Nielsens Center Stage for Waterford

SIGNING EVENT: Andrea Nielsen, right, hosted world famous Ambassador and Master Craftsman Tom Powers of Waterford and Ireland in November at her store, located in The Plaza, 81st Street and Lewis Avenue. In the middle is Andrea’s daughter, Annika.

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Nielsens Gifts, located in The Plaza at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue, was the first store in Oklahoma to carry Waterford Crystal. Arthur Nielsen selected the new crystal art when there was only one pitcher being imported to the in the early 1960s. Waterford and Nielsens has had a strong partnership ever since.

In November, Nielsen’s hosted a signing event featuring Waterford’s world famous Ambassador and Master Craftsman, Tom Powers.

The Limited From Ireland with Love bowl that was special for this year’s signing event was mouth blown and hand cut in Ireland. Nielsens loves this unique Artisan Piece that is also a wonderful value. Other favorites are the fabulous Snowflake toasting flutes in Cobalt Blue and six-inch Heart vase at a special value!

Powers educated visitors on the mouth blowing and hand cutting of Waterford Crystal that give it a special sparkle. Powers began his career with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice in the 1980s. After years of training, he became a Master Craftsman. Powers is the Waterford spokesman for the Times Square Crystal Ball for New Year’s Eve. He lives in Waterford, Ireland.

The 2017 Waterford collection is now on display at Nielsens at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue. This year’s Waterford collection has something for every taste from the traditional to the new colorful cut pieces to contemporary clear crystal. Visitors should see the Giftology Collection. Everything is packaged in colorful tins with fun sayings. There are some great surprises and specials just for Nielsens’ customers. Lismore Pops- bright Hot colors in Champagne flutes and Bar Glasses are Andrea Nielsen’s favorite new introductions.

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Updated 12-19-2017

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