I love crystals
Especially when they're hanging from a pretty lamp or sconce or candlestick
I love the color, too, when the sun shines directly on them.
It's a rainy day on the prairie
A good day to polish crystals!
(With a new method which seems to be the best I've tried so far!)
My crystals . . . from room to room
An Astral lamp with long prisms in the living room
The scones over the living room fireplace -- not original to the house but a 1946 addition
when the house was "colonialized"
Hurricane candle holders on the living room mantle -- crystal themselves with long plain prisms
A souvenir of a trip to Wisconsin
One of a pair of argand lamps on the dining room fireplace
They're plain prisms but rather short ones!
One of a pair of Fostoria double candleholders
Usually they take pride of place on the dining room table
A simple pair of pressed glass candleholders on the sideboard in the breakfast room
I'm sure the type of lamp has a name but I don't know what it is
but the prisms are fairly long and fairly plain
One of a pair that got separated at birth -- this one resides in the guest room --
it's twin in the front bedroom
A lamp from Buffalo, New York (and it has a much longer story)
that sheds light on the chest in the front bedroom
The other twin
In the front bedroom for nighttime reading
A smaller astral lamp with cut glass prism on a little table (from friend Sally)
in the front bedroom by the reading chair
A set of sconces that match the ones in the living room -- above the front bedroom fireplace
Every girl needs some light shed on her dressing table. These prisms are on the pair of lamps that light up the dressing table.
And the only chandelier that has prisms. In the front bedroom.
Prism cleaning is no fun!
I've dried the drip stuff but found that it left little dirty drips at the ends of the prisms.
It's a pain to take off each prism, wash in a sudsy Dawn bath, rinse, dry and put back on
But that's really the best method.
Which is why prism washing is a once a year affair!
But then I bought some Dawn Power Wash
I love it for certain things.
Today, I got the brilliant idea that it might be a great prism cleaner.
Spray the prism (on the lamp or sconce), wipe the Dawn off with a wet cloth and follow up with a dry one.
They are sparkling and would be even more so if there was sunlight shining in today!