They say that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones…
If you have ever been to Venice then you are probably familiar with Venetian glass. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say: “Murano glass has been a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano for centuries. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano was a commercial port as far back as the 7th century. By the 10th century it had become a well-known city of trade. Today Murano remains a destination for tourists and art and jewellery lovers alike.“
Personally, I love the more modern chandeliers such as this red one. If you ever get the chance to go to the Atlantis Casino in Nassau, Bahamas, you will see many Murano glass sculptures as big as a car! http://www.atlantis.com/casino.aspx
One of the things that made me giggle when I first arrived to Italy was the ornate chandelier in our bedroom. I have always associated chandeliers with the dining room. But every time I make the bed I manage to get the darn sheets caught on the little dangling pieces of crystal. I guess if you were a Maid in Italy you would be used to these sheet snapping hazards above!
Now I know how that bat managed to stay hidden at the foot of the bed for a few days…guess I too have learned from experience and pure fear of breaking the chandelier, not to snap the sheets so high when making the bed. In fact, guilty as charged, I probably just avoided making the bed altogether most days. Seemed silly to me to temp fate and possibly crash down an antique chandelier just for a made bed, wouldn’t you agree?
So here’s my Proverb: “People with glass chandeliers shouldn’t make their beds”