Saturday, November 26, 2011

In a glass by itself ...

It's apparent that I'm not the only one who loves Mercury Glass! What was once considered 'poor man's silver' is now highly collectable, with reproductions of the vintage pieces selling in every home decor store and catalog.

Image via West Elm.

It's time to herald the arrival of silver season. Simply walk through West Elm right now and a hefty dose of Mercury Glass hurricanes, vases and votives (above and below) will shine from every table setting.

Image via West Elm.

Horchow is featuring it's hurricane for the holidays (below).

Image via Horchow.

Crate and Barrel has its fantastic glass lamp (below) at the ready just in case you need to spruce up the homestead before that first Christmas party at your place. This little jewel is drool-worthy in my book!

Image via Crate and Barrel.

I could also use the gorgeous cake plate from Ballard Designs (below).

Image via Ballard Designs.

I've already taken a cue from Southern Living and started my holiday decorating with vintage Mercury Glass balls.

Image via Southern Living.

But, what really intrigues me is a project I have waiting on my 'to do' list. I just hope I can find some time to try my hand a creating faux Mercury Glass. It looks relatively easy, takes little skill and even fewer supplies.

I've linked the tutorial in case you would like to try your hand at this little money saving process for your holiday decor.

BEFORE: Use inexpensive clear glass vases
AFTER: Using the tutorial
Lovely Little Details and Take The Side Street offer tutorials on their blogs. Just click on either of the links for simple, 'how-to' project steps.

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