Mercury glass, although named for the silver liquid, was never made from mercury when used for tableware and home decor. Originally mercury did form the backing on mirrors, but since it is poisonous was never used for any items regularly handled in a household. Because of the artistic nature of mercury glass, it was considered one the first types of art glass, glass made for decorative purposes instead of only practical.
Because mercury glass has a metallic effect and a classic, yet antique look, it makes the perfect ornamentation for New Year’s Eve parties and events. In fact, if you have purchased mercury glass Christmas ornaments, you can use them for further decorating. This page has a wide range of mercury glass decor items for your table, mantel or as votive holders for candlelight. These pieces are beautiful and will offer a shimmer and shine to your New Year celebration.
Mercury Glass Votive Holders
Votive candles are a nice touch for New Year’s Eve, and this selection of votive holders made with mercury glass will add classy style to your party. They are reasonably priced and you can use them for years for various events. Silver and gold are the most common colors for mercury glass decor but you can find other colors if you search.
Silver Mercury Glass Votive HolderJust Artifacts Mercury Glass Votive HolderBest of Vintage Mercury Glass Candle HoldersRichland Silver Mercury Votive HoldersVintage Mercury Glass Hurrican VotiveLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Candle HoldersSilver Mercury Glass Votives Candle HoldersSilver Frosted Votives Candle HoldersRound Mercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersVintage Mercury Glass Candle HolderLarge Round Mercury Glass Votive Candle HolderMercury Glass Votive Candle Holders
Mercury Glass Vase
A simple vase in mercury glass makes a lovely display for your dining table, buffet or on a side table. Use one in your entryway or even on your bedroom dresser. For New Year’s Even, this vase will add light and interest wherever you put it.
Luna Bazaar Mini Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 4.5-InchElegant Expressions by Hosley 12″ Mercury Glass VaseLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 4-Inch, Pot Belly DesignIndia House Pedestal Mercury Glass Vase, 12.5″ x 6.5″, SilverChive Vie Jolie Madeleine VaseLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 3.75-InchLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 5.5-InchHill’s Parks 4.25″ Round Mercury Glass Vase with Medallion AccentLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 6-InchMercury Glass Cylinder Vase in Silver – 6″ Wide x 5″ TallMercury Glass Vase, 11.25 in. tall, 5 inches wide, Fluted, Gold
Mercury Glass Apothecary Jars
Apothecary jars make unique display pieces which can be both practical and decorative. Use them for your New Year’s celebration with printable Victorian apothecary labels or for holding dried legumes and pasta. They can be creatively used in just about every room in your home including your bathroom. Apothecary jars are extremely versatile and will make a statement on New Year’s Eve.
Decorative Mercury Silver Glass Apothecary Jars / Wedding Centerpiece / Footed Candy Dishes – 3 Piece SetPrinz 2.25 X 6.25 Inch Gold Mercury Finish Boutique Glass Bottle, SmallLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Apothecary Jar (7-Inch, Silver, Urn Design)Prinz 2.75 X 7.25 Inch Silver Mercury Finish Boutique Glass Bottle, MediumMercury Glass Crackle Medium Canister SilverMercury Apothecary Jar
Mercury Glass Candle Holders
For tall candles, these unique mercury candlesticks make a lovely statement. You can pair them with the mercury glass votive holders shown above, or place them on your dining table for a solitary effect. Mercury glass will reflect the light from candle causing a shimmering glow on your dining table. Lovely for New Year’s Eve or a romantic evening for two.
Eastland® Ribbed Silver Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder Set of 3 (3 Sizes)Eastland® Unique Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder 11.25Mercury Glass Taper Candle Holder, 12.75 inch, Silver AgedLarge Mercury Glass Candle PillarCreative Co-op 3 Pc Set of Faux Antique Silver Mercury Glass Tall Pedestal Votive Candle HoldersMercury Glass Taper Candle Holder, 9.5 inches, Antiqued SilverMercury Chocolate Hurricanes – Set Of 3Creative Co-op Large Antique Silver Mercury Glass Candle Holder with Cloche
Lighted Mercury Glass Decor
You also have the option of mercury glass decor that is internally lit. You can find mercury glass spheres in several colors, string lights in an array of shapes, freestanding figurines and many other shapes. These items add a vintage feel to any party, perfect for a Victorian setting or New Year’s Eve.
Lighted Mercury Glass Ball Sphere – Blue – LargeSet of of 20 Gold Speckled Mercury Glass Decorative Globe Battery String LightsLighted Mercury Glass Ball Sphere – Red – LargePlow & Hearth 65B75 Lighted Mercury Glass Globes, Set of 3Lighted Mercury Tabletop Finial Figurine MediumWinter Lane Mercury Glass 12″ Angel Christmas Decor Battery Operated!10 Ft Set of 10 Mercury Glass ST40 Edison Style Bulb Holiday String LightsVintage Lighted Snowman10″ Mercury Glass Vase Battery Operated Light with Timer10″ Red Mercury Glass Lighted Battery Operated Candle DecorString Lights, LED Mercury Glass Ball Ornaments, 4.6ft, Battery, SilverLighted Mercury Glass Mason Jars – Set of 4 Battery Operated
Mercury Glass Bottles and Decanters
Similar to apothecary jars shown above, these glass bottles can be used for decorative or practical purposes. Put them on your mantel for a bit of color and shine or use them on your vanity table for holding makeup supplies. The larger bottles are ideal for holding your alcoholic beverages until you are ready to serve.
IMAX 84759-3 Curran Glass Bottles with Stoppers, Set of 3Women’s Bohemia Decorative Mercury Glass Bottle SetStonebriar Antique Mercury Glass Bottle with Stopper5.Inch H Mercury Glass Bottle with Glass Stopper, Antique SilverIMAX Madison Etched Mercury Glass Lidded Bottles – Set of 3Tahoma Decorative Mercury Glass Bottle, 12″Hx7″Wx7″D, MERCURY4.5” Metallic Mercury Glass Bottle Candlestick HolderIndia House Mercury Glass Bottle/Vase, 9.5″ x 6″, PeacockIndia House Mercury Glass Bottle/Vase, 14″ x 5″, PeacockDelila Bottles Set Of 3, SET OF 3, MERCURY GLASS
Mercury Glass Serving Bowls
Just one of these mercury glass serving bowls can act as a centerpiece that will really stand out or a fruit bowl for your dessert course. They are perfect for a buffet table to create a variety of heights for food displays. Use them for holding cut flowers or floating a small candle for a party. They will be good additions to your New Year’s Eve party or even for a Victorian tea party.
Mercury Glass Compote Bowl in Silver -7″ Diameter x 5″ TallSILVER VINTAGE FACET GLASS BOWL LARGE 7.75″D x 3.5″HSilver Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl 7″ Diameter x 5″ TallCreative Co-Op Mercury Glass Bowl with Pedestal, SilverPatterned Silver Mercury Glass Coupes (5 1/2in D x 7in H )Mercury Glass Compote Dish, Bowl with Pedestal, 7.25 in. tall, SilverSILVER VINTAGE GLASS BOWL LARGE 7.70″D x 2.875″HMercury Glass Compote Bowl in Silver Gold – 5″ Tall x 6″ DiGold Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl – 7″ Diameter x 5″ TallBlush Copper Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl -7.5″ Diameter x 5″Gold Scalloped Mercury Glass Compote, Relief Pattern, 7 inchDesiray Gold Mercury Glass Scalloped Pedestal Bowl