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Vintage Inspired Place Settings: Inspiration & Ideas

Vintage inspired everything is super trendy right now. In your home, in your fashion, in your beauty inspirations, on celebrities and in every event it seems as thought some part of the theme seems to be drawn from a bit of nostalgia. And it’s bursting absolutely everywhere! But there are no complaints from me, vintage decor and theme easily brings about organic beauty to any home.

A great way to try out the vintage vibe is to take a hand at creating your own vintage inspired place settings for dinner or a small little get together you may be planning. Layering, florals, colors, textures, lace, blush pinks and light yellows ….. there are so many options when it comes to vintage flavors. And we’re here to bring you some amazing inspiration!

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When adorning your table remember your theme and keep the specifics in mind. Try not to mix too many plain or contemporary pieces into your old-age feel. It will ruin the ethos. Commit to your vintage theme. Go thrifting, find fun pieces at flea markets or yard sales or even mix and match a bunch of your favorite accessories to create a piece unlike any other.

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When you think vintage … what do you see? Do you see florals? Cameos? Grandiose designs? Creams and baby blues? Maybe you see burlap and buttons? Again, there are so many different and fun options to try. And it’s fairly easy to figure out and to put together once your vision is set in place.

Floral china, beaded napkin rings, ribbons, brooches, fresh flowers and petals, strings of pearls, golden tones and chipped, worn decor can easily all come together to create a magical, whimsical and romantic table scape for dinners, bridal showers, afternoon tea or a lovely dinner for two!

Layer your china and mismatch the dishes! It’ll be like you plucked pieces from different memories to create a beautiful story. Try handwriting your place cards and using fabric napkins … it’ll definitely bring about that old-world feel. Lace details will surely bring in a feminine touch and warm, golden hues are a sure sign of vintage homage.

Try adding silverware that isn’t exactly “clean” meaning without the smooth, plain lines. The little details and pops of saturated colors are a nod to the Victorian ages where everything was laced with pretty details.

There aren’t too many ways you can go wrong when it comes to vintage place-settings. Just have fun creating!

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 19, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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