It snowed here this weekend. Over the course of one day winter set in and we got in the Christmas spirit a little early. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating the tree. I love ornaments!
It is probably no secret that I also love mercury glass. I made my own DIY mercury glass hurricanes and fell head over heals for a mercury glass owl. So, it felt completely natural to me to start stocking up on mercury glass ornaments wherever I saw them. I have been hoarding them in my foyer closet until the tree goes up. This weekend I decided to take them out to play.
For years we have decorated the tree in turquoise, blues, and green. We added a few new ornaments every year. But as I thought about the tree this year, I felt the blue and green shiny and glittery ornaments just feel cheap and chintzy. I want something more grown up and sophisticated. Not that ornaments collected over time can’t produce a stunning look, but the ones we were collecting really had no theme other than color and all were on the cheaper side.
Without spending big bucks, I am going to completely revamp how we decorate our tree this year. Thankfully, Target and HomeGoods have been an amazing source of mercury glass ornaments. I grabbed one in each style I could find, but they look cohesive because they are all mercury glass. For the ones I really liked, I grabbed more than one.
I got all of these ornaments combined for about $66. The most expensive individual ornament was $5. The least expensive were the boxed sets with 3-4 ornaments for $8. Just look at the amazing texture on the boxed pinecone ornaments I found at HomeGoods.
You cannot deny the beauty of mercury glass. Just look how gorgeous the ornaments look piled in a bowl. I can’t wait to get them up on the tree amongst the twinkling lights.
I could not resist photographing these gorgeous ornaments even before they are hung on the tree. Here are all 21 ornaments I purchased for a total of $66. I will be mixing these on the tree with some white ornaments we already have for a totally new look this year.
As I pondered backdrops for the ornaments, my oh so wise hubby recommended snow. How fitting. Why didn’t I think of that? The snow turned out to be the perfect place to show off the beauty of the mercury glass.
What are you planning for your tree this year? Do you change it up every year? Or do you build on a theme or color story you have been doing for years?