DIY Challenge: Vintage Is My Love Language

What’s yours?

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are also another one of my love languages. I have quite a few….

Back to vintage though!!! I was perusing my local thrift shop recently in the hopes of finding something I couldn’t live without and I came across some amber glass.

Don’t get me wrong – I like amber glass all the time but I especially like it in the fall. It looks decidedly “fallish ”, don’t you think?

So anyways I decided to use the amber glass compote dish I found on the table I was setting and that set the tone for this whole tablescape.

This is a challenge though and setting a table isn’t much of a challenge, right? Our host, Terrie, from Decorate And More With Tip asked us to create at least one thing for our tablescape from scratch!

Sound good?

This is all you’ll need other than a hot glue gun and a darning needle for my diy.

I put the silverware on the lace to determine how long to cut it.

You’re going to want to leave about an extra 1/4 “ on either end to allow you to finish the ends to keep them from fraying.

Make sure to lay it out the way it will be when it’s finished as shown above with the silverware in it, so that you fold the lace under the correct way.

I’ll be honest, I would normally sew the lace edge under to form a finished edge but for the sake of those of you that don’t know how to sew, I made these with hot glue to show how they can easily be done that way as well.

Fold it together again as shown, lining up the holes in the lace pattern along the edges.

Using the darning needle, thread some narrow ribbon through the edges of the lace pattern, “stitching” the lace together at the sides. Be sure to leave a couple inches of ribbon at the bottom edge.

When you get to the top of the shorter piece of lace, weave it through ONLY the shorter piece to the middle and cut the ribbon leaving about 4”.

Repeat on the opposite side, meeting in the middle.

Knot the ribbon at the bottom of the lace pocket and trim the excess. Tie a bow where the ribbon meets in the center.

That’s all there is to it and you have yourself a lovely and very simple, vintage looking lace cutlery pocket. I used a variety of different muted ribbon colors for mine and depending on what colors you used, these could be made for literally any season!

Now you just have to style the rest of your table!

I used chargers that have a weathered wood-grain look to them and layered on some simple white plates and my lace pockets.

Green glassware added another soft fall touch to my table and just a hint of color.

For the center of my table, a burlap and lace table runner, milk glass vases with candles, some amber glass and some lovely feathery greenery. All very simple.

With everything kept low it’s easy to maintain conversation over the centerpiece.

Now all we need are the guests and the meal! Nothing much, right? ?

Just click any of the photos below to check out my fellow bloggers DIYs and tablescapes!!!

Decorate And More With Tip
Le Cultivateur
Sweet Southern Grace

Until next time…

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