Clear thinking: The allure of glassware has never been more transparent

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1. Kastehelmi bowls

Littala, £40 for set of four. These recently reissued apple-green bowls are decorated with glass droplets.

2. Hula-rocking glass tumblers

Heals, £18.50 for set of four. Give your tipple a tilt with these quirky glasses available in a "hot" yellow-red or "cool" blue-green colour set. 0870 024 0780,

3. Vino wine-glass chandelier

Leitmotiv, large £295, small £145. Quench your style thirst with this eccentric statement fitting. 0844 884 2340,

4. Water carafe

Rockett St George, £19.99. With its four glasses stackable on to its neck, this is quintessential bistro chic. 020 8350 5450,

5. Whitefriars glass bark vase

Retropolitan, £200. This bumpily patterned 1960s vessel is one of many gorgeous glassware pieces on offer from this vintage homeware company. 07870 422 182,

6. Enamel high-tea cake stand

Laura Ashley, £45. Let them eat cake decorously with this ornate three-tiered design. 0871 230 2301 ,