Vintage Friendly Village Tablescape

Vintage Friendly Village Tablescape Idea

Create a beautiful rural vintage Christmas tablescape scene using this vintage Friendly Village transferware tablescape idea. I love English transferware as a reminder of the past and on this page we will be using brown English transferware to create our Christmas tablescape.

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Nancy, from Nancy’s Daily Dish Blog created this tablescape for fall using brown vintage polychrome transferware which is getting harder and harder to find.

Friendly Village Polychrome Transferware

We will use Nancy’s idea to create a vintage Christmas tablescape using brown Friendly Village transferware which is easier to find as Johnson Brother’s still makes this transferware pattern. It was also a very popular pattern in the 50’s and 60’s so that finding vintage pieces at reasonable prices is still a likely possiblity.

Friendly Village 28-Piece Starter Set
Service for 4
by Johnson Brothers

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A beautiful brown transferware pattern, with red and green scenery depicting winter scenes in England, is a classic that was first released in 1952 and will live on and on for many more years to come. I like mixing it with Johnson Brothers Old English Countryside pattern and The Old Mill pattern, both in brown.

Start your Friendly Village table setting with this fabulous Johnson Brothers starter set. The brown transferware is an ideal set with the perfect pattern to use when recreating your own brown vintage Christmas theme. Each piece shows a different English country scene some of which are Autumn Mists, Covered Bridge, Hay Field, Lily Pond, School House, Sugar Maples, and Village Green.

A complete starter set is an inexpensive way to begin your collection. This is a service for 4 and includes 4 dinner plates, 4 round salad plates, 4 bread and butter plates, 4 rim soup bowls, 4 round cereal bowls, 4 fruit saucers, and 4 mugs. Go here to find more pieces to complete this set and a small Completer Set can also be found below.

Once I have a set of any vintage china pattern, I like to keep my eye out for more pieces to add to my collections. I look for them at garage sales, auctions, estate sales, thrift shops, and antique shops. I have found many wonderful 19th-century English antique pieces of Staffordshire china transferware, over the years, from garage sales and thrift stores.

I can sometimes find china pieces at a reasonable price online at websites such as e-Bay, Etsy, One Kings Lane, Replacements.com, and of course, Amazon. The last couple of years, however, I have been finding the used pieces online are becoming more and more over-inflated in price.

Layering with green or red plates and bowls from other sets of china will really make the colors in this transferware pattern pop.

Majolica Green Cabbage Leaf Pottery

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Green Majolica Pottery

Layering with different china patterns adds interest to the place settings and when I saw these green Majolica leaf plates I thought “these are wonderful plates to layer with the Friendly Village set.” They can will look stunning either layered as eating plates or used as serving plates!

Majolica Green Cabbage Leaf Pottery
Large Oval Platter

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When using Majolica cabbage leaf ceramics to add interest to the Friendy Village place settings, add green Majolica serveware to the mix to serve your Christmas dinner. A lovely green to fit in with the red and green Christmas festivities.

Vintage 19th-Century English Majolica Pottery
Green Leaf Service Dishes

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Red Christmas Accent Plates

A Christmas accent plate is another alternative as a colorful layer in a Christmas place setting. Use them as salad plates, appetizer plates, or set them on the table adjacent to the place setting as bread and butter plates.

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Friendly Village 6-Piece Completer Set

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This serveware completer set has the minimum needed as serveware for any sit-down Christmas dinner. It includes a large serving platter, a vegetable serving bowl, a gravy boat, a gravy boat tray, and a salt and pepper shaker pair. These newer pieces are no longer being manufactured in England.

Like just about everything else these days, they are made in China. It’s good to know this has not taken away from the quality of the pottery at all. Keep in mind that China was making porcelain long before England started producing pottery.

They are still reasonably priced to be used as everyday china and are dishwasher and microwave safe. If you find older pieces in your journey that do come from England, I would treat them with care and hand wash them. FYI, anything manufactured after 2003 is made in China.

Red & Green Holiday Placemats

Another option for setting this Friendly Village place settings is to use red or green placemats to keep with a festive Christmas theme. Both colors can be found in the Friendly Village china pattern and will liven up the table setting by adding a pop of color. If you like, mix the red and green placemats by alternating each seating with a different Christmas color.

Decorative Red Beaded Placemats

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Red Glass Beaded Hand Embroidered
Leaf Design Placemats
Set of 2

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Handmade Red Crystal Bead 4-Piece
Napkin Ring Set

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Handcrafted in India by skilled artisans, these red Indian beaded napkin rings will look lovely paired with any of these beaded placemats. Place them on creamy white or ivory napkins. The red against the creamy white of the napkin is a beautiful contrast in color.
 

Christmas Holiday Beaded
Poinsettia Flower Placemats

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Green Christmas Holiday Placemats

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Creamy Ivory Decorative Placemats

Creamy white, ivory, ecrue, and natural oyster colors make a beautiful background setting for brown chargers, especially when set against a dark finish wood dining table. All shades of browns will contrast beautifully with creamy white colors.

Creamy Ivory Beaded Placemats

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Brown Decorative Placemats

When setting a table it’s all about the layering to add depth, texture, and elegance to our tablescape. The first layer, the base layer, of the place setting is either a tablecloth, a placemat, or both.

Nancy chose to go with brown beaded placemats on top of a tablecloth. This is perfectly acceptable. Her tablecloth doesn’t quite cover the table so the placemats make sense for both decorative purposes and to protect the table finish. If this is the look you want to have on your own dining room table, I have found several options in decorative brown placemats for you to consider.

Brown Beaded Round Placemats

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If using a tablecloth, I usually forgo the placemats and start with a charger plate. On a beautiful highly polished bare wood dining table, I like to use placemats to better see the color striations of the wood grains. On the other hand, if you don’t have a sideboard to hold and serve the hot food, a tablecloth will protect the beautiful wood from hot dishes and trays full of food.

Brown Felt Leaf Placemat

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A decorative brown leaf-shaped placemat will be a fun addition to place under a decorative charger plate or a Friendly Village dinner plate. The laser-cut design will look fabulous when placed upon a contrasting sage green, light beige, or ecrue tablecloth. You can protect your table while adding a bit of whimsical décor to the place setting.

Round Brown Placemats

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Decorative Brown Rectangular Placemats

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Vintage Brown Leather Texture Placemat

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A rustic cowboy style design is also well suited to pair with the brown Friendly Village transferware. The faux leather saddle look of the placemats will be a beautiful foundation for a casual rustic cowboy setting or a formal western ranch setting. In this scenario, sterling silver flatware and chargers are the perfect accent pieces to use. Large sterling silver trays and serving bowls are the ideal serveware to use with this type of table setting.
 

