Vintage-style Centerpieces for a Baby Shower Tea Party

Looking for an ultra-charming baby shower theme? Why not a vintage-themed tea party? And if there’s one decor element that will convey that look instantly, it would be your table centerpieces. Particularly the vignette type—bringing together quaint and stylish accent pieces to create little vintage snapshots, if you will! Want to try your hand at it? Here are 8 lovely examples showcasing key elements to search for and bring to the table (literally)!

Styling ideas to create your own vintage-style centerpieces

With just a few well-chosen decorative elements, your centerpieces can transport your baby shower tea party back in time. The images below offer some wonderful inspiration!

Vintage baby shower centerpieces using books, vintage tea tins, bird cages, wooden crates, and antique cameras

1 – Sewing / crocheting / knitting accessories – Items like embroidery hoops, wooden spools of thread, yarn balls, and fabric scraps hold such a vintage charm. Here we see embroidery hoops trimmed with pretty flowers and ribbons, then suspended over the tables as a hanging centerpiece.

2 – Antique candelabra and vintage teacups – How clever is this ‘hodge podge’ of decorative pieces: an ornate candlestick, dainty teacups, and a book with cutout art for the table name!

3 – Vintage glassware and fancy urns – Almost everyone has some vintage glassware at home, whether drinking goblets, candy dishes, or pretty cloches like the one shown here. Antique-style urns and vases would also be perfect to hold lush floral arrangements.

4 – Silver coffee set – Even if you won’t actually serve from these, see how elegant a silver coffee pot with matching sugar and creamer look as table accents! Perfect with a crocheted doily and a sweet table number.

5 – Vintage camera and suitcase – With a vintage travel theme being quite the rage, finds like old cameras, mini suitcases and hatboxes, binoculars, maps, post cards, and the like make perfect vignette elements.

6 – Quaint birdcage – Whether out in a lovely garden or simply simulating a garden indoors, antique birdcages bring instant quaintness to your table setting. You may opt to fill it with flowers and foliage, or have stuffed birds or fabric butterflies perched outside.

7 – Vintage tins – Collect a variety of old-style tins used for tea, coffee, biscuits, candy, or spices. Then transform these into fascinating vases and planters—either accompanied by whimsical accents (like vintage cards or prints) or placed in colorful groupings.

8 – Antique books – A breeze to put together, book-based centerpieces can either include titles that the honoree loves or simply look endearingly well-worn! Stack them with a floral arrangement on top, or stand a bunch of them upright and tie with dainty lace.

With focal points like these for your tea party tables, mom-to-be and her guests are sure to be thrilled with this vintage theme!

Image credits:

1 – Rustic White Photography
2 – Heather Lynn Photographie
3 – Exquisite Weddings Magazine
4 – Style Me Pretty
5 – CJ’s Off the Square
6 – Pinterest
7 – Green Wedding Shoes
8 – Pinterest

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