Sunday, April 27, 2014

Valerie Parr Hill Mercury Glass Decorations

This year, our good friend Jeanne gave us some wonderful decorations for the cabin. Their reflected light is wonderful.

First was a set of Valerie Parr Hill Glass Spheres in small, medium, and large. They can be hung or have a flat bottom for table display. They come in several colours. Jeanne has blue, we have green ones. A timer controls a 6-hour on, 18-hour off cycle. They are indoor/outdoor rated, but we use ours indoors. Lying in bed, we can watch the flickering glow reflected on the ceiling. Three C batteries each last over two months.

Next came a set of three Glass Mason Jars. They use 3 AA batteries, have a 4-hour on and 20-hour off cycle, and last for over four months. We like two on the picnic table outside for dinner by "candlelight."

Here's a short video showing our spheres and ever present solar "Christmas" lights.

Jeanne shops online at QVC, but shipping is limited to the US. Unfortunately, I didn't find Canadian sources other than ebay. -- Margy


  1. Those are so cool! I would love to find a local source - off to search on the internet

  2. Delightful lights, Margy! What a great idea.

  3. Wonderful ideas for lights.

  4. Wonderful ideas for lights.

  5. Wow, beautiful lights. I love blown glass balls, I have them hanging everywhere, but they don't function as lights. What a creative idea!

  6. Thanks all - I do wish there was an easy way to purchase these in Canada. They are so perfect for cabins and cottages without connection to the electrical grid. Plus, on those long winter nights they are such a welcome sight. - Margy

  7. I want one! I will be searching to see if they are available on Amazon.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy