So the holidays are over, winter has settled in, and there are no more days off for a while.  Honestly, as depressing as it sounds, I welcome the break and sigh with relief that the hustle and bustle of Christmas has passed.  Now I can focus on the New Year and new goals.  One of my goals is, not only to show how to incorporate vintage items into everyday life, but to do it myself…and I’m not talking about a display shelf of pretty plates.  I mean actually ‘using’ these items.

However, the gods are testing me and my determination because as soon as I vow to blog about the above-mentioned endeavor, my camera breaks and must be sent off for repair for who-knows-how-long. But never fear, I had to think fast, but soon remembered that my recent wedding day could be a perfect example of how to use vintage in, not really everyday life, but in one of the most important days of my life!

All photos are courtesy of my wedding photographer, You, Me. A Photography Studio.

I have a ‘thing’ for vintage dishes and silver plated flatware. I have tons of old tarnished silverplated pieces and actually find joy in polishing them :). I used mix-matched flatware and dishes for place settings.

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I have so many vintage dishes and flatware that I have pondered renting it out for small weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and afternoon teas.  I’d love to hear any comments or suggestions on this idea.