Decorative Charger Plates

To begin the layering of our Friendly Village place settings, a charger needs to be selected. Earlier, I featured brown placemats because that is the color scheme Nancy chose to use as the basic color for her tablescape.

Keeping with Nancy’s original color scheme of brown as the base, I have selected a few decorative brown chargers which will work beautifully with brown and cream, and a dash of green for an earthier country setting.

Brown Charger Plates

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I advise against placing a dark brown charger on a dark brown placemat. It is just well, too dark! It is too dark, monotonous, and boring. I recommend using contrasting colors. For example a light color tablecloth with a dark charger. A dark placemat with a silver or gold metal charger. A dark placemat with a light brown, cream, or red charger. Contrasting layers bring the place settings to life rather than losing interest in a sea of dark brown.

Cream Charger Plates

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Pulling from the colors in this Friendly Village transferware pattern, we have several options we can use when it comes to selecting the chargers which will be the first layer of our place setting. Brown, black, cream, green, and red are all colors in the pattern you can work with. Select any color or colors in the china pattern that you like and stay with your color selections for the placemats, napkins, stemware, and tablescape pieces to tie it all together.

Red Charger Plates

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Red charger plates will draw out the red color in the transferware pattern and will make the place settings pop with a beautiful splash of color. And what isn’t more perfect than red at Christmas? Paired with green stemware these chargers will make a very festive Christmas themed tablescape.

Precious metal chargers are another excellent alternative to a dark brown table setting. If using ornate sterling silver flatware, then ornate sterling silver chargers will be an elegant way to set this table. Take the table setting from elegant to regal by using gold chargers, gold-plated flatware, and gold-banded stemware.

Flatware Sets

When setting her table, Nancy used a stainless steel Woodland flatware set in her tablescape to coordinate with the rural polychrome transferware she used for her fall dinnerware place settings. (You might still be able to find this flatware set on eBay or at Replacement.com.)

Her flatware set was actually made by Spode to accompany the Spode Woodland Dinnerware which is the perfect vintage polychrome dinnerware to use when setting a fall or Thanksgiving tablescape, but since we are setting a vintage Christmas tablescape using the Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dinnerware, I prefer to use something else either unique, vintage, colorful, or Christmasy. (Nope, it’s not a real word. I just make them up as I go along. LOL)

Five generations in my family always brought out the sterling silverware for special occasions. In my younger years, I added one place setting at a time to my set because that was all I could afford to do.

These days sterling is such a commodity that if one was to buy a new high-quality sterling silver 12 place setting set, with serving pieces, it would cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000.

Instead of looking at pricey sterling silver, just because it is my family tradition, I found fun sets of flatware in a variety of colors that are all very affordable. They won’t last for future generations as heirlooms but they will last for several years. That is, as long as no one drops them down the garbage disposal. LOL.

The Laguioles Flatware Collection

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The flatware and cutlery are exquisitely and painstakingly handcrafted from high-quality stainless steel with colored resin handles.

The Laguiole products carry the mark of its ancestors, a large bee engraved on all Laguiole products, which was originally part of Napoleon Bonaparte’s imperial seal.

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Presently, there still is not a patent on the Laguiole cutlery name. Theoretically, any cutlery from the Laguiole, France region is “authentic” Laguiole, similar to the confusion over French Champagne. Only buy flatware and cutlery under the names of Jean Dubost or Jean Neron, and only if it is engraved “Made in France” or “France” with the engraved bee. Anything made in China is a cheap knock off and will seldom last very long. The poor-quality handles tend to break off rather quickly.

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Copper and Gold-Plated
Stainless Steel Flatware

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Unique Decorative Black Handle
Stainless Steel Flatware

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Green Crystal Stemware and Glasses

Brilliant emerald green crystal glasses will add a sparkling festive touch to any dinner table. Crystal reflects the candlelight so beautifully it brings a touch of magic to a Christmas dining room setting.

Emerald Green Markham By Waterford Marquis Style Crystalline Wine Glasses

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Either of these two gorgeous sets of emerald green lead-free crystalline Waterford wine glasses are perfect accompaniments to the Friendly Village transferware place settings.

Personally, I prefer to drink my wine from pure crystal stemware glasses, rather than the newly created crystalline stemware, but I am a bit of a purist. O-o-o-h! Does that make me a snobby crystal freak? Oh, well, it is what I prefer, but the newly created crystalline from Waterford is still awesome stemware, and it is more affordable, and it is truly beautiful.

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IMHO (in my huble opinion) crystalline will never be as beautiful as a real hand cut crystal glass. Examples, such as the cut crystal Waterford Lismore pattern above, or the Waterford Lismore Christmas Snowflake Edition featured next. However, it does give a gorgeous, more affordable option when trying to stick to a tight Christmas budget!

Waterford Cut Crystal Snowflake Wishes
Emerald Green Glasses

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DOF Glass
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Red Crystal Stemware and Glasses

When it comes to stemware use your best. Don’t let you nice things sit in a cupboard or closet. USE them… often! Enjoy what you have and let other’s enjoy them too!

When it comes to stemware use your best. If you have crystal hiding in a closet bring it out and use it! Don’t let your beautiful things sit in a cupboard or closet gathering dust.

USE them. Use them often!

Use them every time you set a table for any special occasion or no occasion at all! Let your guest and loved ones know how special they are to you. Enjoy what you have and let other’s enjoy them too!

Red Colored Wine Glasses

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It is perfectly fine to mix clear crystal glasses with red and green glasses for a Christmas holiday tablescape. If you have clear crystal wine glasses stored away, get them out and set the table with red or green beverage glasses. Mix and match whatever looks best with the color scheme you have chosen for your Christmas table design.

Red Crystal Holiday Champagne Flutes

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If you have chosen a red color scheme than use red wine glasses, but don’t be afraid to add in green water glasses to the place setting. If you already have clear crystal wine glasses, then why not add green or red water goblets or old fashion glasses for the cocktail drinkers? Mixing the red and green colors of Christmas will add vibrance to what could otherwise be a drab and boring brown table.

Waterford Lismore Cut Crystal Snowflake Ruby Red
‘Wishes for Joy’ Holiday Edition Glassware

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Ruby Red Beverage Glasses

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Serve your Chrristmas holiday guests their beverages in gorgeous ruby red glasses. Glasses have a variety of uses such as holiday egg nog, water, iced tea, wine, hot Christmas toddies, punch or cocktails.

Holiday Beverage Serving Pitchers

Make a pitcher of your signature cocktail punch and pour it for your guest into ruby red beverage glasses. It’s so much easier than making individual cocktails and your guest will appreciate your pampering.

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Serving Pitcher
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Serving Pitcher
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Creating a Friendly Village Tablescape

If you have finally decided on getting that vintage English style dinner table before the family descends for the holidays, consider this gorgeous mahogany drop leaf table, that was recently hand-made in England from solid mahogany by a third-generation cabinetmaker.

