In this post: If you’re looking for vintage party ideas, this brunch tablescape mixes antique china patterns with jewels for feminine style.
Do you ever wonder why you love the things that you collect so much?
I have no idea where my love of vintage china came from, but it certainly embodies my decor style. Perhaps it reminds me of the pretty floral patterns from my childhood, or of the wonderful antique shops I’ve visited in my travels.
What I do know is that the essence of my style, the very thing that defines it, is a bold mix of old and new, classic meets elegant, and one of the easiest places to showcase it is in a table set for brunch.
This setting hinges on the concept of mis-matched vintage china in a range of feminine pinks, and playfully mixes with it feminine jewelry.
The floral arrangements include my beloved peonies, along with blush roses and delightful lilacs.
At the center of the table I placed French macarons in my color palette, along with draped pearls and a cameo. The place cards I made to match the delicate flowers found on the china.
You can see the mix of varied patterns, unified mainly by their adherence to the floral theme and a general spirit of a garden toned color story.
Ruffled pink napkins in delicate linen help add a cohesive pink touch. (See resource list at the bottom of the post.)
The blush stemware is at the ready for wine and champagne, while the teacups await their elixirs, as well.
Jewels are draped amongst the candlesticks, calling to mind a woman’s dressing table.
The arrangements are displayed in floral china pitchers while varied candlesticks light the scene.
Each setting presents a new surprise, as no two are alike. Bejeweled napkin rings add a note of glimmer.
Most of the china was purchased online or at antique shops here and abroad. Gilded chargers with a beaded edge ground the whole setting.
A touch of yellow adds a sunny effect and the gilding and the floral detail tie into the theme. The white damask tablecloth is a subtle yet elegant underpinning for the table.
This table certainly comprises so many of the things I love to collect, from floral china, to gilding, to white linens and silver pieces. If you’re looking for vintage party ideas, my best advice is to cull together the best of what you love to collect and mix it all up in a creative and cohesive way.
Vintage Party Ideas Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Gold chargers
- White dinner plates
- Vintage floral salad plates
- Pink champagne flutes
- First Love flatware
- Vintage teacups
- Blush ruffle napkins
- Beaded napkin rings
- White paisley tablecloth
- Glass stemmed hurricanes
- Pink pillar candles
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