Photo Gallery: Decorating With Pewter
This metal is full of instant charm and character and adds a touch of history to interiors.
Group similar items for an intriguing show of age.
Items bearing a worn patina have major impact when clustered together to convey a historic vibe. Antiqued glass, brass and pewter pops agains a white-painted brick wall.
Pair pewter with silver and white bistroware.
The simple detailing of these pewter plates and vessels and their cool lustre is a natural accent for the cottage-y charm of white dishes and blue beadboard.
Pewter shows off different finishes.
Collections have more impact when there is a cohesive look. Arranging these pewter plates from large to small creates a nice rhythm on a mantel, and shows off the range of finishes.
Pile up pewter pieces buffet-style for drama.
A collection of pewter servingware from Found shows off the different finishes of this battered metal. The weighty feel and low-key gleam of pewter suits the raw grain of a rustic Belgian-farmhouse style kitchen table.
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Use these plates as chargers or wall decor.
Pewter plates layered as chargers would look right at home on a Thanksgiving table and add a rich layered look. For a homespun cottage vibe, try grouping them together and hang two or three on the wall.
Mellow shine imparts an antique glow.
Edged with raised rings and embossed with an old-fashioned stamp of authenticity, pewter napkin rings complement the rustic slub of linen napkins.
A modern shape with a vintage finish.
This teardrop bud vase has a brushed pewter finish and contemporary shape. Add blowsy white peony blooms or a few stems of Queen Anne’s Lace for a modern look.