mercury glass tabletop ideas

Today I am sharing different ways and ideas to use mercury glass in different tablescapes throughout the year, through different seasons and during many holidays. I discovered how many tables I have used my mercury glass decor while organizing posts for the new year, so I thought you would enjoy some mercury glass tabletop inspiration to kick off the new year as well. I hope you enjoy these mercury glass tabletop ideas.

Mercury glass is a great foil for setting a pretty table. I’ll start with a New Year’s Eve table since we just kicked off the new year.

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New Year’s Eve Mercury Glass tablescape

dazzlingly bright New Year’s Eve tablescape

Mercury glass ornaments in different shapes and sizes line the table from one end to the other, spilling over at each end.

I love how mercury glass reflects in the twinkle of the candles weather they are votives, or tapers or pillar candles, etc.

Winter Mercury Glass tablescape

After the new year turns and the long days of winter carry on I love to keep setting special tables after the holidays like this winter table.

winter tablescape

For this tablescape mercury glass compotes filled with faux snowballs and mercury glass votives line the center of the table.

Once again I love all the shimmery reflections of the twinkling votive candles.

Spring Lemon Mercury Glass tablescape

During the winter our Meyer lemon tree is plentiful on fruit leading us right into the Spring season, which inspired the following tablescape.

lemon inspired kitchen tablescape

A mercury glass compote holds lemons while mercury glass vases spill over with yellow blooms. A yellow & gray color palette always appeals to me.

Easter Mercury Glass tablescape

I found these glass accent plates @Target years ago and they coordinate well with these tablescapes. The main event for many of us during the springtime is Easter.

mercury glass and moss Easter tablescape

This Easter table is loaded with mercury glass Easter eggs, mercury glass compotes filled with moss eggs and candles plus mercury glass votives.

I will share a secret {or not so much a secret if your a regular reader here}; these are faux mercury glass compotes I made myself. I will share how to make your own at the end of this post.

Summer hydrangea Mercury Glass tablescape

Spring then rolls right into summer when our hydrangeas are in full bloom in the backyard and I use them all over the house, including in many tablescapes.

hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape

Mercury glass vases in various sizes and shapes are full of hydrangea blooms for this tablescape.

Nestled between the mercury glass vases I included the votives that are on repeat at most of these tables.

Friendsgiving Mercury Glass tablescape

The glass accent plates also make an appearance at this table. After summer time we have the Fall season which is represented with a mercury glass friendsgiving table.

mercury glass friendsgiving tablescape

The mercury glass votives and accent plates were joined by mercury glass pumpkins for this table.

Although I use many of the same mercury glass items and plates and linens, etc. on all these tables, each table is still unique and individually inspired.

Mercury glass details

Over the years I have accumulated quite a bit of mercury glass decor. And believe it or not, I have actually gotten rid of some items. Here are some of my tips and techniques on how I maintain all my mercury glass {follow link below}.

mercury glass- tips and techniques

And as promised here is the link with the tutorial to create your own faux mercury glass.

faux mercury glass DIY – Ballard Designs knock-off

This post has me in the mood to craft and create pretty tables in 2022. I hope these mercury glass tabletop ideas have inspired you to set a pretty, shiny table. Bon Appetite!

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  1. So many pretty pieces! I want to start collecting mercury glass!

  2. Thank you so much Donna. Be careful it’s addictive! XO- MJ

  3. JJ Jacobs says:

    What a spectacular collection you have! Thank you for sharing so many beautiful photos and the tutorial – I can’t wait to try making my own!

    1. Thanks so much JJ. Yes try making some yourself- it’s pretty neat & satisfying. Thanks for dropping by. XO- MJ

  4. Cindy says:

    Lovely tablescapes with your mercury glass!!

    1. Thank so much Cindy. I am glad you liked them. XO- MaryJo

  5. Denise/My Home of All Seasons says:

    Your tablescapes are all lovely MaryJo! I love mercury glass but I have nowhere near your collection! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks Denise. I know, it seems like a lot. lol. Since so many of the items are seasonal they are not out at the same time is it doesn’t seem like so much. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  6. Love all the tablescapes you’ve created, MaryJo!!! Mercury glass is sooo pretty! I have a box of mercury glass ornaments I splurged and ordered from Balsam Hill while we were still in our trailer a few years ago. I gave a bunch away as Christmas gifts that year but still have many and they are wonderful to tuck into bowls and compotes. Love that you made yours!

    Have a great rest of your week and I’m glad you enjoyed having this post featured at Share Your Style #332 this week. <3

    Many hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Barb! I am so happy you liked the tablescapes & thank you fro dropping by. XO- MJ

  7. Myrna says:

    I love mercury glass, especially red and green. In years past, I would buy ornaments at Home Goods.

    1. Ooooh, red and green sound so pretty. The majority of my pieces are silver but a I do have a red vase I’ll be using on a tablescape tomorrow. Come back & visit. XO- MJ

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