In this post: If you like chippy, romantic, feminine decor with lots of patina, why not set a beautiful table using unexpected shabby chic accessories?
Does the term shabby chic make you cringe with thoughts of the 80’s?
I must admit to sometimes falling into this trap, but the truth is yesterday’s shabby chic is today’s farmhouse decor. Chippy, weathered, romantic, and pale colors. But the extra note of bling is what makes it uniquely special to me and so in truth, shabby chic is a more accurate term for the look here.
Decidedly feminine and perfect for a ladies’ luncheon, I’ve used shabby chic accessories to give personality to this chippy dinner party.
It features layered round and square chargers in chippy-paint and rustic rope, balanced against a creamy faux fur throw and delicate blush linen napkins.
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Gorgeous dahlias are mixed with soft pink roses and are scattered throughout the setting.
The ruffled napkins lend a casual sweetness, while the crystal napkin rings add a touch of elegance. The key to this look is the contrast between hard and soft, distressed wood and washed linen, set against glistening crystal and the lushness of the faux fur.
The other prime chippy elements lining the center of the table are the garden statuary and the 18th century church candlestick, both offset by mercury glass and silver, glimmering in the early evening light.
Blush pink flutes and rosé wine from Provence add warmth to the pretty tableau.
Creamy English Countryside plates serve as a lovely base for the depression glass dessert set. Vintage silver flatware is a family heirloom.
The pink candles cast a rosy glow and help highlight the pink crystal bobeches.
The DIY dinner menu features a pale pink peony and a playful mix of fonts.
Tiny roses in a mid tone pink are mixed into the tablescape, as petals are sprinkled along the dinner table.
The wide view shows the complete setting, while pink candles are peppered throughout the room.
It really doesn’t matter what you call this style, as long as the net effect is romantic and pretty. Certainly it’s updated from what we remember from the 80’s. The mixed elements are the essence for me, pairing weathered with glam or simply…
shabby with chic.
Shabby Chic Accessories Source List – To get the look, click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options.
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