Crystal is meant to be utilized, not displayed and left to languish in privacy. Break out these refined Waterford crystal glasses and enjoy them every day to brighten up unusual corners of your home. Waterford, as with any good crystal, is durable and not as fragile as you might think, because of its content that is heavy. Using it on a tabletop screen, in guest rooms, and as ornamentation provides your valuable glass collection a lifetime beyond the supper table.
Depending on the size and shape of the Waterford glasses, then they can become serving pieces on a buffet table. Create a train of tall water glasses to hold silverware or napkins, placing votive candles involving every one to boost their sparkle. Waterford cut-crystal martini or wine glasses are ideal for serving crudities. Put dip in the base of each glass and add chopped vegetables for refined, individual servings. For extra panache on a table, fill each glass with water, snip flower heads and use one per glass; then arrange them over the whole tabletop.
Living Room Screen
Whether your decor is traditional, urban or modern, a mirrored placemat reflecting several Waterford crystal glasses set atop a cocktail table table brings sophistication to any room. Put colorful stones or marbles in the base to coordinate with your color scheme and fill it with flowers, shells or a small collection that has meaning to you personally. The weight of these contents anchors the glasses.
Create a Motif
Combine the Waterford crystal glasses with other colorful crystal items to make a wall screen housed in a shadow box with compartments. Lalique black crystal vases and creatures, or alternating colors of Bavarian trim crystal wine glasses displays your assortment creatively and makes them available for use. Request your guests to pick their own vessel for the evening and watch as repeat company gravitates to the exact same glass time after time.
Away from the Glass
Take the decorating ideas a step farther by producing a mini-cactus garden, with each glass holding a single plant. Placed on a window ledge in a space, the refined garden adds a personal accent to the decor. Turn the glasses upside-down over a single flower bud and anchor a votive candle on the base of the stem to decorate a mantelpiece. Fill three glasses with coloured water and dip a candle or flower to decorate the top of a piece of furniture. Mingle crystal decanters to increase the ambiance.