H194031 - Treasures by Shabby Chic Set of 3 Mercury GlassCandlesticks
Very pretty & delicate.
I ordered three sets of these candle sticks & returned one set because it was defective when it arrived. The two sets I kept will be used often during the up coming Holidays & special occasions. Yes they are light weight & delicate but the description both video & written state this fact more than once. They are definitely glass not plastic as some reviewers thought. I did purchase 4" battery operated flickering candles to use & they are perfect & make the purchase much safer to use. If you love mercury glass you will be very pleased with these beauties.
Fragile but gorgeous!
I'm using these in my wedding, so I ordered 15. All arrived packaged well and unbroken! They are made of rather thin glass, hence they are very fragile. I love them and will be sure to treat with special care. Highly recommend if you're looking for cheap, unique mercury glass candlesticks.
These arrived broken. I have purchased and own other mercury glass items from QVC, and yes, they tend to be fragile, but the weight of this glass is almost like paper. Returned. I hope QVC reads this. They need to do more quality checking, I believe.
I loved this product on tv....but mine arrived broken. They seemed so fragile I chose not to reorder.
Sorry Q, this was a miss for me.
Bnana in Tx.
I absolutely love these candlesticks. They have a vintage air while at the same time blend with absolutely any decorating style. I bought two sets and couldn't be happier. I am thinking about ordering a third set for more options. They ARE extremely lightweight but they ARE mercury glass and that is a characteristic of that material. The only disadvantage is that they are very fragile. My cat knocked one off the buffet and it broke into a gazillion pieces. Still, I love them and will purchase another set. They just need to be placed in an area where they are protected.
When I opened the box, I was very surprised to see how delicate they were. Maybe I'll remember to use dripless candles. I'd hate to have to fight to get the wax off on these because of the paper thin glass. I really like them...especially the 3 different heights, but wish they had a little more weight to them and a little more "mercury overlay".
Pretty but Fragile
I received these candlesticks today and was surprised at how lightweight they are. I even double checked to be sure they are not plastic (they aren't). I am going to keep the candlesticks because they are so pretty but as a previous reviewer noted, they will have to be placed out of harms way because they are so fragile. I have been purchasing home products from QVC for years and never thought twice before ordering an item but not any more. I hesitate when ordering because quality has diminished in the last few years and I also wonder what I will actually be receiving.
Nice idea, but too lightweight
I have several mercury glass pieces, so jumped at the chance to add more. When they arrived I was disappointed to feel how lightweight they are. A taper overbalanced them & rather than risk breakage, I sent them back. I think the idea is great, they just need to be a little heavier to be more usable. (Or maybe the base is weighted somehow?)
The look lovely on my mantel. Brings back memories of my childhood.
LOVE THESE!!!! Just got them.
They are so beautiful and with a light near them they have a rich sparkle.
They are light weight and fragile ...but I really love them...so pretty.
They are thinner then they look...which is good . The balls are just over an inch wide.
I've spent an hour trying to figure out where to put them but finally kept them together by a beautiful mercury lamp I just got at TJ Max... love it!!!
I collect vintage mercury glass, as well as "new" vintage mercury glass. These are lovely. They coordinate beautifully with my other items, but they are also gorgeous alone. I just love shabby chic, and I look forward to future shows--especially mercury glass.
Good News and Bad News
The Good News is: This trio of candlesticks is beautiful. The mercury glass is a winner. They are a stunning Display Piece. The keyword here is Display.
Now for the Bad News: The candlesticks are extremely lightweight, flimsy, and unstable. They do not look it from afar. So, if you are planning to actually USE the candlesticks by adding a lighted taper candle, beware. A gentle nudge, movement or vibration and they may topple over. Oops. 911.