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I got an awesome early Christmas present from my girlfriend this week! It's certainly not an antique but I thought it was very unique! I'm using distilled water for it, because I have no idea how I'd clean out inner sphere and I don't want mineral deposits. It certainly makes a nice display piece on top of our liquor cabinet, and is my first actual fountain outside of a sports bottle.

 

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Nice I like that idea.

I'm enjoying it right now actually, although all I have is Sirene (it's the best I can buy locally). After Christmas will come an online order! Glad you all approve!

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It's huge, mesmerizing and modern, the glasses tie it in well too. It adds to the beauty that your gf got it for you!

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Sirene, is that the absinthe built in the Chicago area?

 

The whole setup is very pretty. I'd like to find some glasses that are similar.

 

I like the fountain also. Cleaning may be a chore. I have ideas about it though.

 

Enjoy your gift. Cheers!

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Sirene, is that the absinthe built in the Chicago area?

 

The whole setup is very pretty. I'd like to find some glasses that are similar.

 

I like the fountain also. Cleaning may be a chore. I have ideas about it though.

 

Enjoy your gift. Cheers!

Yep that's the stuff. It's the best available at liquor stores around here as I'm not a big fan of St. George, which is basically the only other type nearby.

 

I'm all ears on cleaning ideas if ya have em. I've been told a light vinegar solution would work every now and then.

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Sorry for the crappy phone photo this is my brilliant little make do setup. Irish coffee glass, olive spoon balanced with another spoon, and a 1$ vinegar bottle to achieve the slow drip without mess.

 

My first spoons will hopefully arive next week

 

Edit: it won't let me upload the pic

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It has been a while since I posted my collection here. I have had a few new pieces come in since then: Cusenier balancier, Les Tour Eiffel 1 & 3, Dutruc pyrogene, Pernod SA Tarragona set, Junod loupe carafe, and a few other odds and ends. Next up, I HAVE to find an ouraline torsade and a nice 4 or 5 star spoon or two. Sorry for the quality of photos.. I am no photographer and can't seem to get any to look halfway decent. I feel like I am finally getting to where I eventually wanted the collection to go. I am still a long ways off though.

 

 

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Lovely! I wish I could display my collection like this, on open shelves! Kids, a dog, and a parrot flapping about make for a dangerous ending however.

So, they sit behind glass, close together in one cabinet, where they are safe. You are displaying them so beautifully, too. I've seen quite a few of these when they were available, and am happy they found their way to someone who loves them so much!

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Thanks everybody! I feel like I am making progress. I just have this vision in my head and I am sure you know how that goes.. almost a compulsion to keep driving forward. My only limitation however are the financials :secret2:.

 

Scott, I hear you on the kids, etc! I have to children, a daughter that is a hair over 2.5 and my son just turned 1. Also two dogs and a cat. What you can't see in the photos is that the case has a pair of the door on the front, which stay closed. They are paper thin leaded glass from about 1890-1900 though.. so I still sweat bullets. I just can't bring myself to move everything somewhere safer. Right now it sits in the middle of our dining room. I have some pieces that I use more than others, but I have made a point to use every single piece in there too.

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Such beautiful items in this thread. :worshippy: I so wish I had the funds to put towards gathering more of this sort of stuff for myself, but limited finances necessitates priorities (another bottle of Absinthe? Don't mind if I do :cheers:). As it stands though I'm content enough (for now at least) to have my two replica Torsade/Swirl glasses, Flèche spoons, and home made, twin spigot fountain. :)

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Is that a pack of Pernod Fils sugar cubes?

They are candies actually :) A friend gave me a few packs of them several years ago.

 

I need to take some new photos one day. I've had some major additions just recently :heart: I now own a few of my holy grails. It is a great feeling.

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All in due time! I have a couple more pieces crossing the ocean right now. As soon as they are here, I'll take some fresh ones. My cabinet is a mess right now. I can't wait to straighten it up!

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