I know it's strange but I have a weird obsession with my crystal. My husband and I got married a year ago and among the many wonderful gifts we received and registered for was our crystal. We chose Vera Wang's Duchesses collection because it's simple and elegant and perfect for almost every occasion; from book club, a fancy dinner with my husband's boss, Thanksgiving or even just a Tuesday night in.
Our crystal doesn't just sit on a shelf, we use it often. I proudly display the flowers my husband gets me in our beautiful vases and I have a glass of wine, at least once a week, from my goblets. A couple of the pieces sit like proud peacocks on our counter top ,so you can't help but notice them when you walk into our apartment. I can't wait until we have a house where I can put all the pieces on display in a hutch.
I love how it sparkles and how light it feels in my hand and the sound it makes when toasting. I love pretty much everything about it but the thing I love the most, is that my husband and I picked it out together with the anticipation that some day we would hand it down to our children or grandchildren to adore as much as we do. I hope they find as much joy in it as I do.
Do you cherish something special that you plan on handing down to your children?