I was perusing Facebook earlier and saw that one of my friends had posted their collection of wine corks to their page. I laughed. The corks were in a glass vase and the vase was about 1/6th full. I laughed because this friend is a blogging buddy. We have never met in real life and have only chatted through our blogs and other social networks. We seem to have a lot in common and this pic only proved that more. I immediately got my collection from the window above my kitchen sink. I would love to say that it is displayed on a coffee table in my living room, but I have a 5 and 3 year old so glass vases of any sort left in the middle of a room would just be foolish for all parties involved. Here's my collection
I had to Windex the vases before taking the picture. Sad but true. I also like to collect the foils (pretty aren't they?) Before you sign me up for drug rehab, which would actually just be wine rehab, I have to say that that is a years worth of corks and I send them to my Step Mom who makes hot pads and wall art out of them. In fact, last year she had a group of people over for the weekend that they had met at a wine tasting. When she told me she was looking for a unique gift idea, I told her to make a hot pad for each couple and leave room for one more cork. Each couple then got to pick their favorite wine of the weekend (lots of wine was consumed) and got that cork to add to their hot pad. How cool is that?
Thank You Wine Whore for the great post idea. I will enjoy reading about every cork you add.