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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.

Vintage 1960 CHRISTMAS PRINT Candle ORNAMENTS Bells POINSETTIA TABLECLOTH Nice
Vintage 1960 CHRISTMAS PRINT Candle ORNAMENTS Bells POINSETTIA TABLECLOTH Nice
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA HOLLY IVY OVAL TABLECLOTH 59 X 84  8 NAPKINS 16
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Vintage 1950 Era Printed Tablecloth Poinsettias Circle 55 Christmas Holiday
Vintage 1950 Era Printed Tablecloth Poinsettias Circle 55 Christmas Holiday
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VTG CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH WREATHS + 8 NEW napkins poinsettias CRAFTS
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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.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE  SHOOTING STAR VTG GERMAN TABLECLOTH LACE
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE SHOOTING STAR VTG GERMAN TABLECLOTH LACE
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54 x 82 VINTAGE IVORY LINEN TABLECLOTH LACE PINE CONE HOLIDAY PATTERN CHRISTMAS
54 x 82 VINTAGE IVORY LINEN TABLECLOTH LACE PINE CONE HOLIDAY PATTERN CHRISTMAS
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CHRISTMAS TIED W PINK BOWS  LACE VTG GERMAN TABLECLOTH
CHRISTMAS TIED W PINK BOWS LACE VTG GERMAN TABLECLOTH
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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE EMBROIDERED LACE TABLECLOTH CHRISTMAS Poinsettia
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE EMBROIDERED LACE TABLECLOTH CHRISTMAS Poinsettia
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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.

CUTE VTG Swedish Hand Embroidered Doily Traditional Christmas Icons
CUTE VTG Swedish Hand Embroidered Doily Traditional Christmas Icons
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Vintage Ivory White Embroidered Square Xmas Tablecloth 34 86cm
Vintage Ivory White Embroidered Square Xmas Tablecloth 34 86cm
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PRETTY PINK HOLIDAY MAGNOLIAS VTG GERMAN HAND EMBROIDERED CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH
PRETTY PINK HOLIDAY MAGNOLIAS VTG GERMAN HAND EMBROIDERED CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH
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Vintage Christmas Holiday Tablecloth Candles Bells Flowers Appliqued Embroidered
Vintage Christmas Holiday Tablecloth Candles Bells Flowers Appliqued Embroidered
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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 POINSETTIA HOLLY IVY OVAL TABLECLOTH 59 X 84  8 NAPKINS 16
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS COTTON TABLECLOTH 58 ROUND W FRINGE POINSETTIAS HOLLY BELLS
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH ORNAMENTS PINE  HOLLY
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vtg xmas 32 x 34 card table cloth sweden swedish nome tomte elf holly candle
vtg xmas 32 x 34 card table cloth sweden swedish nome tomte elf holly candle
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Vtg Wilendur Art Deco Christmas Tablecloth Cabins Trees Pinecones Ornaments Tag
Vtg Wilendur Art Deco Christmas Tablecloth Cabins Trees Pinecones Ornaments Tag
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Red Vintage Christmas Tablecloth Pine Cones Poinsettias Gold and Silver Matte
Red Vintage Christmas Tablecloth Pine Cones Poinsettias Gold and Silver Matte
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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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Vintage 40s 50s printed linen tablecloth 44x54 Christmas Poinsettia Pinecones
Vintage 40s 50s printed linen tablecloth 44x54 Christmas Poinsettia Pinecones
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Benson Mills Christmas Ribbons Engineered Printed Fabric Tablecloth, 60-Inch-by-120 Inch

Featured: Benson Mills Christmas Ribbons Engineered Printed Fabric Tablecloth, 60-Inch-by-120 Inch

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 CHRISTMAS COTTON TABLECLOTH 58 ROUND W FRINGE POINSETTIAS HOLLY BELLS
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Vtg 64 Round Xmas Gold Poinsettia  Silver Pinecones Fringed Table Cloth Cotton
Vtg 64 Round Xmas Gold Poinsettia Silver Pinecones Fringed Table Cloth Cotton
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X LONG Vintage CHRISTMAS Cotton Print FRINGED HOLLY BERRY RUNNER 27 x 126
X LONG Vintage CHRISTMAS Cotton Print FRINGED HOLLY BERRY RUNNER 27 x 126
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Vintage Xmas Tablecloth good cond some fringe missing Bright Poinsettias LOOK
Vintage Xmas Tablecloth good cond some fringe missing Bright Poinsettias LOOK
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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.

PEACEFUL NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE VTG GERMAN CHRISTMAS LARGE PRINT TABLECLOTH
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A PURPLE CHRISTMAS VTG GERMAN HANDEMB TABLECLOTH
A PURPLE CHRISTMAS VTG GERMAN HANDEMB TABLECLOTH
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CHRISTMAS VILLAGE  SHOOTING STAR VTG GERMAN TABLECLOTH LACE
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Vtg German CLASSIC RED CANDLE GOLD RIBBON  BELL RED BERRY CHRISTMAS TABLECLOTH
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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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