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Find A Waterford Crystal Vase That Fits Your Décor
Whether you’re giving a gift or selecting your personal stemware, nothing compares with Waterford Crystal. There are plenty of imitations, but only Waterford Crystal can claim both a rich history and modern day, superb craftsmanship.
Waterford Crystal dates back to 1782 when two brothers, George and William Penrose, founded a company to manufacture crystal in the seafaring town of Waterford, Ireland. With hard work and a gift for glass, the company grew to employ up to 70 people. The fruit of their labor was a sparkling crystal that became known as the best in its class in Ireland or England.
With some waxing and waning in the business, the Waterford Crystal company was revived in 1947, just after the Second World War. This smaller glass factory was established just over 11 miles from the original factory. The location may have changed, but the company’s commitment to quality remains strong today.
Today, when it’s time for you to set up housekeeping, look for the perfect Waterford Crystal to reflect your style and taste. Vases range from the classic to the contemporary, with plenty of variations on the themes in between.
If your tastes run to the classics, you must consider the Lismore 8-inch footed bowl or the 10-inch diamond-shaped vase. Lismore is Waterford’s most recognized and most popular pattern. It is named for Lismore Castle, once the Irish home of Sir Walter Raleigh. It was designed more than 50 years ago by Mirek Havel, a Czech immigrant who eventually became Waterford’s chief designer. You’ll recognize Lismore when you see its diamonds and wedge cuts in the crystal. The bowl, 8 inches wide by 5 inches high, can find a home on a coffee or accent table, holding flowers, candy or potpourri. The vase, 3 ¾ inches wide by 10 inches high, can stand alone or full of flowers.
Another vase with fascinating lines is the 10-inch Arrington vase trimmed in 14K gold. These vases, signed by Waterford design director Jim O’Leary, feature deep diagonal lines that create the look of waves cresting on the body of the vase. The top flares and the rim is encircled in gold. There is also a smaller, footed version of the same vase. The 8-inch model has the same gold rim.
For something a tad less traditional, consider the 10-inch Garland vase – so named for the image of a vine crawling up an ancient column carved onto the vase. It is smaller at the base and flares dramatically at the top, measuring 7 ¼ inches wide and 10 inches high. It is a perfect size for a bouquet of flowers or to show off a collection of materials from nature, like sea glass or sea shells.
If these vases seem a bit too buttoned-down for your taste, but you still want something elegant from Waterford, consider the 13-inch Crystal Serengeti vase that is part of Waterford’s Evolution line.
This exotic piece of crystal shines in shades of amber, brown and green – colors you might find in an African sunset. It can certainly be used in a contemporary décor and would also be a bright spot in an otherwise traditional setting. Another piece in the Evolution collection is the 12-inch Espresso Swirl vase. This vase takes its inspiration from the oceans, with swirls of blue and rich brown. The hand-blown vase can stand alone, or can be paired with others in the collection.
For a completely different look, consider the 12-inch by 5-inch Black Vase that is part of Waterford’s John Rocha collection. The high-gloss black surface is broken up by a band of sparkling cuts at the top. The result is a dramatic and elegant piece of crystal. The vase certainly reflects the designer. Rocha was born in Hong Kong and later studied fashion design in London. He came to Ireland in search of Irish linen and has lived in Dublin ever since.
As you can see, you can enjoy Waterford Crystal in your home no matter what your décor. If you aren’t exactly sure what your style is, then let your crystal decide for you. Pick out the crystal that appeals to you most – and then build your style around that decision.
No matter what style of crystal you select, be sure to care for it as directed. Do not pour iced liquids or very hot liquids into crystal as it can crack or break. After use, crystal should be hand-washed in warm, soapy water. Be sure to rinse it well and dry it with a lint-free cloth. Avoid putting your crystal in the dishwasher as that can make it turn dull or damage the surface. When drying or storing your crystal, never store it upside down as the rim is the most fragile part. With care, your crystal will serve you long and well.
About the Author
Barbara Delp is a freelance writer who writes about furniture and home décor such as a Waterford crystal vase.
Signed 1959 Orrefors Expo vase - Landberg off-centre in rare size
Decorate Your House the Way You Want It
How do you want your house to look like? Do you want to have a luxurious house full of extravagant decorations? Or a house full of fun and excitement with different collections of accessories and decor sprinkled all over the place while the walls are painted with bright striking colors? Maybe, you want your house to have a vast garden with blooming gift plants everywhere? Or perhaps a vintage themed house with a grandfather outdoor wall clock with antique jars and vases all throughout your house? These are some concepts or ideas on how we can make our living space as an expression of our personal style. With today's wide selection of home improvement products and services, we can actually transform our home to have a striking design and at the same time possess a very appealing color scheme inside out.
Chic interior design and innovative home accessories can be quite expensive. Not to mention the price of professional interior design services. So how can you truly improve the look of your house without any help from a professional designer and without buying high cost decorations? Have you ever thought of searching the internet for some affordable yet creative designs perfect for your home? If not, allow me to give you a few ideal accessories that you wouldn't doubt purchasing.
If you love relaxing on your patio or lanai, enjoying the view of your garden, I assume you want it to be unique and salient. I suggest you change the unusual gnomes and statues that you usually see on every garden. Instead, add the beauty of weather vanes, and to make it even more exceptional, the typical arrows can be changed into whatever shape you choose.
I bet you would really want to alter the usual, you can start by changing the loose and boring mailbox on your gateway. There are varieties of mailboxes offered online that suits your like. And these mailboxes can even be personalized depending on your own choice. And this is high time now for you to discard your old wooden house address plaque. Create a new and head turner address sign that can catch everyone's attention. Try something else and surprise yourself with these exciting accessories.
You won't regret having these embellishments in your home. Weather vanes, outdoor wall clocks, mailboxes and address plaques are perfect for you especially for people that are busy since these don't need any maintenance. Be creative and have fun designing your haven.
About the Author
Paul Andonaque is the senior online promotions director and market researcher of address signs and outdoor wall clock. He conducts continued exploration for weather vane to improve the industry of interior and outdoor decoration for homes and business establishments.
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Lindstrand Kosta 1960s signed footed sommerso vase