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#1 Mrs. Martin

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    Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:52 PM

    I'm taking glass candleholders (they vary between 5-10 inches tall and have thin stems) along with me to Mexico. I'm obviously going to pad them up as much as possible so they won't break, but I bought an extra one in each size just incase one of them does break.

    Is that enough or should I buy a few extra? I don't want to buy too many extras because of $$ and I don't want to add more carry-on items to my already long list. How many of your glass items (whether they were candleholders or not) broke while traveling?

    #2 lyrebard

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      Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:32 PM

      I brought (and sent) plenty of glass with me, but much of my decisions about which glass to buy were based on what would be less likely to break during shipping/travel. None of it broke, although I did bring a few extra just in case... I would say that your decisions about how many extra to buy should be based on likelihood of breakage. That's probably not so helpful, but that's all I've got! Good luck!!

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:39 PM

        Nothing of ours broke. I packed it with tissue paper inside and bubble wrap outside. Had it in my carry-on on the way down and checked baggage on the way back, also wrapped in clothing. No issues. :-)

        #4 michelle08

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          Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

          I didn't bring much...but I brought a bunch of glass votive holders but packed them in the boxes they came in and I had a couple vases and I bought some bubble wrap for cheap at longs drugs and it worked great!

          #5 Ana Cerda

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            Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Mrs. Martin
            I'm taking glass candleholders (they vary between 5-10 inches tall and have thin stems) along with me to Mexico. I'm obviously going to pad them up as much as possible so they won't break, but I bought an extra one in each size just incase one of them does break.

            Is that enough or should I buy a few extra? I don't want to buy too many extras because of $$ and I don't want to add more carry-on items to my already long list. How many of your glass items (whether they were candleholders or not) broke while traveling?
            I have 10 glass centerpieces. I am giving 10 family members to take one each and carry it to Cancun. That will be their carry on luggage.

            #6 Mrs. Martin

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              Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:37 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Ana Cerda
              I have 10 glass centerpieces. I am giving 10 family members to take one each and carry it to Cancun. That will be their carry on luggage.
              That's what I was planning on doing as well! We have 22 people traveling with us, so I will be putting them to work and holding my boxes!




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