//, New Year's Eve, Sweets/{Holiday Warmth} A Beautiful, French-Vintage Inspired Dessert Table

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

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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

By |2018-03-12T07:22:43-07:00December 15th, 2011|Christmas, New Year's Eve, Sweets|

About the Author:

JESSICA KIRKLAND is a designer by nature and is always engaged in something artistic. With an inherent desire to inspire others through creativity, she shares her ideas and projects on her blog, Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design. She has serious passion and talent for domestic arts and expresses it through baking, dessert table styling, cooking, writing, decorating, entertaining, graphic artistry, crafting, photography and more. She sells custom designed digital invitations, party accessories & art prints in her online shoppe and is also the creative mind behind The Pastry Pedestal™ – an innovative & unique, patent-pending product for creatively displaying petite pastries.

Jessica has been featured on a host of websites – including Amy Atlas, HWTM, Project Wedding, The Sweetest Occasion, Bridesmaid.com, and more. Her work has been published in Artful Blogging, Review It! Magazine and The Nest.

She resides just outside of Orlando with her three daughters and feels fortunate to be sharing her life with her best friend.


  1. Laurie @ Gallamore West December 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

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

  2. Noahla December 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

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

    • jenn s. December 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

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

  3. Marcie Celebrating Moments by Marcie December 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    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 :)

  4. Marki December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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

  5. Wendy @ Green Beansie Cards December 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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

  6. Rowaida December 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    This is so beautiful and so elegant love it

  7. Party Girl December 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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

  8. Kori Clark December 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

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

    • Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design December 16, 2011 at 7:39 am

      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*

  9. Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design December 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

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

  10. chrystina December 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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

  11. kathleen December 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

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

  12. Sandra January 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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

  13. Melissa {thebakedequation} January 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

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

  14. Karen October 1, 2012 at 3:52 am

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

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