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When we opened this crystal pedestal dish, I thought, "Oh, How pretty." And since I'm all about revealing my inner
rude, sarcastic, er, person here, I will tell you, then I thought, "What the heck will I do with this--I'm not a 'crystal' person. I'm a pottery person, everyone knows that!"
I don't recall who gave us this beautiful crystal pedestal bowl. It was used as one of our few eclectic decorative items--I believe I displayed it in all my decorating skills with a cross stitch picture, a hand turned wooden bowl, photos in plastic frames and a large brass ewer (fancy pitcher) that has since been lost in garage sale land. Sounds lovely!
It really is beautiful and heavy and when I clunk it in the cabinet against my thrift store finds, it rings a beautiful, clear-as-a-bell note!
I'm so glad I didn't get rid of it even though it wasn't my taste at the time. (I really can't say alot about my taste at the time except that it was very narrow and limited to blue and rose country style. blech)
This has been a serving piece for tea parties and showers. I've filled it with Easter eggs and Christmas ornaments. And sometimes when I'm feeling fancy, I put fruit in it.
And sometimes I set it out just to see the light shine through it in rainbow patterns on the dining table.
But that highlights the dust, so I usually put it away pretty quick!