Thank you, Luigi Bormioli for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your beautiful stemware with my readers.
Have you noticed spring fever is hitting hard everywhere?
It’s all over Instagram and Pinterest right now.
The pretty little spring vignettes, the home decor…
Spring is no-where-near-Alaska!
Today it’s all about this gorgeous early spring tablescape,
some new crystal stemware, and mixing old with new on the table.
The star of the show here just might be the centerpiece but I’m not wholly sure.
A mixture of white and green hydrangeas paired with lilies reflecting
the hues of the pale pink and purple roses feels so bright and cheerful.
And the greatly under-appreciated Babies Breath that happens to be a favorite mine
On each side of the centerpiece are fresh artichokes mingling with a few blush roses that are nestled
into older pieces of stoneware. I added a few of those spiney balls to add some texture
and make things more visually interesting.
Okay really…. it was the rule of three’s that made me add the spiney balls.
Honestly, I couldn’t find anything else to use that looked quite right so in they went.
Beside the hoopla over the flowers, maybe the vintage China with those darling
little butterflies and delicate wildflower patterns is the star?
I kind of love it all.
Maybe this gorgeous crystal stemware, though?
I am a fan of timeless design. What’s not to love about something that never goes out of style?
I’ve always said, one can never go wrong with a classic look!
In my book, timeless and classic are money savers.
I’ve been on the hunt for some
reasonably priced AND elegant stemware with clean lines.
A modern look but not too modern.
It also had to compliment hand-painted floral patterns instead of competing with them like a different set that I have.
This style from Luigi Bormioli met the list of demands and perfectly fit exactly what I’d hoped to find.
The simplicity and sleek design pairs perfectly with my grandmothers patterned dishes.
I definitely think she would approve. In a way, the glasses seem like jewelry to the table.
My favorite one is the prosecco glass.
It has this wispy sultry thing going on.
The way light bounces off of them is also very pretty.
Not too many odd-balls are going to examine a dining table through stemware because that would be strange. Creepy?
Nonetheless, I noticed that the way these LB glasses set on the table doing nothing but reflecting light and magnifying pretty elements, made the table simply come alive.
I guess that sounds kind of magical, which wasn’t my intent,
but someone once told me that seeing beauty in small things is what makes everyday magical.
Considering it’s still very much winter in Alaska, I’ll happily enjoy a Sunday brunch with magical glasses.
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On a side note, did you know that we have the Italians to thank for clear glass?
It’s called Cristallo.
The entire subject of glass making is quite an interesting study.
It’s one of the topics I wrote about when I was in college for architecture and design.
It wasn’t specifically about Cristallo but more about the history of glass, specifically stained glass.
This post was compensated but all opinions are my own because borrowing anothers opinions is too boring for me! hee, hee!