Serving summer punch with a ladle of vintage love! It’s all about mixing things up.
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At Audrey Would! we celebrate lifestyle. Lifestyle with a vintage twist. Why, yes, the photo in the background happens to be Audrey H. balancing a martini glass on her head! And when you’re mixing vintage with the modern world, a playful balance is key.
Today I’m giving you a peek into my reclaimed wood cabinet where you will find a beautiful vintage ladle made of hand blown glass paired with a super sleek modern punch bowl. This set is great for serving a small summer punch, but if you didn’t know, would you know they were not originally a set?
The asymmetrical cut and clean, simple lines of the bowl compliment the equally clean, elegant profile of the vintage ladle. That’s the secret to mixing and matching a look that works – find a common denominator and build on it.
To give this newfound duo a finishing touch I pulled in a little silver dish with a glass insert. It’s perfect for resting the ladle on if you don’t want to leave it in the bowl.
You might be wondering how this ornate, curvy dish is a fit, am I right? Well, it’s in the subtle details. The lines in the glass mimic the shape of the ladle handle, and compliment the angle cut to the top of the bowl. The glass itself is the common denominator that completes this trio’s fit.
I had the ladle for a long time before the bowl became its sidekick. I picked the ladle up one day in a thrift, but had no idea what I was going to do with it. And then when I saw the bowl many months later I just knew these two would be a great fit.
That’s another tip. When you find a piece you love, don’t overthink the process. Snap it up. Just do it! In the world of vintage, second chances are rare. Here today, gone tomorrow is usually the way it works.
What tips do you have for blending the old and the new?
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