I love all of the pastel colors of spring time, but I rarely decorate with yellow. This year, I’ve changed things up and I’m enjoying our spring tablescape with vintage china and milk glass with lots of yellow accent pieces.
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If you’ve followed me for long, you’ve read about my mother going to live with my sister and how we all received assorted items from her. I’ve shared a vintage vanity that got a makeover and a small dinette set that was also given a makeover that Gloria now has in her home. While I’m enjoying giving new life to some of my mother’s furniture, having her china is special. I knew that I wanted to use it to create a pretty spring tablescape this year.
This china is Sterling Fine China from Japan and the pattern is Florentine. She had ten place settings plus some serving bowls and a coffee serving pot.
How to Decorate a Spring Tablescape with Vintage China and Milk Glass
- Choose two to three colors to use to maximize the overall theme of the table decor
- Use a mixture of vintage dishes and new pieces
- Create a focal point for the table by using tiered trays or trays that can be stacked
- Choose pieces for a centerpiece that incorporate your color choices
- Purchase milk glass at thrift stores, estate sales, or vintage shops to get the best deals
To create the yellow accent pieces, I sorted through some of my thrift store finds. I had these two wood planters that were just the right size for what I had in mind.
Both of the planters were given two coats of Waverly Chalk Paint and filled with some faux floral blooms.
I’m using gray chargers with yellow napkins for each place setting.
To include more vintage pieces, I raided my milk glass cabinet and decided on layering some pieces. A cake plate is topped with a lace edged bowl. A small bowl is placed inside of that one. Once I had them layered, I added in yellow and green floral stems.
Hobnail Milk Glass candle holders are on either side of the centerpiece. The light green candles are beeswax honeycomb candles that I bought at a lovely local shop that features lots of handmade items in Greensboro, NC.
I found these marble coasters recently at Home Goods. I love the hint of gray in them.
Now that I’ve put it all together, I’m enjoying the tablescape with its yellow accents. I love combining vintage items with new pieces to create a unique table setting for spring.
Once I finished with the dining table, I added some pieces to the buffet. The serving pot and cups are the centerpiece for the dining room buffet.
An Iris Herringbone Milk Glass Vase holds more of the yellow and green stems
You can’t have a southern dinner without a pitcher of sweet tea. This hobnail milk glass pitcher is a favorite piece.
Are you a fan of milk glass? I fell in love with it years ago and I’m always happy when I find a piece that I love that I can add to my collection. Gloria also loves it and she’s incorporating some pieces into her farmhouse decor. You might see that pitcher in some posts we’ll be sharing from her house warming/engagement party. I told her she could have a few of my pieces and I knew she loved the pitcher, so it was one that I asked if she wanted. She was quick to say, Yes, please!
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Spring Tablescape with Vintage China and Milk Glass
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