Monday, February 4, 2013

Junk Love Monday: What Big Eyes You Have!

The Blackbird cocktail collection is on its way to becoming legendary. An entire row of upper cabinets lost their doors and became cocktail display space when we moved. Shelves on either side of the sink are full of miscellaneous cocktail items. Now, we have to apply an artful technique, with a pinch of creativity and crossed fingers, to fit new items into the kitchen (anywhere--to the untrained eye, all of our surfaces are full). So, it would really be a disservice to the collection to put it all in the same post. There are so many subcategories: swizzles, seltzer bottles, decanters (subdivided into figural, colored, or clear), shot glasses (subdivided by type), mixer glasses, jiggers, pour spouts, napkins, bar towels...okay, so there's a lot.

So, today we focus our junk love super-vision on a particular group of shot glasses, the ones we call "Big Eyes." These whimsical glasses have someone with--you guessed it--big eyes, paired with a witty saying. Usually, the eye is painted on the inside, and the figure on the outside, to give dimension. Who doesn't love a bulging eye?

Allow me to present a classic fish tale, in shot glass form. Here's looking at you, kid:

And Mr. Snarky--If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?:

A trio of fine gentlemen, part of a larger set called "Roving Eyes," but acquired by us one at a time [there is a veiled lady that goes with them, which we haven't come across yet, who demurely says "One's my limit")]:
And some others from Etsy, to tempt you (and us):
Vintage Roving Google Eye Shot Glass Anchor Hocking Work Is The Curse...
"Work is the curse of the drinking class"; from TaterSoup


Vintage Roving Google Eye Shot Glass Busty Girl Anchor Hocking Fill 'Er Up
"Fill 'er up!", from TaterSoup

3 Mid Century Anchor Hocking shot Glasses "Down Da Hatch" "One is My Limit" - Vintage Barware
Roving Eyes with the veiled lady; from MothEatenDeerHead



2 comments:

  1. I have one such 'big eye' shot glass with a woman on it (the fill er up) one above, but all in black, no blue. Are these older? We've 300 shot glasses and I"ve no idea their origin

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  2. I have one such 'big eye' shot glass with a woman on it (the fill er up) one above, but all in black, no blue. Are these older? We've 300 shot glasses and I"ve no idea their origin

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