Saturday, June 11, 2011

McDermitt Crystal and some things around the House

Today I found a box in the garage labeled McDermitt Crystal. I had forgotten all about this box of crystal. The crystal in this box was John's grandmother's crystal glass. They have thistles etched into the glass and they are so elegant. Here are some pictures of the glasses:

This crystal goblet is squat and has a long stem. They just don't make crystal like this anymore.

This one is more like a water or wine glass, very elegant.

You can see in this closeup the thistle that is etched on these glasses. Just beautiful!

I also found this handblown blue glass vase John and I bought on a trip to Rockport, ME. We have had it for years but we never were able to hang it up because it needed just the right window. The colors have always fascinated us-it is just spectacular when the light hits it!

One of my most favorite daylilies opened today. It is creamy pale apricot color with a purple center.

John and I pretty much have the house all put together except for repainting our bedroom. We were going to do that today but we decided to actually relax a little. We took a drive and then came home, had dinner and now we are watching a movie. I just love the weekend! Hope everyone is spending their weekend doing something fun!


Florence and Mary said...

Finding treasures in your own possession - what could be more perfect?

Victoria xx

Mary said...

I love the etched crystal and it means so much when it has a history. The vase is beautiful. Looks like you found the right place for it.

mississippi artist said...

What beautiful crystal-a treasure for sure! I LOVE that daylily!

Low Tide High Style said...

That crystal is gorgeous, I love the thistle very Scottish! And I'm glad you finally found the perfect spot to hang your beautiful glass art. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Kat :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Those are really pretty! I love when you forget about something and then come across it again. The vase is really pretty. I can see how the light hitting it would make it even more so.

Vickie said...

GORGEOUS! Each piece with a lovely memory attached.

Joyce's Journey said...

Beautiful crystal, Sherri! What fun it must've been to find that box!!

Donna said...

Beautiful crystal, Sherri! And I love the blue glass vase. It's always nice to find treasures!


Darlene said...

I love crystal - always have. The thistle pattern is just beautiful! The blue vase is beautiful and unique. I don't think I've seen a nphanging one like that.

Love your new header - it's so pretty!

Jennifer Pardee said...


I too have a set of this crystal with a variety of glass types and have had a hard time finding out more about it. Was there any more information on the box you found?Thank you ahead of time for any help!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!