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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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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