Mercury candle holders create more light

Mercury candleholders add and reflect light. As a center piece or if spread around on any surface, in between picture frames,  on a mantel, or the coffee table.

If you are willing to create your own Mercury candle holder here is a few steps to follow:

  • glass votives and hurricanes
  • 1 package silver leaf
  • 1 package gold leaf
  • leaf adhesive
  • 1″ artist brush
  • soft, mop head brush

Use a 1 inch artist brush, apply leaf adhesive to inside of votive or hurricane. Wait for it to dry until adhesive is clear and tacky. Use a thin coat and brush over adhesive after about ten minutes of drying time to prevent drips and pooling.

Tear gold leafing into small pieces and sprinkle inside votive in a random pattern. Use a finger tip to gently smooth down gold leaf.

Front gate, Mercury votive candles
Potterybarn, Mercury candleholders
West elm, Mercury candleholders
Pier one, Mercury votives

Fire pits a cozy look

Terrain, Copper fire pit

You have probably seen these fire pits in back yards on the porch in the Camp grounds and by the pool. They are a great addition and can be more practical than you think. Relaxing around a fire pit with friends and family, making s’mores, and if burning wood, the aromatic firewoods such as:

Apple, cherry, pear walnut and some evergreens like balsam fir would be heavenly.

Paloform, Bol Corten Fire Bowl

Hayneedle, Red amber Santa Fe wood burning fire pit
Frontgate, Pieta Fire pit





Coffee Tables

Coffee tables are placed in the middle of a room where we usually serve drinks, place our magazines, and sometimes rest our feet, and they can dramatically change the style of a room.

Here are some of our favorites:

West elm Enzo coffee table
CB2 Cuff Hammered Gold coffee table
1stibs Modern Nickle Plated coffee table
1stdibs Carlo Mollino Style Italian coffee table
1stdibs Danish Teak coffe table
1stdibs Danish Teak coffe table
Potterybarn Leona Round coffee table
Potterybarn Leona Round coffee table
Potterybarn Leona Round coffee table
Houzz Drum shaped Vintage coffee table
Front gate Ava Floating coffee table
Front gate Ava Floating coffee table