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3 Common Misconceptions about Crystal Stemware

Crystal Stemware Misconceptions

Crystal stemware is used a lot in fine dining restaurants as well as rented out to special events where a little sparkle is necessary on the table – or if a more luxurious atmosphere is wanted. It tends to be synonymous with a higher end price tag. There are misconceptions that exist with both crystal stemware and glass stemware but today I’m going to touch on the 3 misconceptions that people often assume about crystal stemware – in no particular order.

1. It’s really expensive

While it is true it can be a more expensive – this is more often than not the result of how it is manufactured and who is selling the crystal stemware. Crystal stemware that is hand blown by master craftsman is obviously going to be priced higher because of the human labour involved in producing it. Also, glass blowers are not a dime a dozen and is a craft that doesn’t have millions flocking to learn the trade. That being said, crystal stemware can be machine made – making the glasses more uniform in appearance and lowering unit costs. Also, companies that sell crystal stemware get very good at knowing how to specifically market crystal to appeal to our wants of luxury, fine craftsmanship and extravagance. Because of this, the pricing has been inflated because they have created a market that can support a higher price. Looking for wholesale suppliers of crystal stemware can help alleviate these higher prices.

2. It’s even more breakable than glass

While generally a more breakable substance than glass, crystal stemware tends to have the same issues that also occur with glass stemware. The bowls of the crystal and glass stemware can pop off the foot. That being said, assuming you handle crystal stemware like it can break – and that it isn’t indestructible – it should hold up well for you.

3. It’s not safe because of lead content

Health Canada’s stance on lead crystal is that it may release lead into your food or beverage. That being said, there is lead-free crystal stemware that exists these days. This eliminates the worry that may exist of potential lead poisoning.

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9 Quick Tips About White Resin Folding Chairs

White Resin Folding Chairs

What are the essential qualities of a great event chair? What makes them a good fit for a rental company? Here are all the quick tips about white resin folding chairs – including what makes them a great chair for rental companies and what markets they fit well into.

  1. They lock when folded down and stacked on top of one another for easy transporting
  2. The seats can be replaced if there’s damage or staining
  3. The most popular chair we sell – selling thousands across Canada
  4. We’ve had the same supplier for over 10 years
  5. A single white resin folding chair can hold up to 700lbs
  6. Can charge more per rental for these chairs – but the incremental cost compared to a regular plastic folding chair isn’t so immense that brides won’t be willing to pay a little extra for a better looking chair
  7. Require less maintenance than wood folding chairs because of their resin material
  8. Water resistant
  9. Small and large markets support these chairs – they’re the more expensive chair for smaller markets who can’t support a chiavari chair rental while are a middle of the road option for larger markets.

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Burgundy Teardrop-Back Banquet Chairs with Silver Vein Frame Now in Stock

As I've mentioned earlier this year, we brought in Black Textured Teardrop-Back Banquet Chairs with silver vein frames as well as Navy Blue Patterned Teardrop-Back Banquet Chairs with silver vein frames. We received them to our Toronto-area warehouse in March and they were so popular we sold them out before the end of summer - especially the black textured banquet chairs. What we also heard though, was that customers wanted a more traditional upholstery - particularly a burgundy fabric. So we went back to our factory and picked a burgundy patterned fabric . I'm pleased to announce that the new Burgundy Patterned Teardrop-back Banquet Chairs with Silver Vein Frame is now in stock - with our stock levels replenished of the Black Textured and Navy Blue Patterned Banquet Chairs.

 Burgundy Banquet Chairs

Additional Product Details

  • Teardrop Back Design
  • Black Textured, Navy Blue Patterned or Burgundy Patterned Fabric Upholstery Available
  • Upholstered Seat and Back
  • 2.5'' Thick Upholstered Seat Cushion
  • 18 Gauge Steel Frame
  • Support Braces on either leg for durability
  • Stacks up to 15 Chairs High
  • Plastic Bumper Guards prevent scratches on frame when stacked
  • Silver Vein Powder Coated Frame Finish
  • Non-Marring Plastic Floor Glides
  • Designed for Commercial Use
  • Ships Fully Assembled
  • Weight per chair: 10lbs
  • Banquet Chair Weight Capacity: 500lbs
  • Chair Measurements: Width: 17 1/8”, Height: 36”, Depth: 22”, Seat Depth: 15 7/8”, Seat Width: 15 ½"

If you're interested in a quote for our burgundy patterned, navy blue patterned, or black textured banquet chairs including shipping:


New Event Equipment Products on Sale

In case you’re not familiar with our “On Sale Now” section of our website, we have a page devoted to products that we have an overstock of or are looking to clear out of inventory. We have a number of new items either added on Sale or reduced in price that are worth mentioning. Check them out below!

