Sorry, no freaky find Fiday today. In some ways that's a good thing, right? No atrocities for the time being (even though I'm sure I could have found something had I looked hard enough).
Instead, here is something pretty for a change...
Don't you just love mercury glass?! I sure do. It is so beautiful with its silvery exterior warmed by a gold glow from within. Mercury glass is the term for "silvered glass" which was commonly manufactured in the US between 1852-80. True mercury glass has a double wall between which the silvering solution was applied (which contained silver nitrate and grape sugar). source.
Today we have reproduction mercury glass. You can tell the difference because it doesn't have a double layer of glass. It doesn't really matter, though. The reproduction pieces are really pretty.
Take a look at this mercury glass chandelier! here
I would love to get these mercury glass knobs for...something...anything! here
There is even a process using spray paint to create your own look alike mercury glass! I might want to try that with the frame of a mirror or picture frame. I think I feel a DIY post coming on...
Day 30 I am thankful for the gift that is my life. There is hope, joy and love every day. That
is truly something to be thankful for.