Set the scene with stunning crystal and décor that are sure to impress your guests during their next visit. Pieces are available at Kirk Freeport.
Collect to Impress
No detail was overlooked whilst creating Lalique’s collectable stingray. These three-inch display pieces are a collector’s dream as the various colours of yellow, green, blue and clear give them character, and the attention to detail gives each stingray its own personality. Perfect for gifts or as conversation pieces in your own home.
Let your imagination run wild with Lalique’s Poissons Combattants vase in blue. The artistically crafted crystal pulses with life as the fish and ripples blend together, effortlessly styling the full body of the vase. Its clean lines give it a modern feel, yet the design overflows with personality and whimsy.
Light the Night
Set the mood at your next dinner party with a Baccarat My Fire Candleholder. The clean lines in the base and arm give it a modern feel, whilst the sconce emphasised in red adds character. Baccarat is known for its brilliant and exquisite pieces to adorn the home, and this candleholder is no exception.
Toast the Host
The Waterford Elegant Flute will leave guests speechless with its understated beauty. Made by talented artisans and from the finest crystal, the flute’s simplicity puts it right on trend, as plain stemware is all the rage in 2020.
Mood for Food
Dinner guests will swoon at Wedgwood’s Arris dishware. The simple geometric pattern is equal parts classic, modern and timeless. Guests wonder if it is new or a well-preserved family heirloom. Its neutral colours of gold and white will complement all dining rooms and any meal served on it.
As the buyer for china and crystal at Kirk Freeport for over 30 years, Mary Bodden has built a career around luxury products. Bodden was first introduced to china and crystal when she started working in retail at Kirk Freeport and was immediately drawn to the pieces. “I appreciated the beauty and value of what are really works of art,” she enthuses.
China and crystal are two notably different products. “China is largely associated with dinnerware, such as plates, along with figurines, giftware and decoration,” Bodden explains. “Crystal, on the other hand, is known for stemware, including a wide assortment of drinkware.” Additionally, there are crystal figurines, decorations, lightware and jewellery.
The china and crystal industries are large and can leave prospective buyers feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to purchase. Thankfully, Bodden’s seasoned eye means that only the best pieces from the best brands are stocked at Kirk Freeport. “Kirk Freeport’s main china and crystal stores are the Kirk Gallery and Lalique Boutique, located at Bay Shore Mall in George Town.” She adds that The Strand location has a notable selection, too.
After watching the market for many years, Bodden notes that plain stemware is becoming very popular at the moment. She also shares that functional items such as vases, centrepieces and bowls are proving to be popular gifts. Another trend Bodden says to be aware of is that of coloured crystal. “Blue is the colour for this year.”
Author: Stacie Sybersma