Tips on Collecting Vintage Tableware

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques

Why put up with shopping hassles when you can learn how to shop like the pros? Cynthia Findlay Antiques shares its top three tips for purchasing the ultimate vintage tableware collection.

Create Your Very Own Collection

Do you want a unique set of tableware your friends and family will be envious of? One of the best things about collecting vintage tableware is that you have the freedom to mix and match collections to create your very own set. Feel free to buy pieces from various designers, time periods, and styles to create an eclectic tableware set that will reflect your personal taste and style.

Get Practical

Tableware should be usable. Although you might not use it on a daily basis, your set should be practical enough to use at a special dinner event. This means that you will first need to invest in the essential pieces, such as plates, bowls, and cups. Once you have the basics, you can then splurge on some of the more luxurious pieces, such as serving platters, pitchers, and accessories. Also think about adding vintage salt and pepper mills.

Fresh Motifs and Color Palettes

Both pattern and color can have a huge impact on the atmosphere of the dinner party or event. Choose motifs and colors that reflect the mood and space you want to create. Bright colors and florals can create a happy atmosphere and go well for outdoor events, while solid lines soothing hues can add elegance and create a formal ambiance.

Cynthia Findlay Antiques is a Toronto-based jeweller that specializes in estate, vintage, and modern jewellery. The experienced antique dealer carries a large selection of estate jewellery, including antique rings.

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