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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

 

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