Antique Style Mahogany Drop Leaf Dining Table
by English Classics

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Using hand selected wood, this piece was hand planed and hand distressed using Old World methods of the highest quality construction that can be found in furniture making today. The sturdy legs are a classic round turned design with pad feet but can be ordered in a variety of types, including barley twist, square-tapered, French and twist.

This strong, hand made, drop leaf table is an heirloom quality piece that will last for centuries, continuing to grow more beautiful over the years. This one-of-a-kind table is a real investment in your families future!

So versatile, the table can be used as a dining table, or drop the leaves and turn it into a sideboard. Push it up against the wall, decorate it to complement the dining table Friendly Village tablescape, and fill the sideboard with beautiful Friendly Village dishes brimming with mouthwatering Christmas holiday food.

Shipping is free in the USA for curb side delivery. White glove delivery will be extra.

Elegant Formal Christmas Tablecloths

To brighten the room while adding a stunning contrast to the rich brown colors found in our vintage Friendly Village dinnerware, I have chosen beautiful formal tablecloths in light colors of creamy white, ivory and sage as the base foundation for our vintage Friendly Village tablescape.

High-Quality Rich Fabric Cream, Ivory & Sage Tablecloths

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Elegant Formal Tablecloths:

  • Christmas Damask Elegant Glacier Cream Tablecloth: A rich glacier cream damask tablecloth
  • Classic Elegant Ivory Lace Edged Tablecloth: Luxurious florals & swirls tablecloth edged with delicate matching lace. Available in 3 sizes.
  • Elegant Formal Sage Spill-Proof Microfiber Tablecloth: Elegant, yet easy care microfiber is available in 6 colors and 5 sizes

Any one of these tablecloths will give a rich inviting warmth to the table setting on any special occasion through any holiday season setting. If you want you can use 2 of the tablecloths by scrunching one up and tucking it under, like Nancy did on her tablescape, for the center focal point of the table.

Nancy used a green organza curtain panel to tuck around her scrunched tablecloth. The fabric adds interest and dimension to what would be an otherwise boring table.

Pulling from the red color in the Friendly Village pottery scenes we will use red voile fabric instead of green to tuck and pouf around the cream tucked tablecloth. I found an inexpensive crimson red voile window panel scarf to replace it. The scarf is far less expensive than buying yards or a roll of organza fabric. Tuck the red scarf around the scrunched cream tablecloth and pouf it until you get the desired effect.
 

Solid Red Voile Window Panel Scarf

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Solid red voile window panel scarfSolid Red Voile Window Panel ScarfClick Here for Details

 
Tuck fresh evergreen boughs and pine cones around the fabric and the candles. I would also add a few red vintage ornaments and red feather cardinals into the boughs for additional bursts of color. You probably already have some vintage ornaments stored with your own collection of Christmas ornaments.

Before buying any red organza or the red voile scarf, check your closets to see what you may already have on hand and check your local thrift stores too. You may find something for just a couple of bucks. If you don’t have the time to hunt locally, then this curtain scarf is a good buy.

If you prefer, of course, it is alright to just cover the whole table with just one of the tablecloths. In that case, I would make a woodsy tablescape using all natural evergreens down the center of the table with candles and lanterns tucked into the boughs. I would pair the cream tablecloth with coordinating red, brown, and green accessories and perhaps add a vintage red runner under the greenery. Below is an example of how Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Blog creates a similar idea.
 

Fabric Dinner Napkins

The table napkins you choose will depend on the color scheme you have chosen to use for your Friendly Village tablescape. I have selected a few high-quality napkins in neutral colors to help you set your table properly.
 

Cotton Fabric Dinner Napkins

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In addition, I have chosen cream cloth napkins with beautiful red embroidered Christmas designs and a red and white snowflake pattern napkin set, all of which will coordinate with our red themed Friendly Village tablescape. Add red beaded napkin holders to the cream napkins and cream napkin holders to the red pattern napkin to really make the colors pop on the dinner table.
 

Christmas Fabric Dinner Napkins

Holiday Berry Wreath Embroidered Christmas NapkinHoliday Berry Wreath Embroidered Christmas NapkinClick Here for DetailsHandmade Winter Red Snowflakes Dinner Napkins Set of 12Handmade Winter Red Snowflakes Dinner Napkins Set of 12Click Here for DetailsRed Crewel Embroidered Reindeer Christmas Napkins Set of 4Red Crewel Embroidered Reindeer Christmas Napkins Set of 4Click Here for Details

 

 
When serving a Christmas dinner, or any special occasion dinner, please do not use paper napkins. I know they are convenient, and aside from the fact they are ecologically irresponsible, paper napkins diminish the special atmosphere you have created for your guest. The point of your special Christmas tablescape and table setting is to make your guest feel welcomed and special. Leave the paper napkins to the outside summer barbeque.
 

Mission Lantern Candle Décor

Nancy used a trio of brown pillar candles with leaf filigree cut outs where the candlelight shines through. She set them on a plate which is setting on a decorative wrought iron plant stand. I have come up with two different candle options. Either will look fabulous. Which one do you like the best? Let me know in the comments below.
 

Red Multi-Sized Mission-Style
Metal and Glass Pillar Candle Lanterns
Set of 3 by Melrose International

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This red mission style lantern set fits right in with our vintage theme. The beautiful matte brick red color will look fabulous in the tablescape while they coordinate with the red hues found in the dinnerware. I think the matte red is perfect for this vintage Christmas tablescape. The lanterns are also available in brown, in case you have chosen to go with brown as the main color in your tablescape creation.
 

Antique Red Triple LED Candle Mission Lantern

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For an intimate setting of two, depending on the size of the table, of course, the lantern grouping may be too large, but one lantern may work just fine as the focal point. Remember to surround it with other decorations by tucking in items such as pine cones, red feather faux cardinal ornaments, and vintage ornaments.

Decorative Candle Holders

If choosing to use pillar candles as the centerpiece rather than lanterns, these next decorative candle holders may be used as a grouping in the center of the tablescape like Nancy did on her autumn table. On a larger scale, when using lanterns in the center, they can be spread out down the center of a large dining table.

I have selected both red and brown pillar candle holders to use for either a red and green Christmas theme or a brown themed tablescape. Check them out and decide which ones you like the best.
 

Decorative Red Distressed Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 4

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The distressed red color of these candlesticks will be a lovely addition of our friendly Village tablescape. They come in a set of 4 (two pairs). I would place a pair on each side of the lantern grouping if dining on a large dining table. If your table is is small, for a seating of 4 or less, I would use one or the other and not both.

In this case scenario, stick with the pillar candles grouping of 3 or just one. Remember to avoid using even numbers in your groupings. The 4th candle holder may be used elsewhere in the room, or in another room entirely.
 

