Boho Garden Chic Styled Shoot

Oh my goodness are the first words that came to mind when I saw the pictures from this styled shoot.  The colors, oh the colors!  Absolutely amazing!  The theme was “garden boho chic” and the vendors from this shoot slayed it!

The Palencia Club in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida was the perfect venue for this wedding shoot.  The grounds for the Palencia Club are stunning and set the back drop perfectly. If you haven’t checked out this venue yet, put it on your list!  It is a real gem in St. Augustine.

Kari from Wedding Design by Kari brought in the most incredible florals!  She chose blooms in shades of peach, pink, orange, and fuschia.  A beautiful centerpiece of florals were laid across the farm house table provided by West and Lee Vintage Rentals.

The Starfish Cottage Cakes used the new trend in cakes, an upside down cake!  It was a show stopper for sure!  

I set the table with glass chargers, white with gold rimmed china plates, miss matched gold flatware, blush and amber goblets, and for added detail I included salt and pepper cellars.  The place settings were subtle with just a little pop of color.  I didn’t want the settings to be over whelming in color since the florals were so bold and bright.  

If you’re thinking about a garden theme wedding then you must take a look at these beautiful pictures from this shoot.  

The wedding vendors from this shoot are from Jacksonville, Orlando, and Amelia Island Florida.  All vendors would be happy to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

Vendors:

Planning:  Taylord Souther Events

Furniture: West and Lee Vintage Rentals

Florals: Wedding Design by Kari

Calligraphy: Designed to Thrive

Cake: The Starfish Cottage Cakes

Place Settings and Champagne Coupes: Dish It Out

Photographer: Brandy Grace Photography from Orlando, Florida

 

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Vintage Teacart Love

I fell in love with my vintage teacart as soon as I laid my eyes on it!  I was out doing my usual rounds of thrift shopping in Amelia Island when I spotted it.  I didn't ponder long on whether to buy it or not.  Envisioning all the uses for it made it an easy to decision to mark it sold and load it in my truck.

A teacart can be easily transformed into an awesome cigar bar/scotch bar.  Set out vintage decanters, mismatched vintage barware, cigars, pipes, and some good Bourbon and Scotch and voila' instant bar for the men!  Put out a few comfy chairs around the cart and the men will never leave it's side!  Brides magazine did an online article about Brodals (man version of a bridal/baby shower) one idea they had was to set build a bar and my teacart turned bar was the featured picture!  

Having coffee at your wedding or party?  Use a teacart as a coffee cart.  Set out lovely coffee cups and vintage coffee pots to create a beautiful coffee station.  The coffee station can be dressed up with fresh flowers.

Need a cake serving station?  A vintage teacart would be perfect!  It's just large enough to hold a cake and lots of beautiful vintage cake plates.  Pinterest is full of ideas on how to dress up your teacart cake station.

Teacarts can be used for many other things.  They would be great for dessert stations, candy buffets, present stations, and for displaying photos of the bride and groom.  The ideas are endless and Pinterest is full of them.  

Think a teacart is something you need for your wedding or party?  Contact me about renting mine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table for Two...

Washing Oaks State Park and Gardens in Palm Coast, Florida made for the most incredible location for a styled shoot!  The theme for the shoot was a romantic table for two.  The huge trees, arbor, and a water feature set the backdrop for the sweetheart table set up.

Several wedding vendors from around the Jacksonville and Amelia Island area all came together to create this shoot.  Events and More Decor by Carla brought the oh so romantic table and settee.  Fern and Curl Florists provided the most perfect centerpiece for the table.  Yours truly, Dish It Out brought out my blue and white vintage china, light blue goblets, silver chargers, and silver flatware.  The blues and silver looked incredible together!  I’m loving how blue and silver look on a dark wood table.  

If you’re looking for some outdoor wedding and sweetheart table inspiration then take a look through the photos from this shoot.  

Vendors:

Photographer: LH Photography

Florist: Fern and Curl Designs

Table and Settee:  Event Decor and More by Carla

Table Settings: Dish It Out 

 

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Boho Beach Wedding

Bride Audrey, had the most incredible boho inspired wedding at Jacksonville Beach, Florida!  Dish It Out was thrilled to be a part of the table decor for this wedding!  This boho wedding really showed how vintage can be used in a unique way!

