Decorating For Thanksgiving With Mercury Glass

Decorating For Thanksgiving With Mercury Glass Brings a Touch Of Elegance To A Mantel and Tablescape

I have been enamored with mercury glass since my first glimpse of it at a client’s house years ago. It can bring a touch of old world elegance to any room. For awhile I was buying up every piece of mercury glass I could find. Thanksgiving and Halloween were no different. I went a little crazy with mercury glass pumpkins! This year we are traveling for Thanksgiving so I have not decorated for the holiday. So today I am going to share with you last year’s photos that were taken at the last minute. I never got to share these photos. I know, shame on me. Come take a look at how decorating for Thanksgiving with mercury glass can add a touch of class and grandeur to your holiday tablescapes and home.

Decorating For Thanksgiviing With Mercury Glass

Dressing Up A Thanksgiving Tablescape With Mercury Glass

My dining room table got a healthy serving of mercury glass. Setting the table the evening before Thanksgiving, I placed a gorgeous cake stand in the center of the table to give my tablescape height and to act as a centerpiece. I placed a burnt orange mercury glass pumpkin to the top and added a bunch of tiny pumpkin potpourri around it. I wound a fall garland around the center of the table and tucked in a few more mercury glass pumpkins and adorable turkey candy dishes.

Mercury Glass Thanksgiving Tablescape

I dressed up each place setting with one of my DIY mercury glass charger plates that I love so much. Looking at it now I wish I had done something with the napkins. They look a little bare.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Mercury Glass

Thanksgiving Touches On A Mantel and Living Room

Last year I had just finished building a new fireplace mantel and surround right before Thanksgiving so I kept the decor simple. (My old fireplace mantel was attacked by termites!) I simply added a terracotta turkey to the center, a basket of large pine cones, some fall leaves mixed in with everyday decor…..

Simple Thanksgiving Mantel

And of course this mantel would not be complete without a few mercury glass pumpkins! The large one is actually a luminary from Ballard Designs. You can simply put a tealight in the bottom. It is so pretty when lit up in the evening.

Decorating For Thanksgiving With Mercury Glass

My sofa table received a festive look as well. I filled a vintage silver tray with another mercury glass pumpkin, an everyday mercury glass vessel I display year round, a bunch of pine cones and silk leaves.

Thanksgiving Decorating Home Tour

With another silver tray I created this sweet little vignette for my coffee table. I love it!

Thanksgiving Decor Vignette

Do you go all out with your Thanksgiving Decorating each year or do you like to keep things simple? Decorating for Thanksgiving with mercury glass will add a formality and elegant touch to your own holiday decor.

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