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Waterford Signing Event - Vincent Rellis!

This month, we’re especially thrilled to announce Replacements, Ltd.’s 7th annual Waterford Artisan Signing event! 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 retail store on Saturday, May 1st, 2010 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' 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.”

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 two exclusive 2010 crystal event pieces for purchase (and signing): a 7-inch Waterford “Artisan” cut crystal Grainne vase and a 9-inch “Artisan” cut crystal Grainne vase. The price for the 7-inch vase is $125 and the price for the 9-inch vase is $175. These pieces are only available for purchase from 2010 Waterford Signing Event retailers. You can also pre-order this "Artisan" piece prior to the event. 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.

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 would like to preorder pieces to be signed during this event, please call us toll-free at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) 9:00 am – 10:00 pm ET, 7 days. Tell our representative that you are interested in Waterford Signing Event information and pieces. (We request that all orders be placed by 10pm, April 30. This ensures we have enough time to process your request.)   

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!

Be sure to make some time on your calendar to attend this special Waterford signing event on Saturday, May 1. You’ll have the opportunity to chat with an absolute master of his craft, and have him sign a beautiful piece of Waterford crystal.

Waterford Collectible & Crystal Patterns Available for Purchase and Signing

Waterford Signing Event Carleton Kinsley
Annual Egg Carlow King of Ulster
Waterford Bicentennial Bell Castletown (Cut) Kirin
Waterford Chandeliers Cashel (No Cut Base) Kylemore (Cut)
Waterford Crystal Chess Set Carleton Shell Lafford
Celestial Angel Collection Cashel (Cut Base) Laurel Tree-Clear
Waterford Crystal Figurine Castlemaine (Cut) Laurel Tree-Green
Lismore Village Castleton Laurel
Waterford Miscellaneous Giftware Celebration (Accessories) Leana
Waterford Clocks-Giftware Celebration-Dreams Lismore Essence
Waterford Judaic Giftware Celebration-Friendship Lismore Jewels
Times Square Giftware Collection Celebration-Joy Lismore Nouveau
Waterford Signing Event Celebration-Love Lismore
Waterford Lighting Parts & Accessories Celebration-Success Lisa
Waterford Miscellaneous Plate Celebrate the Storytellers Lismore Diamond
Waterford Crystal Paperweight Charlemont Lismore Simplicity
BCS Championship Paperweights Chamomile Lismore-Red
Soaring Skyward Cherished Moments-Gold Lissadel
Super Bowl Championships Cherished Moments-Platinum Lismore Traditions
Treasures of The Sea Christianity Logan
Mothers Day Vase Ciara London
Mother's Day Vase #2 Clare (Cut) Lucerne
Nativity Figurines Clarendon-Amethyst Lustre
Waterford Nativity #2 Clarendon-Cobalt Lyric
Millennium Nativity-Figurine Clarendon-Emerald Maeve (Cut)
Songs of Christmas-Bell Clannad Maureen (Cut)
Twelve Days of Christmas Clara Meridian
Twelve Days of Christmas #2 Clara (Fan, Laurel Cut) Merrion
Crystal Cherubs Clarendon Merrill
Christmas Wonders Figurine Clarion Metropolitan
Santa Claus-Figurine Clarendon-Ruby Metra-Black
Victorian Santa Clear Cut Metropolitan Gold
Christmas Wonders Giftware Clodagh Metropolitan Platinum
Songs of Christmas-Music Box Colleen Essence Metra
Waterford Christmas Ornament Coil Metra-Amethyst
Angel Ornament Colleen-Short Stem (Cut) Metra-Red
Angel Ornament-Series #2 Colleen Encore (Cut Foot) Metra-Smoke
Babys First Christmas Colette Metra-Turquoise
Celebrations Ornament Coliseum Michele (Cut Base, Cut Design)
Celtic Collection Colleen-Tall Stem (Cut) Michele (Plain Base, Cut Design)
Christmas Memories Colonnade Millennium Series
Christmas Spire Comeragh (Cut) Misia
Christmas Tree Ornaments Connoisseur Gold Collection Mooncoin (Cut)
Christmas Wonders Ornaments Connoisseur Morgana
Cross Ornament Cosmic Mourne
