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Time To Celebrate With LSA International – TATRA Collection

February 1, 2019
Time To Celebrate With LSA Glass International - TATRA Collection

Ready to celebrate February arriving? Me too which is why I thought you might like some inspiration from the wonderful people at LSA International. If you’ve managed dry January, (we haven’t) I expect that there will be lots of you raising a glass or two. It really is time to celebrate!

Time To Celebrate With LSA International – TATRA Collection

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | Dinner party setting using LSA International TATRA champagne cocktail glasses together with TATRA vase. Handblown glassware from LSA International

With January being the month of austerity after the indulgences of Christmas, it’s definitely time to start living a little and planning a few gatherings at home. We’re not quite ready to go out out yet, are we? For one it’s too cold and two, there’s still the recuperating of monies spent. I’m already planning ahead so when LSA International got in touch with me asking if I’d like to try some of their TATRA glassware, I simply couldn’t refuse.

About LSA International

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA cocktail champagne glasses together with TATRA vase to present a dinner party together with other LSA glassware.

As someone who does own a few pieces already, I can honestly say you cannot beat LSA for the quality of their handmade glass. They’re also incredibly beautiful to look at too.

A family run business, LSA International has been designing and creating contemporary mouthblown glass and high-quality porcelain since 1966. It’s no surprise that their global success has been down to their attention to detail and their timeless elegant designs.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA champagne cocktail glass dinner party.

Monika Lubkowska-Jonas, LSA International’s Designer and Creative Director, is the daughter of co-founder, Janusz Lubkowski. Monika creates a staggering 250 designs a year. These range from practical everyday glassware to striking statement pieces made from a combination of materials.

About LSA’s TATRA Collection

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | Dinner party using LSA International TATRA champagne cocktail glasses and TATRA vase.

I’m always fascinated as to where designers find their inspiration to their pieces. The TATRA Collection’s inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland’s Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories.

For us, the TATRA Champagne/Cocktail glasses and Vase & Ash Base were the perfect choices for our upcoming gatherings with friends and family.

TATRA Vase & Ash Base

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories like this vase design.

The TATRA vase comes complete with its own ash wooden base that has been beautifully hand-carved. And for your peace of mind, and the planet, LSA only use wood that is FSC® certified.

Both the vase and base are the result of combining two skilled traditions of woodworking and mouthblown glass. Each skillset complements each other adding detail and interest to your floral displays without being overwhelming.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA vase. The TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories like this vase design.
TATRA vase with ash base – £70 LSA International

The ash wooden base adds a wonderful contrasting texture to the glass vase itself. Each complimenting each other with their handcrafted angular motifs. The unexpected addition of the wooden base literally elevates your floral displays to another level which I personally adore.


“The TATRA Collection is a bold and contemporary take on some of the most traditional designs that rural Polish woodworkers have used for centuries. Applying the designs to glass as well as wooden accessories has resulted in one of my favourite ranges which combines a feeling of nostalgia with a sense of fun” 

Monika Lubkowska-Jonas, Designer – LSA International

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories like this vase design.

I particularly love how wood brings an additional layer of warmth to the dinner table. It’s a wonderful contrasting texture that compliments ceramics and glass alike.

TIP: Layering your table with different textures, as with the rest of your home, brings interest and character to your dining experience.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA Vase and cocktail glass | The TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories.

This TATRA vase is also the perfect height for dinner parties as it doesn’t impose on yours or your guests view of each other. Being a smaller posy vase it’s also great for when larger arrangements are starting to go over. Just recut stems of surviving flowers and pop them in.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA vase - The TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories.

FLOWER TIP: When arranging your flowers ensure you remove any leaves from the stems that are below the water line. Leaving foliage on you stems below the water will make the water go off quicker which lessens the life of your flowers. There’s nothing worse than seeing murky leaf filled clear flower vases.

If you like to make more of an impact with your flower arrangements, there is are two taller versions of this vase. These are perfect for longer stemmed flowers such as lilies etc. You can check them out here.

TATRA Champagne/Cocktail Glasses

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - LSA International TATRA Collection | Champagne / cocktail glasses | The TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories.

As with the TATRA vase, these Champagne/Cocktail glasses are hand-cut with contrasting patterns using traditional artisan methods. You get three glasses of the same design and one with a criss-cross design that mimics the wooden details of this range.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - LSA International TATRA Champagne/Cocktail Glasses Set of Four. TATRA Collection The TATRA Collection's inspiration comes from the Polish tradition of woodworking and the smoked spindle-shaped artisan cheeses made exclusively in Poland's Tatra mountains. LSA have incorporated these angular designs creating graphic motifs that adorn the TATRA collection. These includes a range of drink, serve ware and home accessories.
TATRA Champagne/Cocktail Glasses Set of Four – £85 – LSA International

These glasses have thicker stems which I personally prefer as they offer more stability. They’re ideal if you have family/friends that are a bit heavier handed than most. They also feel lovely to handle and are a nice weight, unlike cheaper glassware.

Pudding Anyone?…

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - LSA International TATRA Collection Champagne cocktail glass used to present desert at a dinner party.

Who doesn’t love a design that offers versatility? These TATRA Champagne/Cocktail glasses are no exception. Their beautiful shape offers themselves up to a little creativity don’t you think?

Use them to really wow your guests by serving up a pudding or two. I’ve learnt that presentation hides the fact that I’ve rushed to put together an easy pudding.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International Champagne Cocktail TATRA glass used to serve desert for a dinner party.

Hosting Tip: The simplest of puddings can look impressive in pretty glassware. Particularly great if you’re pushed for time. And we all have had moments when our best intentions have gone out the window or we’ve burnt the souffle.

