Vintage Glass Dishes with Christmas Fruits

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Hello friends and Merry Christmas season! Today I am sharing a quick post about  how to create an easy and elegant, old world Christmas vibe using vintage glass dishes filled with Christmas fruits for the holidays.



I have been using more vintage (or vintage-looking) glass footed bowls and dishes at our new home in vignettes. I love how they can add simple seasonal elegance when filled with little seasonal treasures throughout the year. We moved into our new home in fall so I first filled a tiny little gold-filigree trimmed dish with dried pumpinos on our round foyer table.



Another gorgeous brass-footed, crackled glass dish was also filled with pumpinos and used as part of a styled tray vignette on our coffee table.



Vintage Glass Dishes with Christmas Fruits in the Foyer

For Christmas and winter I am using the crackled glass dish on the round foyer table. It is filled with a mixture of clementines and a few clove-studded clementine pomanders, and the sweetest mini lady apples we picked up on our last trip to an old-time grocery store when visiting our son at college in New York.



Here is a sneak peek of the styled foyer table, and I am loving it so far! I still have some tweaking to do on the center arrangment, but overall the table has the exact old-world English or Colonial Christmas vibe I am working to create in our new home this Christmas. Everything was looking pretty when I started styling the table, but I think the dish of fruits made it really seem like an authentic old-world Christmas styled table, along with the willy-nilly cut branches of fraser fir branches in the centerpiece arrangement.




The smaller dish looks  simply sweet filled with cranberries on the Christmas piano.





Vintage Glass Dishes with Christmas Fruits in the Kitchen


I have styled my kitchen corner with a mix of natural and vintage garden-inspired Christmas elements, with colors inspired by the vintage glass dishes with Christmas fruits.  All of the pictures in this post were taken with my phone and don’t do the colors and textures justice. I will take photos with my real camera for next week’s Christmas tour. By the way, You can see a peek of my new Facebook marketplace $55 vintage chandelier in the mirror’s reflection!



This clear thumbprint glass dish with the wine red trim is a recent find. I love it filled with the lady apples and nuts. The wine red color inspired me to bring back my  burgandy-cloaked Belsnickel Santa which I haven’t used in a couple of years, and I have to say I love these mixes of various shades of greens and reds in this corner vignette. The green dish filled with pink lady apples and clementine clove pomanders  is a thrifted find from just before Christmas last year.





You might remember the green glass with apples and nuts from Very Merry and Bright Christmas’ kitchen island centerpiece. It was a pivotal year in preparation for moving to our new home, and I decided something had to change as far as stressing about Christmas decorating and hoarding totes and totes of Christmas decorations.  I began to experiment with “less is more” Christmas decor, and discovered the beauty and elegance of more simple Christmas decorating using natural and vintage items.




Beautiful and Elegant Christmas Kitchen

I loved the look of last year’s Christmas kitchen so much that I decided to style our new kitchen in a similar, simpler way and probably will for here on out.



Vintage Christmas Vignette Belsnickel

Of course I will always love a bit of  vintage Christmas kitsch!  Using old fashioned Christmas candies in vintage glass dishes also lends an authentic vintage Christmas vibe. Green glass can often be found at thrift shops so I never pass it up!



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Using these  vintage glass dishes with Christmas fruits, nuts or candy is such an easy way to decorate for Christmas or other seasons. Now when I am out junkin’ I will be on  lookout for vintage glass footed dishes to use in my decorating year round. 


I hope you enjoyed this post and that it has inspired you to dig in your cabinets for old glass dishes or to go on a thrifting adventure for glass candy dishes soon! Thanks for visiting!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    so beautiful and elegant, Amber! I’m in love with that wonderful green footed glass compote. Oh, and that Scottish print is fabulous.

    December 2, 2023 at 5:02 pm
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