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How To Style A Vintage Dresser For A Tea Party

Decor | April 28, 2022

I love the latest trend of decorating vintage dressers for parties. I was so excited to try my hand at styling one for a tea party. Plus, I’m joining several blogger friends who are sharing their lovely high tea party tablescapes too. Scroll down to check them out.



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How To Style A Vintage Dresser For A Tea Party

Tea Party tablescape on a vintage dresser

Hi friend, I am so glad you are here!

Egg salad sandwich platter

If you are joining me from my friend Michele of Vintage Home Designs, welcome! Wasn’t her tea party brunch for girlfriends so beautiful?


Tea Pot with florals

I am thrilled to be the April guest host for my blogger friends’ monthly virtual supper club.

Tea Party hat and buffet

I love this concept and am so excited that I landed on the high tea theme. Cheers!

Be sure to check out their amazing high tea party tablescapes at the end.

Shop the look:


Florals draped over the edges of the drawers.

Are you ready to see how to use a vintage dresser for your next tea party? Let’s go!

As you can see, I started with a simple, antique white dresser. I simply laid a linen curtain across the top to add some soft texture.

Vintage dresser with a linen curtain draped across the top.

Then for the really fun part next! I took 2 large floral bouquets and 3 smaller floral picks and stuck them into the top middle drawer.

Protip: The florals work well when they are able to both drape over the edges of the drawers and fill in the empty spaces of the open drawers really well.


Bouquets of flowers in vintage dresser drawers

Then, I added varying heigh items to hold the food and add more decor. On the left, I used a vintage basket with a floral corsage tied around the handles.

Basket and flowers

While on the right I placed a cake stand with my favorite tea kettle on top of it!


Tea Kettle with flowers

Protip: Take the top off of the tea kettle, and fill it with more florals as I did here.

Tea party using a vintage dresser.

I was so excited to use my wedding china! I still love these teacups and plates we chose 22 years ago.

Gold spoons and china

Next up, some fun gold spoons to stir the tea with. Mixing china and gold creates a fun eclectic look! I cannot recommend this tea more!


Easy egg salad on croissants

Lastly, add the food! Using collected serving ware completes the look.  Isn’t the yellow plate and bowl so fun?


Scones on vintage glass plate

My tea party food included:

  • Homemade Egg Salad on Croissants (be on the lookout for that recipe in just a few days here on the blog!)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Macaroons
  • Scones
  • Tea


Vintage dresser for a tea party

What do you think of this unique tea party tablescape idea? I hope you feel inspired to use a vintage dresser you have on hand to create this look at your next party.




Now, be sure to head over to my dear friend Jen of Midwest Life and Style to see her elegant Spring high tea party! You will love it.

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out these posts too:      


And now check out my friends’ lovely high tea party tablescapes!


Image: Simply2Moms Blog

Simply2Moms / How to Host a Tea Party in 5 Easy Steps


Image: The Ponds Farmhouse blog

The Ponds Farmhouse / Vintage Tea Party Ideas – Tea for Two and more


Image: Stacy Ling Blog

Stacy Ling Blog / Afternoon Tea Party for Mother’s Day Brunch


Image: Vintage Home Designs Blog

Vintage Home Designs / A Beautiful Tea Party Brunch for Girlfriends

Image: Midwest Life and Style

Midwest Life and Style / Elegant Spring High Tea Party


  1. Brendt,
    I loved this idea to style a dresser as a buffet. So many great tips. So glad you joined us this month.

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  4. Such a great idea to add the flowers in the front inside the drawer. Love your style Brendt. Thanks for sharing. pinned

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Awww, thank you, Cindy! I am so happy to hear your like these ideas!
      I appreciate you so much.

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  6. Brendt you look adorable in that hat! I love how you styled your vintage dresser for your party. Everything is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this month. I’ve pinned your beautiful ideas for future reference. 🙂

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Awww, thank you so very much, sweet friends! I appreciate you both so much!
      It was a joy joining alongside you and the ladies of the virtual supper club this month.


  7. Renae says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I sure enjoyed reading your post. Blessings to you,

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Renae! I appreciate your stopping by and kind words so very much.

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  10. Jen says:

    Brendt your vintage buffet looks so pretty all dressed up for a tea party. And all of the food looks delsh. I can’t wait to see your recipe on Saturday. Thankful to have you joining us this month. Cheers!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so very much, my friend. I am so glad you like the vintage dresser idea for the tea party!
      Your tea party tablescape was so beautiful and bright too. It was a joy joining alongside you ladies for the virtual supper club.

  11. Stacy says:

    I love this idea! What a cool way to throw a tea party! So glad you we got to hang out this month! Pinned!

  12. Such a beautiful and creative idea Brendt!! I love it, and thanks so much for joining us this month!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Michele! I appreciate your kind words so much.
      It was so fun joining you all this month, and I hope to do it again in the future.

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