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The Modern Vintage Table

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.


  • Kerri

    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!