Wine parties usually consist of quiet chatter, select cheeses, and the soft clinking of glasses. Oh, and did we mention all the looks of sheer boredom? Let’s face it — your near-silent soirée could use some spicing up, and UncommonGoods’ vintage pool ball stoppers are just the things to add whimsy to your sipping party. 

A sure conversation starter, the balls are sourced from salvage stores, estate sales, and, yes, even unsightly garage sales, meaning each one maintains its own sense of character (much like the wine it’s preserving). And with sustainable cork stoppers to boot, it looks like you’ve finally found something worth celebrating.

Story by Alison Sherbach. This article originally appeared in Plenty in September 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in August 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007