Tan on Tan, Slate Blue on Grey, Royal Blue on Grey Plastic Folding Chairs 

Plastic Folding Chairs on sale
now $14.41 each regardless of volume purchased.

5ft Rectangle Plastic Folding Table

5 Ft Rectangle Plastic Folding Table on Sale
on Sale for $58.95 each regardless of volume purchased.

4ftx24” Rectangle Plastic Folding Table

4ft x 24in Rectangle Plastic Folding Table on Sale
On Sale for $36.95 each.

Solid wood harvest table
Harvest Table on Sale
On Sale for $449.99

We also have provided deeper discounts on the following porcelain products:

A1902B - Quadrato 11.25" Square Charger Plate - Black
Square Black Charger Plate on Sale
Originally $11.49 and now marked down to $2.91.

A0400 – 13” Wavy Platter
13in Wavy Platter on Sale
Originally $13.28 and now marked down to $3.91.

A1837 - 15" Triangle Plate
15in Triangle Platter on Sale
Originally $9.19 and now marked down to $2.91.

A1235 - 22" Oval Fish Platter
22in Oval Fish Platter on Sale
Originally $24.20 and now marked down to $4.91.

If you’re interested in a quote for any of the above items including shipping to your location:

Can you Remove Candle Wax from Spandex Tablecovers without Staining?

Candle wax is something that party rental companies that rent out event tablecloths have to deal with on an ongoing basis. Candles and tea/votive lights are an event staple that adds great ambiance to the event – but can be a huge pain to remove – and can potentially stain. We had a customer let us know our spandex cocktail tablecovers had been stained by candle wax so I thought I would test to see whether I could remove the candle wax from spandex tablecovers without staining. Here are the steps I took below:

Before Picture of Candle Wax on Spandex Cocktail Tablecover

Candle Wax on Spandex Tablecover

Here are the items you will need to remove the candle wax:

  • A–Paper Towel
  • B–Cardboard
  • C–Iron with multiple temperature settings
  • D–WD-40
  • E–Baking Soda
  • F–Dawn
  • G–Toothbrush

Tools to get wax out of Spandex Part 1Tools for Removing Wax from Spandex Part 2

Place the cardboard and a piece of paper towel under the stain between the table and the fabric

Cardboard and Paper Towel under Spandex Table Cover

Place a piece of paper towel on top of the fabric

Paper Towel on Top of Candle Wax

Heat iron on low-medium setting and then press the iron on top of the paper towel. The wax will reheat and melt into the paper towel.

Iron on Top of Paper Towel to get Wax Off

Here’s what it will look like after the wax has been melted into the paper towel – like you have an oil stain now.

Wax Removed from Spandex Table CoverPaper Towels with Wax on Them

Squirt WD-40 onto the oil stain. If it is a small amount of candle wax, you may prefer to put a little WD-40 into a bowl and use a q-tip to put WD-40 onto the stain.

WD40 on the Stain

Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda onto the WD-40.

Baking Soda Poured on the Stain

Use the toothbrush to brush the baking soda into the stain. You will notice it clumping as it pulls up the WD-40 into the baking soda. Once it has clumped, discard the used baking soda.

Clumping Baking Soda from Oil Stain

Keep sprinkling on baking soda and brushing it until there are no more clumps.

No More Clumps from Oil and Baking Soda

Put Dawn on the baking soda and use the toothbrush to rub it in. Then let it sit for a bit to pre-treat.

Dawn on Baking Soda and StainRub in Dawn and Baking Soda

Throw the spandex tablecover with baking soda and dawn into the washing machine with lukewarm water and regular liquid detergent. Tumble dry on low.

Voila! Good as new!

Spandex Tablecover Clean of Oil Stain

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