Monday, December 22, 2008

Trash to Treasure: Mecury Glass Candle Holders

I started not to post a Trash to Treasure this week since everyone is so busy with Christmas activities, but I just had to show you all my newest treasures!

Lots of blogging ladies have been using mercury glass candle holders in their Christmas decor. I really liked this look so when I was in Dirt Cheap ( a local salvage store) the other day I ran across these little round mercury glass candle holders! They were only $1.00 each and the orginal tag was 14.99 from Kohl's! I bought 4 of them.

Here's a close up:
I also found the blue tree for 80% off the original price which was pretty cheap. I used a silver tray from an estate sale and some silver goblets turned upside down with a votive on top. It is in my bedroom on the dresser.

So, if you have a treasure you want to link, please link to Mr. Linky!

And, my Christmas tree is one of the finalists in the Tip Junkie tour of trees. You can peek at it and vote for my tree if you want to-just click here.

25 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Diane, I adore mercury glass. i don't have any. But, I think I'm going to have to find some.
Merry Christmas!!! Terrie

Happy To Be said...

Oh Diane...I just love that tree those colors are just amazing together..and this mercury glass I never seen until visiting blogs ..its like where have I been..clever idea with the votive candles...hugs and smiles Gloria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, these are wonderful! You did well to find them. Just so neat!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

You're scaring me, Diane. I thought I had already been to see you today - I could have sworn it! But you've posted again. Oh, I'm glad I'm not crazy! I love this!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie said...

Diane, those candle holders and that tree are beautiful! And what a pretty vignette you made with them. Merry Cristmas. laurie

The Muse said...

Simply grand...i love the color combo you utilized!

Dawn said...

Oh how pretty!!! I haven't seen any mercury glass candle holders before but I love the look! You are quite the bargain hunter!!!

take care,
Dawn

Smilingsal said...

Diane, Your blue tree is pretty, but you knew I'd say that! Now I'm going to go vote for you.

Bo said...

Hi Diane...you are a great bargain hunter/finder/gatherer!
I'm loving those little trees...
Merry Christmas, ;-) Bo

Darlene said...

I LOVE those candle holders. I just bought my mom a large Mercury glass tree from Cracker Barrel and two candle holders that match. I LOVE the mercury glass! Yours looks so pretty with those trees....love it!

April said...

Wow! I may just have to hop on over to Kohl's today! So pretty, Diane...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Mad Red Hare said...

Those are gorgeous and a great bargain. Who could ask for anything more!

CIELO said...

I love your little round mercury glass candle holders! Mercury glass is so elegant all season.... Awesome finds!

Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours

cielo

Shannon said...

Merry Christmas!

nikkicrumpet said...

Well that turned out really pretty for such a bargain price. I love the sparkle and shine coming from this vignette! AWESOME.

jeanne said...

Diane, you are definitely a great shopper. The mercury glass is awesome and I can't believe the cost. I love the vignette with the blue Christmas bulb trees. Just gorgeous. You have my vote already for your feathery tree. Lovely. I enjoyed all of the entries. The camera sure doesn't do a Christmas tree justice. Your close ups really reveal the beauty of your tree.

Christmas love...Jeanne

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Beautiful candleholders, and I just love that blue tree! What wonderful finds and great bargains!

Wishing you and your family a Merry and Blessed Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I really really REALLY love those blue trees! How gorgeous! Way to go getting that great deal! Beautiful candleholders!

Femin Susan said...

Hello……. !
Very cute all these pictures... Great…….
You are welcome to my blog…….
Wishing you "A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Very pretty! Merry Christmas :)

tardevil said...

Love the blue trees...the candle holders are pretty too, but I can't stop looking at those trees!

artis1111 said...

Love the trees too. Good idea with the candles. Kathy

Sincerely Yours said...

Merry Christmas Diane! This is a gorgeous vignette! I'm know loving this mercury glass thing!!!lol See you after the holidays! Sincerely, Jeannette

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I am in awe of your one dollar candle holders!! (in awe, and a wee bit jealous. ;-) What a great thrifty purchase. And I'm in love with the name of the store...Dirt Cheap. Ha!