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Even the Christmas Day dining table keeps with the theme of creamy vintage white. Dressed up with simple holiday accents, the table has no tablecloth, no fussy crystal, and no lavish flower arrangements. The beauty of relying on basic elements speaks for itself.
Ready to showcase the Christmas feast, these stacks of mismatched white plates will make food colorful and appetizing. Elegantly embellished English crackers continue the tone-on-tone color scheme. Christmas tree candle clips attached to each plate add a warming holiday touch.
A basket of photos and handwritten letters is marked with a tag that reads Winter. This wire basket is also handy for collecting incoming Christmas cards and letters.
Packaging is a gift in itself. Vintage newspapers and scripted prints create wrap truly worth saving, along with stick-to-the-theme embellishments of cream-colored ribbons, tinsel, and crepe paper.
A bit of greenery added to a cornucopia turns an everyday display into a wintry celebration.
Sent from above, this mannequin is dressed for the holidays in gold wings and a matching hoop skirt. It's set on a vintage white stool to carry out the theme.
A winter gift tag is hung with children's clothing and pair of white mittens for a simple holiday touch.
Reminiscent of a more innocent era, this vintage clothing will have everyone dreaming of a white Christmas.
This doll is right at home in a Victorian cornucopia made from copies of vintage script. It's embellished with a metal flower and crepe paper and then hung from a cream ribbon. Cut out a triangle shape at the ends of the ribbon for an elegant touch.
To evoke memories of childhood at Christmastime, put together tiny objects and textures, such as glass bells and balls, photographs, letters, and even baby shoes.
Christmas dolls, such as these vintage Santa elves, bring holiday spirit to small corners.
This old postcard was wired to a plate and embellished with a touch of greenery for a vintage holiday look.
This transferware dish becomes a treasure trove when filled with intriguing souvenirs, including antique buttons, coin purses, and tinsel.
Made from Civil War-Era photographs of young girls, paper wings, and silver stars, this mundane display case transforms into a holiday window scene.
Decorated rooms can be quite festive without using commercial ornamentation. Instead, use antique displays that suggest celebration. For example, sepia-toned photographs awaken the holiday spirit when strung across an empty antique frame beneath an angelic doll.
Holiday postcards are an easy way to decorate. Here, they are simply arranged on a desktop with some greenery and mittens.
Editor's Tip: Tuck a group of postcards in a holiday frame or mirror.
Cornucopias made from various papers and vintage trims act as double-duty decorations for walls and as one-of-a-kind packages.
These framed keepsakes form a strong contrast against the clean white walls.