15 Dec

{Holiday Warmth} A Beautiful, French-Vintage Inspired Dessert Table

vintage winter dessert table jars and cupcakes

Although the holiday season is supposed to be a time of peace, we often find ourselves far from it with a multitude of things to cross off our shopping and to-do lists. I {Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design} set out to create a “peaceful” dessert table that would be reflective of my hopes for “Unlocking the Warmth of the Holiday Season”.

I wanted this table to convey a sense of home, tranquility and a quiet place of refuge – all while showcasing the rich traditions reflective of the season. Incorporating french-vintage elements and using “key” decor to play off of the idea of “unlocking” the holiday warmth theme, added the magical touch I was wishing for!

vintage winter wonderland dessert table

A soft, creamy white color palette was brought to life through the use of tea-stained paper doiliesivory yarn, lace doily ribbons and shredded vintage paper.  The unique handmade french-vintage design elements from Cloth & Patina were an integral part of the the decor.

Custom Designed cookies and petit fours from Bee’s Knees Creative were gorgeous accents to the white chocolate key-adorned cupcakes displayed on The Pastry Pedestal™.  White Hot Chocolate served in doily-wrapped shot glasses proved to be such a simple, beautiful presentation.

vintage winter dessert table cupcake display on pastry pedestals

french vintage dessert labels

Keep reading for more lovely images below…Perhaps you’ll find your your heart rate and blood pressure lowered after all of the hustle and bustle you may be recuperating from – or unfortunately gearing up for! This color palette and theme is classic & neutral – which means it’d be gorgeous any time of the year for a bridal shower, baby shower or even an anniversary celebration.

white winter cupcakes and petit fours on acrylic pastry pedestals

vintage french inspired mini cupcakes and desserts

white hot chocolate shooters on a winter wonderland dessert table

vintage french inspired winter dessert table

white winter cupcakes and petit fours on acrylic pastry pedestals

vintage rustic french bottles

white winter dessert table - white hot chocolate and vintage key cupcakes

vintage french white winter dessert table with white skeleton key

vintage french dessert table paper centerpiece

vintage rustic french sugar cookies

white winter cupcakes on acrylic pastry pedestals

white chocolate skeleton keys and skeleton key cupcake toppers



– Styling: Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design
– Lucite Cupcake Stands: The Pastry Pedestal™
– Printable Placecards: Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design
– Vintage Bottles: Cloth & Patina
– Vintage Key Placecard Holders: Cloth & Patina
– Burlap Favor Bags: Cloth & Patina
– Repurposed Vintage Funnel: Cloth & Patina
– Custom Sugar Cookies: Bee’s Knees Creative
– Custom Petit Fours: Bee’s Knees Creative
– Cupcakes: Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design
– Chocolate Truffles – Truly Scrumptious
– Chocolate Key Mold – Amazon.com
– Photography: Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design

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Laurie @ Gallamore West SAYS:

This is the prettiest display I’ve ever seen… I LOVE it!! Seriously, everything about this is just gorgeous. Fabulous job, Jessica!

December 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

Thank you Laurie…completely flattered by your comments!!

December 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

Noahla SAYS:

This is gorgeous!!!! How come I can’t pin it on Pinterest?!?!?!?

December 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Noahla – I was able to pin one of the images just now using the “Pin It” bookmarklet… maybe try again?

December 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

Marcie Celebrating Moments by Marcie SAYS:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! I have felt the same thing this year and did the same color scheme and it is REALLY peaceful. BEAUTIFUL WORK :)

December 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

Marcie…I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one searching for that feeling!! Thank you for your sweet comment!!

December 16, 2011 at 7:36 am

Marki SAYS:

Simply gorgeous! Love everything about this, espcially the keys!

December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

Thank you!! I loved the keys too – my favorite element!!! Those chocolate key molds were absolutely gorgeous and fabulous to work with.

December 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

Wendy @ Green Beansie Cards SAYS:

WOW!!! Love this!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

December 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Rowaida SAYS:

This is so beautiful and so elegant love it

December 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Party Girl SAYS:

Such a serene setting; it exudes peace, tranquility and deliciousness!

December 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

Thank you Party Girl…that’s exactly what I was going for so I’m thrilled you felt it through the photos!!

December 16, 2011 at 7:40 am

Kori Clark SAYS:

BEAUTIFUL!! Jessica, you really did an amazing job!

December 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

Thank you Kori!! Even with all of the holiday “stuff” I have left to do…I actually REALLY feel at peace when I look at this decor. It was therapy for me to create this! *wink*

December 16, 2011 at 7:39 am

Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design SAYS:

Thanks Wendy and Rowaida for taking a few moments to leave a comment. I’m thrilled you loved the turn out!! Happy Holidays!!

December 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

chrystina SAYS:

I love this use of cut up paper – very creative, simple and best of all, cheap!

December 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

kathleen SAYS:

LOVE everything about this – where is that amazing clock from?

December 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

Sandra SAYS:

I will dream about this beautiful table tonight. It’s absolutely stunning and I can’t stop smiling. Very well done!

January 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Melissa {thebakedequation} SAYS:

I can’t get enough of this blog post. It is utterly breath taking!

January 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Karen SAYS:

I love absolutely everything about this dessert table, it’s just gorgeous!

October 1, 2012 at 3:52 am
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