Creating a rustic and simple table setting while using what I already have on hand was a true challenge for me but I am quite happy with the results. This tablescape was put together with a variety of pieces I have collected over the years and I like the mismatched, rustic spring touches I was able to pull together for a simple table setting.
I will admit I have my Grandma’s china and recently inherited 3 more sets of china plus silverware but a formal table setting is not something I do often. After doing my research on Pinterest there will definitely be more formal dinner parties in my future.
Usually for each holiday I just put out a stack of plates, a cup of silverware, some cloth napkins and create a self-serve buffet line but I really like the layers of texture and mismatched dinnerware on the table.
This year for Easter I decided to create a spring table setting with a nature theme while using things from my stash. I started by making my a unique wooden table runner from scrap wood I picked up at one of my flea market trips.
Then I added a layer of texture with a faux forsythia flower wreath nestled under the soup tureen my mom made in ceramics class in the 70’s.
I acquired some cedar wood slices along my travels and added them as a platform to hold one my my glittered candle jars, a votive I made out of a tin can and book pages and a golden bird from my stash.
I painted some metal bird candle holders with my homemade chalky paint and distressed them with some sandpaper. The birds add to the nature theme.
Then I started creating a place setting using mismatched plates in different sizes. I love the Pottery Barn leaf shaped plates that I picked up from the thrift store many years ago that tie to the nature themed table setting I have created.
Something we always use is cloth napkins and I love the numbered ceramic napkin rings I found in my stash. I need to break those out more often as they add such a cute farmhouse touch to such a simple table setting.