Hey y’all…I’m kickin’ it in Austin, Texas today, so I’ve got the AMAZING Sarah Barksdale to drop some design knowledge on ya! Enjoy!!
Happy Friday everyone, I am an interior designer in Nashville and I write a blog called Sarah Barksdale Design. When Keri asked me to do a guest post for KP Spaces I was thrilled! Today I want to talk about decorating with mercury glass. I am sure many of you have seen it around, it has been pretty popular lately, and for good reason because it is gorgeous and very easy to decorate with. Mercury glass items are basically any kind of metallic, antique-looking glass piece. I love using these items as accessories when I am trying to add an element of antique to a look or dress up a space.
See how pretty and whimsical this wedding table looks with the mercury glass candles and vases? Mercury glass items come in all shaped and sizes, which makes them easy to decorate with.
One distinct trait of mercury glass, besides it’s metallic look, is that there are splotches and imperfections throughout the surface which makes it look antique. So when you are looking for mercury glass pieces don’t look for something that is perfect, part of the beauty is in the uniqueness of each item.
Decorating with mercury glass can also be a great addition to your holiday decor this upcoming season! Wouldn’t it be fun to add a little dressiness and glam to your festivities?
You could use glass pumpkins to dress up your Thanksgiving table. Isn’t this table setting gorgeous?
Or fill some vases with rustic branches to add some contrast to the romantic mercury glass look.
For Christmas you could use mercury glass candle holders to make a very elegant mantle arrangement. The possibilities are really endless.
Here are some helpful resources for finding mercury glass items to dress up your holiday decor this year!
Vases: West Elm
Ornaments: Ballard Designs
Glass Pumpkins: Wisteria
Candle Bowl: Pottery Barn
Trinket Boxes: Layla Grace
Pillar Candle Holders: Pottery Barn
And if you are feeling crafty, check out this link to a great tutorial on how to make your own mercury glass! Have you ever thought about incorporating mercury glass into your holiday decor? Or maybe you just want to add some to your everyday look in your home, either way I would love to hear what you think!