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The Modern Vintage Table

Posted on | November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

The holidays are here. It’s time to take down that platter or roasting pan you keep on high shelves or in the back of the cupboard. One of things I love about Thanksgiving, besides the license to stuff myself silly, is that it provides an excuse to use seemingly impractical, single-purpose items like gravy boats, table runners, and brandy snifters. Unique vintage items, like those pictured below, suggest a time when people didn’t eat dinner in front of the TV or lunch hunched over a desk. It’s as if they say, Sit down. Linger. This is special. Stay awhile.

That’s the kind of holiday spirit I can get behind.


Clockwise from top left: vintage rosewood candlestick holders from RefinedHome, vintage Dansk ceramic fish gravy boat from elefantdesign, vintage cobalt Viking bowl from TwoGuysVintage, vintage Russell Wright pitcher from bergenhouse. All on Etsy.


2 Responses to “The Modern Vintage Table”

  1. Kerri
    November 19th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    I agree, Susan! I’m all for a leisurely, unstressed holiday meal these days. Perhaps it’s because dining with a toddler can be such a furious effort sometimes. Something tells me you can relate. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Ruta
    November 23rd, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    I love that blue bowl. It’s so pretty and look so delicate.

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