Sunday, 8 July 2012

A Cut Above ... Scape for Cheers

Crystal may be described as something which is full of of light. They exist in every style and are thus timeless in their elegance. Possessing objects of crystal, from chandeliers to champagne flutes, is a symbol of luxury. Crystal is a little more than just enhanced glass - it adds sparkle & can create a vintage look and is somewhere between reality and fantasy.

Numerous stories have been told in history of how kings, emperors, tzars, maharajas and aristocrats ordered and spent, to own best and the costliest crystal objects, to adore and cherish. Over the years Crystals have become delightful art objects in the decoration of homes. It has been created and designed in various forms that stay closely in touch with the current era. Crystal table wares embossed, etched and cut give a fine finishing touch to any place & setting

Me and my blog Crystal Grandeur takes the pleasure and opportunity in presenting our crystal ware collection here with some of the decanters, cut glasses and an ice cube bucket placed on a mirror with a fine carved wooden frame. Hope you like it. Cheers!!





Crystal Swan from Toulose, France






Russian Made Decanter.















Bought these glasses in 1986 in Dubai.




The Champagne Glass Candle with the Eiffel Tower in it was bought in Paris.










Reflections in the mirror of the cut glass.





                                                                          
Caring for your stored crystal ware collection


 - Store crystal pieces 'right side up (stem down) to help protect the delicate rims


 - Always give crystal breathing space in the storage area, since glasses expands in hot temperatures, the extra space will prevent, the pieces from touching one another and possibly getting damaged.


 - Wash crystals in lukewarm water.


 - Add vinegar to the rinse water to keep your precious crystal brilliant and spot free


 - Avoid twisting glasses from the base as this can break the piece.

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6 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous collection!!! Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. Gorgeous crystal, and what beautiful photographs and styling! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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  3. Your have a gorgeous collection of crystal decanters. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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  4. Everything is so pretty! Thank you for the tips! I will try vinegar!

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  5. Beautiful collection! I use vinegar too!
    Thanks for linking to Let's DIsh!

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  6. thank you all of you for taking time to visit this post and leave such beautiful comments.i just love to read them all.regards ....sujatha.

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