Pastels With Punch
An easy way to introduce retro into your home decorating is at the dinner table. Unpack grandma’s good china and use it every day. Sets of dishes from the 50s and 60s can be found for a song at flea markets, resale stores and antique shops. Make an investment before the market realizes their popularity and their value sky rockets.
Speaking of bargains, I love this set of pink and grey dishes I found at Goodwill. Although they are unmarked, the hand drawn lines are reminiscent of a few decades past. The best part of collecting dishes, it doesn’t matter if they coordinate with your interior design, dishes do not have to match anything!
What could be more perfect for an Easter luncheon? The square salad plate offers a nice contrast to the round dishes. Even if I don’t serve a meal with multiple courses, I still use lots of dishes just to make the setting more interesting. If you aren’t having a salad, save the plate for dessert.
If your dining room table has a beautiful finish, no need to cover it up with a table cloth. These pink linen napkins are big enough to serve as place mats and offer a nice contrast.
There are dozens of ways to fold napkins. Tucking a grey cotton napkin into a frosted polka dot glass keeps the table from being too serious.
Have fun with your centerpiece. Instead of flowers, fill apothecary jars with jelly beans, chocolate eggs and Easter grass.
Hide little surprises in the plastic eggs for your family to discover while you’re dining.
Celebrate the season!