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Beautiful Dartington Crystal Homeware

We’re super excited to be featuring Dartington Crystal again here on Pixel Family. If you’ve not experienced Dartington glassware before, then you’ve been missing out. It exudes quality and luxury. Every single time we have used it, people have commented on it. I love the way it is almost immediately obvious that it is is quality crystal when you pick up the glass. They know instantly that they are holding quality.

We thought it might be interesting to put together a list of tips to enable you to learn how to tell the difference between glass and crystal.

  • You can tell that it is crystal if it creates a rainbow prism effect when the light hits it. If it doesn’t, then you are holding just a plain glass.
  • If you tap the glass and you hear a musical ring with a little bit of echo, then it is crystal. Otherwise, it’s most likely a regular glass. Interestingly, the higher the lead content, the longer the tone.
  • A crystal glass is naturally heavier than the standard ones due to its lead content.
  • ​Wet your finger and gently swipe it around the rim of a glass. If it makes a good sound, it is most likely crystal.
  • ​The more lead, the clearer the glass. The crystal’s reflective quality is the reason why it is much preferred for wine glasses, jewelry pendants and chandeliers. This is where the term crystal clear comes from.
  • Typically, glass usually has a thicker rim than crystal, as it is made thicker for more durability. On the other hand, crystal has the capability of being spun thin while maintaining its strength.

So what could be better than crystal glassware for the home that can be displayed everyday?

One of our favourite Dartington homeware pieces is the Athena Medium Bowl currently available for £65. This crystal glass bowl’s high quality weighted base ensures this piece feels as great as it looks. It can be used as a functional bowl or simply as a decorative piece.

Our next favourite is the Florabundance Tulip Vase, currently available for £49. This crystal vase has been designed to give large tulip bouquets the space and plentiful supply of water they need to flourish. What better way to display these colourful and distinctive flowers?

You can view their beautiful homeware collection here and if you fancy winning a Florabundance Tulip Vase for yourself, just enter via the rafflecopter below. Good luck!­

This competition is now closed.

Thank you to all of you that entered, the winner has been contacted directly so be sure to check your inbox!

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73 Comments

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    Ritchie Dee
    April 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Bluebell

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    Suzanne
    April 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Tulip

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    Peter Watson
    April 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Tulip.

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    Tracy Nixon
    April 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Bluebells

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    iain maciver
    April 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    tulip

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      Katie
      April 16, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      bluebell

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    Margaret GALLAGHER
    April 16, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Red rose

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    Anthony Harrington
    April 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I love Tulips, so many colours and varieties

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    Kayleigh Watkins
    April 16, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pieces, I love roses xx

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    Kathleen marsden
    April 16, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Anemone

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    Corinne Henson
    April 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    A sunflower 🌻

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    Helen Best
    April 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Daisy /Gerbera

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    Rebecca Duncan
    April 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Daffodils

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    Christine Caple
    April 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Poppies

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    Emma Larkin
    April 16, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Sunflower

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    LOUISE HEATON
    April 16, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Freesias

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    charlotte isobelle
    April 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

    daffodil 🙂

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    nicola dean
    April 17, 2019 at 11:52 am

    carnation

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    John Prendergast
    April 17, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    sunflowers

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    Natalie Burgess
    April 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Tulips xx

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    Sheena Batey
    April 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    A freesia

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    Ruth Harwood
    April 19, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I do love orchids – exotic and beautiful xx

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    judy kennedy
    April 21, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Tulips

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    Emma Walton
    April 23, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I don’t have just one favourite of anything but the flowers that I do like are roses, tulips, stocks and lavender.

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    Sally Collingwood
    April 24, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Roses

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    Rich Tyler
    April 25, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Sunflowers, big, bright, beautiful

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    Fiona Mcbride
    April 26, 2019 at 12:34 am

    stock

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    Carolyn
    April 27, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Tulips

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    Alison Johnson
    April 27, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Gerberas

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    ElizM
    April 28, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Sunflowers – so smiley!

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    Alison Johnson
    April 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I love Gerberas

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    Carolyn E
    April 29, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Freesias as they are so delicate and fragrant

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    Megan Kinsey
    May 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Daffodils 🙂 They really brighten up a room and they remind me of my Grandpa because he’s Welsh

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    Alison Johnson
    May 5, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Gerberas are my favourite flower

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    Carolyn
    May 11, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Roses, but they must be scented

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    jo liddement
    May 13, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    My favourite flowers that i also grow are the astrantia which always look lovely cut with other flowers for the vase.

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    Robyn Clarke
    May 13, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I love Proteas

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    Carolyn E
    May 22, 2019 at 6:56 am

    I like seasonal flowers and tall flowers if they are going to be cut and in a vase – gladioli are usually stunning in colour and I do also love irisis,

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    stephen holman
    May 23, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    stargazer lily

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    Carolyn
    May 27, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Irises are another glorious flower, although having just walked into a room full of gorgeous coloured stocks with such a lovely scent, I think these have just became my new flower of the season

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    Heather Haigh
    May 27, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    roses

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    Heather Haigh
    May 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

    also like daffodils

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    Nadia Josephine
    May 28, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I just planted some cosmos in my garden and they are stunning but my absolute favourite are peonies!

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    Heather Haigh
    May 31, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Dahlias are nice but I don’t grow them as they’re a bit faffy.

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    Heather Haigh
    June 1, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I know they are weeds but I do love daisies

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    Kim Styles
    June 1, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    My favourite flower is a rose

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    Jaynealicia
    June 3, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Lilies

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    Heather Haigh
    June 5, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Paeonies are really pretty but mine always droop down too low.

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    Carolyn
    June 6, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Peonies in the shops right now are so gorgeous! Flower of the month !

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    Eileen Sumner
    June 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Love roses

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    Hayley Ford
    June 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Daisy

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    Natasha R-M
    June 8, 2019 at 5:09 am

    I particularly love cottage garden flowers, especially beautiful stocks.

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    Kim Styles
    June 8, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I love Daisies- any types in the daisy family

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    Emma Farrell
    June 8, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Tulips are my favourite

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    Emily Smith
    June 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Stargazer lilies are my favourite

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    Jane Robertson
    June 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Carnations are my favourite.

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    Carolyn
    June 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Peonies are so beautiful right now. I love the pink ones most.

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    Carole Nott
    June 9, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Fuschias -so many different colourways

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    Lisa Wilkinson
    June 9, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Violets

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    Victoria Easton
    June 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Carnations – so many different colours!

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    Anthea Holloway
    June 10, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Asters – not so common these days!

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    Amanda Gregory
    June 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Sweet Peas

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    Diana
    June 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Tulips 🙂

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    Rebecca Nisbet
    June 11, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Mine are Gerberas love the colours they grow

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    Zoey H
    June 12, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Love coloured tulips

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    emma kinsey
    June 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

    love lilies

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    Sandra Fortune
    June 12, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Love all flowers but Orchids are my favourite

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    ro day
    June 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Tulips are my favourite flower.

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    Teresa sheldon
    June 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I love most flowers sweetpeas because they are so delicate and smell divine and then dalihas as they are so big and bright however my favourite is freeshias so pretty and smell so beautiful

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    Theresa THomas
    June 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I love any flowers, I always have fresh flowers in the house

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    Adrian Bold
    June 12, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    My favourite flowers are tulips.

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    Darren Bourne
    June 12, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Yellow Rose’s.

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