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Waterford Signing Event - Vincent Rellis!

We are thrilled to announce that one of Waterford Crystal's finest crystal artisans, Vincent Rellis, will be on hand for our annual Waterford Crystal signing event, to be held in our showroom on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 from 11:00am - 3:00pm, ET. This unique and fun event will offer our customers an opportunity to purchase Waterford classic stemware, giftware, and collectible pieces which can be personally signed by Vincent Rellis. Mr. Rellis currently specializes in Rheintour or “flat cutting.” Waterford has designed entire “suites” or patterns from the Rheintour method. These include Curraghmore, Sheila, and Royal Tara . Mr. Rellis' time is obviously precious, and he makes limited trips to America, so we are quite excited to have him join us at Replacements!

Mr. Rellis began his career with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice, similar to how five of his family members started with Waterford. In fact, Mr. Rellis’ father was employed by Waterford in 1947. He was the 11th person recruited to work at Waterford’s Ballytruckle facilities. Mr. Rellis' father helped build one of the first production furnaces for Waterford and went on to become “Senior Furnace Man.” He later helped train Waterford’s Master Blowers and Cutters. At the age of 15, Mr. Rellis decided he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and applied for an apprenticeship with Waterford. After an intense apprenticeship, which included specialized training in the practice of Rheintour crystal cutting, Mr. Rellis became an “Ambassador of Waterford.” He now travels the world, “enlightening customers about the joys of possessing Waterford Crystal.” When at work at Waterford, Mr. Rellis' work area is typically a stop on the “Waterford Crystal Visitor Experience.” In addition to his love of Waterford Crystal and his love of travel, Mr. Rellis enjoys cycling and swimming and also sings in a local male choir, having appeared in many productions.

Our annual signing event is a perfect opportunity to purchase a bridal gift, Mother's Day gift, baby gift, a unique piece to commemorate a special occasion, or pieces for your own Waterford pattern or collection (certain exclusions apply, see below). Mr. Rellis will be happy to sign, with a precision crystal etching tool, his name and the current year, or a specified date at your request.

As part of this special event, we are able to offer an exclusive 2008 signing event piece for purchase (and signing), the 10 3/4 inch Waterford Artisan cut crystal hurricane lamp (pictured at left). This piece is only available for purchase from 2008 Waterford Signing Event retailers. We offer this splendid hand-cut crystal hurricane lamp with an accompanying 6 inch white candle for $295.00. You can purchase this piece online by clicking here.

You may pre-order this Artisan piece by calling the toll-free number listed below and letting our representative know you'd like to have it signed by Vincent Rellis. If you are unable to attend our signing event in person, at your request we will hold your order until May 1st and make arrangements for Mr. Rellis to sign your special purchase. We'll then ship your signed purchase to the address you specify. One additional note, a list of all Waterford collectible and crystal patterns eligible for pre-purchase and signing can be accessed at the links below. (One important note, Waterford Marquis patterns are excluded from signing during this special event.) If you prefer to pre-order the special signing piece online, and would also like to have it signed by Mr. Rellis, please type a note in the “Special Instructions” section at the bottom of our online order form, indicating that you’d like the piece to be held by us until signing, and indicating your preference of signed message, per the event signing guidelines listed above.  Given the unique nature of this event, and the fact that quantities are limited and are subject to prior sale, call us today to order the pieces you'd like while they are available!

