Monday, 23 July 2012

What is your style?

A friend & I were chatting today & she asked 'how would you describe your style?'
An interesting question - I describe my style as modern shabby chic - I love mixing old & new, vintage with anything that I like because I like my home to be interesting - not restricted to any particular shop or era. Whenever I am our browsing, I like to buy things which I know will go with what I already have.

This also applies to my table settings which I love doing.

Summer settings should be light, bright & airy & so I did this for lunch with a friend. I started with a favourite vintage green milk glass set which is a perfect summer colour on my sideboard. A bunch of very scented sweet peas looks just right.

Luckily I have some interesting green glass ware which I decided to use on the table. This is my selection ....

A white undercloth with a vintage cutwork cloth in pink & green to set the tone

 The modern green footed bowl is often used at home & I used it with some delicate vintage glass salad servers because there were no children about ....

I love vintage flat ware / cutlery so I used a red & green setting for the two places. I am undecided which I prefer ... would you have chosen those two colours from the box?

On a visit to IKEA some time back I found these lovely plates  & bowls & bought them on impulse because they are so lovely. I think they are a perfect summer set.

The place mats are modern with a beaded border.

 The jug & glasses are a set of vintage vaseline / uranium glass. I love the intensity of colour from them .

Do you like mixing things up? What is your style?

Till next time, thanks for stopping by
Dee ~♥~


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