Audrey gave me a call after she had given up her search of goblets for her wedding.  She had quickly realized it would be much easier to rent the goblets.  Renting would allow her to use her time for other aspects of wedding planning and give her more time to relax as a beautiful bride to be!

When Audrey told me her wedding would be boho inspired I knew just what goblets I wanted to use.  I was excited to have my flaming orange goblets make their first wedding appearance.  These babies stood out in the best kind of way in the wedding pictures!

 

If you’re looking for a unique way to incorporate vintage and mismatched at your wedding, then get inspired by this boho beach wedding!

Vendors:

Fiber and Threads

La Cartita

Luxe Party Rentals

Farm Haus Co.

Love Flora Fauna Photographer 

Dish It Out

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Vintage Romance for the Modern Bride

Coastal Occasions in Jacksonville Beach, Florida was the perfect venue for this styled shoot.  It is an outdoor venue with overhead pergola, lights, and a blank enough setting to really be able to style your wedding according to your theme.  The theme for this styled shoot was; Vintage Romance for the Modern Day Bride.  We wanted to show brides that vintage can be used in a more modern way, while still keeping the dreamy romantic feel of it.

The florals were a beautiful white with lots of greenery added to the sweetheatable and the mantle.  Pops of color were used for the Invitations, cake, rug, and the awesome green velvet sofa. Blush and softer pastel colors were used for the table decor to add to the romantic feel of the shoot.

If you’re unsure how to pull of the vintage theme, take a look at the pictures from this shoot for lots of great inspiration.

Vendors:

Photographer: Angelita Esparar Photography 

Invitations: Kouture Kreations 

Makeup: Makeup by Adie

Hair: Liz DeVane

Furniture/Rug: Velvet Crush & Co.

Florals: Parker & Co. Florals

Gown: Rachel Ann Bridal

Cake: Pine & Creme

Table Decor: Dish It Out 

Venue: Coastal Occasions

 

Planning: All Vendors

 

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Equestrian Styled Shoot

So many great details in this Equestrian Theme Styled Shoot!  From the horse shoes on the plates, to the trophies used for vases and champagne buckets, and the real horses!  This shoot had it all!  Lots of planning and many great wedding vendors from the Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and Gainesville area made this shoot amazing.

The central color palette was yellow with hints of green, pink, and gold.  Yellow florals were used for the centerpieces, bouquet, and for the groom’s boutineere.  The cake was adorned with hand painted yellow flowers and topped with a gold equestrian style belt.  The table was set with mismatched china and goblets of pinks, yellows, and green.  

A mint julep bar cart was set up using a vintage tea cart.  Vintage barware, decanters, and vintage smoking pipes were added to the cart and it looked great! Tea carts are great to use as a bar cart. 

The bride and groom rocked the pipe props!  I had been wanting to use them for awhile and this shoot was the perfect opportunity!  

I am thrilled to have been a part of this shoot!

Vendors and Creative Team:

Planning and Photography: Daisy Cottle/ Photos by Daisy

Planning/Co-Host: Julie Herman Events

Florist: The Plant Shoppe

Invitations: Bloom Photography 

Broach Boquet: Honoring Forever

Catering: The Chew Box

Vintage China Rentals: Dish It Out

Horses: Party Ponies

Equestrian Decor: Montiegel Ranch

Other Decor/Chairs:  MME Events

Hair: The Pretty Pioneer

MakeUp: Carly Sims Makeup

Wedding Dress: A Bridal Boutique in Gainesville 

Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box

Jewelry: Klaus Jewelry 

Venue: Turkey Creek Country Club

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Romance Abounds...

The sun wasn’t shining and it was an unusually cold and windy day in South Georgia.  But, that didn’t stop an amazing group of Jacksonville and Amelia Island wedding vendors from creating a beautiful and oh so romantic styled shoot.

Destiny (Let Destiny Design Flowers) and I had quite the time setting the table.  The wind just wasn’t wanting to cooperate, and so we loaded the table with gorgeous bottles full of spring blooms.  A perfect idea for holding down a table cloth and adding in more of the hues of pink and lilac.  We scattered in a mix of white and soft pink candles in glass candle holders.  Every romantic table setting needs candles!  I love the use of candles in the same hues of the table decor.

For the table setting I chose a simple white plate etched in gold and topped it with a floral salad dish.  I always bring a large selection of goblets and stemware.  I’m pleased I chose the light pink goblets with a stemmed wine glass and a champagne flute.  It all worked so well together.

