Mercury Glass and Type

1.26.2011

I'm finally getting around to putting up some winter/post-holiday decor. I find this the hardest part of the year to seasonally decorate for - what about you guys? I started with the bookcase in the foyer because this was the only space I had somewhat of an idea for:)



I love mercury glass and even though I had it on the mantel for Christmas, I still want to enjoy it for a bit longer, so I used a couple of pieces on the top of the bookcase.



From there I just went for a color palette. I thought black, white/cream and gray might be pretty so I shopped around the house for things with these tones that might work. I love using books as decor, I mean, they need to be stored anyways (and they come in every color), so why not kill two birds with one stone?!




Then I began to notice a sort of theme emerging, a lot of the things I was pulling had text on them. So I went with it. I love the graphic quality that type adds to a vignette.


{this gray album was one of my wedding presents to Paul..its filled with black and white photos of us as well as memories I jotted down}

{these are my dad's stamps that certify he's a registered professional engineer in the state of New York and Commonwealth of Massachusetts amongst others...he was going to throw them out this summer while cleaning out the basement, but I saved them for myself}


PS. To see how this bookcase changes through the seasons, check out these posts: last year's winter look (also featuring mercury glass), fall 2009, fall 2010, Christmas, summer.

4 comments:

  1. I have sevarl pieces of vintage mercury glass which I display all year long. It is too pretty to only use part of the year. Your bookcase looks very pretty and bright.

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  2. Love the mercury glass and type. And the fact that you rescued your Dad's stamp. Beautiful!
    Cathy

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  3. Love Mercury glass! I've been on the hunt for mercury glass lamps for our bedroom!

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