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

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.

Extended Return Policy

Extended Holiday Returns: QVC makes holiday returns easy! Any holiday décor, toy, or item featured in our on-air Christmas shows, August 1 through September 25, 2015, can be returned for any reason for a refund of the purchase price, minus the original S&H and the Q Return Label fee, until January 31, 2016. Shop with confidence on QVC.

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 1042 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christmas and anytime I originally bought the red, green, & gold set and after Christmas didn't want to put them away so I kept them out on the coffee table all year. When I saw them again, I picked up 2 more sets because my sister loved them, so she got a set for her birthday. 02-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by So Sad I purchased the red spheres, non of them are the same color red. 02-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Night sky I have purchased several sets of the spheres. I bought several sets of the three small ones that were offered too. They are a perfect size for gift giving. and small spaces.I am using them indoors only and the decorating effect is lovely. I used a number of them to decorate for winter/ Christmas and the one winter scape is still up. I like these over other brands because the batteries seem to last longer and the flickering effect is very nice. Others that I have purchased do not flicker and seem to go though batteries much more quickly. I would have gotten more, esp the small size as I gave them as gifts to family members so they will think of the lovely night sky here where they grew up. They sold out so quickly I was unable to get the number I wanted. I hope they come back soon. Would be nice if QVC sent an email letting those of us who purchased them that they are back.. Perfect gift for anyone. 02-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Get More In Before Putting On Air I have a set of these and wanted another set. Boy if you're not right there watching tv, you miss out on a lot of items at the Q. When they have very popular items, they should carry more stock. 01-30-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stunning Calming glow an beautiful during daylight too. Ordered two sets of the aqua. Had to send one back was missing the battery connection in one. Was so disappointed plus had to pack up an send back. This is the second item of Valerie's that I received defective. Love all of Valerie's items but gave 4 stars because one defective. 01-27-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by DID NOT LAST These are so pretty lit and they are also pretty unlit. But, mine would not work even through the holidays. The large one went out first and then the small one. Very disappointed in the product. Would not recommend. Was not batteries changed them 2 times. 01-22-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by The murcery balls rust Put them outside. 2 weeks they were rusted. 1 month they broke from the rust 01-21-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by No thanks! I brought a set a few years back. They were silver. First two years they were beautiful. Little twinkles of lights made it very soothing. I also purchased the mercury glass xmas trees in gold to add to them. Always took the batteries out and packed them away carefully in the original boxes they came in. Well, year 3.....lights started to die out. Sad reality no replacement bulbs to be found. Couldn't even buy them. What's he purpose now with no lights that work? Sad as it made me I had to toss them out. Even the glass trees are going. I highly doubt I will be using the trees next year. She really needs to include replacement bulbs and make as they can be replaced. So much money for only a few years They were even on the timer mode. Oh well. 01-21-16
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