Distressed Design Vintage Style
Wooden Candle Holder Set of 3

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The ruddy brown distressed look of these pillar candle holders will look fabulous with any vintage or rustic table setting. They are perfect for the winter season indoors and the summer season outdoors.
 

Dark Brown Antique Style Resin Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 3

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If setting a Friendly Village tablescape using brown as the main color theme, either of these these two sets (above and below) of dark brown antique-style pillar candle holders are ideal choices for the tablescape center piece.

Mahogany Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 3 by by Better Homes and Gardens

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With a deep mahogany finish, this 3-piece candle holder will still work beautifully as a tablescape centerpiece for a Christmas dinner. Even though it is an affordable set, they have an expensive and classic vintage look. The Better Homes and Gardens Candle Holders not only look elegant, but will also create a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Once the tablescape is set the way you like it, stand back to have a look. Fill in the gaps with votive and tea light candle holders to add more light and sparkle to the vintage tablescape. Be sure to place at least one at each place setting too. I have selected several vintage styles in both red and brown to give you ideas on pieces to help accent the dining table.
 

Chocolate Mercury Glass Hurricane Candle Holders
Set of 3

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A unique trio of chocolate brown vintage style mercury glass votive candle holders will look beautiful mixed in with the brown and red candle holders featured on this page while helping to create a welcoming warmth to the table design.

This stunning set of chocolate brown mercury glass features a brilliant crackle glass design with a fading ombre rust finish.
 

Red Diamond Pattern Mercury Glass Hurricane Candle Holders Set of 3Red Diamond Pattern Mercury Glass Hurricane Candle Holders Set of 3Click Here for DetailsElegant Fusion Rouge Boudoir Red Hurricane Candle Holders Set of 3Elegant Fusion Rouge Boudoir Red Hurricane Candle Holders Set of 3Click Here for DetailsRed Crackle Mercury Glass Long Stem Hurricane Candle Holder Set of 3Red Crackle Mercury Glass Long Stem Hurricane Candle Holder Set of 3Click Here for Details

 

I believe the more the merrier when it comes to candlelight for dinner settings, especially for special occasions like Christmas. Candlelight adds a welcoming warmth to the room and a feeling of magic in the air.

Placing a small votive or tealight candle next to each place setting is a nice additional touch each guest will appreciate. Be sure to place the candle to the top right of the place setting. We don’t want our guests elbows getting burned while they are eating now do we?
 

Christmas Red and Green Mercury Glass
Votive Tealight Candle Holders

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Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I would tuck red, green, and either gold or silver Christmas ornaments into the evergreens, or nestle them into the voile scarf used to accent the tablescape. I would also place several ornaments around the base of the candles and randomly about the table for added interest. Mercury glass Christmas ornaments are ideal for a vintage Friendly Village tablescape and I have have found several different designs to choose from.
 

Vintage Green Mini Mercury Glass Ornaments

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage style green Elizabeth mini mercury glass ornaments - Set of 6Vintage Green Elizabeth Mini Mercury Glass Ornaments
Set of 6
Click Here for Details
Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage style green Tania mini mercury glass ornaments - Set of 6Vintage Green Tania Mini Mercury Glass Ornaments
Set of 6
Click Here for Details
Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage style green Mona mini mercury glass ornaments - Set of 6Vintage Green Mona Mini Mercury Glass Ornament
Set of 6
Click Here for Details

 

 

Vintage Silver Gold & Bronze Mercury Glass
Christmas Ornaments

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Assorted Vintage Mini Acorn
Traditional Glass Christmas Ornament
Set of 6

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Vintage Style Mercury Glass Acorn Ornaments

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Red Heart Mercury Glass Ornament Garland

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Intertwined amongst the evergreens in the Friendly Village vintage tablescape, this red mercury glass garland will pop with color while adding extra sparkle to to the table design.
 

Vintage Style Guest Favor Memento Place Card Holders

As the final touch to this vintage Friendly Village tablescape
I would add to the last layer of china in our table setting one of these small bags
of ornaments as a party favor for my guest to take home when they leave.
It can double as a place card holder by attaching a name tag to the tie on the bag
.

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Each bag carries 36 green and red mini (1″) mercury glass Christmas ornaments
in 3 different styles.

Remember to Come Back Back to See More Christmas Tablescape Ideas.

 
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Vintage White Christmas Tablescape | Tea for Two Luncheon

Vintage White Christmas Tablescape
for an Intimate Holiday Tea for Two

The serenity of a vintage white Christmas tablescape is lovely for an intimate afternoon high tea luncheon on a snowy afternoon. Carolyn from the Aiken House & Gardens Blog created this Christmas tablescape for a romantic luncheon in her cottage several years ago and it is still as beautiful today as it was then.

It reminds me of a time when I was living in a cabin high up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado watching the snow fall gently through our picture window to a carpet of snow covering the landscape as far as I could see through the woods. The snow had been falling steadily all night and we were snowbound to the cabin.

The cabin had white washed walls inside and I had decorated it in a white-on-white, shabby chic, French country theme style very similar to Carolyn’s design. I remember the whole scene was almost surreal with the quiet of the white snowfall outside and the peaceful serenity of the white cottage decor inside the cabin. I remember thinking this as I sat at the window watching the snow coming down ever so softly, but with steady purpose.

The vintage white Christmas tablescape is a reminder of the snowy outside scenery. It begins with a white lace tablecloth layered over a solid ivory tablecloth as the backdrop for this quiet winter white vintage tea for two Christmas luncheon.
 

White Lace Tablecloths & Overlays

I have selected several different styles of lace tablecloths in different qualities, from the very affordable to the higher-end lace. You have several options of shapes which can be layered over the solid ivory fabric tablecloth. A round tablecloth is one choice but a square will look equally as beautiful. You decide which one you like the best.

I am also including a few gorgeous ivory lace overlays and tablecloths which can be layered over a white tablecloth. Either way, it is still a tone-on-tone but with a warmer hue that the serenity of winter white as the top layer.

However, if you already have a lace tablecloth hidden in the linen closet which you have been saving for the “right occasion”, now is the time to get it out and use it! That goes for the tablecloth, too. If you have a round or square white damask tablecloth, use it with an ivory lace overlay topper.
 

White Victorian Rose Lace Tablecloth
Made in USA by Heritage Lace

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A beautiful white Victorian style round lace tablecloth which will be beautiful when draped over a solid ivory satin tablecloth. The tone-on-tone will give the table a serene old-world look perfect for a Victorian high tea luncheon.

The tablecloth is made in the USA by Heritage Lace at their North Carolina mill, and in their Iowa facilities, by talented American craftspeople. Heritage Lace is well known for their high-end lace along with specialty products including window treatments and textiles for the home.

