Thursday, April 11, 2013

Silver and Etched Crystal

You all know that I love anything silver and if it has some beautiful etched glass with it, then I just can't seem to pass it up.

I was wandering through Michaels again the other day, looking for inspiration for some spring flowers and of course I had to walk through the clearance section.  There sat this one fabulous silver and crystal apothecary jar.  I loved the beautiful etched crest and it says Fianna underneath.  I had no idea what that meant, so I googled it and found out it is Warriors of Ireland.  So I am assuming this is their crest.

 I immediately put it on the buffet in the dining area.  I love the light shining through it.

 Then I thought maybe some corks would look good since it is next to a tray of crystal decanters.

 Only problem is, you can't see the pretty etching.

 So maybe nothing is better.  I like the sparkle of all the crystal by itself.

I love my new treasure and best of all it was marked down to $17.99.  Have you found any treasures lately?

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  1. Your new treasure is so beautiful....I love the etching! It looks so pretty on your sideboard with the crystal decanters :o)

  2. That's such a pretty looks perfect on your sideboard!

  3. Fascinating piece of history and so lovely too! I don't get tired of learning about Ireland! Thank you for sharing!

  4. What a pretty jar and it looks fine empty.

  5. your right not to put the corks in Marty, it is a steal! Lucky you! we don't have a Michaels near our home, just Hobby Lobby :-( Did find some cute "little" friends over at our local antique mall and HG recently, will post about it next week!:-)

  6. Oh that is AWESOME I loooooove that, Marty!!

    I wonder if you'd be able to see the etched crest with plain solid white bird feathers in it?

    It'd also be awesome in a bath with white epsom salts or cotton balls - a few new ideas, anyway.

    You really SCORED with that, I absolutely covet it big time.

  7. Lovely jar Marty and it looks good empty so you can see the beautiful etching.


  8. To me, there is nothing prettier than shiny crystal...I would leave it empty and enjoy the beauty!!

  9. Very pretty find, Marty! All the pretty stuff is usually gone by the time I get to the clearance aisles at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I did manage to pick up a cute bunny from the 80% off Easter stuff though.

  10. It's lovely, Marty. I like it better without the corks too! Come over and see my latest treasures. :)

  11. It looked pretty both ways, but I sure love the etching.

  12. It's beautiful, Marty, and could even be a cloche if turned upside down. Your vignette looks so pretty. laurie

  13. Wow- That is a beautiful piece, Marty. I just love it! I wonder if you filled it with sugar (I know I'm weird) if it would really make that etching pop? It is just gorgeous- xo Diana

  14. Fabulous find! I never seem to see these wonderful things at our Michael's. Maybe, I do not go often enough. The piece looks lovely on your table.

  15. It's beautiful Marty and I love that you ended up leaving it empty to show off that lovely etching! :-)

  16. Marty, that is SO pretty! I love the etching and you are right to keep it empty to see that etching. Your decanters are also beautiful. XO, pinky

  17. All of your pieces are fabulous. I wonder how many of us will be going to Michael's looking for that beautiful jar.


  18. You have such beautiful home Marty, full of love and treasures. Apothecary jars are not very common here in OZ,I only learned about them from bloggers. I think we call them vanity jars.
    That's a great find you have there.


  19. Very lovely, Marty. There's nothing better than silver, crystal and etching! Have a fabulous weekend!~~Angela

  20. love the etching. Hoping we will see more of it available, especially on mirrors, as it gets more popular. Your home is always a thrill to view as it is so lovely.

  21. Marty that is a beautiful piece! I like it empty so it really sparkles! Great find!


  22. Marty,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your newest "treasure" find, dear friend!!!
    A perfect addition to your gorgeous vignette!!!
    No treasure shopping lately here on the Prairie, due to ICE!
    Have a marvelous weekend!!!

  23. Hi Marty,
    I love your etched beauty. Great post. Thank you for sharing.