Do you guys love vintage china? Oh my word, my party pantry is full of different patterns. Remember when I was giving the pantry a makeover? It was so hard to get rid of some of them but I just didn’t have enough space to keep them all. Let’s face it stuffing vintage china under the beds and in the tops of closets can get crazy! That’s what I’ve been doing for the past few years. I pick up random pieces here and there while out on the treasure trail. Sometimes I’ll have the other pieces in the set but most of the time it’s because I like the flowers patterns on the plates.
Spring is always a fun time to celebrate flowers and host outdoor gatherings. We use the back patio area a lot when we’re entertaining friends and family. We grill out here a good bit and everyone just sits around the table relaxing. It really feels like a special time. It’s also fun to host an impromptu breakfast out on the patio with whatever you have available around the house.
For this vintage inspired Spring tablescape I wanted to bring in all of the random bits of china I’ve collected over the past few years. This is an inexpensive idea that you can do too. You can purchase vintage china at your local thrift store, charity shop, church tag sale, estate sale or at your local antique mall. Depending on the maker/manufacturers mark, I’ve seen them for as little as .50 cents each and as much as $40 depending on the size and age of the plate.
Collect the patterns you love then mix and match for your parties.
Mixing and matching lends to a calm atmosphere for both you and your guests. You know? Like a hey I just threw this together and I’m so glad you’re here kind of vibe.
Even if you only have enough room for a bistro set, you can still create a look just like this.
It’s not really about what’s on the table anyway, it’s really about how you make your guests feel…
Speaking of which, I am loving this jam from Lennon & Maisy it screams, I’m ready for Spring!
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share a Spring update for my booth at The Pickers Market!