Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mercury Glass Candlesticks- Part Two

Remember a while back when I blogged about the Mercury Glass Candlesticks I bought at TJ Maxx?

Well, one of my readers actually found the two matching ones I needed! I sent her payment, (she got them on clearance at Marshalls, yay!) and they arrived the other day, safe and sound...






I love their silvery translucency. ( FYI- Mercury Glass is blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution, and then sealed.)



I set them up on the mantle, just to get an idea of what they will look like this Christmas...




They look so naked without candles on top of them, but I just had to show you! :-)

Thank you SO much Mary!



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29 comments:

Katherine said...

Gorgeous!!

Allidink said...

Oh how nice! They look great :)

All the best,
Allison

Cote de Texas said...

why wait for Christmas! I leave my mercury glass out all year - your mantel looks wonderful with them on it! would it look any other way????

JHRME said...

Just for Christmas?! I think they look beautiful! You couldnt just switch the candles out seasonally?

Catherine said...

I actually think they look good without candles! It's so hard to find nice mercury glass candlesticks in Australia - I've got one, but am searching for more.
By the way, you might recall that I've got an architectural semi-circle thingey like the one you are coveting and I have never regretted buying it, even though it was a little pricey. But way cheaper than original art and a real 'wow' piece for your home - I think you couldn't go wrong for $200. the dishwasher can wait!.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I have a mercury glass collection, too. Don't you just love how ladylike and sparkly it is? : )

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh the mighty power of bloggin' women. We can shop all around the world, smile. What a sweet thing for her to do for you. Now your set is complete and looks great up there. Enjoy~

Rebekah said...

They're stupendous!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

They are so pretty! Why wait till Christmas to use them? I think they would look great year round!

SILVIA said...

.....and they look gorgeous up there .....silvia..

Mary said...

So sweet of you to blog about it...and it was my pleasure to be able to find them for you! ;o) I am so happy to have made your mantle complete ~ even if my friend did think I was a little crazy when I freaked over finding them ~ then had to explain I was buying them for someone I had never met in my life...and I was going to send them to her...aren't blog friends just the best!? HaHa! Enjoy them! ;o)

Inspired Kara said...

The joys of blogging!!!!

Cathy said...

Ohh I love them..use them year round. They are too pretty to put away until Christmas.

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

They are so pretty, Layla!

shannon said...

I leave my mecury glass candles sticks up year round. I love how they look in the light. Top them with some moss balls for spring and enjoy!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Such a nice reader to pick those up for you! Don't we just meet the best people in blogland? The candlesticks are fabulous!
~Misti

Love Where You Live said...

Such a good eye -- for style and great deals. And I'm a sucker for a good buy!! Like Cote de Texas, I say leave them out and enjoy. cheers, -susan

LuLu said...

They look Great! It's so fun to get exactly what you are looking for!!!!
LuLu

Holly and Sean said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE your mantle~

Kris said...

I spotted some mercury glass vases at our local homegoods and passed on them. I wanted to hold out for antique mercury glass, until I seen the price of the antiques. Next time I won't pass them up.

How nice of your reader to think of you. Love your matel.

Have a happy day

Kris

Jessica said...

They're gorgeous! I love mercury glass :) Just wanted to say that I love your blog & I am adding it to my favorite blogs list in my new blog that I just started. Thanks for all of the amazing inspiration!

PJ said...

OOOH,I hope you leave them on the mantle now, not just for the holidays! They're bee-u-tee-ful, Layla!

ness lockyer said...

They are gorgeous. I would leave them out all the time.
Ness xx

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love mercury glass--thanks for explaining how it's made! I bought some last Christmas and really hated taking it down after the holidays, it was just so pretty.

Jeanneoli said...

How kind of your reader. They look beautiful on your mantel.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gotta love the wonderful world of blogging! They look fabulous, I agree that they look stunning on your mantel anytime of year.
:)
Lidy

kirwin said...

I am in LOVE with your style and your cottage. It is, without a doubt, some of the best design out there. Love, love, love!

Linda Lou said...

Love your blog - I have the same ones, but I bought them at Pottery Barn, if I would have seen them at TJ Maxx, one of my favorite stores, I would have saved a TON of money! I did get a great mercury glass vase at Michaels though on sale!

Bethany said...

No Way! I never thought of using readers to help me scourer the TJ Maxes around the country. But what a great plan (not that that was your intention). Way to go.