And since I’ve been on a blueberry frenzy lately, so I thought I might as well use some of those too…blue jars, blue plates, blueberries. Yep, it works. I bought that white ceramic basket that they’re in from Anthropologie recently. I have a smaller one too. They’re so nice for displaying fruits and veggies.
Rustic and Refined…Ball Jars and Pretty Plates
Pairing rustic items with things that are a little more refined has long been my favorite style of decorating. I love the look of time-worn patinas and natural materials, like weathered wood and casual flower arrangements, combined with something a bit more…I don’t know quite what the word is…elegant, perhaps? It seems like it’s a look that you can dress up or down, where all the elements shine and feel more fresh. In my way of thinking, anyway 🙂
Recently, I was contacted by someone from Mikasa generously offering to send me some of their products to put together a tablesetting. In the past, I’ve never agreed to do any kind of advertising or accept items from companies since they didn’t feel like a natural extension of what I do here on my blog…but this did, so I said, “Yes.”
Working from my thoughts on the rustic and refined combination, I selected these pretty white dishes and the aqua colored ones too. I thought I’d do a mix and match sort of thing. The flower patterned plates perfectly match those vintage Ball jars, don’t you think? That was a happy discovery.
I think I’m going to have to expand my collection of antique flatware…if you can call six spoons a collection. Trying to come up with a way to incorporate those lonely spoons into the mix, I decided to tie a little camomile flower around the handle with a piece of baker’s twine. It’s a fancy meets farm sort of thing.
It’s funny the things you notice after you take all your photos and you’re reviewing them on the computer, don’t you think? Apparently, I was too focused on how cute that flower-filled inkwell would look on the plate, that I was blind to those two little flowers poking out like antennae. Oh, well 🙂
Hope you have a great weekend!
You can find Mikasa at Macy’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.
The two patterns shown above are called Antique White and Silk Floral.