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Holiday Entertaining with eBay

by habituallychic

11 . 30 . 18

I’ve shopped eBay for as long as I can remember. I have found so many wonderful vintage pieces of art, china, and silver on the site but they also sell a myriad of new items for every room in your home. Did you know 81% of the items on eBay are new and available with the “Buy It Now” option? No more bidding wars in the final minute of an auction is an amazing update to the site. Many listing on eBay also offer free shipping too.

I put together a little holiday dessert and champagne party for a few friends with pieces I’ve bought from eBay including ornaments for my tree.

I prefer the vintage treasures on eBay but you can find everything new and old to host a party during the holidays. My silver tray is a Cartier Silver Pewter Plate but you can find lots of silver trays for drinks and food.  I love my antique gold rimmed champagne flutes but I only have four. You can find larger quantities of new champagne flutes for larger events. My serving platter is very old but I love this Limoges Serving Platter as a great alternative. I love collecting antique napkins and these 6 AntiqueHand-Embroidered Broderie Anglaise Linen Napkins look very similar to mine. Sometimes, if you get really lucky, you can find them embroidered with your initials. My antique silver dessert forks require polishing which can be annoying. New dessert forks don’t need polishing and can be thrown in the dish washer which is much easier for large parties or family gatherings. My vintage dessert plates don’t have any maker labels so I can’t find any more but if you know the make of your china, you can always find replacement pieces on eBay. Or you can buy new dessert plates if you are worried about people breaking your china. I found the reticulated compote and footed reticulated bowl on eBay recently specifically for pomanders this Christmas.

This blue and white reticulated footed porcelain compote is very similar to mine. You can even find Pomander Botanical Blend Fragrance Potpourri Bowl Filler on eBay so you don’t have to make them yourself.

Don’t forget to look for vintage Christmas ornaments on eBay. Bonus points if they come in their original box. This set of 24 vintage ornaments would get you started. I hang the decorated and more ornate vintage ornaments on my tree and I display others in silver bowls in various sizes around my apartment along with candy in crystal bowls.

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