This lace tablecloth is made of 100% polyester, which means it is washable, but it still has to be treated gently and with care. It can only be washed in the machine in cold water on a gentle cycle. I wouldn’t recommend putting it in the dryer any longer than a tumble to remove excess water. I would hang it over a clothes line to dry completely without using clothes pins.
 

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Add sophistication to a small round or square table in your home with any of these affordable lace tablecloth overlays. I think they are all lovely pieces, ideally suitable for an intimate luncheon or an elegant dinner for two. The lace tablecloth overlays featured next are available in several table sizes.

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Elegant and delicate white rose design lace tableclothElegant White Rose Lace TableclothClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - White or ivory floral lace table top overlayWhite or Ivory Floral Lace OverlayClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Handmade cotton crochet lace round tablecloth also available in other table sizesHandmade Cotton Crochet Lace Round TableclothClick Here for Details

 

 
One of the beautiful things about using a lace tablecloth is that any color can be used under it to coordinate with your own theme color. In this instance we want to layer the white over ivory or ivory over white for a tone-on-tone winter shabby chic table dressing. The overlays are seasonless and can then be used another time over a different color to coordinate with your home décor or seasonal tablescape theme.
 

Unique Beige Embroidered Lace Small Round Tablecloth

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Layering this beige hand embroidered lace tablecloth over an ivory or white tablecloth will make a gorgeous vintage style background with which to layer creamy white and ivory Christmas tableware. On a small table in a small room a light and airy tablecloth, such as this one, adds a lightness to the room while accenting the vintage table décor.
 

White Canterbury Lace Classic Rectangle Tablecloth
by Heritage Lace

Christmas Tablescape Décor - White Canterbury lace classic rectangle tablecloth by Heritage LaceWhite Canterbury Lace Classic Rectangle TableclothClick Here for Details

 
The shabby chic vintage white Christmas tablescape we are recreating doesn’t have to be just for an afternoon tea for two. It can be expanded to a larger dinner tablescape if you like. Several of the lace tablecloths I have featured above are suitable for large dining room tables. White heirloom lace will add charm and elegance to a vintage white Christmas tablescape.
 

Creamy White Dinnerware Sets


Carolyn’s vintage table setting is layered with mixed china and pottery dinnerware with subtle differences in shades of white, off-white, and ivory. It is a very simple, yet elegantly aristocratic table setting. Carolyn used a romantic decorative white china charger with an ornate filigree cutout scroll pattern as the first layer of her table setting. I found several vintage style white chargers as substitutes for the first layer we are recreating.

Creamy White Charger Plates

Christmas Tablescape Décor - White Baroque Charger Plate by IntradaWhite Baroque ChargerClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - White Bella Bianca Beaded Charger Plate by Arte ItalicaBella Bianca ChargerClick Here for Details

 

 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Whitewash Berry & Thread scallop charger plate by JuliskaWhite “Berry & Thread” Scallop ChargerClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - White round beaded charger plate - Set of 4White Beaded Charger – Set of 4Click Here for Details

 

 
The rest of the layers are from the Baroque Dinnerware Set featured below, and pieces from other white pottery sets as well. I have devoted an entire post to this style of white dinnerware. Click here to see them.
 

Baroque Earthenware Dinnerware Set
by The Jay Companies

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I would mix and match pieces from the white, cream and ivory sets I already have in my pantry before purchasing new sets. However, if you have not yet started a collection of white dinnerware sets, it is never too soon to start. White is a “must have” pantry item for anyone who loves tablescape decorating.
 

Creamy White Victoria 16-Pc Dinnerware Set
by American Atelier

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A lovely, moderately priced, white earthenware dinner set which will look fabulous layered with any other dinnerware set regardless of the occasion or the tablescape creation.
 

Mini Silver Mercury Glass Heart Shaped Ornaments Set of 6

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Place a mini mercury glass heart on the last piece of layering in your table setting. It could be placed on an appetizer plate, a salad plate, or in a soup bowl. Whichever course you have decided to serve to your guest first is the piece you will use to place this romantic mini mercury glass heart. Carolyn used a round mercury glass ornament, but I thought since you will be enjoying a romantic tea, the heart would be the perfect addition.
 

Miniature Winter White Frost Covered Sisal
Bottle Brush Trees on Wood Bases
Package of 6

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These little white sisal bottle brush Christmas trees make adorable
table decorations on any winter vintage white tablescape.

 

White Antique Style Teapots

The tea set Carolyn uses is again, an eclectic mix of creamy white pottery pieces that all tie together beautifully. I love her teapot and wish I could find one like it. I didn’t and am sad over it, but I did find several vintage style pieces which I like almost as well.
 

Creamy White Antique Style Teapot

White Antique Style TeapotWhite Antique Style TeapotClick Here for Details

 

 

Miss Bella Antique Style White Teapots

White Ceramic Embossed  Crown TeapotWhite Ceramic Embossed Crown TeapotClick Here for DetailsCreamy White Vintage Floral Embossed TeapotCreamy White Vintage Floral Embossed TeapotClick Here for DetailsWhite Ceramic Embossed French Design TeapotWhite Ceramic Embossed French Design TeapotClick Here for Details

 

 
Any one of these sweet reproductions of white antique teapots will fit right in your vintage style Christmas holiday tea for two. Each one has an eclectic French country flair which will meld nicely with the white pottery mix of our white vintage table setting.
 

White Vintage Style Lace Embossed Tea Cup Set with Butterfly Cut-Outs
Set of 6

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White Antique Style Sugar & Cream Sets

Place a white vintage style sugar and creamer set for an eclectic, shabby chic, vintage Victorian appeal.
 

White Milk Glazed Terracotta
Hydrangea Sugar & Creamer Set
by Mud Pie

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A handcrafted hydrangea design, terracotta sugar and cream set, has been finished with a milk white glaze. This set is a perfect pairing when added to the table with a white vintage, shabby chic, eclectic French country teapot.

See a few more white country sugar and creamer sets below before making a final decision.
 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie white fleur de lis sugar and cream setWhite Fleur de Lis Sugar/Cream SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Lenox white French perle sugar and creamer setWhite Lenox French Perle Sugar/Creamer SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie white sculpted bird cream and sugar setWhite Sculpted Bird Cream/Sugar SetClick Here for Details

 

 

White Antique Style Country Pitchers

Add a white French country style pitcher to the tablescape to hold fresh greenery from outside. Fill it with evergreen cuttings, sprigs of fresh mistletoe, and cuttings of red holly berry. The contrasting green and red colors against a white earthenware pitcher will bring a touch of the forest from the outside to the inside, along with a welcoming warmth.

If you live in an area which does not provide these types of evergreens, then, by all means, use what you have. Take cuttings from your backyard and create a simple yet beautiful arrangement in your pitcher. Wild grasses and seed pods make wonderful pitcher arrangements. Trim a few branches from your Christmas tree and tuck a few of their cuttings into the arrangement too.

