Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yes!....I love this....


....this wonderful little decanter and (two) glasses is my latest purchase. I always find it a bit 'nerve racking' when buying on line, as I am unashamedly very fussy with my miniatures and it is difficult to know if the scale is going to be 'perfect'. But I certainly hit the 'jackpot' with these pieces. This little decanter is a delight, it has its own perfect little removable stopper and it looks lovely in the 'petite maison'.
I followed instructions from Synnove as to how to fill the decanter and glasses with liquid and I am pleased to say....."very happy with the results"........What did I fill it with I hear you say?? If you promise not to tell him....I used my husbands "Penfolds Grandfather Port"....nothing but the best!!!!
....I say it is 'nerve racking' to buy on-line, but I have never recieved a piece I didn't like....

36 comments:

Josje said...

Very pretty! Who made it?
I must say a rarely shop online unless I know the products, just for the reason you mentioned! I'd rather see the items in real life. In your case though I can understand that is a bit difficult most of the time.

Vane said...

It looks really really good!. A great purchase! Congrats.

Hugs from Madrid.

Vanesa

Christel Jensen said...

Yes Linda very perfect little miniatures you have got there. Cheers;)..I wouldn't mind a glass of port.

rosanna said...

Beautiful and just perfect.I live Port too ;o) Rosanna

Tallulah Belle said...

So delicate....they look perfect. And filled with port no less lol.


I am the same with buying online.....I have had some real mishaps with glassware.

These are gorgeous though.

Missy said...

Beautiful, and the real port makes it so realistic! I would also like to know where you found it. :-)

Catherine said...

They are so pretty and just perfect!!! I love how they look filled.

I have been looking very hard to find some wine glasses online. It is a bit of a risk. This time it was one well taken. Congratulations!

sylvia said...

Yes, they are beautiful!!!
The port makes is perfect.
X Sylvia

cockerina said...

very nice, I had seen Sinnove Blog ...
But I have a doubt: do not evaporate the alcohol?
kisses, Caterina

ESTEFANIA said...

It's beautiful, not to fancy him. A fantastic buy! Kisses.

Tabitha Corsica said...

Beautiful pieces...and look verry like some that I have from Ferenc Albert. But I doubt he is still making such things...he was quite elderly when I bought my things years ago. So who is the glass maker? May we know?

Tabitha

Linda Carswell said...

Information as requested...the artist of the decanter is: Albert Ference.

Tabitha Corsica said...

Ah..I knew I recognized the work if IGMA Fellow Ferenc J. Albert. Last I saw him (and that was years ago) he was recovering from a stroke, I think, but still blowing glass beautifully...

His work is exquisite.

Tabitha

Linda Carswell said...

Trust me to get it backwards!!!

So it is.....

Ferenc J Albert....thanks Susan!

...what ever his name, I LOVE his work!!!

Regards, Linda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a great find! I love it, and down to the finest detail with the port!!! Watch for the fairies that they don't dip in!

Anita - Tout ce qui brille

Liberty Biberty said...

Another perfect accessory Linda! you have a knack for finding the loveliest things!
Mercedes

Missy said...

Ahhh, I thought it might be Ferenc Albert! The only other person I could think of that does such beautiful work is Gerd Felka. I have a few of his pieces that I got from him personally in Chicago. What excitement! I wish I could go this year. If you want, you can see Gerd Felka's site at http://www.miniglass.de/indexenglisch.htm

Eliza said...

Lovely! Fell in love with one of his decanters years ago, and I've always regretted that I let it get away. I'm curious about how you filled the decanter.

Catherine said...

I fill my bottles with a hypodermic syringe. I can't think of any other way to do it.

Gemma said...

Is aminiature sure? Is fantastic Linda so really, congratulations. Best wishes

Sans said...

I have been looking for glassware forever!!!! These are fab and that artist is going on my list right now so I won't forget! Thanks, Linda, Tabitha and Missy!

synnøve said...

I knew it would be nothing but the best, both the glasswork and the fluid!!!! It looks wonderful Linda!!!

miniacollection said...

What a beautiful buy ! It's just perfect. Even if it can make you nervous to buy online sometimes you can't do otherwise. For example in France we don't have many shops selling miniatures, apart from Paris.
I am glad you haven't been disappointed with your buys.
Geneviève

Garden of Miniatures said...

Very beautiful glass,you could be proud of it ! And suberp filled,I know it isn't so easy !
Hugs,Jeannette

dale said...

Oh, how sweet! :)

Arantxa said...

Wonderfull Linda,it's very chic!

Hugs!!

Kathi said...

You have made a beautiful purchase! The decanter is gorgeous! I love that you filled it too. It will be a lovely addition to your house.

Sabiha Barkey said...

What can I say.....Wonderful!

MiniLover said...

Gorgeous! Love that you filled it with real port--I will have to try that.

Sophia

Jean Day said...

You did a wonderful job of filling it! Super, Mini hugs, Jean

Mooghiscath said...

Superbe !

Norma said...

Clearly your 'eye' for quality is matched by your husband's 'taste' for it ;)

Tiny Delights said...

Beautiful set Linda. And you know that Port wine is from Portugal? My country. :)
I live in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, but Oporto is the 2nd city of Portugal and is very beautiful.

Mini hugs

Ana

Tiny Delights said...

I mean:
The original Port wine is from the city of Oporto in Portugal.
It is produced in other countries, but the original is Portuguese:)

All Portuguese homes has a bottle of Port wine.

Ana

Anonymous said...

It looks really really good!. A great purchase! Congrats.

Anonymous said...

It looks really really good!. A great purchase! Congrats.