Lighting Up With Glassware

By Ekwy P. Uzoanya   |   21 November 2015   |   2:22 am  

Glassware-4GLASSWARE is a common collection in homes. Whether used as kitchenware or display items, it lights up wherever it is kept because it has a brilliant and reflective look. Interestingly, you can have it in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes.

The items of glass used in the home may be plain, or have engraving such that when combined with colour can appeal to individual tastes and preferences. This is especially so as its spark can contribute to change a dull room or corner to a colourful one.

Using glassware decorative purposes requires some understanding of some key points. Light is very important when displaying it because it has a way of accentuating its stunning view.

Placing glass objects near a window will cause them to receive enough natural light that make them stand out, no matter how cheap they might be.

Surfaces that reflect light such as mirrored cabinets or tables, silver trays and clear glass shelves make beautiful sight for displays of glass items and collectibles. A captivating look can be achieved by carefully arranging them in simple rows of uneven numbers. This will appeal to the eye more than it will ordinarily be if placed all alone.
Safety

The environment in which glass is kept can damage it. Preventive measures in caring for glass will help insure its continued use and existence as a family keepsake. Light, heat and moisture affect light. Avoid placing valued glass keepsakes in sunlight.

Antique glass is brittle and should not be exposed to extreme temperature. Store valued glass items in a stable environment away from heat and fireplaces.
Cleaning the wares

Retain the spark in glassware by washing when dirty. Glass in good condition can be washed in warm soapy water. Do not use hot water.

Drain and dry the glass to prevent surface deterioration. Water trapped inside items will, overtime, discolour and dull the item. Dry glass with a soft lint-free cloth. Do not store bottle or decanter with stoppers in place as condensation can result.



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