Wow, it is getting so close and I feel like I can’t find enough time to get everything done. So, today I would like to share a Holiday display I have in my house instead of a project. I love the look of Mercury Glass. It looks vintage, classy and it sparkles. What more could you ask for in a decoration. It is also a decoration that can left out all year and changed up according to the holiday season. This display also includes Shiny Brite glass ornaments, vintage santa images and scrabble pieces. It all came together nicely. Take a look.
Mercury glass was first patented in England in 1849 and doesn’t even have mercury in it. Most of my mercury glass is not original. A lot of the new mercury glass is only single walled. Original mercury glass was blown with a double wall and a hole at the bottom so the silver nitrate or silver solution could be poured in. The hole was then sealed after the solution was dry. Although elemental mercury was used to make mirrors in the early years of production, it was never used in tableware and after about 1860 was almost completely replaced by the use of silver nitrate. This is just one of our “Did you know” facts. Below are some more close-up shot of my display.
I just love the expressions and details on these Santas sitting in the old typewriter. When Christmas is over I will just remove the Christmas decorations and replace them with Valentine’s Day decorations. It is a very easy and fun display to change up according to the holidays.
Well, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Get the rest of your shopping done, cook those meals, have a wonderful time with your families and always remember the reason for the season. Thanks for all your support with the start of our new venture and look out for 2011.