I found 6 of the small vases and one of the big ones at Goodwill – paid $5
and I found 3 of the small vases at Salvation Army – the other big one there too – paid $5
So I now have one of my centerpieces (we’re doing two centerpieces) for my reception for $10!
I’m so excited! We’re going to to make these into faux mercury glass vases!
There’s a fantastic tutorial here: http://www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/instant-antique-candleholders
Love goodwill! I’m using a variety of small glasses for candles on my tables, and large vases for the other parts of the centerpieces. I went to the local used furnature outlet and got about 70 small glasses and 18 vases for $15. Then I went to goodwill and bought about 10 more vases and a bunch of small glasses for about $15 dollars. My fiance buys tshirts there all the time, so I always find awesome deals on stuff like a HUGE mirror on my wall thats normally about $50 for $6 (in perfect condition too!). Sometimes you just have to look hard to find good deals!
I have gotten ALL the milk glass for my centerpieces at Goodwills. LOVE them! Mercury glass, on the other hand, has been difficult to find… thanks for posting this tutorial, I might give it a shot for my votives!