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Setting the Christmas Table for Christmas Dinner

Vintage Christmas TableclothSetting your Christmas table is part of the Christmas family tradition, and if you are creating a vintage Christmas look for your Christmas home decor, then you should set a vintage Christmas table as well. The largest and most influential decoration that is part of a table setting is a Christmas tablecloth, and there are some beautiful, well preserved vintage Christmas tablecloths that are in excellent condition if you do not have one handed down within your family.

This article is part of a series of articles about decorating your home in vintage Christmas decor for the Christmas holiday season.

Besides the Christmas tree, the family dinner table is the one place where all of your family will gather during the Christmas holiday. Therefore, it is important to set your table with festive holiday decorations, including a vintage Christmas tablecloth.

Vintage Christmas Tablecloth: Poinsettia

Christmas is a major holiday around the world, and therefore families have been making Christmas tablecloths for generations. Gathering the family around the Christmas dinner table traditionally is one of the most important times of the year.

Vintage and antique Christmas tablecloths were made from many materials, and textiles available in different parts of the world, using popular Christmas symbols.

One of the most popular is the poinsettia, which has been associated with Christmas since 16th century (Mexico). Vintage and antique tablecloths were embroidered, hand painted, and appliqued with poinsettias in the design. Tables have been many different sizes over the years, and so have tablecloths. Vintage tablecloths may be round, oval, square, or rectangular, so search carefully for the size and shape of vintage tablecloth you need.

LOVELY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH POINSETTIAS WREATHS BERRIES SQUARE 70 X 50
LOVELY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH POINSETTIAS WREATHS BERRIES SQUARE 70 X 50
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Vintage Edna Looney ALL WHITE POINSETTIAS Christmas Tree Skirt  Tablecloth Kit
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Christmas Table Cloth vintage Polyester White w cross stitch Poinsettia 63X53 sq
Christmas Table Cloth vintage Polyester White w cross stitch Poinsettia 63X53 sq
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VINTAGE 50 X 50 Red  White DAMASK Christmas POINSETTIA Candlelight TABLECLOTH
VINTAGE 50 X 50 Red White DAMASK Christmas POINSETTIA Candlelight TABLECLOTH
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Vintage and Antique Lace Christmas Tablecloths

Delicate lace Christmas tablecloths originated in Europe and were brought to the United States by immigrants and passed down from family member to family member. Vintage and antique lace Christmas tablecloths are handmade, and uniquely beautiful and delicate. They may be made of lace throughout the entire Christmas tablecloth or just around the outside edge.

Handmade lace is very time consuming to make, and usually was done by a team of women in a family or town. Expect vintage or antique lace tablecloths to be more costly than many other styles if they are in excellent condition.

Vintage Stamped Christmas Tablecloth Lace Edge to Embroider Original Tags
Vintage Stamped Christmas Tablecloth Lace Edge to Embroider Original Tags
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Vintage Towel 50s Christmas Lace Table Cloth Runner Set
Vintage Towel 50s Christmas Lace Table Cloth Runner Set
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50 X 50 Vintage Cream ROSES VICTORIAN STYLE LACE TABLE Cloth CHRISTMAS
50 X 50 Vintage Cream ROSES VICTORIAN STYLE LACE TABLE Cloth CHRISTMAS
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POINSETTIAS  FLORAL BATTENBURG LACE VTG GERMAN CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH
POINSETTIAS FLORAL BATTENBURG LACE VTG GERMAN CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH
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Lenox Holiday Nouveau Tablecloth, 70-Inch Round, Ivory

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Vintage and Antique Embroidered Christmas Tablecloth

Embroidery was a well known way to add color and design to any white tablecloth, and was often one of the projects that most women were taught to do, so finding a lovely embroidered vintage or antique Christmas tablecloth is not difficult to do. What is more difficult is finding a vintage or antique Christmas tablecloth that is embroidered with a handmade design as opposed to a stock pattern.

