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Trend Alert: Mercury Glass Buffs Up Decor
New nontoxic formulas have made silvered glass popular again, and it's bringing shine to interiors of all styles
"silvered glass popular again, and it's bringing shine to interiors of all styles... where mercury glass comes in. Mercury glass is very popular now; you've probably... Republic, mercury glass (or "silvered glass") was originally a poor person's silver;... double glass wall with the inside filled with mercury, objects could pass as solid... there is a mercury glass look to fit your type of decor.... Because real mercury is now known to be dangerous, modern, safe-to-use versions of mercury..."
Shine Up Your Holidays With DIY Mercury Glass Globes
Get expensive-looking decorations for the cost of paint and glass, with blinged-out orbs you can make at home
"paint and glass, with blinged-out orbs you can make at home... This faux mercury glass orb looks like a costly relic but was easy to make, and it adds... for faux Mercury glass and Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. I searched local Michael's... Mirror Glass spray at Walmart. Mercury glass orbs.....beautiful! I found the Krylon... "looking glass" paint used for faux mercury glass, but you can select a more antiqued..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Thanksgiving Table Decor!
Mercury glass, pheasant feathers and colorful glassware are just a few of the fall table setting ideas we're spotting
"Mercury glass, pheasant feathers and colorful glassware are just a few of the fall... purchases the mercury glass this year. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I attached this... & wine glasses - sorry, never got a pic of it later w/ the glasses - busy visiting... tablecloth, glass chargers, Fioriware dinner plates, Gien salad plates, all collected at... large glass hurricane as the centerpiece. Then I fill gold, rectangular vases with..."
Polar Vortex: How Houzzers Are Coping With the Storm
Spirits are staying high even as the mercury plunges to new lows. Do any of these firsthand accounts sound familiar?
10 Gorgeous Backsplash Alternatives to Subway Tile
Artistic installations, back-painted glass and pivoting windows prove there are backsplash possibilities beyond the platform
"back-painted glass and pivoting windows prove there are backsplash possibilities beyond... painted glass, pivoting windows, mirror and more.... call "glass tile blocks" that used art glass tiles that are fused onto the glass... com/products/glass-block/colored-frosted-glass-blocks I have a ton of stained glass, as... behind the glass and then remove the glass to repaint the wall? Thanks for showing other... painted glass, why not just paint the wall and place a piece of plain glass over it..."
Houzz Interview: French Larkspur
"I use mercury glass as accent pieces in almost every room in my house. 4. I never... Love mercury glass! I absolutely love the entire house! So restful, and peaceful... also love mercury glass and have been adding to my collection. Beautiful house and the... also love mercury glass and that you use it in every room. I do not have any at this... sharing! Mercury glass touches = just the right amount of "bling" Tracey, I can't get..."
6 Spot-on Places to Use Penny Tiles
You’ll flip for these coin-shaped wall and floor tiles in bright colors, subtle neutrals and even clear glass
"wonderful glass tile in my shower, I love it!!! Another picture of my shower. Word of... of the glass.Penny tile should be cleaned with water and a mild soap. Glass penny... Walker of Mercury Mosaics. Colored floor tiles later became popular, as well as patterns... tile by Mercury Mosaics was hand made in a custom palette. Most penny tile is machine... However, Mercury Mosaics makes all its tile by hand, creating a beefier tile that’s..."
Guest Picks: Holiday Gifts for the Hosts
Think outside the bottle of wine with host gifts like flavored oils, clever espresso cups and tequila 'glasses' made of salt
"for that glass zipper bag and/or the pinch bowls, will fill with penny candy from the... salt shot glasses - so cool!... through mercury glass. This candleholder is a lovely touch for any gathering and is... handblown glass “bag” to give it your own zip! Charming and fun, it’s sure to be a hit... shot “glasses” are made of salt! If treated with care as described, they won’t dissolve... jar shot glasses? They would set the tone for a casual evening with friends and are..."
My Houzz: Coastal Elegance for a 1917 Bungalow
Sea glass and beachy colors join the family silver and traditional seating in a 4-bedroom Florida home
"Sea glass and beachy colors join the family silver and traditional seating in a 4-bedroom... enjoy a glass of wine on the porch, watching a beautiful sunset. How tall are the ceilings... or sea glass. My version would lean a little more toward modern furnishings and fewer... gold to mercury glass blended in with our family silver pieces,” says Christy. “Our... like sea glass and shells.Sofa: Magnolia; cane-back chair: PJ Newman; end tables: estate..."
Contrast and Conquer
Guest Picks: Subtle Gray Tableware Gives Food the Spotlight
Let your holiday feast stand out against understated gray and silver dishes, platters, linens and cutlery
"silver and mercury glass thrown in for good measure. — Tami from Running with Tweezers... cocktail glasses, candleholders or small vases. These mercury glass cloches are food... stemless glasses for wine. These squatty little ones are easy to store and tough to... highball glasses is a nice surprise. They’re also inexpensive, so you can buy a bunch..."
Guest Picks: Decor That Doesn't Scream 'Halloween'
Subtly moody art and accessories can work well around the home for October 31 festivities and long after
Mantel Mania: Sprucing The Space Above Your Fireplace
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Holiday Mantel
Do reindeer prance or lights dance above your fireplace during the holidays? Share your decorated mantel with us
"of the glass candlesticks, glitter balls, mercury glass, and coral sculpture, with... and the glass antiqued mercury Christmas tree is a favorite of mine as well. Our whole... "Gloria", mercury glass ornaments, pine cones and pine garland. Gorgeous fireplace murphy... love with mercury and gold glass anything. :) I've also struggled with paring down... favorite mercury glass votives. On one side of the mantel I have a small Christmas tree..."
25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers
Laden with boughs, lights and even lemons, these decorated fireplace mantels show a festive Christmas spirit and a creative approach
"- some mercury glass in there too. Beautiful mantles! I loved suzy's mantle...its... went with mercury glass and gold this year. Here is mine with a nativity scene! Jesus... ornaments, mercury glass and garland for a sparkly reflective look. This is grandma's... with no glass protecting from fire, so I had to be carefull with natural garlands.... tempered glass. Any decorations would look like they were floating over your fireplace..."