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Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings

Hodgepodges are happenin’ — learn how to combine different-style dishes, silverware and glassware for a highly personal look Full Story
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Enjoyed all the comments here and the great idea book. I love china and mix and match a lot. I have only a few of some things and lots of fruit bowls, for example. I am always looking for ways to mix what I have for the number of people I am expecting. I too find the table setting process very enjoyable and get my rewards when friends and family have a wonderful time setting around it. A cousin of mine once told me that a beautiful table setting, including the center piece items, will make up for less than gourmet food. Just serve it well!

I also like to use vintage items for a new purpose on the table. I use small paper napkins under bowls and plates to keep them from moving while adding more color and interest and still using a cloth napkin in the usual way. I might use an egg cup or shot glass for sauce or a desert topping and I've used small ash trays for dessert bowls like the clover leaf one below on a demitasse cup saucer. I like to use plain contemporary pieces mixed with vintage or antique. And sometimes I use to two full sets of china and mix up the plates, bowls… so two place setting beside each other are opposites. Below are some pieces I've put together.
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A few more mix matched pieces.
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Make a Marble Lamp Base With Tile

Get a lamp base that looks high end but costs only around $20, using basic tools and easy-to-find materials Full Story
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EXCELLENT IDEA !
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Gerald Lorentz
Great DIY!

However Sarah. . . you forgot to mention that after you make the lamp you get to tout "bragging rights" to everyone who asks "where did you buy it?"
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