““Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Once upon a time, I was the proud owner of a set of sparkling Edinburgh Crystal wine glasses, beautifully cut in the Balmoral design. At dinner parties, the two sizes of wine glasses sat majestically along side the gold plated cutlery (an extravagant gift), and displayed upon a crisp white tablecloth. Well, if the Queen can show off her gold plate and crystal at state banquets, so can I!
As the years passed, one by one my precious wine glasses broke, and I can honestly say I wasn’t responsible for one breakage.
Alas, those days of entertaining guests are long gone, I no longer have the energy nor the inclination for dinner parties; hosting informal family luncheons are now the extent of my once genial hospitality.
Today, I own a mixture of wine glasses, odds and sods for every day and a boxed set tucked away in a cupboard out of sight that I completely forget to use!
Recently, on a visit to a favourite antique/junk shop, while on an unsuccessful mission to replace my Edinburgh Balmoral, I found this pretty crystal wine glass, unfortunately, I made the error of washing in the dishwasher (I should have known better), and my carelessness has resulted in a very cloudy glass.
I do love sparkling crystal no matter what form it takes. My bedroom chandelier was a gift and has pretty droplets that sparkle in the light.
My wardrobe has crystal door handles, and I even chose my bedroom wall lights simply because of the crystal droplets, though I did regret that particular purchase; the regrets passed, and the wall lights have grown on me; there’s just something about Crystal!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 – Photo Challenge Crystal from Weekly Prompts
Photo Credit: Edinburgh Crystal – eBay