Introduction to Drinkware
Old Time Pottery is your shopping destination for an unbeatable selection of unique and affordable drinkware - perfect for everyday dinners, special events and year-round celebrations. Raise a glass to style with our stemware, barware, cocktail glasses, mugs and everyday glasses at remarkable values.
There are many different types of drinking vessels, ranging from the typical cups and mugs, to specialty drinkware such as wine glasses, tumblers, mason jars, beer mugs, as well as personalized drinkware.
Cold liquids are generally held in glass or plastic. Whereas hot liquids are more often kept in something more insulated like a ceramic mug or even a tumbler.
Barware is includes many different styles based on the type of beverage, from wine glasses to pilsner glasses.
You can typically separate drinkware into everyday drinkware to specialty drinkware. You can easily build your collection by selecting a reliable set of everyday drinkware and keeping a variety of specialty drinkware on hand that you will use on specific occasions.
Try putting together a stunning table by focusing first on the dinnerware to create a coordinated focal point. Choose color and design that match the overall look of the room and set the right tone for your parties. Fine, decorative detail works well for sophisticated meals, while bold block colors help create a standout, contemporary-style dining experience.
Everyday drinkware includes is what would use on a daily basis, such as coffee mugs and glass cups. You can purchase glasses individually in a variety of styles, or as a complete 16 piece set containing several units of different styles, such as 8 larger glasses (sometimes called cooler or high-ball glasses) and 8 smaller (sometimes called rocks or old fashioned glasses). The style of your drinkware should complement your dishes and table linens. For example, you can pair square shaped glasses with square plates or traditional glasses with standard plates.
Stemware, also known as wine glasses, includes both white and red white glasses. White wine glasses typically have larger stems and a narrow mouth to help keep the wine cooler. Red wine glasses generally have a wide base. Some come without stems so that the warmth of your hand releases the aromas from the wine. If you are more of a beer person, you might prefer to buy some nice beer mugs or pilsner glasses to enjoy your favorite beverages.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you may want to keep outdoor drinkware on hand for spring and summer dining. You can find outdoor drinkware that is made from thick glass or plastic that is more sturdy and less prone to accidental breakage, including festive and rustic mason jars. Additionally, glasses with a heavier bottom are practical for the outdoors or entertaining because they won’t be knocked off the table as easily.
We even offer specialty items like personalized drinkware which makes a great gift and a wide variety of beverage dispensers which are perfect if you like to host and entertain.