Take one simple glass, and metamorphosis into a faux mercury glass candle.
A few weeks earlier Yvonne designed a party for some fabulous event. When she arrived to set-up, she discovered that the previous event planner had left behind 50+ glasses, and she could take them. So she came up with a way to turn them into something fa-la-la-fabulous, and showed us how she did it.
First she painted the glass with silver paint, then used a wet paper towel to "sponge" it off. Repeated that step with gold. Then she hot glue gunned buttons and beads.
Pottery Barn's Mercury Shop.
Etched Antique Mercury Glass Canister
Paros Mercury Glass Lanterns
and these Etched Mercury Glass Bath Accessories
We were invited back Friday night for a fa-la-la-fabulous dinner party, celebrating Christ's birth with our spouses and other members of our wonderful Bible Study group. What an amazing home, and decorated with such panache and style (next week post)! Metamorphosis wonderland!
Here's what I found out about Mercury Glass from the WiseGeeks.
Mercury glass was first created in Germany in the early 1800s. It was used as a more inexpensive material for candlesticks, vases, goblets, and other objects. Silvered glass quickly gained popularity in France, England, Bohemia, and the United States. The New England Glass Company showed a large display of the glass at the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1853; included in the display were goblets, vases, spittoons, sugar basins, tumblers, and more.
The New England Glass Company showed a large display of the glass at the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1853; included in the display were goblets, vases, spittoons, sugar basins, tumblers, and more. Although some critics dismissed mercury glass as being too showy and looking too mirror-like, most people found it very attractive.
One of the common uses for this measurement is determining the efficiency of evaporative coolers in dry regions. In general, a psychrometer or mercury glass bulb thermometer is used for measuring the wet bulb temperature of a location.