Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mercury Glass Lamp

Hi everyone! I’m so glad you guys liked the coffee filter wreath! Be sure to let me know if you post one on your blog as I’d love to come by to see it.

I wanted to show you the great mercury glass lamp I got at TJ Maxx for $39. Neither my husband nor I could really read with the light we had in the living room. We used to be able to just fine - but that's another story LOL!

Anyway, there was a white lamp with a black and white toile lampshade on the table inbetween our chairs. It's pretty but we really needed something that gave off more light. I'll just move it into our bedroom (which is black and cream toile).

Most of you know I love mercury glass (like a lot of you) and have pretty good collection of candlesticks.

So I couldn’t believe it when I saw a mercury glass lamp at TJ Max. I think I squealed when I saw it and I'm not given to squealing~smile!

Love it!  Love TJ Maxx!

I have so many mirrors hanging around that used to be in my foyer, that I took one to use as a tray of sorts. I like the black scrollyness against the white of the table. I’m sure my husband will ask me to move it (so he can put his coffee cup down) when he gets back, but for the time being I’m going to enjoy it! LOL!

Well, I'm headed back outside to continue planting. Thanks for taking the time to drop by today!


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful! What a great find!

Sandra said...

Thanks for all the inspiration! I love the mercury glass candle with ribbon and pretty and simple. Plus I just picked up a mirror last week at GW similar to yours and I have no place to hang it I never thought of using it on a tabletop! Such pretty things!

Lou Cinda said...

LOVE IT! And I love it on the mirror/tray! Looks Perfect!

I am a HUGE TJ MAXX fan! My son works there part time while he goes to college and he will "alert" me when shipments come in! lol

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Andrea said...

Looks so nice! In fact, I think you're home looks so cozy and comfy! Beautiful, but useable too! :)

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh I would have squealed too and ran right to it!!!
Love the mirrow and the way you have it displayed..maybe Hubby will too!!??
Love the straw in your flowerbeds..reminds me of my Grandparents..I grew up in Florida and they always used it for their bedding too.
Blessings for a wonderful week!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is a great lamp! And I love it sitting on the mirror tray. It just makes it all the better!

Kathleen Grace said...

A fabulous lamp Manuela! I have fallen in love with mercury glass, this is so pretty!

Bella said...

What a fabulous, fabulous find! I just love Mercury glass, though so far my collection is limited to candlesticks.

Vee said...

Oh I might've squealed, too. I just hope that it is as functional as beautiful because you two need to be able to see what you're reading. It looks very nice there just as you have it. Can't hubby balance the mug and his book? :D

1 Funky Woman said...

I definitely would have squealed! Me, I don't mind squealing when its needed, lol! Love the bling on your candle!

Angie said...

That lamp is truly gorgeous! I love TJ Maxx too - was just in there today!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Manuela, your lamp is beautiful, and I'm loving that pretty bow with the gorgeous broach on it! laurie

Anonymous said...

Great find. Love that lamp. TJ Maxx is my very favorite store in the whole world.

Cozy Little House said...

Well, I like the reflection of the mirror on the table. But then again I know that husbands want things a certain way too! I have been trying to find that shade of green candles ever since you first showed them. Where did you say you purchased them? I thought you said IKEA, but I could be thinking of something else. We don't have one around here anyway.

Rose H (UK) said...

Your new lamp is certainly beautiful Manuela, and looks perfect placed on the mirror. I love TK Maxx too, one of my favourite stores too!

Kelley said...

You're right, dahling, it's mahvelous!

Kelly Maria said...

Oh, I love Mercury Glass. What a treasure!! TJ Maxx always has the best stuff!!
About the coffee filter wreath. Love the idea. Wonder what it would look like if one was made in an initial??? May have to give it a try! Thanks for ALWAYS being an inspiration!!
Beautiful Blessings~Kelly Maria

PS~ I am having a giveaway at my my blog if you would like to enter.

Terri and Bob said...

Oh yeah, you did it girl (snap). Love the lamp!

Donna said...

