Have I told you that I have a little love affair with
The cottage kitchen shelves are filled with stacks of different plates
in various patterns colors & styles.
Sometimes I luck out and find a whole set
but other times
it may be just a couple pretty pieces that come home with me.
And that works- because
I am not one who subscribes to the thought that if you set a table for 25
you need 25 matching place settings every time.
Certainly- that would be amazingly gorgeous to look down the length of the table
and see them all dotting the table-
but at the same time,
I also love to mix and mingle settings and create
a more 'collected' table.
And this post is all about the mix and mingle.
Using vintage in your place settings is really so simple.
You just grab a few pieces that go together in one way or another and start layering.
I chose gorgeous floral edged dinner plates
followed by detailed little salad plates
and then a saucer for the top that had a little more floral love.
And the place settings all had something in common
while being different.
There are no rules- just use what you love or what you have in the cupboard.
Flowers this week-
it is last weeks ranunculus and roses (yes- those roses are blooming away even now)
and a few sprigs of hydrangea for something different.
There again- mix and mingle what you like and create a centerpiece.
Add a few smaller bouquets to scatter down the length
and for a sprinkling of romance- use those rose petals here and there.
Simple and vintage sweet.
I am off and running this morning
with a busy day of errands
picking up supplies for a couple makeovers coming your way.
And in case you missed it-
Lowe's and I want to come to YOUR house and
makeover a space-
I shared all the details and how to apply in my post here
and TODAY is the last day to apply.
So don't wait!!
See you tomorrow for Feathered Nest Friday!