A little story about the chandy - it was a pre-loved item I scored from mudah.com (Malaysia's ebay). I think it was about RM170. It was glass, not crystal. You should know by now that I love second-hand items. The price is one thing. But the main attraction for me is the stories behind them. Plus, their potentials - the excitement and satisfaction I get when anticipating the results and after turning them into something beautiful and loved again.
My house is full of those things. I won't trade them for newer, flashier furniture. My son doesn't appreciate them and keeps asking us to buy new stuff, more like a totally new house actually. I told my daughter, who is always a good listener, that I like those stuff because of their characters. She didn't understand at first. After explaining to her, she suddenly said 'oh you mean they have history?'. Didn't I tell you she's a good listener? :D