So I set out to find a few options, glasses that are inexpensive enough to buy in bulk (and not worry that a few might get broken) yet pretty enough to put on display. Here are a few of the options I came up with, along with a breakdown of what it would cost to buy a dozen.
A classic with country roots, you won't find a sturdier glass for your money. (This is the option I ended up going with.)
2. Vintage: Fleur-De-Lys Glass, Anthropologie $6 each = $72 for twelve
Perfect for brunch, these glasses look like you picked them up at a Parisian flea market.
3. Utilitarian: Go Anywhere Flute, Go Vino Wine $38.50 for twelve
Shatterproof PBA free plastic glasses with an ergonomic dent for your finger.
4. Pop: Polka Dot Glasses, Fishs Eddy $6 each = $72 for twelve
Tall and slim with colorful polka dots, a great way to add a little color.
5. Modern: Reko Glass, Ikea $.25 each = $6 for twelve
Available in 6 packs these glasses are the cheapest of the bunch, have a clean profile and stack for ease of storage.
Images: As credited above.