A touch of glass

Back in December my edible Christmas ornaments were entered into the DaWanda Creative Xmas Decorations Facebook competition, which I was quite excited about. All entrants received a €20 gift voucher to spend online at DaWanda, and the winner received a €100 voucher. Not bad at all … My DIY didn’t win said Facebook competition {and I wasn’t expecting to}, so I was pleased as punch with my gift voucher. Now, what to spend it on? 
I trolled the DaWanada site and decided I should treat myself and spend my voucher on something I wouldn’t normally buy. A little fancy treat. Home related, obv. So I searched, and I don’t know how I happened upon Everstraw one day, but I’m glad I did. 

Made by Michael Kraus, Everstraw glass straws are exactly what you think – glass straws. They’re beautiful, dainty and the perfect quirky accompaniment to our bar cart. I was worried they’d be quite frail, but they’re tough and have survived their first wash in our sink. I bought six straight straws, and a bent straw to throw in the mix to make it look more convincing and natural. Do other straws look natural? Nope. You get my meaning though.
We took our new glass straws for a spirited spin yesterday {for photographic purposes, of course … } and they’re very smooth to drink from! Does that sound weird? It does to me, but they were really nice to drink with. 

For those of you wondering, we have teeny pipe-cleaners at home that I use to clean them, alternatively Everstraw sell cleaning brushes for their straws. For those of you, like me, who immediately thought of the maintenance side of things and how many hours I’d have to spend cleaning them. All of 30 seconds should do the trick. 

xx A

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  1. Saturday
    February 4, 2014 / 10:09

    Oh these are beautiful!! I really have to get some of them. We're just starting up a bar cart in our dining room and they'd be a great talking item. So pretty.

    -Sam D

  2. February 4, 2014 / 10:43

    What a cool idea! I also received the voucher for entering the competition and haven't spent mine yet – will check these out! 🙂

    • February 5, 2014 / 12:28

      They have sew much crafty stuff. Be sure to check out their supplies section Debbie! They have lots of sewing and fabric accessories. And be sure to post what you decide on so I can creep it 😉

  3. February 10, 2014 / 19:57

    Very cool! And I can totally imagine how smooth they'd be to drink from. Good choice! xx