I’ve always found that mixing elements of old with elements of new adds that personal touch to a home. Making your place feel like it’s yours gives it that warm and welcoming feeling. Whether you’re mixing old photographs with new photographs or old furniture with new furniture, the blending of elements is what makes your home uniquely yours. Mercury glass, also known as silvered glass, is one of those elements that can be incorporated into your decor: it just makes everything a little prettier, and stores like Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Home Decorators, and Pier One all sell products featuring Mercury glass.
The candlesticks pictured above decorate the mantle in my home. I bought them at Home Goods. I love the elegance they add to my dining room (our fireplace is in the dining room), and when the candles are glowing, they become a focal point.
The first products made of Mercury glass came from England, and in 1855, America saw its first pieces of it.
Featured here are some photographs of Mercury glass, plus some ideas for decorating with it.