These vintage Christmas centerpiece ideas can help to make your holiday dessert table appear irresistible. Attractive Christmas table decorations in the seasonal colors will delight your guests and make your homemade desserts and appetizers even more appealing.
Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)
There's something very charming and appealing about a Christmas table decoration arranged in keeping with the country. Maybe you would try something simple like the centerpiece ideas illustrated above that are quite easy to make yet look very Christmassy.
Left: A snowman ornament can be a delightful decoration on a small table. He's ready to shovel up a barrelful of almonds for your guests. You can also place him on a side table or a coffee table where your guests will be sure to find him.
Center: A bright red ribbon ties three large candy canes together to form a tripod which supports a candy basket over a bed of green holly. Quality chocolates, mints, or roasted cashew nuts might be served in the basket. This makes a wonderful centerpiece for a dessert table.
Right: The dessert itself can be used as a perfect table decoration. For example, this attractive holly cake can be decorated with either candied angelica or piped icing for the leaves, and has tiny red candies for the berries.
The group of tiny sledders in the homemade Christmas centerpiece above adds to the old time fun of this round Christmas party table. Create your own three-dimensional holiday diorama using simple materials and suitable figurines.
A miniature Christmas village would also make a good diorama and capture your guests' interest. Each guest's "gift" place card might contain a small keepsake or a special hand-dipped chocolate.
An inexpensive holly ribbon, some narrow red ribbon, and a few red pipe cleaners can be used to good effect for the artificial candle shades and place-card baskets. Tiny holly wreaths decorate the stemware, and small red candles provide the intimate lighting for an old fashioned Christmas table setting.
All the materials for this Christmas candle centerpiece can be obtained from local dollar stores and online craft stores.
These Christmas centerpiece ideas will add ambience and appeal to your holiday dessert table and help to celebrate an old fashioned Christmas.
The homemade centerpieces would also be perfect for a New Year's table, and they could be adapted to make a unique table centerpiece for a winter wedding, or an anniversary party.
Simply add some creative imagination to the above examples, and you're sure to come up with novel seasonal decorating