With new offerings of vintage and antique china launching just in time for Easter, we thought it would be fun to mix them up in various ways to show several options for your spring celebrations. The days of matchy-matchy service for 12 are over. Have fun with your table. Mix dinner plates, bowls, and salad and dessert plates in ways that combine coordinating patterns, shapes, and textures to show your unique personality.
Here's the same table, styled three different ways for springtime celebrations.
#1: Springtime in Europe
This table setting takes a light-handed approach to European elegance. It mixes English and German china with Paris Porcelain for a light, springtime European flair. From bottom, Wedgwood White, Paris Porcelain dinner plates, and Rosenthal salad plate. Table runner and napkins in a mix of coordinating florals, solids, and dots are from World Market.
Mix contrasting shapes, patterns, and trim details in coordinating colors. The topmost salad plate is The Dresden, a 1920s Rosenthal pattern, available in the shop.
The scalloped, gilded edge of the Paris Porcelain dinner plate adds elegance and distinction. The silver is vintage.
#2: Classic Blue and White
This classic blue and white scheme is all about texture, handpainted artistry, and graphic simplicity. It mixes several vintage Royal Copenhagen china patterns with a textured basketweave china on a heavy, woven linen tablecloth.
This classic pairing of Wedgwood Nantucket Basketweave dinner plate and Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Plain salad plates is all about texture and handpainted artistry. We're also mixing dotted cotton and patterned linen napkins from Pottery Barn and World Market, respectively. The blue scalloped tidbit plate from Pottery Barn (now on sale!) adds a contemporary touch of blue-drenched color and coordinating shape and texture to the table.
Basketweave plus fluted Royal Copenhagen equals fabulous.
Now's the time for the silver goose napkin rings. You can find similar napkin rings from Crate and Barrel.
More play with texture and patterns in classic blue and white.
Add more interest to the mix with a vintage flowblue bowl, also available in the shop.
#3: Cottage Brunch
Our cottage brunch table setting channels 1940 with cottage charm, cabbage roses, and a vintage floral-and-striped cotton tablecloth. We've paired this vintage collection of Royal Staffordshire ceramics in "June" with a Wedgwood china mix and vintage linen napkins.
This spring bouquet is doing triple duty and we are not disappointed.
Blowsy, full-bloom cabbage roses rim this vintage 1940's Royal Staffordshire ceramic plate, from the shop. Monogrammed linen napkins are also vintage finds.
Seriously. We could sit here all day.
Let us know what you think of this post, and what you might like to see more of. Also let us know if you have any questions about any of the table settings shown here.
All styling and photography by Urban Cottage Style, unless otherwise noted.