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Since we’ve moved to Tennessee we’ve had a lot of fun finding little spots for adventures and activities. We hop in the car and go for “drives” and spend hours exploring these tiny little roads and coming across the all sorts of pretty little spots.
One of our favorite places is just down the highway from us, Melton Dam. It’s hardly ever crowded and it’s just the prettiest little lake. We take friends and family that are visiting us there, we pick up take out and go have lunch, and have impromptu picnic dates there. It’s the perfect spot for a simple little vintage picnic party too!
I’m not a super fussy person, but I do like things to be pretty, so I love finding things around the house for parties – like pink milk glass centerpieces and vintage painted frames for the table. I usually mix and match my place settings too – salad plates from one set, dinner plates from another, and placemats that tie everything together.
I have some tips for you on Mixing and Matching your place settings so everything will look fun and funky but still blend together!
- Choose a colorful piece for the setting that you’ll use as the “base”. Mine is the dinner plate – it’s got this fun mix of yellow, pinky red, and turquoise that is pretty perfect for my style.
- Coordinate with a few solid colors. I’ve added in the salad plates, the cups, and the napkins to bring in different colors.
- Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. These floral plates look great paired with the striped placemats. I love how the doily plates have a pattern too, but they are still a “solid” color. And they look great with the vintage glasses and vases!
- Centerpieces don’t have to be complicated to be pretty! I gathered up a few of my pink milk glass pieces and filled them with assorted flowers and tied them to the other colors on the table by placing inside this vintage painted frame on the table. Simple vintage style. Cause you know that’s my thing. :)
- Don’t be afraid to use real napkins, placemats, etc. for an outdoors party. It’s simple to throw everything in the wash after and it takes the party up to the next level with one easy step!
So easy right? I love that it’s a simple little picnic party but vintage styled and pretty at the same time.
We had a great time just hanging out, relaxing and talking to the fisherman and kayakers as the floated by. I see us having lots of picnics here this summer!
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Do you have any summer picnic or entertaining plans? I’d love to hear what you’ve got planned this summer!