Since it’s just the two of us, it’s fun to create something special for with an idea for a Vintage Thrifted Christmas Tablescape.
With some vintage family pieces and a few thrifted finds the dining room table is ready for Christmas in the cottage apartment.
Designing this table is part of the Thrifty Style Team this month. I always look forward to the second Friday of each month. It’s when a talented group of bloggers gather and share their thrifty ideas, decor and DIY projects.
This month is filled with 14 Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas. So many exciting and creative ideas, for sure!
You will find all the links listed at the end of this post.
Until then let me share my own Vintage Thrifted Christmas Tablescape…
Last year, just before Christmas I found this incredible Christmas pattern of dishes. I typically don’t decorate for Christmas in red and green. I usually decorate for Christmas in white, blue and neutral colors. But the holly and berries were calling my name.
The sweet red and green with the silver trim were just what I needed. I bought a set for two for under $10 (A steal of a deal is always one of my favorite things!)
The company is Gibson Housewares. And I am pretty sure I saw them at the 99 cent store, after I purchased my set.
The handmade Christmas card is from a dear childhood friend and her daughter (my God-Daughter) that now live in Australia. I receive a new one every year. And what better way to decorate a Christmas table than with one of their gorgeous cards.
The table runner is gift wrap. The holly print is perfect for matching the dishes, isn’t it?
My grandmas’s Christmas angels are scattered throughout dried eucalyptus, faux greenery and fairy lights.
The angels are from the 1940s and are a Christmas staple in my home every year.
The vintage ceramic bells are another Christmas decoration tradition. I like the original ribbon and wire are still attached.
When my husband was a child, his mother had a candy dish filled with See’s chocolates and colorful ribbon candy.
Years ago, she passed away, the candy dish was one of the only things he wanted to keep of her’s. To keep the tradition going, we also filled it with candy for our family at Christmastime. As luck would have it, and raising seven kids, and to no surprise, the lid was dropped and broken. (Heavy Sigh)
I kept the bowl in hopes, that someday I would find the lid in an antique or thrift store. Hooray! This past October we found the matching lid at a local antique store. It’s fun and exciting to once again carry on the family tradition.
Fresh flowers are always a treat to have for any occasion, aren’t they? I was blown away to see my husband walk in the door with a bouquet of carnations that co-ordinate with the holly dishes and wrapping paper runner. Just the right touch.
There are so many more Christmas touches to this area of the cottage apartment. Like my demi-john bottle, vintage sled, and my chandelier all dolled up for Christmas. I will be sharing more of that with you within the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share my version of a Vintage Thrifted Christmas Tablescape.
I hope you are inspired with the Thrifty Style Team ideas and creativity below.
DIY Mason Jar Centerpiece – Chatfield Court
How to Make a Bow Christmas Tree Topper – The Creek Line House
Easy Thrifty Outdoor Peppermint Pillow Wraps – DIY Beautify
Dollar Store Olive Appetizer Wreath -Redhead Can Decorate
Recycled Metal Seat Door Wreath – Bliss Ranch
How to Make Scented Pine Cones – I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Champagne Bucket Christmas Tree Stand – Postcards from the Ridge
Easy hostess gifts – Duke Manor Farm
Dollar Store Duster Christmas Wreath– The How-To Home
Christmas Cloche Centerpiece Ideas – 2 Bees in a Pod
Vintage Thrifted Christmas Tablescape – What Meegan Makes
DIY Snowman Ornaments – Cottage at the Crossroads
Rustic Leather Magazine Holder – Unskinny Boppy
Vintage Drawer Pull Clipboard – Jen Rizzo
Cricut Christmas Place Card Setting-Salvage Sister and Mister
Make it a wonderful day!
Kristi Dominguez says
Your table is absolutely stunning, Meegan! I adore those sweet bells!
That’s beautiful Meegan! You did the holly berries proud.
What a beautiful table & tree! Merry Christmas, Meegan!!!
Mary Beth says
You have such a wonderful eye and talent for capturing charm, Meegan. This is a lovely welcoming display.
Michelle Leslie says
Oh my, how lucky to find the lid for your Mother-in-Law’s treasure. The angels were sure working their magic that day. Your thrifted tablescape looks lovely Meegan
laura janning says
may your days be merry and bright as well and that you enjoy your dinner at the pretty table at Christmas. Merry Christmas Meegan!
Kristi @ Chatfield Court says
Love your beautiful table setting! Merry Christmas to you!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Such a festive and cozy table, Meegan. I love the candy dish and you were so lucky to find the matching lid! Merry Christmas!!
I love vintage Christmas! Thank you for posting this.