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!

Pottery Barn Mismatched Sheffield Heirloom Flatware
Anthropologie Mismatched Flatware
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.  🙂