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Holiday Tablescape Ideas using vintage items.

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We put up our tree on Saturday and have almost finished all of our decorating. This is the earliest I’ve ever been almost finished and I’m looking forward to thoroughly enjoying the month of December.

This week several of my blogger friends and I have gotten together to share our best Christmas decorating ideas. There are 28 of us in all, so there will be many styles represented. I’m happy to be sharing a Christmas table scape today that I put together for the Ideas Tour!


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Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

For this table scape idea, I used things that I had on hand except for the linen napkins. I purchased them for Thanksgiving and used them for this table setting as well. Many of the other items came from estate sales, relatives, thrift shops, etc. I like to use things that have a history even if I don’t know their stories.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

I’ve been collecting various dishes and vintage home decor since we got married almost 25 years ago. These days it has to be something that really speaks to me before I’ll bring it home because my stash has started to get out of control. I have a bit of a weakness for old things. What can I say? I like old things and I can not lie. 

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items. Love the cake stand as a centerpiece.

I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do for this project but I like the way it turned out. For the centerpiece I used a vintage glass cake stand and added some glass candle holders, tree trimmings, vintage mercury glass ornaments, and pearl button garland. And I simply placed some inexpensive tea lights in some little tart tins.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items. Love the green goblets.

I typically use traditional red and green for our Christmas decor but I wanted to use these green goblets and liked the way the blues looked with them. The glasses belonged to my late mother-in-law and I’m happy to have them in our family. She was so proud of these!

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

We don’t have a dining room in this house so I’ve decorated our breakfast room table. We eat dinner here every night and it doesn’t usually look quite this pretty. I might keep it like this through the holidays though.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items. Love the button garland and the depression glass.

Over on the buffet in front of the window I placed some boxwood topiaries with more tree trimmings, ornaments, and another pearl button garland.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

A few small mercury glass ornaments are nestled inside of a green depression glass sugar bowl.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

Many of my ornaments are old with the color flaking off, but that just gives them more character in my opinion.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items. Love the green depression glass.

More green depression glass here. And I used a wooden sugar mold to hold some more mercury glass ornaments and moss covered balls.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items. Love the velvet ribbon on the vintage silver.

The velvet ribbon gives a nice soft texture in contrast to the vintage silver.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas using mostly vintage items.

Now all that’s left is some good holiday food! Better get cooking!

Be sure to visit all the bloggers on the tour and see their wonderful Christmas ideas. The links are down below.

After you’ve seen all of our Christmas Ideas posts, hop over and take the Welcome Home Tour where even more bloggers are showing how they welcome their guests during the holidays. You can see our front porch and take the tour here.

For even more ideas, visit our Home for the Holidays tour here.

Sources for recreating this look:


Curtains

Green Goblets

Linen Napkins

Cake Stand

Charger Plates

Velvet Ribbon

Button Garland

Dishes

Tart Tins

Vintage Silverware

Glass candle holders

Boxwood topiaries

Vintage Ornaments

Wooden Sugar Mold

Moss Balls

Monday – Mantels

Petticoat Junktion / My Creative Days / 2 Bees in a Pod 

Restoration Redoux / Atta Girl Says / Art is Beauty 

Cottage at the Crossroads / Housepitality Designs / Shabbyfufu

Tuesday – Tablescapes

Postcards from the Ridge / Town and Country Living 

Hunt and Host / Savvy Southern Style 

All Things Heart and Home / HighStyle Restyle / This Makes That

Wednesday – Wreaths

Domestically Speaking / Our Southern Home /
Mad in Crafts


H2O Bungelow / Sweet Pea /
Around The Watts House

Thursday – Thrifty Crafts

Dukes and Duchesses / Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
Prodigal Pieces /
The Interior Frugalista 

Cupcakes and Crinoline / Girl in the Garage

Sharing this project at Wow us Wednesday

Coming up next – 

  • Holiday house tours. 
  • A countdown to Christmas.
  • The best way to organize and store your seasonal pillows and bedding.
  • And more! Whew, I’m tired just thinking about all of it!

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    XOXOX,

    Angie


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    36 Comments

      1. Thanks Kim! I like the way all the colors blend together too! And my red checked drapes were inspired by the ones in your beautiful home.

    1. Angie, we love the use of the vintage elements like the depression glass, plates, and silverware. The tablescape looks great! – Jenn & Vicki

      1. Thanks Jennifer. I always love mixing vintage elements in my decor. They have such personality!

    2. That shade of green is gorgeous! And I agree with Kim … it looks great with your drapes!

      1. Thanks Jennifer. I'm really loving green recently and am glad to have these goblets.

    3. Exquisite table….i so love the blues and greens…a fav of mine this year!!….Just love your dining room!

      1. Thanks Shirley! I love blues and greens all year and am enjoying them on our Christmas table.

    4. What a beautiful table. The green color in the glasses and ribbon are fabulous. I have the same boxwood topiaries but I got mine at Home Goods.

    5. I am swooning over those green glasses! A little green with envy perhaps. LOL The place setting with those chargers is stunning! Love all of it!

      1. Haha, thanks Amy! I'm loving the green glasses too. They were the inspiration for the whole setting.

    6. I am cracking up at how similar we are! While our tables are very different we obviously enjoy the same elements and details! The blue is gorgeous and I love the way you laid out the flatware. The chargers are my favorite! You speak my language friend!

    7. Angie, what a pretty tablescape! What impressed me most is how you added so many pretty elements on a small table without it looking crowded. I love the button garland and I'm swooning over your charger plates. All the vintage glass you used for the centerpiece is stunning.

      1. Thank you Marie! It's looks a little busy but it won't be there too long. I'm happy to be able to use special pieces at the holidays.

    8. I love this color combination, Angie. And those green goblets were the first thing to catch my eye. They're stunning. I know why your mother in law was so proud of them. I'm sure it would thrill her to know that you love them as much as she did. Gorgeous table.

      1. Thanks Amy. She really loved to use these at Christmas and she would definitely be thrilled knowing that we love them now too.

    9. LOVE this, great color combo and with your red check drapes in the background it is so holiday festive!
      Jenna

    10. I love every single detail of your tablescape and also the other decor in your kitchen. You really have the knack for using your vintage things and for taking spectacular pictures. I want to sit at that table with you and enjoy conversation and some coffee.

      1. Thank you so much, Paula. I think that's one of the nicest compliments I've every gotten. And you can come over any time and share some coffee with me, sweet friend! 🙂

    11. I love all the blue and green, so beautiful! Your MIL would be so touched to know that you treasure her green glasses as well. They really pop in your tablescape. Love the buffet display as well! XO

    12. Angie, I'm in love with your dining table place settings and decorations. The blue and green are so pretty. I use my vintage cake stands in display also. Thanks for sharing!

      1. Thanks Kathy. I don't bake too many cakes but love the cake stand! I'm glad to be able to use it for our table.

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