Mercury Glass Votives

Mint Julep Mercury Glass Votive

Mint Julep Mercury Glass Votive

Mercury Glass Votives are a popular complement to tea light and votive-size flameless candles.  In any style – festive, simple, elegant –  mercury glass votives add that certain touch to  centerpieces and household decor.

Mercury Glass is also known as Silvered Glass, thanks to its silvery appearance (Mercury Glass actually contains no mercury).  Its origins date to Germany in the 1800’s, and was used to make candlesticks, goblets, vases, tumblers and other objects.

In modern production, most Mercury Glass is mold-blown and then coated on the inside with a liquid silver nitrate solution.

Through the years, Mercury (or Silvered) Glass has become popular in Europe and the United States.  Various pieces of Mercury Glass are valued by antique collectors, and it remains a popular manufacturing technique today.

Mercury Glass Votives can come with silver, or colored appearances.  Pictured is our Silver colored Mercury Glass Mint Julep Votive Holder.  Like many of our Mercury Glass Votives, it’s waterproof, so you can use it with floral arrangements or one of our floating or submersible battery operated tea lights.  The Mint Julep Votive Holder is 4.5-inches tall, 2.5-inches wide at bottom and 3-inches wide at top.

We recommend 1.5-inch tea lights, or similar diameter votive size  flameless candles.

Our mercury glass holders are handmade so there may be slight variations in each individual piece.

We also have Mercury Glass Votives in colored glass – red, green, purple, gold and turquoise – as well as Shabby Chic design.

Hanging Mercury Glass Votive Holders come in various sizes, and are perfect for tea lights hanging in outdoor settings.

Attention wedding and event planners:  Our Mercury Glass Votives are perfect for your reception table decorations, and most come in sets for easy purchase.  Quantity pricing and discounts make them an economical choice, too.


Votive Candle Holders

Styles and designs of votive candle holders are as diverse as votive candles themselves.  From simple to ornate, votive candle holders find themselves at home in serious ceremonies as well as joyful occasions.

Votive candle holders, and votive candles, go hand-in-hand:

Historically, votive candles are small candles – about 2-inches in height – used in religious ceremonies (a vow, or fulfillment of a vow).  These candles are typically placed into a container – the votive holder – and while burning, melt into the shape of the container.

Today, the description of a votive candle is commonly used to identify its size and shape, as votive candles are often used beyond religious ceremonies.

Likewise, votive candle holders come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials, from utilitarian to ornate designs.

And, when combined with flameless, battery operated candles, you can use votive candle holders for ceremonies in churches and schools (where lighted candles are not allowed), as table-top decorations, and for decor around your home.

You can use either a flameless tea light (smaller than votive candles), or any one of our many battery operated votive candles.  Place the flameless candle into the votive candle holder, and you’ve got a beautiful, reusable lighting effect.

We have votive candle holders in glass, metal, table-top and hanging styles… and the flameless candles to match.

Mercury Votive Candle Holder

Mercury Votive Candle Holder

Pictured here is our Silver Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder.  Sold in sets of 12, these are ideal for weddings, dinner parties and other special occasions.  Unlike other mercury glass holders, these are waterproof, so you can use them with floral arrangements, or with our submersible tea lights.  Or select any of our battery operated votive candles, just be sure to match the sizes to ensure a good fit! (This votive holder is 1.75-inches wide at the bottom and 2.25-inches wide at the top). Since each one of these mercury votive holders is made by hand, individual pieces may vary – a nice touch beyond production line products!