Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions and ideas expressed in this post are, as always, honest and my own.
Last week, I shared a tutorial for some mini landscape “place cards” and here is the tablescape that goes along with them! I was challenged by Walmart to show vintage style using some of their home products and, given that Walmart hasn’t been my go-to place for vintage style, I had to do a bit of recon before I accepted that challenge!
Well, I browsed around Walmart Home and was pleasantly surprised with the wide array of vintage-style pieces that could be found both in the store and online. I zeroed in on these beautiful Jadeite-like pieces in the Pioneer Woman collection. They definitely “speak vintage” and happened to match my dining room as well as dishes I already owned perfectly. I have a “dish” thing and I love it when I can integrate new (dishwasher safe) pieces in with my vintage and antique collection.
In addition to the dishes, I found table linens, glasses, and some fun accessories on Walmart Home that have a vintage feel and work well with my aesthetic.
I was literally giddy as everything came together in this beautiful, summery table that looks elegant, fresh, and classic.
My friend, Megan, of Meg & Cakes in Rochester, MN, made the four-layer naked cake to showcase the Pioneer Woman 10″ Jade Cake Pedestal. It does come with a glass dome, but the cake was so tall that the dome wouldn’t fit over it. The pedestal (and the dishes) are the perfect shade of green and even have a luster that closely resembles real jadeite.
For each place setting, I used a different combination of plates. On top, I used a green ramekin to hold a vintage linen napkin and to be used as a berry bowl. Underneath was a smaller plate to be used later for cake, a salad plate, and then a dinner plate.
Let me insert here that an excess of plates just looks better for a table that’s being photographed. I did invent a real potential use for each plate and bowl, but if this was a real dinner party, I wouldn’t have put them all out at once!
For the flatware, I used vintage bakelite pieces I already owned. I was excited to find the square placemats from the BHG collection since I have a relatively small round table. They fit perfectly and the braided jute material adds a nice texture and matches other braided jute elements I have in my house.
I shared how I made the mini landscape “place cards” in THIS POST. I wanted to add a personal, hand-made touch and these were perfect.
The scalloped edge of these plates competes with the color for my favorite thing about these plates.
I finished out the table with glass water goblets with a simple silhouette, some scattered blooms, and a few antique Victorian ink bottles with sections of hydrangeas tucked inside.
I’ve put a lot of tablescapes together over the years and this is one of my favorites. I love the color palette, the simplicity, and the mixture of old and new.
I hope you found it inspirational, too!
I am giving away the mini landscape paintings. If you’d like to win them, you can enter in the comment section of THIS POST.