A couple weekends ago we had the pleasure of providing the vintage china and vintage silver-plated flatware to Laura and Brad for their wedding at the Inn at Mount Vernon barn in Sperryville, VA. While we were styling the place settings, we realized how surprisingly amazing mismatching the antique silverware looked.
I have to admit, I was definitely on the side of keeping all the silverware matching, but after accidentally mixing one setting, I was totally sold! The look is so much more interesting and actually highlights the intricate patterns of the antique forks, knives, and spoons. Trust me, after polishing 100+ sets by hand, I was happy to let those patterns shine!
|Our mismatched silverware
Turns out that Anthropologie and Pottery Barn offer mismatched vintage silverware sets to buy–for quite a high price, might I add!
So for couples and hosts looking to do something unique and unexpected at their place settings, try combining old silverware sets or renting them from Something Vintage. 🙂
While many of you know that we love thrifting and hunting through estate sales, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our green practices for those eco-friendly wedding planners and soon-to-be married couples out there.
- Our vintage dishes keep new resources from being used to make new china. We are loads better than disposable china!
- Rental deliveries are made by hybrid vehicle whenever possible. Fun Fact: a Toyota Prius can fit 8 dining chairs in it!
- We hand wash all dishes with gentle detergent and as few chemicals as possible. We also hand dry them with cotton reusable towels.
- We pad our dishes with washable cushions whenever possible to reduce landfill waste.
- Our lace linens not only have far fewer wrinkles than mass produced linens, but since we wash them all ourselves they aren’t repackaged each use in plastic.
- We repurpose chipped, broken, and stained china to make new unique creations and keep old china out of landfills.
- We repurpose old architectural elements such as radiator covers and trunks into lounge areas and bars. Who knew?!
So if you or your friends are looking for a eco-friendly wedding vendor, please consider Something Vintage!