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA Champagne Cocktail glass used to present a desert for a dinner party.
Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection TATRA glassware used to present an afternoon tea including TATRA vase and Champagne cocktail glasses to present desert.

If you’re not quite ready for hosting a dinner party there is always afternoon tea. These TATRA glasses would look great filled with a special treat or two and shared with friends don’t you think?

Time To Celebrate With LSA International - TATRA Collection | LSA International TATRA champagne cocktail glass used to present desert at a dinner party. Handblown glass from Poland.

Whilst LSA International might not be the cheapest, they’re worth investing in even if you buy a couple of key pieces from which you can build upon. They really do make the difference to your table.

Final notes…

It’s sad to think we’ve become more of a throwaway society with all the cheap imported offerings available. The urge to have it all now ultimately means we have less regard for our belongings. As a result, we have made a huge impact on our environment and not in a good way either. Being more mindful of what we buy has its benefits in the long run. Buying artisan pieces that have been skillfully handmade will ensure you’ll cherish them for years to come. Choosing timeless pieces, like LSA International will ensure they’ll be loved by future generations too.

You can check out LSA International’s full TATRA Collection here.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks as always for stopping by!

Maria xx

Disclaimer: I received these pieces from LSA International for an honest and fair review. As always, I only work with companies that I believe will be of interest to you.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Mary Middleton | hello peagreen February 2, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I love those glasses, so beautifula and elegant and equally useful. I see LSA at the tradeshows all thetime and their team are so so lovely.

    • Reply Maria February 5, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      They’re rather special Mary and are definitely beautiful to look. Perfect for those special occasions and the vase adds some glamour to the everyday too.

  • Reply staceysheppard February 3, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I’m a huge fan of LSA. And the Tatra collection is one of my favourites. My husband is Polish so the whole brand really speaks to me. I love the sense of Polish heritage you can see so clearly in the collection too.

    • Reply Maria February 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Stacey the TATRA collection must be very close to your family’s heritage. LSA designs really are the perfect example of great craftsmanship and Polish heritage.

  • Reply Juan Sandiego February 3, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I also own some LSA pieces already. The vase with the square wooden base is my favourite piece of the Tatra collection for sure. And, by the way, your styling/photography is fantastic!

    • Reply Maria February 5, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Yay a fellow LSA owner. They really are rather special Juan. I really love the addition of the wooden base to the vase as it adds another layer of texture as well as handcrafted detail to a floral display. Thanks for the lovely comments!!

  • Reply decoralist February 3, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I really love the LSA designs! I am actually not too familiar with them, but I like the traditional design in a contemporary context. I’ll have to investigate more and see if I can obtain some for my home! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 11:41 am

      It’s such a great combination and yes definitely look into LSA as they’ve some absolutely gorgeous designs! There is literally something to suit every home 👌🏻

  • Reply Lin Warwick February 3, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    What a lovely post Maria – your photos are so beautifully styled. I want to go that dinner party!

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks so much Lin! I love hosting a dinner party or two and styling the table is part of the fun! x

  • Reply Karen Clough February 4, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful table setting hun! We’ve been buying LSA glassware for a while now (think we even got some as a wedding present!) and it’s always done us well

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Thanks so much Karen! 🥰 LSA have some really beautiful pieces and I love their timeless qualities too 💖

  • Reply Lins Drabwell February 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Maria, I’m such a huge fan of LSA and we have a whole range of their glasses, tumblers, champagne flutes etc. Love this vintage look you’ve gone for X

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Thank you so much Lins! 🥰 So pleased you’re a fellow admirer and own some of LSA’s designs. X

  • Reply Donna Ford February 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I love this range. Particularly the cocktail glasses and I adore that you used them for dessert!

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 11:44 am

      Isn’t it just fabulous Donna! And a great way to impress your guests… I’m not brilliant when it comes to deserts being a mains type of person. These are perfect for giving the impression of skill without the talent lol 😉

  • Reply Olivia Robins February 5, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I simply adore they collection and as always you have styled it so beautifully , if i was to pick my fav – like Donna i would pick a cocktail glasses ( in fact i might have to make a cheeky purchase )
    regards Pati x

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

      Ahh thanks so much Pati and yes the cocktail glasses are simply divine 🤩 You should definitely go treat yourself 🤗 xx

  • Reply From Evija with Love February 6, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I absolutely love LSA glassware, I own a few beautiful vases and candle holders myself and the gorgeous champagne saucers have been on my wishlist for some time! Glasses that will never go out of style!!! Your styling and photos look amazing Maria!!!

    • Reply Maria February 6, 2019 at 11:48 am

      Yay for LSA! They’re reputation of quality and timeless designs really does make the mark ever time 👌🏻 And you should definitely go get those glasses they’re are fabulous 🤩 thanks so much for your lovely comments Evija 🥰 xx

  • Reply Hollie Brooks | Audenza February 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful photos, Maria. Love the idea of using the champagne glasses for pudding – and I have to say, whatever delight you have whipped up there looks delicious!!

    • Reply Maria February 10, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Hollie! Using decorative glasses is such an easy way to up your desert game 🤗

  • Reply Nicola Capper February 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Love this new collection, the LSA stand at Top Drawer was beautiful x

    • Reply Maria February 10, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Isn’t it just gorgeous Nicola! X

  • Reply Nicolette Lafonseca February 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    We have a few LSA things and they really last. I love those glasses

    • Reply Maria February 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

      That’s the beauty of LSA they really are timeless and the quality is exceptional

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