In keeping with a shabby chic theme, we used vintage china and other dishes for centerpieces.

Putting together 40 sets of these was an adventure.  Finding plates in the correct sizes that complemented each other was like putting together a giant puzzle.  Luckily we had a full army of people out looking for dishes.  Even a few of our favorite customers brought in pieces to us!

To make one centerpiece you will need:

  • 1 dinner plate
  • 1 salad plate
  • 2 saucers
  • bud vase
  • glue dots
  • hydrangeas

We stacked the three sized plates on top of each other.  The hydrangeas we had were very heavy so we used glue dots to hold the vase in the center of the plates so it wouldn’t fall over.  The second saucer held chocolates and a table number.

Table number stands were created by Slightly Hammered and Twisted Studio, one of the fabulous artists that sells jewelry and other creations at Best Bib and Tucker.

Sets of these dishes would also go great as actual tableware at a shabby chic dinner party or could be glued together to make tiered stands  as we demonstrated in last week’s Cake Plate Tutorial.

Looking for shabby chic decor for your next event?
Mixed china centerpieces/table settings are available in our Etsy shop, Top Drawer Finds!


The Wedding March is a series of posts highlighting my sister’s shabby chic DIY wedding.
For all posts visit: The Wedding March

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