About the Item
The perfect decoration for the top table at your wedding. A beautiful pair of toasting flutes for the bride and groom with a matching cake serving set. Your guests will be so impressed with the attention to detail.
Each flute is painted in a free flowing silver and white leaf design gracefully outlining the contour of the flutes. At the base of the bowl I have placed a ring of Swarovski Crystals accenting absolutely gorgeous pearl and crystal flower cabachons.
The glass itself is German lead-free crystal and the glasses have a 6 oz capacity. They stand 9 inches tall or 23 cms.
The cake serving set includes a 12 inch (31cms) cake knife and one 10 inch (25.5cms) cake server. Both are stainless steel. The handle is a beautiful clear acrylic making it feel really delicate. The handles are painted with leaves and Swarovski pearls and crystals to match the wedding champagne flutes.
I use only non-toxic enamel paints which are baked to make it longer lasting. Toasting Flutes and Cake Serving Set are to be hand washed for a life time of beauty.
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WHY DO WE CLINK GLASSES?
Where did the idea of clinking the glasses come from? Although there is no real proof or evidence that we are aware of, there are a few theories...
* Hundreds of years ago in Greece when it was common to poison your enemy, a toast was seen as a gesture of good faith. The host would pour the wine into a decanter and then drink from it to prove it was safe. Once the host had proved that the wine was safe, then everyone felt comfortable enough to drink it as well. The clinking of glasses during this time could have been a sneeky way for wine to be passed back and forth between glasses to prove it was safe.
* There were many cultures that believed that clinking glasses would drive away evil spirits. It was these evil spirits were many times the ones blamed for drunkenness.
* It was considered a welcome sound for weddings and birthdays.
* The Italian toast "cin cin" sounds like the sound of glasses touching.
Up until the 16th century, toasts were usually only made to "good health". Today it is to salute a special day, marriage, promotion at work and many other special occasions.
* Featured in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Austin Lifestyle Magazine
* Displayed at the 2010 Oscar Awards
* Used at the 2011 Kentucky Derby
My hand-painted flutes are already favorites of the stars! At the 2010 Oscars Amy Landecker and Mira Sorvino found my champagne flutes in their swag gift bags.
Testimonials from happy customers:
* The flutes are amazingly beautiful! They arrived sooner than I thought and was quite impressed. So happy I ordered them, they will be perfect at my wedding!
* Beautiful... we used them at our wedding reception and they were just gorgeous!
* Frances was amazing to work with! The flutes are amazing and seem like they are made out of top quality glass. Frances also included a hand written note.
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