Waterford Crystal

I love setting a beautiful table for any holiday.

This past Christmas was especially cold and rainy in the south of Ireland, thanks to Storm Frank. However, weather didn’t dampen our spirits the day my daughter and I visited the Waterford Crystal shop.

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Waterford produces many patterns of fine lead crystal stemware. The original company dates back to 1783. Fine flint glass that became known around the world was produced at that time. The company closed in 1851.

Surprisingly, most of the Waterford crystal is now produced outside Ireland in Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic. And, we learned that Waterford Crystal makes the 2,688 crystals for the famous ball that is dropped on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Some of you may be wondering if I purchased any crystal that day in the Waterford shop. Yes. Three beautiful crystal (and affordable) Christmas ornaments!

Do you have a favorite glassware set you use for the holidays, or at any time? Please share!

And, exciting news! Here is a sneak peek at the cover for my latest sweet romance novella set in Ireland, Oh Danny Boy. Stay tuned!



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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at: josieriviera@aol.com
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8 Responses to Waterford Crystal

  1. nitethyme says:

    I have a full set of Waterford Lismore and I love it!! Linda

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  2. Josie says:

    I have a set of champagne Waterford crystal glasses.


  3. Sounds and looks like a lovely, sparkly place to visit!


  4. Debby Grahl says:

    My dream is to own a set of Waterford glasses. I do have some antique glasses known as Thumb Print. They belonged to my grandmother and date back to the twenties.

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  5. Josie says:

    Me, too, Deb! I have some champagne glasses, but I’d love a set of wine glasses. 🙂


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