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Dartington Gets Set For London 2012

With the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics just days away Dartington has a great deal to offer for gifts and souvenirs to commemorate this historic occasion.

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    Mandeville London 2012 Mascot Gift Block 70mm x 70mm
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    A classic crystal glass decanter with the distinctive London 2012 skyline landmarks applied.

    BRISTOL, ENGLAND, July 23, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics just days away Dartington has a great deal to offer for gifts and souvenirs to commemorate this historic occasion. As the official supplier of crystal and glass products under the London 2012 licensing program Dartington has created a choice of designs to suit every need.

As the only truly British name in glassware Dartington is well placed to help Britain and the world celebrate this momentous event. Known for high quality products and attractive designs Dartington was chosen as a well respected name to develop crystal and glass for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The London 2012 logos and official artworks have been used on souvenir glass blocks, glass tumblers and many other items to bring the excitement of the Games into any home. For younger Olympic enthusiasts there is a collection of great mementos featuring the official mascots Wenlock and Mandeville as well as Pride - the official Team GB mascot. An ideal way to mark the occasion is with one of the attractive glass photo frames with choices that sport our iconic Union Flag, sporting pictogram images or the Team GB colours. Another very practical choice is the selection of tumblers and drinking glasses depicting the London 2012 logo, Union Flag and Team GB designs. Supplied in sets of four in both tumblers and hi balls these colourful glasses are dishwasher safe and great value at just GBP10 per pack. Other drinking glasses include shot glasses and a beer glass decorated with the Union Jack London 2012 logo.

While much of the Dartington London 2012 collection are "pick up" gifts with very affordable prices, there is also a strong element of more enduring commemorative items. The London skyline depicting London's major tourist attractions has been etched onto a glass bowls, vase and small votive. Crystal tankards, decanters and champagne flutes are also available with their own special engraved designs. These hand made items are made in England and make a very authentic choice for a collector or as a special gift. There is also unique and hand made paperweights and art-glass crafted in Scotland at their Caithness Glass studios. These coloured glass creations are only made in strictly limited numbers and will be some of the most prized commemoratives of the Games.

All of the Dartington London 2012 collection is supplied in official London 2012 gift packaging to ensure it is both secure and suitably impressive.

Dartington Crystal is proud to be the only remaining large scale producer of crystal and glass in the UK, an important regional employer with 150 staff. Nearly 100% of our crystal is still made in Devon while we design and source other glassware from selected European suppliers. Dartington Crystal also owns and markets the world renowned Caithness Glass and Royal Brierley Crystal brands as well as selling and distributing John Beswick ceramic character sculptures.

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