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…