Now I REALLY want to travel again. Belgium is stop number two in our ski tours–we spend the first night in Europe in Brussels. I love the buttons on this. And how did you get the bottlecaps to stay put?
I’m proud to say that all the bottlecaps were from bottles of Belgium bier that I sampled on my trip. My husband drilled holes on the vertical side of each bottlecap and then I sewed them onto the fabric. No buttons on this. Belgium is known for diamonds, bier, and lace. The “diamonds” are glass beads with a small hole in each. These too, were sewn on and the bowl of diamonds was encased in fine netting. The real lace on each glass of bier is a play on words. The pattern of foam that appears on your glass after pouring the bier is referred to as “lace”. A bit of poetic license. The labels I copied from the originals onto vellum and placed them onto the appropriate bier bottle. And, the bier glasses shown are the correct shape for each of the respective biers. Proost!