There’s no need to limit glassware to the kitchen – glass ornaments can add a real touch of style to your mantelpiece or at the centre of a table. They also reflect the light, adding atmosphere and sparkle to your home. We’ve sought out our five favourite currently-available glass ornaments for your perusal:
Basil Bird Cherry White Glass Ornament in Teal – £23, Svaja
Svaja has become a huge name in glass sculpture and it’s not hard to see why – the petite (6cm high and 11cm wide) Basil Bird has been handmade by Lithuanian glass artists in Lithuania and it features a striking colour combination of teal, turquoise and red. It’s also available in other hues, such as blue and green or amber and cherry red, if you love the shape but would like the sculpture in different shades.
Giftology Seahorse Collectable – £70, Waterford
It’s such a fascinating creature (famously, the male of the species incubates the female’s eggs and gives birth) and striking too – so we’re surprised that the seahorse isn’t captured in sculptural form more often. Luckily, Waterford are here to put the situation right with their crystal seahorse ornament which is 18.4cm high and comes in a beautiful cylindrical gift box – the perfect present for someone special.
Pomme Blue Smoked Glass Statuette – £7.15, Maisons du Monde
Why not tell someone they’re the apple of your eye and give them the gift of this lovely, minimalistic Pomme Blue statuette from Maisons du Monde? The diminutive apple-shaped piece is 16cm high and 15cm wide and is transparent but made from smoked glass with a blue tinge to it. The perfect piece to liven up any living area and provide decoration without being overtly fussy.
Reef Blown Glass Fish Figurine – £162.99, Now’s Home
10cm high and an impressive 42cm wide (as well as 24cm across), this blown glass dolphin or fish figurine from Now’s Home stands on a sturdy rectangular base, making it easy to display anywhere in your home. This pleasingly heavy (over 4kg) piece is shot through with a blue tinge and stronger black lines at the sides and will bring a welcome and tasteful touch of marine life into your home’s interior.
Alice in Wonderland Figurine – £119, Swavrovski
Perfect for a child’s bedroom (though maybe lock it in a display cabinet for safety!) this gorgeous Alice in Wonderland figurine by Swarovski is inspired by the lead character in Disney’s famous film (which of course was itself inspired by our own Lewis Carroll’s classic book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This charming figurine is made from transparent crystal, apart from her famous dress which is a cobalt blue colour.