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Monday, February 27, 2017

My Waterford Crystal Vases

I know many of us have heard or seen the beautiful vases called Waterford. If you have purchased a gift for a wedding registry, I am sure that you have seen those beautiful crystal, glasses, dishes and vases on the shelves or cabinets at those stores.

Honestly and truly I have never paid much attention to these items until my favorite Youtuber Trina Leavers shared her home and talked about her Waterford vase that stayed in tact when her roof collapsed on it!

Once she said that I decided to take a closer look at these beautiful and slightly majestic vases.

This is my Waterford vase. It is called the Normandy vase and it is on sale now.  I have four so far. My husband got me this one for Valentine's Day this year. 

This is my Waterford Grant vase. My husband got it for me 2 years ago for Mother's Day. 

Now I have 2 of the Waterford Cassidy vases. My husband purchased one for me and than the second we found at a thrift store for only $15! I could not pass that up even though I already had one. 

I keep the second one at my office. Would you have passed it up? It had the box and everything. No, I could not leave that there. My heart would not let me. :) 

I do enjoy having these vases. I think they are wonderful heirlooms. I look forward to passing them down to my daughter. Click on the link above to read the history about this wonderful company. 

(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. Dear Mrs. Shockley,

    I am still in awe of your $15 find! What a lovely collection.

    Warmly, Kathleen

    1. Thank you! I am still in awe too Kathleen! I could not believe it myself! You should have seen my husband's face when I spotted the box! He was floored!

  2. Your vases are lovely. I love clear glass pieces and crystal. I get that from my mom, who is an antique dealer. I own a lot of what I think of as clear "Depression glassware."

    I think I only own one piece of Waterford. It's a small bud vase. The bottom is stamped, "Marquis by Waterford." I have a single faux white rose in it and have it next to my bathroom sink. I love having fresh flowers at home, so I love vases and pitchers. I don't think I have to have more Waterford, but your post kinda makes me desire more!

    I used to have a neighbor who proudly pointed out a few pieces to me, including a couple of lamps. They once lived in England and enjoy traveling, so I think they toured the factory.

    1. Lucky you, your mom is an antique dealer! I wish I had one in my family. I do have a small Waterford vase that I use for my bathroom also. I forgot to add it to this post.

      Your neighborhood was a collector? That must have been fun!

  3. Your Waterford vases are absolutely beautiful. And what a steal at $15. I do not own any Waterford vases, but I would love one. The vases are a beautiful statement with hour lovely flowers.

    1. Indeed! They make great statements with our floral bouquets.