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Serving Summer Punch With A Ladle of Vintage Love!

June 9, 2018
Serving summer punch with a ladle of vintage love! It’s all about mixing things up.
Smokey Blue Glass Ladle
Today I’m collaborating with fellow vintage aficionados from our Creative Vintage Darlings team. We are blog hopping our way around to amazing vintage goodies loaded with eye candy and inspiration. You will find the links at the end of this post. If you’re here, that means you’re probably a vintage lover, too. Want to join us? We’d sure like to meet you. If you want to weigh in, you can definitely check out more of our collective vintage stuff. We pin it and we instagram it. #YesWeDo #CreativeVintageDarlings.
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In the mean time…
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?
Angle cut glass punch bow vintage blown glass ladle
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.
Silver Shell Shaped Dish Glass Insert
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.
Vintage Punch Ladle Blue Glass
Audrey Would Vintage Punch Bowl Set
Blue Hand Blown Glass Ladle

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?

Please don’t forget to check out our CVD team posts for more tips and tricks on how you can put your vintage goodies to work! You will find the team links below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Audrey Would Vintage Home blog



Photographs © Audrey Would! Vintage Home

Creative Vintage Darling team posts:

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Lora B. Create and Ponder // // Sweet Pea CreativeVintageDarlings - Blog Hop // Vinyet Etc. // Audrey Would

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  • Reply Home To Heather June 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Gorgeous combination! That’s the best thing about vintage for me – mixing it all up in a way that works. New, old, texture, sparkle – I want it all.

    • Reply Sheila Zeller June 13, 2018 at 6:30 am

      Thank you Heather! And I have to say, you are the master of mixing things up in a way that works! I was just looking back at your cabinet score. I love the way you dressed it inside and out, and how you placed the art on the wall above it. You, Miss creative darling can have it all! 🙂

  • Reply paulasweetpea June 11, 2018 at 4:39 am

    What great finds! The three pieces work so well together and make a pretty display. I’m pretty sure that one of my aunts has a punch server just like yours. I’m going to have to investigate!

    • Reply Sheila Zeller June 12, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Paula, that would be really fun if your aunt does have the same punch server! I don’t know who the maker is behind this one, and would love to find out – please do share if you learn more!

  • Reply Embracing the Flawsome June 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm

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  • Reply Laurie @ Vinyet Etc June 9, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I love that we enable each other – Yay Lora! 😉 These are such great tips, over thinking it is a sure fire way to stop you in your tracks, picking what draws your attention and admiration is how I do it, it always seems to work it’s self out. I love this combo, I would have never dreamt to put them together! xo

    • Reply Sheila Zeller June 9, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      Isn’t enabling the truth…my name is Sheila and my car knows where we’re going before I do because I saw this great idea on Laurie’s blog! That’s the truth!! I loved your vintage key rack turned herb hanger. Brilliant! I get so much inspiration from vintage lovers like you! xo

  • Reply karin June 9, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I have never seen a punch bowl or GORGEOUS serving spoon like that. You have put a bug in me to find one this gorgeous!

    • Reply Sheila Zeller June 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

      I hope you do find one for yourself Karin – with gorgeous furniture makeovers like the one in your post, I can only imagine how amazing a set would look displayed on top! Thanks so much for helping me hop today 🙂

  • Reply Lora Bloomquist June 9, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Sheila, what a classy combo! Love your styling tips, and yes, if you like it, snatch it up…you can figure out the details later! Fun hopping with you today!

    • Reply Sheila Zeller June 9, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Thank you Lora. 🙂 Even now I catch myself hemming and hawing when I come across unexpected things, but then the little voice of thrifting reason jumps in and reminds me to start the car or I will surely lose out!! Fun hopping with you today, too – your post is really pretty and full of great ideas.

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