You can search through the lovely embroidered designs on Ebay for truly unique and special vintage Christmas patterned tablecloths, using traditional Christmas symbols of pine boughs, bells, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and wreaths.

Vintage Stamped Christmas Tablecloth Lace Edge to Embroider Original Tags
Vintage Stamped Christmas Tablecloth Lace Edge to Embroider Original Tags
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Vintage Embroidered  Appliqued CHRISTMAS Round 62 Tablecloth 7 Napkins
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VINTAGE EMBROIDERED GOLD BLACK TABLECLOTH Fringe 31 x 31 Christmas
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Vintage German Christmas Xmas Embroidered Linen Tablecloth Table runner
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Vintage Christmas Tablecloths: Pine Cones and Holly

Besides poinsettia, other plants are associated with Christmas, namely pine cones and holly berries.  These are recurring themes on vintage and antique Christmas tablecloths as well, and are usually found in patterns colored red, green, white, and gold.  Truly stunning and a great addition to your family's Christmas table.

Vintage Christmas Tablecloth Santa Claus Bells Holly Wreath White Background
Vintage Christmas Tablecloth Santa Claus Bells Holly Wreath White Background
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A RED CHRISTMAS OF HOLLY  BERRY VINTAGE GERMAN CHRISTMAS RED PRINT TABLECLOTH
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH ORNAMENTS PINE  HOLLY
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH POINSETTIA HOLLY  LEAVES
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Vintage Red Pine Cone Needles Hand Embroidered Christmas Small Tablecloth
Vintage Red Pine Cone Needles Hand Embroidered Christmas Small Tablecloth
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Vtg Mid Century Christmas Tablecloth Fabric 66 Round Cotton Handmade Pine Cones
Vtg Mid Century Christmas Tablecloth Fabric 66 Round Cotton Handmade Pine Cones
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Vintage Christmas Tablecloth 50x48 Pinecones Holly Wreath Halo Dripping Candles
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Vintage Plaid Poinsettia Holly  Pinecones Wreath Christmas Tablecloth
Vintage Plaid Poinsettia Holly Pinecones Wreath Christmas Tablecloth
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Benson Mills Christmas Ribbons Engineered Printed Fabric Tablecloth, 60-Inch-by-120 Inch

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Fringed Vintage Christmas Tablecloth

Fringe is always a fun addition to a tablecloth.  Children love to feel the fringe, and adults like the way fringe looks.  Vintage tablecloths with fringe that were made for Christmas are more rare than many other styles because they were only made in a few historic eras, but you can find them.  Christmas tablecloths are more likely to be fringed if they are for a side table or small decorative table, and not one that family will eat on.

VINTAGE EMBROIDERED GOLD BLACK TABLECLOTH Fringe 31 x 31 Christmas
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Vintage Christmas Tablecloth 58 X 94 Cotton PLAID RED GREEN FRINGED
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Vintage Green Fringed Christmas Tablecloth 52x51 Candy Canes
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Vintage Rectangle Christmas tablecloth with fringe nice
Vintage Rectangle Christmas tablecloth with fringe nice
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Beautiful German Christmas Tablecloths

Many of the most beautiful decorated vintage and antique tablecloths come from Germany where stitchery was elevated to an art form, especially in the last century.  You can find some stunning and gorgeous examples of German Christmas tablecloths on Ebay through the links to the right.

A RED CHRISTMAS OF HOLLY  BERRY VINTAGE GERMAN CHRISTMAS RED PRINT TABLECLOTH
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Vintage German Christmas Xmas Embroidered Linen Tablecloth Table runner
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Vtg German Cotton RED RIBBON HOLLY LEAF BELL WREATH CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH 32 x 34
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SANTA  SLEIGH  REINDEER VINTAGE GERMAN CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH SO CUTE
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The largest and most influential decoration that is part of a table setting is a Christmas tablecloth, and there are some beautiful, well preserved vintage Christmas tablecloths that are in excellent condition if you do not have one handed down within your family.

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