Tennessee homeowner Genia Gilchrist shares her tips for decorating a Southern home for the holidays.
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
Mercury glass looks great year-round, but its shimmer and sheen make it perfect for the holidays. Follow Genia’s tips to ensure you’re getting the best products in your price range.
- Start with reproductions. They tend to cost much less than older mercury glass and allow you to quickly accumulate several pieces for your collection. Mix in unique vintage finds as you can afford them.
- Find an honest antiques dealer. Don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions before you buy. See if the dealer is selling reproductions of other items, and skip mercury glass that contains decals, logos, or trademarks. Instead of buying online, go somewhere that allows you to get a feel for the product and environment before making your purchase.