Our darling blushing bride kept her “cool” as she dreamed of sunny beaches.  She and her husband in real life were the perfect couple for this shoot.  Their love shined beyond the clouds in the sky and added the much needed light to the pictures.  Even the adorable horses at Horse Stamp Inn couldn’t contain themselves as they looked on, admired, and gave their nods of approval. 

This shoot conveyed “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day”.

Vendors/Creative Team:

Flowers; Let Destiny Design of Amelia Island

Venue; Horse Stamp Inn 

Make Up; Lia Croke Makeup Artistry

Dress; One Fine Day Bridal Boutique 

Hair; Nic Studios

Bride and Groom; Jordan Keenan

Stationary; Haley Jackson Designs

Photographer; Nikki Golden of Nikki B. Photography

Table Settings; Dish It Out of Amelia Island

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Dishing Out a Tea Party Baby Shower

I was super excited when I was called by Chef’s Garden Catering to be a part of a baby shower tea party!  And, when I was told there would be shades of pink involved oh my yes!  I knew I wanted to keep it pretty in pink by using different hues of the color without going over the top pink.

I went straight to the Fostoria pink water goblets as they are one of my favorites!  I mixed those with blush goblets and a pink tumbler.  The Cristal champagne flutes balanced out the pinks nicely.

For the tea cups, I chose florals in different shades of primarily pinks and golds with a few other colors mixed in.  Several Royal Albert tea cups other bone china tea cups set the table.  These tea cups would make me want to put my pinky up and give a high five for tea time!

White dinner plates trimmed in gold and silver were used as the chargers.  Using dinner plates for chargers is a great idea if you are using luncheon plates to eat off of.  The luncheon plates used had shades of pink, lavender, and gold.  So dainty and pretty!

Dishing It Out.....

Vendors:

Catering: Chef’s Garden of Jacksonville, Florida 

Flowers: Shea Hopley Flowers of Jacksonville Florida

Table Settings: Dish It Out serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia 

Photographer:  Theresa Childs 

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Sweet as a Georgia Peach

I loved everything about this Sweet as a Georgia Peach styled shoot!  The venue; Tybee Island Wedding Chapel was absolutely beautiful and set the stage for a truly southern styled wedding shoot.

 

Anytime I can incorporate my teacups into a table setting, I am over the moon!  I brought several of my floral teacups for this shoot.  The place settings I chose had hints of peach and I used pale peach napkins.  The peaches in the champagne coupes were my favorite detail of the table decor.

To see more of this styled shoot you can check out southerncelebrations.com  Lots of inspiration for your southern wedding!

Creative Team:

Photographer; Pamela Williams Photography 

Planner; Sarah Elizabeth Photography 

Moderator; David Huntington

Venue; Tybee Island Wedding Chapel

Florist; Bloomwoods Florist

Stationary: Boxed Invitations

Table Decor; Dish It Out

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Springing Up Weddings

We spring forward tonight!  Yay!  I love daylight savings time and I’m hopeful Florida will soon be on daylight savings time permanently.  As we move forward ahead one hour we also move forward to spring and that means spring wedding season.  Dish It Out is ready to dish out some spring wedding table settings!

When I think of spring I think of blossoms, blooms, and all the beautiful colors.  The pinks, greens, yellows, and lilacs.  You can incorporate all of these lovely colors into your table settings.  Mismatched floral plates with spring colors would set a beautiful spring wedding table.  Pair the plates with goblets that compliment the colors.  Or bring in the colors of spring with just some goblets and use more subtle plates.  Milk glass goblets would also be lovely and unique for a spring wedding.  I like silver or gold flatware and chargers for spring and even a mix of metals is great!  There’s no rule that you have to use one or the other.  Have fun with your table settings!  That’s what mismatched is all about.  

Take a look at some of the spring table settings I’ve set up and decide which you like the best.  I’m pretty partial to them all!  Bring on spring!

Dishing It Out....

Dish It Out Vintage Rentals

Serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Geaorgia

 

 

 

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Amelia Island Wedding Expo

It was a great day for a Wedding Expo!  Many brides with their fiancée’s, family, and friends passed through the Amelia Island Wedding Expo held at the Amelia Island Golf Course Clubhouse.   The Expo was planned by local wedding planner Lisa Presnell of Lisa Presnell Productions.

