Whether you're with friends and family or hosting a dinner party, setting the table is the first step toward a successful meal. These meals are often a way to reconnect and reset in our hectic lives. So don't overwhelm your table with too many trays and plates -- the perfect piece of tableware adds just enough elegance. We've combed through the pages of Etsy's endless options and selected a handful of key vintage items everyone should have in their arsenal.
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The easiest way to dress up any salad is to dish it up with this modern serving set from VintageShoppingSpree
This simple platter from winkinpossum is perfect for the everyday and the extra-special
These individual salt and pepper shakers from ohlalacamille will bring a splash of retro elegance to your table
For birthdays and holidays, this cake stand from BarkingSandsVintage is a must
These stylish trivets from simplysummerdesign are a perfect match for soups, stews, and slow-cooker meals
Let your gravy shine in this silver gravy boat from 22BayRoad
Keep it neat: Serve your next soup in this tureen from ImSoVintage
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