I have a thing for black – in fact it probably wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say I am obsessed. It would be healthy if I branched out a bit and tried wearing other colors, but I haven’t – and likely won’t. But that is okay. Black is just so versatile, chic and effortless.
And on a table, unexpected! I love black glass and think that it works all year, but is particularly fun on a Halloween table! These dark accents can turn things a bit spooky… and can you imagine some of that awful cobweb stuff around too? How terribly great.
But you don’t need to go overboard. Just one black glass per place setting can still create quite a dramatic effect.
In addition to making a party or table feel ghoulish when needed (or modern or old-fashioned or romantic too) black glasses can also have a very practical use. They are great for blind wine tastings – when you can’t see what is in the glass, your sense of taste and smell really kick in.
Or if another set of glasses is too much for you, try a tray or bowl. There are so many styles – geometric or antique, plain or cut crystal, there is sure to be something to fit your fancy.
It is such a simple way to change the look and feel of the table. There are lots of options out there now for new black glass, but don’t forget the vintage route too. Flea markets, ebay and replacements.com are great resources for older version of the noir verre.
Have you tried black glass accents? What do you think?
From top, clockwise:Black Perle by Vietri Riedel Sommelier Black Stemless Tasting Glass Philippe Stark Un Parfait Black Glasses for Baccarat – Black Dandy Stemware by Richard Ginori Black Wine Glasses by PaoBruno on Etsy Palais Black Crystal Stemware by Noritake Shimmering Abyss Fused Black Glass Platter by Sassy Glass Studio on Etsy – Black Glass Drinkware by Juliska Kosta Boda Black Tumbler Kosta Boda Black Bowl Water Glass by Philippe Deshoulieres
Others not pictured above, but great sources:
Wine Glasses in Midnight Black from Target Midnight Stemware from The Black and White Store Glass Vina Stemless Black Wineglasses from Libbey, as found on HGTV.com