I have a bit of an obsession with crystal - chandeliers, stemware, vases, and especially candlesticks.
I love the sparkle, shimmer and the way that under certain condition the light shines through and refracts in a spectrum of clean, clear, colors.
A favorite is just about anything made by Fostoria. a company that went out of business decades ago. Some of their patterns, the most famous which was Americana, are only glass but so beautifully molded that they have all of the appearance of crystal, but are sturdy enough for everyday use. For the past few years I have slowly collected quite a few pieces of Americana stemware and plates and I enjoy using it everyday.
So last week, at a time of boredom, when it was too rainy to work in the garden, I went online to check out Fostoria candlesticks. And, I found these.
This pattern is called Navarre Baroque. I fell in love. They even had had all eight of the original prisms.
I knew immediately that I would put them on my kitchen table along with this lovely bowl that I treasure - it was a wedding gift to my parents from my grandparents. They are of the same Art Deco period and go together beautifully
What I didn't expect when I placed them on the table was the way that the morning sun would shine in through the window and create such a wonderful effect of illumination. I tried to capture it with my camera but like with trying to truly capture so many beautiful things it wasn't possible.
Even without lighting the candles these light up my kitchen and add a special glow to my breakfast.
I really should be downsizing but so far I am not very good at it. Maybe later.
Thank you for visiting.
I hope you have some sparkle and shimmer in your day.