Updated for 2018
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 HoldersSix Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersRound Mercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersVintage Mercury Glass Candle HolderMercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersMercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersChristmas Metallic Votive Candle Holder
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 12Luna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 4-InchChive Vie Jolie Madeleine Vase4.25″ Round Mercury Glass Vase with Medallion AccentLuna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Vase 6-InchMercury Glass Vase, 11.25 in. tall, 5 inches wide, Fluted, GoldTrophy Mercury Glass Vase, 8″ x 7″Mercury Glass Vase 4-Inch, Bernadette Mini Ribbed DesignMercury Glass Vase 6-Inch, Willa Ruffled Pineapple Design
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 SetCountry House Collection 5.5″ Etched Mercury Glass BottleWinter Lane Set of 3 Apothecary Jars – Medium GoldPRINZ Essex Silver Mercury Glass Bottle23.5 Inch Silver Color Metallic Apothecary JarIlluminated Mercury Glass Honeycomb 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® Unique Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder 11.25Mercury Chocolate Hurricanes – Set Of 3Ribbed Silver Mercury Glass Pillar Candle HolderPillar Candle Holders Unique Mercury Bubble Set of 3Red Mercury Glass Candle Holder Set of 3Champagne Frosted Mercury Candlesticks (Set of 2)
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 – LargeLighted Mercury Glass Ball Sphere – Red – LargeLighted Mercury Tabletop Finial Figurine MediumOval Egg Accent Light – Mercury Glass Starburst LED Table Lamp10″ Red Mercury Glass Lighted Holiday Candle DecorationLighted Mercury Glass Mason Jars – Set of 4 Battery OperatedLED Lamp Light Table Decor Mercury Glass Sea UrchinSolar Mercury Glass Jar LightsRosy Gold Mercury Bulb LED String Lights
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 3Stonebriar Antique Mercury Glass Bottle with Stopper5.Inch H Mercury Glass Bottle with Glass Stopper, Antique SilverIMAX Madison Etched Mercury Glass Lidded Bottles – Set of 3India House Mercury Glass Bottle/Vase, 14″ x 5″, PeacockIndia House Mercury Glass Bottle/Vase, 12″ x 5″, SilverAntique Silver Mercury Glass Decorative Bottles with Stoppers SetVintage Mercury Glass Bottle
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.
Afloral Mercury Glass Compote Bowl in Silver – 5″ Tall x 7″ WideSILVER VINTAGE FACET GLASS BOWL LARGE 7.75″D x 3.5″HAfloral Silver Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl – 5″ Tall x 7″ WideMercury Glass Compote Dish, Bowl with Pedestal, 7.25 in. tall, SilverSILVER VINTAGE GLASS BOWL LARGE 7.70″D x 2.875″HAfloral Baleri Mercury Glass Compote Bowl in Silver Gold – 5″ TallGold Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl – 7Blush Copper Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl -7.5Gold Scalloped Mercury Glass Compote, Relief Pattern, 7 inchDesiray Gold Mercury Glass Scalloped Pedestal Bowl