How to get the vintage look (part 10): Table

The family has gathered, the presents have been opened and the turkey is perfect… it’s time to relax. Enjoy all your hard work with a Christmas dinner to remember – set out on a vintage-style table of course.

1. Get set…

Start the feasting with some beautiful crockery. Go festive Scandi style with vintage plates and cutlery, adding a few doilies and music note paper. Finish off the look with a simple napkin wrapped with twine, cinnamon and a seasonal sprig.



2. Keep it natural

Prefer things plain? Forget the fuss with an all-natural Christmas table. We love this bronze and greenery combo from a winter wedding spread in an early issue of our fave 91 Magazine. We also adore this fresh-looking mix of traditional berries, cinnamon, white napkins and retro string, from another winter wedding on


3. Pretty perfect

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a little vintage glitz and glam, and we like this pink and gold look for a properly festive table. Coordinate some gilded cutlery with thrifted china and handfuls of retro baubles on a plain tablecloth.


4. Go crackers!

Start the meal with a bang – and some pretty crackers of course! Make your own from your paper stash or some vintage wallpaper scraps for a coordinated look. Check out this DIY for instructions on making your own elegant crackers (be warned, you may need to enlist Google Translate!).


5. Berry nice

Make sure your table look matches the rest of the room. We love the farmhouse look of this dining room (it continues through the WHOLE HOUSE – that’s dedication!). Try plain linens, berry reds and a collection of vintage glassware.


6. Wild and wonderful

Think wild flowers and car boot sale rummaging for a Christmas table setting that speaks for itself. Peonies, leaves and some rustic wooden accessories complete the table for a grown up modern vintage look.


7. Festive fancies

Mollie fave Torie Jayne rustled up this fancy vintage-style Christmas table, inspired by traditional snow globes. Top marks for mis-matched prints, doilies and the inventive use of tinsel-topped glass butter dishes to display mini trees. See the whole awesome look here.



8. Kitsch Christmas

This super-pink vintage Christmas table is perfect for the kitsch-loving crafter. There’s something super-joyful about this whimsical wonderland table setting, combining pink, aqua and fake snow with bottle brush trees, retro toys and even a paper pom wreath.


9. Keep it colourful

Did someone say poms? These DIY pompom napkin rings could be switched up for more traditional reds, greens and golds but we like the retro gingham and the Fifties Christmas vibe of the colourways. Find out how to make them here.



10. Cocktail hour

After the feasting, forget the washing up and fix yourself a cold glass of something fresh and fruity. Top the cocktails with vintage-style stripy straws and a berry or two – besuited gentleman optional…

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