Waterford Collectible & Crystal Patterns Available for Purchase and Signing

Artisan Hurricane Colleen-Tall Stem (Cut) Merrion
Annual Ornament Comeragh Merry Christmas-Emerald Green
Baby's First Christmas Ornament Comeragh (Cut) Merry Christmas-Ruby
Mother's Day Vase Congratulations Metra
Songs of Chistmas Music Box Connoisseur Metropolitan
Songs of Christmas Bell Crosshaven Metropolitan Gold
Songs of Christmas Plate Crystal And Brass Collection Metropolitan Platinum
Times Square Giftware Curraghmore (Cut) Michele (Cut Base)
Twelve Days of Christmas Bell Deidre (Cut) Michele (Plain Base)
Twelve Days of Christmas Plate Derrymore Millennium Series
18th Century Designers Gallery Collection Moon Coin (Cut)
410/286 Dolmen Moonlight
410/289 Donegal (Cut) Mourne
490/502 Drogheda (Cut) Mourne
850 Dungarvin Neve
Abbington Dunloe (Cut) Newgrange
Adare (Cut) Dunmore Nightfall
Alana (Cut) Eclipse Overture
America's Heritage Collection Eileen (Cut) Pallas
Araglin (Cut) Elberon Patrick
Araglin Platinum
Florence Court Collection
Pegeen
Ardree Fontaine Platinum Lismore Tall
Artisan Collection Galtee (Cut) Pompeii Collection
Ashbourne (Cut) Geo Powerscourt (Cut)
Ashleigh Glandore (Cut Base) Romance Of Ireland Collection
Ashling (Cut) Glandore (Plain Base) Roscrea
Avoca Glencairn Rosemare
Avoca (Cut) Glencree (Cut) Rosslare (Cut)
Ballina Glendora-Blue Rossmore
Ballylee Glendora-Lavender Royal Tara
Ballymore Glendora-Pink Royal Tara
Ballyshannon (Cut) Glengarriff (Cut) Serenity-Sapphire
Baltray (Cut) Glenmede Serenty-Ruby
Bamboo Collection Glenmore (Cut) Shandon (Cut)
Best Wishes Golden Araglin Shannon Jubilee
Blackrock Golden Carina Sheila (Cut)
Blarney (Newer) Golden Castlemaine Signature
Blarney (Older) Golden Lismore-Tall Silver Bells
Bloomfield Grenville-Gold Simply Red
Boyne (Cut Foot) Gresham Slane (Cut Base)
Boyne (Non Cut Foot) Happy Anniversary Slane (Plaine Base)
Cape Collection Happy Birthday Snow Crystals
Cara (Cut Base) Happy Holidays Snow Crystals-Red
Cara (Non-Cut Base) Hibernia Somerton
Cardiffe Hospitality Collection Spirit Of America
Carina (Cut) Imprint Starlight
Carleton Incline Geo Sunset
Carleton Gold Incline Reed Templemore (Cut)
Carleton Shell Innisfail (Cut) Thank You
Carleton-Platinum Iveagh Tralee
Carlow Kathleen (Cut) Tramore (Cut)
Cashel (Cut Base) Kells Tranquility
Cashel (No Cut Base) Kelsey Tyrone (Cut)
Castlemaine (Cut) Kelsey Platinum Wat2
Castleton Kenmare (Cut) Wat4
Castletown (Cut) Kerry (Newer, Facet Stem) Wat5
Celebration-Dreams Kerry (Older, Ball Stem) Wat6
Celebration-Joy Kilbarry (Cut) Wat7
Celebration-Love Kilcash (Cut Base) Wat8
Celestial Kilcash (Plain Base) Wat10
Charlemont Kildare (Cut Base) Wat11
Cherished Moments-Gold Kildare (Plain Base) Wat12
Cherished Moments-Platinum Kilmore Wat13
Christmas Suite Kilrush (Cut) Wat14
Ciara Kincora Wat16
Clannad Kinsale (Cut) Wat17
Clara Kirin Wedding Collection
Clare (Cut) Kylemore (Cut) Wedding Heirloom Collection
Clarendon Laurel Welcome Baby
Clarendon-Amethyst Leana Westhampton
Clarendon-Cobalt Lismore (Cut) Wexford (Cut)
Clarendon-Emerald Lissadel Winterfest
Clarendon-Ruby
Lucerne With Love
Clarion
Maeve (Cut) Wynnewood
Clodagh Maureen (Cut) Wynnewood Platinum
Colleen-Short Stem (Cut) Merrill  

 

Directions to Replacements

If you are traveling east on Interstate 85/40

• Take Interstate 85/40 east of Greensboro
• Exit 132 (Mt Hope Church Road)
• Turn left at top of ramp
• Travel across overpass, take first service road to the left (Knox Road, before Exxon Station)
• Follow Knox Road approximately one mile to Replacements

If you are traveling west on Interstate 85/40

• Take Interstate 85/40 west of Burlington
• Exit 132 (Mt Hope Church Road)
• Turn right at top of ramp
• Take first service road to the left (Knox Road, before Exxon Station)
• Follow Knox Road approximately one mile to Replacements

Directions via GPS Coordinates:

N36 03.675   W79 40.966

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