Artificial evergreens along with white berry sprigs and flocked white pinecone picks from the Dollar Store are another option which is very affordable and won’t break the bank. Faux white silk poinsettias will also make a gorgeous display when placed in a milk white country pitcher.
 

Large White French Country Stoneware Pitcher

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This handmade vintage stoneware pitcher is a distressed style pitcher reproduced from a French farmhouse pitcher. It is finished with a milky, matte glaze to give it an old-fashioned European charm. The pitcher is available in two sizes. They are strictly for decorative purposes and are not safe to use for food or beverages.
 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Hosley's white ceramic country pitcherWhite Ceramic Country PitcherClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Vancore large white shabby chic metal jug flower vase pitcherLarge White Shabby Chic Metal PitcherClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - White Enamelware Rustic French Country Primitive PitcherWhite Enamel French Country PitcherClick Here for Details

 

 
If setting a table on a larger scale for another occasion, I would use several of these pitchers down the center of the table filled, and surrounded, with fresh evergreens and seasonal florals. Natural elements flocked white, such as pinecones and natural decorative orbs would also be effective accent pieces on a table for a larger seating.
 

White Ceramic Artichoke Pitcher
by Mud Pie

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie white ceramic artichoke pitcherWhite Ceramic Artichoke PitcherClick Here for Details

 
Another beautiful and fanciful creation by Mud Pie, this milk glaze finish over ceramic terracotta pitcher, will be a lovely addition to our afternoon tea table setting. During the summer use it on a lanai tablesetting and fill it full of rum punch! The artichoke detailing is seasonless and will be beautiful any time of the year when placed on the table to house evergreens, flowers, water, or punch.
 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Lenox Opal Innocence Carved PitcherLenox Opal Innocence Carved PitcherClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Lenox Large White French Perle PitcherLenox Large White French Perle PitcherClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - White ceramic vintage style french country pitcherWhite Ceramic Vintage Style French Country PitcherClick Here for Details

 

 

White Ceramic Canapé Platters

These small ceramic platters with a Fleur De Lis design will add texture and interest to the beautiful food being served.
 

White Fleur De Lis Platters by Mud Pie

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Vintage Inspired White Ceramic Butter Dish
with a Clear Glass Knob Cover

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You may need to serve your guest soft sweet creamy butter to spread on a warm scone, a tea sandwich, or a hot roll, and what better way to do it than with a white vintage inspired fluted ceramic butter dish topped with a clear glass door knob handle? A perfect match as a table top accessory to a vintage white tablescape.

And We Mustn’t Forget the Crystal and Silver!

Now is the time to pull the “good crystal” out of the closet, or pantry, or whereever you have been saving it, and use it for your special guest. I think beautiful crystal stemware makes our guests feel special. Since Christmas is such a huge celebration, which is honored in so many special ways, why not pull all the stops? Bring all of the “good” crystal, silver, and china out into the light. Don’t let your precious heirlooms sit in a dark closet. USE them…..use them often! Enjoy what you have and allow others to enjoy them too!
 

Marquis by Waterford Markham Wine Glass Set
Set of 4

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Marquis by Waterford Markham Wine Glass - Set of 4Marquis by Waterford Markham Wine Glass SetClick Here for Details

I couldn’t believe the bargain price for this set of Waterford Marquis crystal wine glasses. When I bought my first set of Waterford Lismore crystal wine glasses they were 4 times the amount.

Last year I had to replace a couple of broken Waterford Lismore champagne flutes and I thought I had gotten a good deal at 3 times the price of this set of 4 wine glasses.

I would use this set of Waterford glasses as water glasses on my simply designed, vintage white Christmas, tea for two luncheon tablescape. Even though Waterford does make the some of the best cut-crystal in the world, I prefer a finer crystal than this set to serve wine, especially red wines.

Next, we need to decide on the silverware we intend to use for this beautiful table setting. We want it to be beautifully ornate with a vintage appeal to coordinate with our eclectic mix of vintage style French country.

Many of us already have our sets of sterling silverware. If that is the case for you, then now is the time to get it out of the silver chest and polish away the tarnish. Silverware is the best flatware to use on this type of table setting, and of course, for any formal Christmas table setting.

Christmas Tablescape Décor - French Provincial Sterling Silver 4-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 1French Provincial Sterling Silver 4-Piece Flatware SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Wallace Grande Baroque 4-Piece Sterling Silverware Set, Service for 1Wallace Grande Baroque 4-Pc Sterling Silverware SetClick Here for Details

 

 
Sterling silver flatware has almost tripled in price over the last 5 years and a full-service set can run upward from $8,000. If you are just starting out, I suggest starting your silverware collection with one place setting at a time, if that is all you can afford to do. This way you can build your silverware set over time without such a big chunk of money coming out of your funds all at once.

Until then, fake it ’til you make it, with either a set of silver plated flatware or a highly-polished stainless steel set. Silver plate will look almost as luxurious as sterling silver while adding sparkle, shine and a formal elegance to any table setting and few will be able to tell the difference.
 

Oneida Michelangelo 20-Pc Stainless Steel Flatware Set
Service for 4

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This ornate stainless steel set by Oneida is a very affordable 20-piece, service for 4, flatware set. It is not as luxurious as silver plate flatware or sterling silver, but it will suffice for this Christmas tea and for everyday use.

Keep in mind that this should not keep you from starting your own set of silverware. Remember what I said before, start with just a few pieces, or one place setting at a time, and keep adding as the budget permits.
 

Gorham Chantilly Sterling Silver 80-Pc Flatware Set, Service for 12Christmas Tablescape Décor – Gorham Chantilly Sterling Silver 80-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 12Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver 46-Pc Flatware Set, Service for 8Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver 46-Pc Flatware Set, Service for 8Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Towle Sterling Silver Chippendale 48-Piece Silverware Set, Service for 12Towle Chippendale Sterling Silver 48-Pc Flatware Set, Service for 12Click Here for Details

 

 
Another alternative for this lovely vintage table setting is an affordable set of creamy ivory handled flatware wrapped in a vintage style silver-tone setting.

Vintage Style Creamy Ivory Flatware Sets
with Ornamental Silver-Tone Handle Wraps

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Beautiful Ivory Porcelain Christmas Votive & Tea Light Candle Holders

I am a firm believer in having the magical welcoming warmth of candlelight on a Christmas tablescape…..the more candles the better! However, for an intimate Christmas luncheon for two in the aftertoon, I have to agree with Carolyn in only scattering a few well placed votive candles to enhance the simple settings of this very romatic table setting.
 

La Vie en Blanc Rose Porcelain Tealight Candle Holder

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Carolyn used ivory porcelain star shaped votive candle holders by Lenox. Unfortunately, these particular ones have been discontinued. Every year Lenox introduces gorgeous new porcelain designs. I selected a few to blend in well with this late afternoon high-tea Christmas luncheon.
 

