Vintage-Modern Mix | Place Setting

“Mix your elements…”

That is my short answer on how to grab my stye. I still think it’s curious some are afraid to mix metals let alone their style options. If you want to level-up your look, playing it safe is definitely not where to start.

Here is what I used to achieve this featured look:
  • Vintage floral plate
  • White modern chop plate
  • Bronze classic charger
  • Flatware is rustic silver
  • Pink linen napkins
  • Vases are optic glass
  • Votives are modern retro-inspired cut green glass
  • Yellow-orange French tulips

Reading the above without the visual admittedly sounds unattractive.

How did I start this table setting? Simple, it was the tulips. They were a beautiful find and I was compelled to feature them. Then it was the vintage china. The tulip color pulls the yellow and tangerine colors from the plate. I loved the aqua contrast against the tulips as well. Next I chose the table cover. The fabric color and style is very appealing with the plate and tulips. Which helped  me select the charger. It grounds the lighter shades and compliments the wheat tone cloth. From there everything else came about because of the vintage floral china decoration. The miniature vases are vintage reproductions, the emerald votive holders arrive via the plate’s green leaves and the simple fact that another color would be overdone. Green, for intents and purposes, in a neutral when designing.



I love to note that the vintage china has been in my family for years. My mother collected stacks of fine china back in the 70’s and has used it when entertaining large groups. The mixture of plates always starts a few conversations when a buffet dinner is served. This maybe where my eclectic mixture of old and new began.

What are your thoughts on the mixture of elements?

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In love & style,




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