Isn't this great? It's vintage crystal and it belonged to my Grandpa. :o) You can't see it, but there's a flower carved into the bottom.
I kept it, even though I didn't really have anything to put in it (we're mostly wine drinkers) because it's a great piece either way. This year it dawned on us that we do occasionally buy other alcohol, especially around the holidays, for things like eggnog and hot toddies. :oD Now, instead of hiding the ugly bottle of brandy in the cupboard, we can use this awesome decanter.
I love when possessions have a purpose. :o)