Mercury Glass Centerpieces – Shabby chic shimmer!

Mercury glass is so named because a mercury solution was used in between two walls of clear glass to create the desired silvered look.  The practice of using mercury was abandoned due to toxicity and expense but the name stuck.

Of course, today, mercury glass is made in many colors and in many shapes. Beautiful, popular centerpieces are created with mercury glass pieces. The glass adds an elegant shimmer and a shabby chic mirrored surface to centerpieces and decorations.
Something else that’s really popular today is creating a vintage feel in your decor creations and mercury glass certainly does that.

Here’s a great article that speaks to the history of mercury glass. Click on marthastewart.com link to view.
http://www.marthastewart.com/268012/mercury-glass

For the crafty one, make your own mercury glass. This do-it-yourself article looks very doable to us.
http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/han…

Get some real decorating inspiration and ideas on our ‘Mercury Glass Centerpieces’ pinterest board.
https://www.pinterest.com/surroundingsdiy/mercury…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s