Paper, Plastic or Vintage?
Jodi Hilliard is the official curator of the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. She shares regular posts about her finds and using them in your lifestyle.
My husband and I love to entertain whether it’s with family on special occasions or just getting together with friends for the evening. As we were cleaning up after one our gatherings, I noticed I was throwing away a lot of paper napkins, plates and plastic utensils. The wastefulness of it all made me shutter and I decided to make a change!
I began collecting vintage flatware, plates and linen napkins to use (and reuse) for our get togethers. I quickly learned that trying to find perfect sets of vintage anything proved to be difficult and embraced the look of my mismatched collection. It’s so much fun to create unique looks for each party with all the different patterns I now have.
The best part of having my vintage “party pack”, as I call it, is less waste. I simply wash, store and reuse the pieces which is so much more landfill friendly than creating garbage with the plastic stuff I was using in the past. The second best part is all the money I am able to save from no longer having to stock up on paper and plastic items. Happy environment, happy wallet!
Check out the fun pieces that will help you create your own party pack along with all the other great items in the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection.