Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Unspoken Rules

Wow, it's almost February, which I can't believe and that means it's getting closer to National take your guy & gal out day a.k.a. V-day. It's been sending my brain into ultra spin mode trying to figure out how I want to glam up our dining table for a fun-homemade romantic dinner. So yesterday I spent the day looking through some of my cabinets and I jotted down some of my unspoken rules on how I set my table & I was excited to share it with you. First & foremost Don't be afraid to...

 I love to collect different plates from vintage shops, thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales etc. & figure out a way to meld them together. There is something very fresh and organic about it. I also like to create some visual interest. I'm...

 I like for things to be simple but I never shy away from layering. I simply...


I try & use things that aren't what you use everyday. I actually got this stem ware for .99 cents at Goodwill, no joke...total score.

I love to...



all of these quick tips lead to a little table ...
For this dainty "table runner" I used inexpensive doilies & simply stacked and staggered them to create a lacy texture.
I think my brain is on the right track. What are you guys going to do for your loved ones this year? I was looking back on what I did last year to get some ideas and it seemed so funny to be looking at our old house. It went a little something like this...

..it's funny how that feels so long ago (at times) and yet like a flash at others.

I hope you all have a fantastic day & I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
xo
Court

18 comments:

  1. I love this... mismatched dishes are on of my favorite things... and since I work at Anthropologie, I buy a piece here and a piece there... and then get some at thrift stores too...

    and the daily table runner sealed the deal for me <3

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  2. This is why Goodwill does so well right now. You can get mismatched things for so much less and Dollar Tree has doilies too!

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  3. Love all the mismatched china. I can't believe it's almost February either...crazy!

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  4. Love it! Do you know what the pattern is called on the 3rd picture?? I love it!!!

    Kayleigh
    @ The Gotta Have It Girl

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  5. Oh that floral dish is just lovely!

    My hubby and I are simple folks and usually don't make a big fuss about V-day, but I will be 19 and 1/2 weeks pregnant on February 14th and I'm thinking it might be fun to schedule the BIG ULTRASOUND for that day. I'll always remember finding out of it was a boy or a girl on the sweetest day of the year!

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  6. I. DIE. Over your dish collection! Also just wanted to let you know that there's a link party for favorite blogs going on at Vintage Revivals right now, and I linked up yours as a fav. Hope that's alright :D

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  7. what a beautiful post! you are inspiring me not only for valentine's day but for my wedding as well!! thanks for sharing(: and congrats on the great finds!!
    sarah

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  8. Oh my goodness...your ability to layer is so inspiring!
    Where do you store these dishes? One thing that always keeps me from taking home some pretty plates or glasses is a lack of extra storage space for items not commonly used.

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