Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:06
Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
The most traditional month for weddings is June. Couples will be choosing the special gifts they hope to stock their new homes with. In the past picking a silver pattern that could be added to over the years was a tradition. A lovely idea if the budget allows. For today’s weddings there might not be a budget for those beautiful gifts. Something more practical may need to be put into the mix instead. However vintage flatware is a perfect option. Sign up for Second Shout Out's Wedding + Gft Registry, make you gifts special with one of a kind items.
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This first photo of heirloom pieces are from my family, I have sets that I mix together and I love finding vintage pieces as well. Some are over 100 years old.
Above - A set of 3 small sugar spoons with initial “B” for Bride (found at Second Shout Out), would be a sweet token for the bride to give to her maidens.
Above you can find these wonderful mixed vintage flatware sets at Second Shout Out.
Above this wonderful Industrial Loft Pan can be used for your silverware - found at Second Shout Out
Patterns can be classic, English, French, Victorian, Deco, Modern etc. I love the horned handles mixed in too. Gorgeous vintage pieces more then you could dream of. Mix and match them. Already monogramed in every combination imaginable. Here’s my idea, it would be fun for the wedding couple to decide on the initials and style and let the guests find what they would love to gift them. A special surprise to cherish, also a wonderful memory for the presenter to share the story with the couple where and how they found the pieces.
Patterns can be classic, English, French, Victorian, Deco, Modern etc. I love the horned handles mixed in too.
My design tip: The Groom and Brides families could pass on silver from each side. It’s a wonderful keepsake for the new couple to cherish and then pass on to their future children someday.
Let’s have a beautiful first weekend of June everyone.
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Photo source: Photos 1,7 Gail Smith-Peterson
8 and 9 Photos are Products Founf at Second Shout Out