40 vintage centerpiece ideas: Table decor from yesteryear

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Take these vintage centerpiece ideas from the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s, and put your own spin on them for a modern-day retro-inspired holiday or party table!

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Vintage centerpiece ideas: A daisy theme

Vintage table decor from 1965 (6)

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Vintage centerpiece ideas: Four low flowerpots

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Three DIY centerpieces for special tables

3 retro small party 60s table decor concepts from 1963


Vintage centerpiece ideas: A paper castle

Vintage table decor from 1965 (4)

Vintage centerpiece ideas from the 60s and 70s (4)

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A Christmas centerpiece made with cinnamon sticks and pomander oranges

MORE: How to make old-fashioned pomander balls with oranges & cloves

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A cute Christmas centerpiece made of candies

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Fabulous fruit centerpiece on a buffet

1960s-style table decor from 1966 (2)

Lemon and lime 60s garden lunch table - 1966

Tablesettings from 1960 with red accents

Vintage 60s table decor concepts from 1963 (1)

Vintage centerpiece ideas from the 60s and 70s (8)

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Retro table settings from 1977 (2)


Vegetable centerpiece

Cauliflower, artichokes, mushrooms and more decorate this table, set with cabbage-leaf ceramic plates and bowls.

Retro table setting idea from the 60s - vegetable-themed 1968


A cute wandering centerpiece with plastic flowers

Gives each guest something special to look at

Retro table setting in yellow and pastels from the 60s - 1968

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Centerpieces for your dining table

What makes a party? Three simple ingredients: a beautiful table, an appetizing dinner and the festive touch of candles and centerpiece.

Centerpieces for your dining table - 1958

Permanent centerpieces

The return to fashion of the permanent centerpiece favored in grandmother’s day is demonstrated by the ever-increasing numbers of artificial fruits, flowers, vegetables and ceramic figures available in variety stores all over the country.

Choose colors and objects which harmonize with your linens and china and fashion an inexpensive permanent centerpiece. Not only will it add to the year-round beauty of your room, but it will always be available for last-minute, spontaneous entertaining.

Tablesetting design ideas

The centerpiece: Its return to fashion gives the hostess an inexpensive, year-round decorative accent for dining or side table.

— Pale sea shells in pewter bowl with matching candlesticks offer delicate contrast to deep pink table linen.

— Artificial fruit in wicker basket is assortment of apples, lemons, and grapes. The candlesticks are of antique brass.

— Study in white is made up of three white ceramic fruit pyramids separated by a pair of ivy-branch candlesticks.

— Bowl with vegetables on cutting board is filled with Italian pottery assortment including onions, artichokes, tomatoes and figs.

— Oriental arrangement features composition wood and metal duck in raffia basket with white goldenrod, tall grass and leaves.

— Artificial grape clusters in copper bowl are red, purple, white varieties. The candles stand in small inverted copper vases.

— Transparent fruit in aluminum bowl is pastel assortment of glass lemons, grapes, orange, pear and Arabian melon fruit.

— Autumn foliage in brass-coated aluminum teapot includes artificial mimosa and sumac, tiny lemons and kumquats.

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Vintage centerpiece ideas: Broccoli & other vegetables

Retro table settings from 1977 (12)

Vintage table settings from 1974 (13)

Retro table settings from 1977 (2)

Vintage tablesettings from 1976 (6)

Fancy vintage tablesettings for a large party 1970

Vintage table settings from 1970 (2)

Vintage table setting ideas from the 70s - 1975 (16)

Vintage tablesettings from 1976 (10)

Vintage table setting ideas from the 70s - 1975 (11)

Vintage table setting ideas from the 70s - 1975 (15)

MORE: 112+ beautiful vintage ’70s table setting ideas

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