Lenox Ivory Porcelain Christmas Votive Candle Holders

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And there we have it.
We have recreated a gorgeous winter vintage white Christmas tablescape.

 

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Vintage Style Christmas Ornaments

Stunning Vintage Style Christmas Ornaments
for Christmas Tablescape Displays

There are many times gorgeous vintage style Christmas ornaments are used in the tablescapes featured on this site. I am always on the lookout for ornaments that are going to sparkle, shimmer and shine in the light of the candle flames as the flames flicker and dance around the Christmas table.

I want my tablescapes to be a welcoming beacon of Christmas cheer when my guests enter the room and beautiful ornaments help to set the stage of Christmas magic.

This post is all about the fabulous vintage style Christmas ornaments I have found to help you create magical Christmas moments with gorgeous tablescapes. There is something here with a vintage flair for every budget.
 

Snow Covered White Lace with Silver Gemstone Accents
Christmas Ornaments
Boxed Set of 2

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This gorgeous pair of white vintage style snow covered Christmas ornaments are embellished with white lace and silver gem stone accent pieces. The tops of the ornaments are coiled with winter white braiding and silver-tone caps. They will be an elegant addition to any vintage, shabby chic, or winter white coastal Christmas tablescape.
 

White Blooming Fleur de Lis Lace and Faux Rhinestone Embellished Glass Ball Christmas Ornament

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A delicate vintage style Christmas ornament with lace detailing and a blooming white Fleur de Lis lace embellishment over a shiny white glass ball.

 

Victorian Style Champagne Filigree Christmas Ornaments
Assortment of 8

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These round and oblong Victorian filigree style ornaments will make a delightful addition to any decorative bowl or domed cake stands mixed in with other white vintage style Christmas ornaments. Their shabby chic finish and glitter will add color and texture to the display.

Strategically placed around the tablescapes as accent pieces, they will beautifully reflect the candlelight adding shimmer and glam to the table.
 

Shiny Silver and Pearl White Lacy Snowflake Christmas Ornaments Embellished with Glitter and Faux Pearls
Set of 2

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A delicate silver and white snowflake included in each pack. Both are dusted with glitter and have a faux pearl center.
 

Kurt Adler Glitter Rose Gold Finial and Ball
Christmas Ornaments
Set of 3 Assorted

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Christmas Ornaments
Set of 3 Assorted
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Christmas Ornaments
Set of 3 Assorted
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Fabulous Victorian style finial and ball ornaments in rose gold glitter, embellished with white lace, intricate ecru braiding, faux pearls, faux rhinestones, and detailed bead work.
 

Luna Bazaar
Pearl White Wave Ball Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments
Set of 6

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If your love of decorating style is coastal, shabby chic, vintage or contemporary, one style easily crosses over from one to the other with a very blurred line. In today’s decorating world, mixing styles for an interesting eclectic look is not only stylish but trendy too, and this set of pearl white vintage style wave designed mercury glass ornaments will look fabulous year after year regardless of the trend you happen to be setting for your guest.
 

Luna Bazaar Vintage-Style Small Pearl White Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

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I love the vintage appeal that mercury glass adds to vintage Christmas decorating, adding Old World elegance to contemporary designs. These small pearl white mercury glass ornaments are perfect little gap fillers when filling vessels with ornaments to decorate the home. They can also be placed randomly about the tablescape, the mantle, and the serving table.
 

Shiny and Matte Mercury Glass
Perched Bird Christmas Ornaments
Set of 12

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Add a vintage flair to any Christmas tablescape or tree with this pair of matte and shiny white mercury glass birds.This pair featured, comes perched on glittery pine cones and leaves in a set of 12. You will receive 6 of each.
 

White Antique-Style Acanthus Leaf Glittered
Christmas Ornaments

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Charming antique-style white glittered Christmas ornaments inspired by the acanthus leaf. The acanthus leaf design was a very popular motif dating back as far as ancient Greek architecture. It was a beloved design during Victorian times and is just as loved now for vintage-style tablescapes and home decor.
 

Hand Blown Hand Painted White Lace
Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments
Set of 4

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Hand blown and hand painted in a white scroll filigree lace design by gifted artisan. Each ornament will be unique because of being handcrafted. There are also 8 other designs to choose from, but this white lace filigree matches our vintage-style the best.

A fabulous find for table decor fillers, these next antique-inspired winter woodland ornaments can be used several ways to enhance a tablescape.
 

Antique-Inspired Vintage Chic Winter Woodland
Table Decor Christmas Ornaments
Set of 6 Assorted

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The woodland ornaments look like carved wood, stained white, but they are actually a light-weight shatter resistant plastic so they can be hung without fear of bending branches.

Add these ornaments to a clear glass bowl, a vase, or a covered glass cake stand for an antique-inspired filler, or detail them on your rustic woodland tablescape with a pine garland, sprigs of white berry branches, and white poinsettias.
 

Snowflake Ornaments
with Dangling Faux Diamond Chandelier Drop
Set of 3

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Sparkling, dangling ornaments are the ideal ornaments to hang from the chandelier, or light fixtures, above the dining room table. I like to hang them on varying lengths of nylon thread or monofilament line making them invisible to the eye from a distance. This gives the illusion they are magically floating in the air, drifting downwards towards the table.
 

Magnificent Hanging Crystal Diamond Garland Ornaments
with Almond Pendant Accent – Set of 5

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I like to use crystal strands such as these to add a magical sparkle to my Christmas tablescapes. They can be hung from the chandelier, draped around Christmas ornaments in decorative display bowls or wrapped around pillar candle holders and candlesticks.

Clear crystal bead garland and iridescent crystal bead garland can also be purchased by the roll in arts & craft stores or hobby stores, to wrap around tablescape displays or drape from chandeliers. A good example of draping can be seen in the photo below of a wall candle sconce draped with crystal bead garland.
 

16 Feet Crystal Acrylic Gems Bead Strands Image by Crystal Place

Keep in mind that the acrylics made today are a lot less expensive than real crystal beads, and unless you actually touch them you can’t tell the difference in the candlelight. They reflect the light just like crystal prisms.
 

Silver Mercury Glass Antique
Christmas Ornaments
Set of 12

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We can add more sparkle and glam into our vintage-style tablescapes and all around Christmas decoration my incorporating this stunning set of 12 silver mercury glass antique style ornaments. They will help to reflect the candlelight on the table and to make it shimmer and sparkle like magic is in the air.

This set is such a good value, I would get several sets for myself and to give away as hostess gifts for all the holiday parties. Wrap up a box to give your hostess along with a bottle of wine at the next Christmas dinner party you get invited to.