Dish It Out was there with vintage place settings of different themes.  I chose a Something Blue, Our Adventure Begins, The Golden Years, Springing Up Weddings, and a Pantone Purple place setting to display at the Expo.  I loved having brides get an up close and personal look at my vintage rental collection.  Seeing pictures on Facebook and Instagram is great, but a true appreciation of the beauty of vintage china comes from seeing it up close!  

Andy Robinson of Black Box Photography was there with his trusty camera.  He took some terrific pictures of the day!  

If you’d like to see my collection up close just give me a call or shoot me an email.  I’m happy to arrange a time for people to come by!

Dishing It Out....

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Mismatched Vintage China

Mismatched vintage china has established a place in the heart of brides and event planners!  Mismatched china at your wedding reception or private event adds a certain charm, whimsy, elegance, and it shows off your unique personality and style.  

Timeless vintage mismatched china will not fail to be the topic of conversation amongst your guests around the dinner table.  Your guests will delight and reminisce over certain styles and patterns.  Many guests might remember a certain pattern that had been in their family for years.  

Mismatched china can be put together in so many ways.   There are no rules when it comes to styling it.  Any way you mix it up looks great!  You can mix round plates with square plates and mix match colors, patterns and styles.  There really is no right or wrong!

If you're wanting to add your personal style to the table settings at your wedding reception or your private event then mismatched china is the way to go!  Renting it can save you lots of time, money, and the hassle of washing and storing it after your event.  It is a great option if you want the vintage mismatched look.  I have quite the collection and I love seeing it used and appreciated by party and wedding guests!

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Donut Wall Dream

Donuts are trending at weddings, bridal showers, and at other events.  Why wouldn't these little round wonders be trending?  Donuts are pretty darn tasty and loved by both kids and adults.  Donuts are awesome just on their own, but imagine a wall covered in them...  That is out of this world amazing!  Whether it's a sprinkled, powdered, or a glazed donut if you hang it on a wall surrounded by other donuts your guests are going to go crazy!

I've been wanting to add a donut wall to my rental inventory for awhile now.  I love everything about them!  I've perused Pinterest for weeks getting ideas and thinking of ways to make my wall a little more unique and different from others I've seen.

I found my perfect donut wall at a little junk store I frequent often.  It was the perfect size and I liked that it could easily be used vertically and horizontally.  Now that I had the wall I just needed something for the donuts to hang on.  I bounced around a few ideas and tested one I really liked.  I was a bit discouraged that the donut would not fit on the knobs I hoped to use, but I wasn't about to just give up!  Where there's a donut there's a way and I had two dozen of them ready to be on a wall!

The garbage can was full and as usual I was the one to empty it and walk the trash into the garage.  Every time I walk into the garage I stop to admire my plates which usually leads to trying out new place settings etc...  This day was no different!  I was moving plates around and noticed a bag of wine corks that I'd been collecting for not yet known projects.  That is when it hit me! The hole of a donut fits perfectly on a wine cork.  I loved the idea of using wine corks to hang the donuts on.  It would give the wall lots of character.

My dear husband, bless him was so wonderful at executing my plans.  He measured everything out and drew up the plans.  He had the perfect idea on how to screw the wine corks onto the board in a way that the cork can easily be removed and replaced.  So great!  It did not take him long to get 48 corks on the wall ready for their donuts.

I am going to be swooning for awhile over this incredible donut wall.  It's what donut dreams are made of....

Dishing It Out....

Mara

It's a Boston Tea Party!

I love a tea party, I love Halloween, and I love a clever play on words.  So, just imagine my thrill when I had the chance to put all of those things together!

When I heard our neighborhood was hosting a Halloween pet costume contest I jumped at the chance to enter my dog, Lincoln.  Lincoln is our family's rescued Boston Terrier.  As with most Boston Terriers he has a quirky personality, but we love him to pieces!

As I thought about what costume would best suit Lincoln's personality a few ideas came to mind. I wasn't set on any of my original ideas and I knew I wanted a home made costume and something totally unique.  Then the idea came to me!  Tea party, Boston Terrier, Boston Tea Party!  Perfection!  

My husband said he could easily make a tea table to attach to Lincoln's back.  We decorated the table with cute fabric and a plastic children's tea set.  It turned out super cute!

