Life: All I want for ChristmasThere are a few things I actually have my eye on this holiday season, which is odd for me. In fact this year there is something I really want, but am not asking for. What I really want is the glassware that I grew up with. For as long as I can remember I drank almost everything out of Iittala's Ultima Thule cups. I have very vivid memories of coming into my mom's room in the morning and seeing one sitting on her night stand, filled with her morning Diet Coke.
Sadly, after moving out of the house, I no longer got to use those beautiful cups. What's worse is I didn't know who made them and never could find them when I did searches for them. Apparently "bubble bottom glass" and "dripping bottom glass" weren't winners in the search engine. Then a few months back I gave the search another go...and I found them! Once I found the name I was able to find tons of places that sold them. Not only can you still buy them new, but I have found a plethora of then in vintage condition.
So I found them, but why am I not buying them you ask? Well, we're moving in 3 months and the thought of these glasses having to be shipped twice, with hopes of them not breaking, is just too much for me. Don't get me wrong, I want them. I have to fight pushing the buy button every time I look at them. What keeps me from doing it is knowing that one day I will own a set of my own and I can start creating my own memories with them.