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As someone above replied, most of the Waterford sold on Evine is not made in Ireland - usually from Eastern Europe. Those are the very inexpensively priced items on Evine. The expensive “House of Waterford” pieces are made in Ireland. 

 

Honestly, $200 for a bowl of this size that was made in the Waterford factory is a great deal.  I’m just trying to decide if i can spare the money today. It would look gorgeous on my dining room table. 

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I can appreciate the work to make it, but it's not my style.  Even though I know it's a "classic", I wouldn't display it, nor would I use it.

 

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for those looking for "Something else" in Waterford....check that famous auction site under "irish waterford bowl"...

 

200.00 is WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY too much.......

 

Sorry....theres LOTS of it on there......what couldn't sell in the yard sales, I guess....

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@SHOPRwrote:

@Mominohio, I understand your complaint.  The first thing I did after seeing the TSV was to search the site for Waterford, only to see a few more pieces offered.  I think it is a pretty bowl.

 

Even though I know they are really no comparison to real crystal, I have recently acquired some of my grandmother's cut pressed glass pieces which I will enjoy, like creamer and lidded sugar bowl and oil and vinegar bottles.  You know I like vintage things.  

 

I don't understand why several hosts already have said this is only the second item that Waterford and Connemara have collaborated on, when there have been different types of hurricanes over the last three years at least.  


This is true. Last year's hurricane TSV was the 1st time Waterford and Connemara collaborated on an item. This is only the 2nd item they have made together.

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You make a good point, @Mominohio

 

I was also wondering why there aren't more options on this site.  I think a bud vase could be a good seller.  Gorgeous, and easier to ship and pack, too.  (I found this one on amazon.)

 

Waterford Crystal Giftology Lismore Honey 6" Bud Vase

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The Eastern Europeans indeed make the cheaper pieces Evine sells and they are also not full lead crystal, but some sort of crystalline I think they call it. The Eastern Europeans are master cutters and Polish crystal is some of the finest in the world. I like the TSV, but I don't love it so I'm not buying. It doesn't matter to me that the crystal is from Ireland. If I was buying though, I would keep it on my dining table and use it to float candles in it, I would also use it as a serving piece.

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@DJs momwrote:

@SHOPRwrote:

@Mominohio, I understand your complaint.  The first thing I did after seeing the TSV was to search the site for Waterford, only to see a few more pieces offered.  I think it is a pretty bowl.

 

Even though I know they are really no comparison to real crystal, I have recently acquired some of my grandmother's cut pressed glass pieces which I will enjoy, like creamer and lidded sugar bowl and oil and vinegar bottles.  You know I like vintage things.  

 

I don't understand why several hosts already have said this is only the second item that Waterford and Connemara have collaborated on, when there have been different types of hurricanes over the last three years at least.  


This is true. Last year's hurricane TSV was the 1st time Waterford and Connemara collaborated on an item. This is only the 2nd item they have made together.


 

@DJs mom, The collaboration appears to have started in 2015. 

 

H203988 is one example:

 

http://www.qvc.com/Waterford-and-Connemara-Marble-Chara-Hurricane.product.H203988.html

http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/88/h203988.201

 

 

It was sold under at least two different item numbers and presented several times during 2015 and 2016.  Notice it is curved and very different from last year's cylinder hurricane TSV that is being shown on set today. 

 

http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/09/h210109.001

 

Here is a blog written by Stephen, one of several written on this subject:

 

https://community.qvc.com/t5/Blogs/Waterford-amp-Connemara-World-premiere-On-QVC/ba-p/2081284

 

This is so unimportant, but what is being stated on air is not true so it rubs me the wrong way. 

 

 

 

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I'm surprised to see crystal bowls at all on QVC.   If I wanted more more than I have (one is plenty even though I think my bowl came from Tiffany), maybe I'd be upset.  I don't want more -   more important perhaps -  none of the next generations in my family want any crystal.   

 

All that means to me is that sellers need buyers and I just don't know who they are.  Is there still big demand for crystal?

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@Othereeeenwrote:

I see this and bowl then think of the DOZENS of articles I've read lately about people getting RID of dust collectors, and how kids (heirs) don't want this stuff today...

 

Plus, I just cleaned out my Mom's home and got rid of most of her dust collectors, knick knack, chotchkes etc....

 

She had three or four huge crystal bowls she inherited from her mom, that are in a china cabinet full of dishes and bowls and gravy boats that will in all likelihood NEVER be used again for a meal. They are pretty, weigh a ton, and totally useless to anyone who doesn't entertain or do hand washing ( which would be no one today).

 

I figure when I need new dishes, i'm going to start using her old china and then my china that never gets used...and consume it. I figure even if they break, at least they will break being used....I am 62 so I should have enough plates to last til the end of my life.

 

I heard them say this bowl weighs 8+ pounds.....Another door stop.

 

I just cant see this as a TSV, but if you bought it, enjoy!!!!


 

@Othereeeen

 

I think this is the exact right attitude. If you have no one to pass it on to, or you don't entertain much anymore, why not enjoy it and all the memories and traditions that come with it, every day! That is exactly what I would be doing.

 

Everything takes cycles, and people will come back to some of the finer things one day (many still do use them regularly). 

 

I don't consider anything that people love and use or enjoy in their homes to be 'dust collectors'. It's when you no longer like it or want it, then that is what it becomes. 

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@SHOPRwrote:

@Mominohio, I understand your complaint.  The first thing I did after seeing the TSV was to search the site for Waterford, only to see a few more pieces offered.  I think it is a pretty bowl.

 

Even though I know they are really no comparison to real crystal, I have recently acquired some of my grandmother's cut pressed glass pieces which I will enjoy, like creamer and lidded sugar bowl and oil and vinegar bottles.  You know I like vintage things.  

 

I don't understand why several hosts already have said this is only the second item that Waterford and Connemara have collaborated on, when there have been different types of hurricanes over the last three years at least.  


 

 

@SHOPR

 

Maybe they meant the only the second TSV they have collaborated on.

 

And I think cut glass is just as special (and very beautiful too), especially when it comes down through the family and has memories and traditions tied to it. I bet your pieces are lovely, and I know you will enjoy them!