glasses

Did you know the once popular psychedelic spaghetti lamps of the retro 1960s-70s strung their style into cocktail glasses, too?

That’s right. Coined ‘spaghetti string’ glasses, these vintage roly poly glasses are from the Shat-R-Pruf line made by Colour Craft Corporation out of Indianapolis.

Spaghetti String Roly Poly Caddy Set (x8) Colour Craft (3)

Shat-R-Pruf pieces were made of glass and coated with plastisol, a liquid form of vinyl cured by heat to set the shape. If you look closely at the rim of these rolies you can see the glass is clear. The actual colour is in the Tu-tone Plastisol, the first layer being the solid coating and colour, the second layer being the spaghetti string design.

Spaghetti String Roly Poly Caddy Set (x8) Colour Craft (2)

Plastisol feels rubbery to the touch and makes the glasses easier to hold. The vinyl coating also makes the glasses shatter proof and acts as an insulator. This means drinks stay colder for longer, but with less slippery condensation on the glass! I would say these are quality features in a cocktail glass, but others might deem them ‘safety’ features, too! 😉

BAR-4098-SZ Spaghetti Roly Poly Caddy Set (x8) Colour Craft (1)

And… apparently these glasses will not stain or fade, and are dishwasher safe. I won’t argue with the manufacturer, but I have my own reservations about vintage treasures and dishwashers playing in the same game. I’ll leave that decision up to you! Whatever you decide, definitely do not prolong soaking – this will encourage the plastisol coating to peel… I’ve done this!

If you want to go retro but aren’t too hip on psychedelic swag, why not add this Shat-R-Pruf caddy set to your own barware collection? Interested… Purchase here.

At Audrey Would! we think they are a fun-tastic find!

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2014 Victoria Vintage Expo: What A Blast!

2014 Victoria Vintage Expo: What A Blast!

The long awaited 2014 Victoria Vintage Expo has come and gone with a bang! With vendor booths sold out and an eager crowd lining up at the doors, the Expo got started off in full swing. Vintage goodness was overflowing, and customers were ready to shop. The…

The Vintage Past of Kelly Green

The Vintage Past of Kelly Green

With the resurgence of Kelly Green front and center, I thought it would be fun to step back in time and see what Kelly was up to in the good old days. Do you remember this brilliant green? If you were around in the 80’s…