Oftentimes, a tabletop can come up a little short if the table is too bare, but filling a table can be expensive. Shannon does a great job tackling both of these issues right out of the gate by simply using cuttings from her yard as a tablerunner and houseplants as decorative tabletop filler. Cakestands make handy display pieces for simple, yet elegant loaves of bread which double as a part of the meal, and as decorative items too.
Layers! Notice the varied shapes, textures, and finishes. These simple touches add depth and warmth and just convey such a simple sweetness.
Hobnail, basketweave, wood, foliage, linen, rafia, and ropey textures. Sigh.
Collecting key vintage pieces adds so much to a setting or room, it’s like adding instant personality. This vintage icemaker is perfect!
Small details like tied napkin rolls are a nice finishing touch on each place setting.
- Visit thrift shops, estate and yard sales to stock up on simple everyday items such as linens and glassware.
- Discount retailers such as TJMaxx are a great place to find a variety of tablerunners or placemats.
- Shop vintage marketsand antiques shops for great vintage vessels, baskets, flatware, glassware, and dishes. You’ll truly be able to find pieces no one else has, which makes your decor even more special and showcases your personality.
- Shannon is the author of the Lady’s Little Loves blog. You can find it here. She’s also a regular visitor of The Farm Chicks Fair. You can read her post from this year’s event here. And you can find her on Instagram here, where she shares beautiful images of her home along with darling D-I-Y’s and lifestyle inspiration.
- Images: Urban Rose Photography
IT'S ME, SERENA!
In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!