Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crystal Shine

Hosted by "The Gypsy's Corner"

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This is my second Three or More Tuesday and I'm so excited to participate again! Thanks, Gypsy!

Ever since seeing Cinderella's glass slippers when I was a kid, I've always been fascinated with crystals. When I look around a store, I find myself looking at crystal vases, candleholders and goblets.
I am a big fan of Lenox and Mikasa.

TABLESCAPING IDEAS: (Sometimes, I even amaze myself! This is such a great idea!) Break out your fine crystal goblets and candleholders. On a white tablecloth, use silver chargers, a platinum rimmed solid white fine china and a clear glass salad plate. For the candleholders, use white taper or votive candles and gather them all in a nice grouping in the middle of the table. Use a white napkin with carved glass or crystal napkin rings. Fill up the crystal goblets with room temperature water, only a little over halfway. Use polished chrome utensils and throw some opalescent flat glass pebbles and scatter them around the candleholders and in between. From the chandelier, hang some opalescent bead strings and then turn off the lights but one that reflects off the table. Take a picture on slower frame and capture all the shine!- Sidenote: you can use this as a sophisticated Mardigras tablescape. Just add silver masks on each plate and "voila!" a festivity right in your own dining room!

The following are only three styles in my collection. Enjoy the peeking!

Gorham- "Flowering Meadow" Platinum band (2009)- $5 at Tuesday Morning; these will be for my daughter's Cotillion Banquet when she turns 18.

Mikasa-Roxborough Gold Rim - I got it after I got married

Lenox- "Debut Gold"; Wedding crystal (2 goblets and 2 flutes)- Gifts from my boss (1996)

I enjoyed sharing these with all of you. Thanks for visiting! Make sure to stop by Gypsy's blog to see what others chose for their Three or More Tuesday!

See you all tomorrow for Outdoors Wednesday!


  1. Beautiful items! I love the tablescape idea!

  2. Sherri: Welcome and Thank you! I do love my tablescape ideas!

  3. Great tablescape ideas, thanks.

  4. Wonderful crystal! I love the tablescape idea!

  5. Cass: Welcome to my blog! Thank you, I hope you can use it someday.

    Rechelle: Thanks and welcome! I am rather proud of them...

  6. Pretty! Great ideas! =D

    Thanks for the award, too. =)

  7. Wonderful crystal, great tablescape idea and perfect post for 'Three Or More - Tuesday'.
    Thank you for playing along and have a wonderful evening.

  8. Tam: Thanks! I love them all. Come visit again soon!

  9. Megan: You're welcome! Enjoy the award and thanks!

  10. Hi Chandy! What beautiful crystal pieces and thanks for that great tip!
    You are entered in my giveaway!
    Be a sweetie and I thank you for the award!
    Shelia :)

  11. Shelia: You are such a sweetie yourself! Thanks, I hope someone would use it and show it off on Tablescape Thursday.

  12. Hi Chandy! Nice to have you back, I tried visiting yesterday and got blocked out! Your crystal pieces are lovely, thanks for sharing.

  13. Tracy: Welcome back as well! I know, blogger is having major traffic problem I guess... Thank you, they are gorgeous, aren't they?

  14. Gorgeous pieces. I'm afraid I don't have to many crystal items. But it's never too late to be inspired by posts like this.

  15. Neat idea, C! I like the goblets in the last picture...Christine

  16. Hello Marivic! That's for sure! I love each and every one of them.

  17. Christine! Welcome back, girl! Yeah, it is a great idea. I hope to be able to use it soon myself. Thanks for loving my Debut Golds, they are more gorgeous upfront!

  18. Love the tablescape idea! I have just recently started a blog and I am so happy to find great blogs like yours. Thanks for the award!

  19. You're very welcome! I'm glad you found it!


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