I have to share the adorable-ness! Last weekend we made the journey (I left out the word epic, because it is only a 35 minute drive) to Room & Board and West Elm. We planned to just window shop, but I could not resist the mercury glass cuteness at West Elm. I made a day-after-payday impulse buy. I bought three of the various sized mercury glass mushrooms. I only passed on the smallest one.
My motives for the purchase:
- My DIY mercury glass hurricanes and my mercury glass owl needed some more mercury glass friends
- I am in the midst of planning a bug party for my soon-to-be two year old and how cute would these mushrooms be for a bug themed centerpiece?
Blinded by my motives I overlooked the total price tag of $60 for the three mushrooms. I thought maybe I would have buyer’s remorse due to the price, but I never did. Let’s just be happy I stopped at three, because I tell you seeing tons of these guys lining the West Elm shelves is super adorable. If they were a bit more affordable, I would have bought a garden of mercury glass mushrooms.
Once I unwrapped them at home and set them up in a cluster on the mantel, I was even more in love. They are such a happy addition to the family room. They provide balance to the mantel with the owl on the other side. If you are keeping track, I also made a few other mantel changes or maybe I should say removals. See the subtle holiday mantel for the before. After the holidays I removed the vase of jingle bells. Recently, to make room for the mushrooms, I removed the large turquoise vases. I instantly liked how much lighter and airer the mantel felt. I still need to make a few other mantel changes for spring…
Oh my gosh! My heart just skipped a beat! I am in love with those muchrooms! MUST. MAKE. TRIP. TO. WEST. ELM. ASAP.
I just got a mushroom exactly like this at Kohl’s last weekend for only $6 they had a few sizes so if you want to expand your mushroom garden for less, check Kohl’s!
Thanks for the tip Sara. You’ll find me at my nearest Kohl’s this weekend looking for mushrooms :)
I am in love with those mushrooms!!!! They are so cute. I will have to plan a trip to West Elm…..Pronto!!!