Crystal-Annual Ornament Cranmore Mourne (Vertical/Crisscross Cut, Faceted Stem)
Annual Crystal Ball Ornament Crystal and Brass Collection My Beautiful Ireland
Joys of Winter Crimson Collection Neve
Little Town of Bethlehem Crosshaven New Year's Celebration
Millennium Angels Cullen Nightfall
Nativity-Ornament Curraghmore (Cut) Noreen
Our First Christmas Darjeeling Olympia
Our First Home David Origin
Snow Crystals Annual Ornament Devenish Clock Overture
Snow Crystal Designers Gallery Collection Padova
Songs of Christmas-Ornament Deidre (Cut) Pallas
Crystal Star Ornament Derrymore Paradisio
Twas The Night Before Christmas Desmond Patrick
Waterford Train Dolmen Palm Tree
Times Square-Ornament Donegal (Cut) Peter
Times Square 100th Anniversary Drogheda (Cut) Platinum Lismore Tall
Tree Top Ornament Dunloe (Cut) Pompeii Collection
Twelve Days of Christmas #2 Dungarvin Powerscourt (Cut)
Victorian Christmas Dunmore Presage
Waterford Collector Society Eclipse Prentiss
Christmas Wonders Plates Eclipse Preston
Songs of Christmas-Plate Eclipse (Panels) Quasar
Twelve Days of Christmas Eileen (Cut) Quinn Lane
Waterford Giftware Elberon Reed
129-824 Elizabeth Reflections
129881W Emma Robert
130167 Ennis Rock of Cashel (Heritage Collection)
135293 Evanwood Romance of Ireland Collection
135772W Eve Robert Mondavi
1367 Evolution (Ocean Motif) Rosslare (Cut)
136772 Evolution (Black Water) Roscrea
18th Century Evolution (Ember Rain) Rosemare (Cut Foot)
3512106000 Evolution (Red-Amber) Rosemare (Non-Cut Foot)
410-286 Evolution (Red, Pink, Amber) Rossmore
410-393 Evolution (Moroccan Breeze) Royal Tara (thinner, cut panels on base)
Abbington Evolution (Optic Opal) Royal Tara (thicker, cut bowl, thumbprints on base)
Abbey Evolution (Opal & Amber) Seahorse
Adare (Cut) Evolution (Orange & Gold) Serenity-Emerald
Advertising Signs Evolution (Static Ice) Shandon (Cut)
Alana (Cut) Evolution (Turquoise) Sheila (Cut)
Alana Essence Fitzwilliam Shannon Jubilee
America the Beautiful Florence Court Collection Signature
America's Heritage Collection Floral Signia
Araglin Galtee (Cut) Simply Pastel-Blue
Arcade Garland Romance Simply Pastel-Lilac
Artisan Collection Garnon Simply Pastel-Lime
Ardree Geo-Oden Simply Pastel-Pink
Ardmore Giselle Simply Red
Arrington Gold Glandore Siren
Araglin Platinum Glandore Slane (Plain Foot)
Araglin Tradtions Glenmore (Cut) Slane (Cut Foot)
Ashling (Cut) Glendora-Blue Snow Crystals
Ashbourne (Cut) Glendora-Lavender Snow Crystals-Red
Ashbury Glengarriff (Cut) Somerton
Ashgrove Glencree (Cut) Spirit of America
Ashleigh (Cut Starburst Foot) Glencairn Spire
Ashleigh (Plain Foot) Glendon Studio
Ashling Glenmede Templemore (Cut)
Astrum Golden Araglin Tea Party
Aurora Golden Carina Thistle
Avoca (Cut) Golden Castlemaine Thank You
Avoca Golden Lismore Tall Times Square
Ballet Blossom Grainne Tramore (Cut)
Baby Blocks Grafix Tralee
Bamboo Collection Great Barrington Twelve Days of Christmas
Ballet Icing Grenville-Gold Tyrone (Cut)
Ballymore Grafton Street Vintage Garden
Ballylee Happy Holidays WAT10
Ballet Harvest-Thanksgiving WAT11
Ballina Hibernia WAT12
Ballyshannon (Cut) Hospitality Collection WAT16
Ballybay Incline Geo Wat20
Balmoral Innisfail (Cut) WAT39
Baltray (Cut) Irene WAT45
Ballet Ribbon Jade WAT49
Baroque Jasmine Pearl-Apple Green WAT5
Beaumont Jean WAT58
Belline Kathleen (Cut) WAT66
Best Wishes Kelsey WAT68
Blarney (Older) Kells WAT69
Blaze Kenmare (Cut) Waterford Wishes
Blue Bell Kelsey Platinum Waterville
Black Cut Kerry (Older, Ball Stem) Wedding Collection
Bloomfield Kerry (Newer, Facet Stem) Wedding Heirloom Collection
Boyne (Cut Foot) Kildare Wellesley
Bunclody Kilbarry (Cut) Westhampton
Cape Collection Kilcash (Plain Base) Whittaker
Carina Essence Kilkenny Winter Wonderland
Carleton Gold Killarney With Love
Cala Killeen Wood Grain
Carleton-Platinum Kilrush (Cut) Wynnewood
Carina Kilree Wynnewood Platinum
Cara (Cut Base) Kinsale (Cut)
Cardiffe Kincora


Directions to Replacements

Directions to Replacements, Ltd.

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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