I love the lamp, Manuela! TJ Maxx is such a great place.

kim said...

That lamp is gorgeous. Glad you got such a good deal and a lamp that will help you see better.

Becky K. said...

Love it!

Not only do we need more light... but longer arms too. How does someone who used to be near sighted end up far sighted in such a short time?

Anyway, back to the lamp, I am happy that you found one that you love.

Becky K.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Manuela~

Love it! Mercury glass goes very well in so many different homes. It looks just perfect in yours.


Donna said...

I love your new lamp! I am so jealous. You are always inspiring me. I am going to buy me some coffee filters tomorrow (I don't even have a coffee pot) and make me one! I will let you know when I make it and post it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty grouping. I walked around today trying to decide what I wanted to change and drew a blank. Time to spend more time outside! :-D The weather has been wonderful here and hope yours has been also.

Linda said...

Gorgeous lamp- vintage and modern at the same time- lovely!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Ohh, I love the lamp! I was in TJ Maxx today and they did not have this lamp or I would have been squaling too!

Melissa Miller said...

It is beautiful! Love the way you displayed it as well. I hope you can leave it on the mirror with it's unique look. :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, it is beautiful! And it looks just perfect on top of the mirror! I LOVE it!

I hope you are having a good week! :)

Julie said...

What a wonderful lamp! Once again you have found something wonderful!

Richella said...

I'd squeal if I found that one, too!

Isn't it AMAZING how you get to the point where you just have to have more light in order to read something? I've always had 20/20 vision, and I'm hating this part of aging. . . but that's the way it goes.

TJMaxx rocks. No doubt about it. :)

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful lamp and great find. You must have been dancing in the store xoxoxo Clarice

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

I never thought to place a mirror under a lamp, what a great idea. Where did you find the mirror with the black scroll work on it? I haven't ever seen a mirror like that. I would love to create a look like that too. It really looks great.

Amy said...

One of my favorites is Vaseline glass. It is hard to find now.

But your lamp is really neat.

My SIL likes lots of mirrors. I am glad that you liked the one on my blog. I don't think I would have put it outside.

Have a wonderful day.

Betsy said...

What a great deal...and it looks perfect there!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Love it!!! Can I borrow your idea? plus I think a new wreath will be showing up around here soon. I wish I was headed out to plant, but noooo I am headed out to pull weeds :) Have a great day! ~Nancy~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, oh, I love that lamp. I am a lamp nut...they are my favorite accessory.

Thank you so much for your comment under my blogging changes. Goodness, I got off course for a while. Made some changes and think I am okay.

So grateful for your wisdom and friendship.

Barb ♥

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

What a gorgeous lamp Manuela...and such a bargain!!! I love the black mirror as tray too! Oh, I also thought your coffee filter wreath was a brilliant creative re~use project!!!


P.S. Thanks for the ebay idea re the plates! I do so like the way you think. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful new lamp!! And I really love the platter under the blinged out candle and the black mirror under the lamp!! I'm all for new ways to use mirrors, as I sell antique mirrors and am always telling clients to use them as plateau mirrors for a change!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Julie said...

Love all the photos. INSPIRING! and yes, sometimes you can just find the best treasure at TJ MAXX.
LOVE that store and it's clearance aisles too.
The mercury glass lamp is awesome.
Enjoyed my visit and your home. It is good to be back!
Enjoy your Friday.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Manuela,
The pollen has really died down here. Thank goodness! I have the worst allergies ever and I was really feeling it and not in a good way. Alex is going to have to mow again this weekend after all. The new fertilizer he put down from Scotts really worked. The yard is growing like crazy.

I found a new red bird tray at Pier 1 on clearance that I think all of my tray loving blog friends will like. I'll take some pics and show it soon.

Have a great weekend. ~Melissa :)

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AshTreeCottage said...

What a pretty lamp!! I am happy for you! Have a great weekend!!

Susan and Bentley

Lisa's Creative Home said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. I LOVE mercury glass and this lamp is beautiful! A great find!