Vintage butter pats are beloved by many collectors due to their small size and beautiful patterns. Vintage butter pats are perfect for tucking into vignettes when you want to add a tiny touch of vintage charm.
Recently I scored the most precious trio of vintage butter pats at an estate sale. I didn’t drag out all of my fall decor this year, but instead focused on creating simple vignettes using things I already had on hand or thrifted items with autumnal colors or themes. As soon as I spotted the trio of tiny orange plates at the sale I knew they would be perfect for my “less is more” fall decor this year and my vintage-French fall decorating style.
I have quite a few ironstone and transferware butter pats that have been collected over the years. Brown transferware butter pats are my favorites, but these orange beauties have also captured my heart. I love the pretty baroque love scene design and the colors.
This isn’t my collection of vintage butter pats, but a girl can dream! Aren’t they just so adorable and elegant? Butter pats were/are used to hold a tiny pat of butter, as the name suggests. They are generally 3-4 inches in diameter. Most antique and vintage butter pats are ironstone, porcelain or glass.
Most of my butter pats are on display in the antique china cabinet in the dining room or in the built in kitchen china cabinet. Others can be found in vignettes here and there around the house.
They are the perfect size for displaying tiny pumpkins and other fall treasures.
I would love to find one of these brown transfeware quail butter pats! Love it too!
I casually styled the orange butter pats ia French vintage fall vignette on the pld lyre table in the music room. The color makes them perfect for fall, but they will also fit right in with the rest of my Frenchy-European treasures and color scheme of the music room year round.
I dressed up a white velvet pumpkin with green satin ribbon and a vintage orange cameo. Several other treasures with autumnal colors are coralled on a beautiful orange florentine tray that I just scored this past weekend. So perfect for fall in the music room where I keep the rest of my florentine items.
Ooo-la-la vintage French fall vibes…my favorite!
It’s always fun to come up with ways to decorate for the seasons using things I already have or creating elegant vignettes without using commercial box store decor. Vintage butter pats are perfect for tucking into vignettes when you want a little pop of vintage charm.
Have you found any unique treasures to use in your fall decor this year? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!