Style, Decor & More: Style, Storage & Space of Crystal Stemware!

Style, Storage & Space of Crystal Stemware!

There seems to be much debate on whether or not to store crystal stemware glasses rim side down or stem side down. Some experts will tell you to never place your crystal glasses rim side down, because you are adding stress to the delicate rim. Wine connoisseurs will tell you placing glasses rim side down doesn't allow the glasses to breathe. It can add stress to the delicate rim. Makes sense to me. Afterall, glasses are not designed to be placed rim side down. However, I personally store my glasses rim side down to keep the inside of the glass dirt and dust free!


So, which way is correct? Well, unless you have gold-rimmed or extremely delicate glasses, both storage options are fine. However, if you are limited on space, storing crystal glasses up and down, will give you a little more room on your shelves. It adds visual interest too!
 
What do you think? How do you store your crystal glasses?



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9 comments :

  1. I see both sides, but I store mine upside down to prevent dust from getting inside of the glass. We don't use all of them frequently enough. If we used all of them on a regular basis, I would flip them.

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  2. I prefer to keep the inside of the glass dust free too, but sometimes a quick rinse will work as well. I suppose it also depends on where I am storing them and how safe they are on their rim.

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  3. I always store my glasses upside down to keep the dust out. Maybe that just means I need to use them more often ;)

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  4. Do you believe I own maybe 1 or 2 glasses!!? Seriously, we used mugs or tumblers the most around here!

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  5. At home they are up and trust me, they are dusty right now(hey, I live in the middle of the desert hehehe) At work they hang down from the stems on overhead racks which I love!!

    Sharon

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  6. You made me go check my cupboard! I have some upside down and some right side up, I think it depends on who unloads the dishwasher. Upside down makes more sense to me though.

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  7. I always put mine upside down. Easier to not break and to keep clean!

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  8. We don't have any crystal. We have four glass wine glasses, they live in my china cabinet.

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  9. I store mine upside down and way in the back of my cabinet. We rarely use stemware, but it's nice to keep it around.

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