Vintage Centerpieces | Vintage Garden Wedding

Written by on May 30, 2012 in Centerpieces, Themes, Unique Themes, Vintage with 1 Comment

vintage garden wedding1Continuing our vintage centerpieces series, today we’ll look at ideas for a vintage garden themed wedding. To me, a vintage garden wedding would have your tradition flowers, birds, butterflies and/or dragonflies to whatever extent you want. The “vintage” comes into play by re-purposing vintage items to use in your theme. It’s like shabby chic, I guess. Whites, pastels, floral prints, flowers and more can define a vintage garden wedding. Let’s take a look at some ideas for vintage centerpieces for a garden wedding.

Garden Elements for Your Centerpieces

Vintage Containers

“Garden” is the keyword here. You can’t have a garden wedding without florals. However, you can shuck the traditional vase or container and come up with something more vintage in feel. Or, make the arrangements smaller and add other vintage items to create a unique tablescape for your centerpiece.

Think wooden boxes, garden caddies, watering cans, birdbaths, chippy garden urns, white washed baskets, birdcages and unique planters with cherubs, birds or butterflies to use as your containers.

In addition to the flowers/plants, mix in some other garden elements to create a vignette on each table. Rememeber, don’t go overboard. There still needs to be room for the utilitarian items like salt and pepper, dishware, glassware, flatware, condiments, etc… Use odd numbers of items like 3 or 5. One should have some height to draw the eye up while the others can be lower (not all the same height). Use risers to create different heights if needed

Items to add as risers and to create a vintage garden theme could include:

and the list goes on and on…
I had a perfect 8″ tall and 8″ wide chippy white birdbath in my vintage booth that would have made a gorgeous centerpiece for a vintage garden theme. It sold quickly. My mom also has a gorgeous chippy swan out of metal that would look wonderful on a table along with flowers. Here’s some photos for inspiration:

chippy bird bath    chippy swan for centerpiece

Use your imagination. Visit your local thrift store, vintage booth, flea market, or eBay. These are all great sources for vintage items with good prices and selections. No two vintage garden centerpieces will be alike if you hunt down your own decor! I’ll leave you with a few photos to get you inspired!

pallet garden caddy

via Ana White Homemaker


pallet garden caddy view 2

via Ana White Homemaker


watering can centerpiece


featured photo credit: © Jeff Schultes |

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  1. Susan says:

    Ooo, a garden theme is my idea of great! What a wonderful idea for family reunion centerpieces, too.

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