• Mercury Glass For A Touch of Sparkle

    I’ve always found that mixing elements of old with elements of new adds that personal touch to a home. Making your place feel like it’s yours gives it that warm and welcoming feeling. Whether you’re mixing old photographs with new photographs or old furniture with new furniture, the blending of elements is what makes your home uniquely yours. Mercury glass, also known as silvered glass, is one of those elements that can be incorporated into your decor: it just makes everything a little prettier, and stores like Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Home Decorators, and Pier One all sell products featuring Mercury glass. The candlesticks pictured above decorate the mantle in…

  • The Best Thing About Pottery Barn Stores

    I’m a big fan of Pottery Barn, and it’s not just because its merchandise is so appealing. It’s because of another reason that’s unrelated to the merchandise in the store. It actually has absolutely nothing to do with the merchandise at all. It’s because Pottery Barn plays good in-store music. When I can shop and hear the likes of Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, Etta James or Nat King Cole, I’m relaxed. It makes my shopping experience that much better. All stores have gimmicks to get you to go inside: large signs, sales signs, awesome window displays, balloons, or buy-one-get one ½ off posters set outside the doors. However, I…