Lincoln looked quite dapper in his bow tie wearing his costume.  He was a hit at the costume contest!  Lincoln typically balks at getting his picture taken, but he posed nicely that day for one good shot.

It's always tea party time.

Dishing It Out......

Mara

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Dishing It Out At The Ribault Club

I was thrilled when my first call for a wedding rental came in not too long after I had Dish It Out up and running.  The call came from the mother of the bride.  Her daughter had most of her wedding planned, and knew she wanted a vintage feel.  The bride spoke to her mom about wanting vintage plates for her reception tables.  They weighed the options of buying vs. renting and knew renting was the better choice for them.

I spoke with the bride and with her mother to get an idea of the look the bride wanted at her reception.  The sweet Southern bride wanted very vintage style plates and she liked florals.  She was open to some mixes of blues and reds and swooned over plates with a scalloped edge.  I just loved her!

I had a great time hand selecting all 175 dinner plates for the bride.  I pulled out lots of Limoges, Spode, Haviland, and some Noritake getting as many different patterns in, but sticking with the style the bride was hoping for. Two goblets and two Haviland moss rose scalloped edge plates were set apart for the Sweetheart table.  Each plate was given a wipe down and carefully packed for a pick up.

The bride and her mom came by to pick the plates up.  I waved a good bye to the plates as they went off to grace the tables at The Ribault Club in Jacksonville, FL.  

I was over the moon when the mother of the bride sent me pictures of the reception tables.  The plates looked amazing on the tables at The Ribault Club mixed in with the lovely florals of LDD Events.  

Loved being a part of this very special day!

Dishing It Out....

Mara

 

 

 

Oh Those Mason Jars And All Their Uses!

If you're in the South it's hard to escape the mason jars!  These babies aren't just used for canning in these parts!  They are popping up at all types of events.

Mason jars are being used for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and other events.  They are most typically used for drinking glasses and for flowers.  Sweet tea, lemonade, and signature cocktails are great ice cold in a mason jar.  Bouquets of colorful flowers really stand out when put in mason jars and make great centerpieces.  But, why just stop there?  There are plenty of other uses for the mason jar!

Gold flatware really pops when it is in a mason jar and used on a dinner or dessert table.  I love how my vintage flatware looks in a mason jar.  It's a great look for a rustic wedding with a vintage feel.

Who doesn't like dessert?  Mason jars are great for desserts!  Serve your guests ice cream, parfait, or a chocolate mousse in a mason jar.  Doughnuts are super fun at a party and everyone seems to love them!.  Fill mason jars with milk, add a straw, and top with a doughnut.  Your guests will love this!

If your having kids at your event they need a space of their own and activities to keep them entertained.  Fill mason jars with crayons, colored pencils, cards, or dollar store games and puzzles.  The kids will be happy you thought of them!

Whether you love them or think they should be just for jams n jellies there is just no escaping the mason jar.  I kind of love them and have many in my rental inventory!

Dish It Out....

Mara

 

Using Vintage Snack Sets

I have quite the rental collection of vintage snack sets.  I fell in love with them instantly after purchasing my first several sets. I buy them often when I am thrifting/antiquing in Jacksonville or Fernandina.  They are so versatile in their styles and in their uses.

The primary use for the snack set is tea and either a sandwich or cookies.  This use is great for a ladies tea party, brunch, bridal shower, or a little girls tea party.  The snack sets tend to be less breakable then some of the more delicate teacups making them an excellent choice for a little girl tea party.

These beauties have lots of other great uses!  You can fill the cup with a dip of most any kind and serve cookies, berries, or veggies on the side.  I did a cannoli dip for Father's Day with pizelles, biscotti, and almond cookies.  I broke out my snack sets and used them for serving.  I am certain your guests will be just as delighted as mine were with their mismatched sets.

Another use is soup and sandwich.  The cup will not hold a large amount of soup, but it's the perfect size for a dipping soup!  Grilled cheese (fancy it up by mixing up your cheeses) with a side of tomato soup for dipping would be great!

Sushi will forever be on trend at any party.  Be unique and serve the sushi on a snack set.  Have your guests use the cup for the soy sauce and plate up the sushi.  I have used mine for sushi several times.  Such fun!

Because it is so darn good and since I did mention it in the blog I am including my recipe for cannoli dip.  I am not into measuring much, so adjust according to your taste.

Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese

2 cups ricotta cheese

1 cup confectioner sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice

lemon and lime zest to taste

Beat all ingredients together (other then the chocolate chips).  Once everything is mixed fold in the chocolate chips.

**Photos taken by me**

Dishing It Out....

Mara

 

Dishing It Out To The Navy Wives

I am a proud former Navy wife.  My husband retired after spending 23 years in the Navy.  Many of his Navy years he spent stationed at Kings Bay Naval Submarine just north of our home in Fernandina Beach.  When I happened upon the Facebook event page for the tea party to honor the Kings Bay Navy wives I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

I contacted the event planner and we spoke about her plans for the tea party. She wanted the wives to have a proper tea party and we planned for me to provide teacups, lunch plates, and goblets for all of the wives.  Set up was to be the evening prior to the party with finishing touches the morning prior to. 

I dished out 100 of my floral lunch plates, teacups, and goblets for the wives.  Many of them had never been to a tea party.  It was wonderful seeing their delight at all of the lovely teacups.  Several wives commented how extra special they felt using formal tea party items.  

The wives had a proper tea party complete with scones, cucumber sandwiches, and an assortment of teas.  They were even taught how to use jam and pot de creme' on their scones.  Many of the wives had a great time saying, "Please pass the pot de creme'."

 I was able to meet many of the wives and commiserate about the struggles of having your husband gone for long periods of time.  Sitting back with a warm cup of tea made chatting with these ladies relaxed and enjoyable.  Tea parties aren't all stuffy and pinkies up!  They are a great way to enjoy the company of other ladies.

It was such a pleasure being a part of that special day.  A truly special day for some very special wives!

Dishing It Out....

Mara

 

 

 

 

Unique Uses For Teacups

Who says teacups are just for tea?  Certainly not me!  I'd hate to think all of my rental teacup lovelies need to be kept shelved until it is time for a tea party.  They are just too pretty to stay on the shelf and there are lots of great ways they can be used.

Teacups are perfect for serving many desserts.  Serve a sorbet or a mousse in a vintage teacup.  For a fun idea, fill a teacup with Nutella or melted chocolate and serve animal crackers or strawberries on the side.  Having a milk and cookies bar at your wedding or party?  Put the milk in a teacup and place a few cookies on the saucer.  Your guests will love these ideas and think you are just brilliant!

Every May is the Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach.  When it rolled around this year I had shrimp on the brain.  This had me thinking of shrimp cocktails.  I've seen shrimp cocktail served in martini glasses, and thought wouldn't it be great to serve a shrimp cocktail in a teacup?  Just put the cocktail sauce in the cup and hang the shrimp on the rim.  The saucer is the perfect spot to put those pesky tails!

Teacups can make beautiful centerpieces/tablescapes!  Line your reception or party tables with vintage teacups filled with flowers, succulents, or tea light candles.  For added interest put the teacups on some stacked vintage books or stack one or two on a teapot.  To really make them pop on the table put the teacups on some gilt rimmed vintage mirrors this really adds a vintage wow factor!

Use teacups as place cards.  Add a pop of color to your reception/event tables by using teacups for your place cards.  Use colored ribbon and tie a tag with your guest's name to each cup.  This makes for a pretty way to let your guests know where they are sitting.

I have a very large inventory of teacups I'd love to pull out for your wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, ladies lunch, Mad Hatter party, or any other event you want to make extra special.

**Photos taken by me**

Dishing It Out...

Mara

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Putting Together The Perfect Table Setting

I like to compare putting an awesome table setting together to putting together the perfect outfit.  I like to start with one great piece, might be a great skirt or a dinner plate and then I build and add on layers from there.

Once you know the colors and style you are working with the rest should come easy.  It should be fun, stress free, and make you feel great once it's all together!  I might be a tad obsessed with my collection of china and "playing" with it!  I love putting together different looks and styling my plates just as much as I love putting together an outfit for a night out!

The beauty of mismatched china plates  is not everything has to match perfectly.  It's just no fun to be all matched.  It's fine to mix different colors together, to pair a round plate with a square plate, or to add something a bit eclectic to a classic piece. There are so many looks you can create with mismatched china and it all looks great!  

Goblets and teacups are like your accessories to your table setting.  Have fun with them!  They can pull together your look and give you the chance to add in more of your personal style.

I want all of my clients to have a table setting at their event that will reflect their style and be unique to them.

*Photos taken by me**

Dishing It Out....

Mara