Badash Crystal: Beauty & Function in One Package

Badash has been making quality glass products for over 90 years, and the quality and exclusivity of each piece is noteworthy.

By Tina Jepson
With inspiration from Badash Crystal

 

Just sit back for a second and consider glass. Better yet, quickly glance around your room. If your view is anything like mine, you’ll immediately find glass windows, glass tables, and even glassware just about everywhere. Glass is one of those things we rarely think about but we use all the time.

 

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Most often, we think of glass as a serving a practical role in our lives. However, it’s also one of the best mediums to create art.

 

Our friends at Badash Crystal sum up the dichotomy, function, and beauty of glass (and crystal) perfectly: “Although solid and hard, they are fragile. Often times clear and translucent, they can appear to be invisible. Like the Rose, crystal and glass are beautiful but can be dangerously sharp.”

 

Glass isn’t just about function. It’s also about beauty, which is why you should consider incorporating glass pieces all around your home like the ones featured below by Badash Crystal. This family-owned company has produced hand blown, distinct glass decor and functional drinkware since the 1930s. And, they are still creating new, unique pieces today!

 

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Elegant, distinct, and timeless — glass is perfect in any house with any decor and taste.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for these decorative yet practical types of glass accents:

 

Drinkware

When you serve your best bottle of Merlot to your dinner guests or enjoy an aged whiskey after a long day of work — there’s nothing like drinking out of a high-quality drinking glass.

 

Look for glassware pieces with balanced weight, clear color, and minimal impurities, such as these handmade, thick-stemmed martini glasses. If a bottle of red (or even white) is more up your alley, then consider these versatile everyday wine goblets.

 

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And yes, things are ever more complicated today because every drink seems to have its own glass.  However, the investment in a few select, quality drinkware sets is well worth it —  not just for looks, but for taste as well!

 

Servingware

It’s beyond difficult to peel your eyes away from a freshly roasted Thanksgiving turkey or a chocolate cake. But sometimes, it isn’t just about the food —  the presentation matters just as much.

 

Glass plates aren’t just for serving food to the masses, they are also a statement piece. I can’t get enough of Badash Crystal’s unique and artistically functional servingware, including this fish plate, perfect for serving tilapia and cod filets on fish Fridays. And there’s no better way to showcase your grandmother’s favorite strawberry shortcake than with a black alabaster cake stand.

 

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Between your delicious culinary creations and rockstar presentation, you’ll turn heads and warrant a standing ovation.

 

Picture Frames

Pictures keep memories alive. Instead of throwing your wedding or favorite childhood photographs is a cheap plastic frame, turn your pictures into true talking-points with glass picture frames.

 

Badash’s Lucerne crystallized frames will showcase your most precious images in a manner they deserve.

 

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Jars, Candle Holders, Vases & Other Housings

Create a perfectly finished look around your home with glass jars, candle holders, and vases. And don’t feel limited to using these vessels to store the basics. Instead, think outside the box.

 

Use an Aladdin glass jar to store candy or spices, or this hand cut tasselled jar to house beauty products in the powder room. Or, showcase the daisies you cut fresh from your yard in a gold hand-decorated vase.

 

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But don’t stop there. Toss away old, over-labeled perfume bottles and transfer all that liquid gold into a new blue/green perfume bottle that you actually want to display on your bathroom vanity.

 

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With jars, vases, and other housings, the sky’s the limit when it comes to both storing and showing off your things!

 

Badash has been making quality glass products for over 90 years, and the quality and exclusivity of each piece is noteworthy. If you’re in the market for glass to serve, not just as a functional piece but as a centerpiece, check out Badash’s impressive catalog featuring everything from pitchers to centerpieces and a whole lot more.