While watching Madam Secretary the other night, I recognized two sets of glasses on display in her kitchen. As an aside, I love the color blocking in this kitchen and throughout the house of blues and greens.
So, a couple screen grabs to show what caught my attention, then the reveal:
In 1st season and this early 2nd, the blue/green color play is evident--and I really dig the cool blues, grays (?) and greens of the McCord family dishes.
There are some short clear glasses with a silver rim--and frankly they could be one of several different designs--but if I really started to search for them, I'd look from the 50s-early 70s, since that seems to be what populates much of the kitchen. You can spend a lot or a little on glasses just like these, so pick your poison.
In the center are some stemmed goblets. These have a frosted band decorated with a stylized wheat pattern. These are non other than the Libbey "gray wheat" or sometimes "silver wheat" glasses. This pattern was used on several different styles of glasses (Libbey is prolific). Here's a picture of the pattern:
I was just suuuper drunk when I took this picture. Sorry--I actually just found this pic online and thought it was great. Here's a far better one that features the pattern nicely, as well as a small juice glass in this range too:
You can find these all over Etsy and Ebay--Or, in my case, from my grandma. But online, there are good deals to skin-flaying expensive ones, so shop with discretion. There are many patterns similar to this--I'm a bit more partial to the leaf version--and there's a really lovely simple clear goblet with silver rim by Libbey that's very modern and sleek.
Finally, my FAVORITE because I love crazy Jasperware and its many imitations--the tall sage-green glasses, with white trees are the "Hellenic" pattern by Jeannette Glass Co. The McCord's are in the "wedgwood" green, but the same pattern also comes in a wedgwood blue (think Robin's Egg--it's amazing) and in this blue it's called: "Grecian." There are a few variations on this pattern that are all kind of fantastic. If you like that sort of thing. And I do. The one I'm especially fond of is called "Corinthian" and though not featured in the McCord kitchen, it's got a great pattern & comes in an odd greenish-navy color that's kind of amazing.
These Hellenic glasses are available in several sizes (the ones in the show are the tall 16oz versions, sometimes called iced-tea glasses)--and have a few funky metal bar sets with a variety of caddy designs that are a hoot. One important thing: the 22 carat gold rim wears off easily with rough treatment. You'll find many such glasses for sale missing most or all of their gold rim--so keep an eye out for the bling--and for the love of God, hand wash these gently and protect that pretty rim. These are also all over Etsy and Ebay, very easy to pick up whatever color and pattern you're drawn to.
There are other blurry glasses that look awfully era-similar. I just haven't gone back through season 1 to see if I can find better grabs. Seems the McCord's either have a thing for 60s drinkware or inherited some of grandma's more groovy glasses.