I love giving away a special ornament every year to my dinner guest by placing it on their dinner table place setting as a little momento for them to take home. This set is the perfect way for you to start making memories with your own holiday traditions.
 

Lenox Teardrop Shaped Mercury Glass
Hanging Christmas Ornament

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Pastel Dreams Christmas Ornament Collection

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From the Pastel Dreams Collection by Raz these Victorian antique-style Christmas ornaments will enhance your shabby chic, vintage Christmas decor.
 

Elegant Silver Mercury Glass
Ball & Shuttle Christmas Ornaments
with Gold Lace Flourish Embellishments
Set of 6

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Elegantly beautiful vintage style Christmas ornaments of a gold lace leaf flourish design embellished on Old World mercury glass. The set includes 6 ornaments, 3 of each shape
 

Antiqued Silver Mercury Style Glass
Drop Christmas Ornaments
Set of 4

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Hang these gorgeous blown glass Christmas ornaments from the chandelier over your vintage tablescape for additional sparkle and shine. The antique mercury glass finish will shimmer in the candlelight from the table below. Included are 4 different styles and shapes with delicate vertical-embedded designs in the glass.
 

Silver Gemstone Glittered Sequin Ball
Christmas Ornaments – Set of 4

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Dazzle your Christmas tablescape with glittery silver ornaments guaranteed to sparkle and shine in the candlelight. I have no other words than simply stunning for this set of elegant bead, sequin, and gemstone encrusted silver Christmas ornaments. These fabulous finds will sparkle and shine reflecting the candlelight in your tablescape design. They will bring glamour and glittery shine to your Christmas decor when mixed in with all your other vintage or contemporary decorations and ornaments.
 

White and Silver Christmas Ornament Trios

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Victorian Style White Lace and Silver
Mercury Style Glass Christmas Ornaments
Set of 2

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A gorgeous pair of Victorian style silver mercury style glass Christmas ornaments. Each ornament has a different delicate painted white lace design which will be a lovely addition to your vintage tablescape design. They will bring elegance and style to any Victorian, vintage or shabby chic Christmas tablescape. Mix them in with white, silver and pale icy glacier blue Christmas table decor for a stunning effect, creating the magic of Christmas from bygone eras.
 

Victorian Style Champagne Faux Crackle Finish
Glass Christmas Ornaments

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Replicated from the Victorian Era, these gorgeous, graceful champagne Christmas tree ornaments have a faux crackle finish and are embossed with a white scallop and faux pearl design. They have the appearance of ultimate femininity making them perfect on a shabby chic tablescape.

Next are a few shabby chic, Victorian style blush pink and peach colored Christmas ornaments by Melrose.
 

Rich Elegant Shabby Chic Victorian Style
Glass Christmas Ornaments

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Whether from the Rich Elegance Collection or the Luxury Lodge Collection, Melrose does make beautiful Victorian style Christmas ornaments! Mix them in with creamy white vintage ornaments and watch for the warm welcoming glow they will give your guest in the candlelight.
 

Decorative Shiny Glittered & Beaded
Glass Finial Christmas Ornaments

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Beaded and Glittered Frozen Fruit
Christmas Ornament Sets

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There aare so many different shades of green and hues of blue to remind us of the ocean. When creating a coastal vintage tablescape mix the colors of the ocean with the creamy ecru colors of a white sandy beach.
 

Antique Style Blue Mercury Glass
Ball Christmas Ornaments

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Set of 4
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Antique Inspired Green Blue Mercury Glass
Finial Christmas Ornaments

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A pair of elegant blue green finial Christmas ornaments featuring a sugared, antiqued mercury glass style finish. The colors and shapes of these finials will be beautiful with the contrast of white antiqued ornaments displayed in a sterling silver bowl or a glass domed serving piece. Hang them from the chandelier on monofilament line along with crystal snowflakes and crystal drop ornaments.
 

Blue Green Mercury Glass Glitter Wing Birds
Christmas Table Decor
Set of 4

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Place these adorable blue green mercury glass birds randomly about a coastal Christmas tablescape. Mix them into silver bowls with seashells, white, blue, green, and silver Christmas ornaments.
 

Vintage Style Teal Blue & Silver
Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments
Set of 4

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A set of teal blue and silver raised designed vintage inspired mercury glass ornaments. I like these vintage ornaments for the color they will add to a coastal tablescape focusing on the colors of the ocean.
 

Ice Palace Blue Glass Sequined Decorative
Finial Christmas Ornament

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Hang these icy blue finials from the chandelier over the dining table along with clear crystal ornaments, irredescent snowflakes, and hanging glass seashells for a magical effect. Place them amongst seashells and other Christmas ornaments in table baskets and bowls. Unfortunately each ornament must be purchased separately.
 

Silent Luxury Turquoise Blue Iced Beaded Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

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From the Silent Luxury Collection by Napa Home & Garden these are gorgeous, high-quality, ice blue mercury glass ornaments. These hand crafted glass ornaments have a beaded surface finish that further enhances the good looks these ornaments have.
 

Antiqued Teal Blue Glass Ball Ornament

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Silent Luxury Pale Green Jeweled Icy Snowflake Glass Christmas Ornaments

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Silent Luxury Aqua Blue Mercury Glass & Faux Pearls
Christmas Ball Ornament

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Christmas Traditions
Fade to Blue Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

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Vintage Tablescape

A Vintage Tablescape for Christmas

 

Vintage Tablescape with Johnson Brothers Friendly Village DinnerwareSetting a Vintage Tablescape for a Christmas dinner can conjure up as many different images in one’s mind as there are people dreaming about them.

Often people will think of a white shabby chic style while others will think 1950’s retro.

Some people might think of British antique while others will be thinking of Scottish tartan plaids. And some will think of American pioneer settlers with  a rustic, primitive prairie decor.

To some, vintage may bring to mind the minimalist designs of Scandinavian countries such as Denmark or Sweden along with the heavily embroidered Christmas tablecloths and traditional dress while others may think of a German Tannenbaum with handcrafted blown glass ornaments and cut glass crystal stemware.

These are just a few vintage tablescape ideas from probably thousands! Every country and every nationality will have their own thoughts of what a vintage Christmas table setting should be.

One thing for sure that is a common thread regardless of the Christmas vintage tablescape style you choose to go with is the fine china dinnerware. The vintage china should match the time period you have chosen or at least be a classic quality reproduction which will take you back in time the minute you see it.

I will be featuring several gorgeous vintage style Christmas tablescape ideas which I found on other creative blogs and give you new ideas to recreate these tablescapes. Creative ideas for decorating vintage and traditional Christmas tablescapes.

I hope you will find the vintage ideas I have found useful as the inspiration you need to create your own gorgeous tablescape.

Keep in mind there are only three really important things to remember when searching for the right Christmas Vintage Tablescape idea….

Keep Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

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