Set of 3 Lit Indoor Outdoor Mercury Glass Spheres w/Timer by Valerie

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See the many ways to decorate your home and garden with these Mercury Glass Spheres!

Indoor sparkle, outdoor shine. Decorate all your favorite spaces with the elegant warmth of these lit mercury glass spheres.

This blown-glass, battery-operated trio is as versatile as it is beautiful. Indoors, you can brighten your mantel, shelves, and tables with a tranquil glow. Mix with flowers to create a dazzling centerpiece for your next dinner party.

But why stay inside? As the weather warms, you can decorate your patio, deck, or garden with these gorgeous glass spheres featuring a new twinkling firefly lighting effect. They even come with easy-to-use attachments, so you can hang each sphere for overhead ambient lighting.

Perfectly balanced at varying heights, this trio can be displayed together or spread throughout your home--the decorating possibilities are endless! Because the spheres are battery-operated, you aren't limited by outlet locations. And don't worry about remembering to turn them off; they come with a handy timer function that automatically shuts them down after six hours, then turns them on again at the same time the next day. Using the timer function alone, you won't need to replace the batteries for more than two months.

Available in a brilliant selection of springtime colors, you're sure to find the perfect complement to your home and garden decor. And at this price, you may want to order more than one so you can mix and match.

From the Valerie Parr Hill Collection.

  • Includes three mercury glass spheres and hanging attachments
  • Soft, twinkling light effect
  • Six-hour-on/18-hour-off timer function
  • Requires 3 C batteries per sphere (nine batteries total), not included
  • 500-hour glow time per fresh set of batteries; using the timer function, glow time will be over 65 days
  • Mercury-glass construction
  • Do not hang with base up
  • Measurements: Large 8"Diam; Medium 6"Diam; Small 4-1/2"Diam
  • 90-day Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in China

Tune in to QVC for Heartfelt Home(R) with Valerie

Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9 – 10 a.m., 8 – 9 p.m. ET and Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 1 – 3 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 9 – 10 a.m., 6 – 7 p.m. ET

About Mercury Glass

Many people ask Valerie, "Is it really mercury?" The answer is, it is real glass without the mercury! Our antique Mercury Glass look is achieved by a special six-step process—and no mercury.

Here's how we do it:

1. Starting with a piece of clear glass, we apply a layer of silver base paint.

2. Next, the painted glass pieces are placed into a vacuum-plating machine, where the paint becomes very shiny, almost mirror-like.

3. After this, we hand-apply a special solution onto the glass, creating the antiqued effect.

4. Once the glass has the proper level of antiquing (not too much, but enough to let the light through), each piece is fully rinsed to stop any further antiquing. Note: no two pieces allow the same amount of light through because each piece is individually antiqued.

5. Now the piece is ready for color! Each piece is hand spray painted, matching the Pantone hue chosen by Valerie.

6. Finally, if the glass is going to be used outdoors, we apply a UV coating treatment to help keep the color fresh, even after exposure to the sun.

Information provided by Valerie Parr Hill and Mr. Christmas.

Holiday Return Policy

Shop with confidence—any item you purchase from our Christmas in July® Sale can be returned for any reason for a refund of the purchase price, minus the S&H and Q Return Label fee, until January 31, 2017.

About Valerie Parr Hill

About Valerie Parr Hill

Valerie Parr Hill

Valerie Parr Hill is the founder and president of The Valerie Parr Company, which distributes her own line of decorative accessories, wreaths, candles, bedding, rugs, and accent furniture.

Valerie was born in Rochester, Minnesota and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, where she was crowned Kentucky's Junior Miss in 1975. She earned her bachelor's degree at Asbury College in Kentucky and went on to earn her master's degree in communications at Wheaton College in Illinois and studied not-for-profit marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In the eighties, Valerie served in the public service sector, fund-raising for higher education, wildlife protection, and fine arts institutions.

Following her personal passion for hospitality, Valerie began designing decorative home accents to sell in catalogs and at stores, and imagining ways she could inspire and help others to create warm and welcoming homes. Her passion led her to publish a how-to decorating book, Decorating for the Holidays, and she begin working with QVC.

Valerie's first QVC show, Decorating with Wreaths, premiered in 1993, and was an immediate success. Now for more than a decade, Valerie Parr Hill has been an avid designer and purveyor of home decorating accents, specializing in items that help her customers create warm and welcoming homes in the midst of their busy lives. Valerie appears frequently on QVC and with her own programs, Heartfelt Home, Heartfelt Holidays, and Home Fragrances. During these shows she offers decorating tips and advice on how viewers can create a warm, welcoming home.

Valerie and her husband, Will, reside in New Jersey with their two sons.

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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 1046 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by color faded I am normally very pleased with the products I have received from Valerie, but this time I was very disappointed with the color of green. I was to get a spring green , which I understand is not the holiday green, but when I received the spheres they were washed out and the small one almost had no color at all in the mercury glass. I have to say it seems the quality is slipping a bit and have had others tell me the same about Valeries products. I hope the coming season the quality and colors are improved. 05-16-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by So beautiful! I ordered 2 sets a couple years ago and wanting more. For the Christmas holiday, I don't decorate with traditional red/green but more snow whites/golds, bronzes. These globes are absolutely beautiful and could be all-year decor if you like specialty lighting in your home! 05-14-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this! Year Round Use! I love the timer on these, and I use them year round! 05-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by None of the globes light any more Bought this item last year (2015) in May. Put one inside and two on the porch. They worked fine for a few months but now none of the globes light up. New batteries did not help. Would not recommend to anyone. 03-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Broken I received these great lights. I was so excited. When I opened the box I found that the Spheres were fine but that there were several parts missing. In fact it looked like someone had returned the product but failed to return all of the parts. I was very disappointed. I had already planned where to place them in my garden. I expected more and got a lot less. 02-23-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! They work great. Battery life is excellent........ 02-22-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent, with one set back Couldn't wait to get these! They looked great during the presentation. Upon arrival, the middle sized sphere had a defective battery compartment. It was missing one of the springs to make a complete circuit. I contacted Customer Service, and a replacement was sen, and it is in working condition. I would call these "imitation" Mercury Glass, as they aren't true Mercury Glass. Still love them. 4 stars overall. Wished they would get more in stock, I would buy other colors. 02-11-16
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