Stemless wine glasses are one of those things that you should probably pick up whenever you find them for a great price (these were $6.99 for 4). They’re just so useful.
Some of my favorite (non wine-inclusive) ways to call them into action:
Here, I’m using a stemless wine glass to hold my Mother’s Day rose, but I especially love the idea of just heading out to your garden and filling the glass with wildflowers and long grasses.
Another Idea: Try creating an impromptu (and very glam) windowbox by lining a few up along your kitchen windowsill, or welcome guests to a party by filling the glasses with flowers and LED tealights and lining the pathway leading to your house.
For years, I used an old candle jar to hold my makeup brushes…until I discovered that the narrow top of a stemless wine glass holds them far more neatly. (Those brushes, by the way, are Laura Mercier and fantastic; I especially recommend this eye shadow brush.)
At my friend Thomasin’s baby shower a few weeks ago, guests were served fruit salad and ceviche in stemless wine glasses. I loved how it looked elegant but was actually totally practical: instead of sitting down to eat, we all just carried the salads around with us while we chatted.
Caprese Salad (serves 2):
In a bowl, toss together 1 cup cubed fresh mozzarella, 1 cup cubed tomato, 1 handful roughly chopped fresh basil, olive oil, and a pinch of good-quality salt. Toss to combine and divide between two stemless wine glasses to serve.
Stemless wine glasses via T.J.Maxx.