Tuesday Tip: Party on the Patio

Our owner, Kasey Tam, recently sat down with the kind folks at Amarillo Magazine to talk about one of our favorite pastimes, entertaining. Snag a print issue at your local United for 120 pages of fun summer drinks, fashion, & events or keep reading below for more info and images from our feature!

 

 
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Side Table

You can use side tables for just about anything! Why not fix up the perfect drink station on your patio? Throw in some fun barware and lanterns and you’re in business!

 
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Napkin Rings

If you’re hosting a more formal event, place settings are a fun way to incorporate a little extra style. Vintage napkin rings are a little touch to make the party feel a little more special.

 
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Stoneware

Trade in your traditional dishes for something more unique. You can find vintage stoneware dining sets at The NAT, or even commission a set made by a local potter!

 
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Keep It Fresh

Fresh berries are a great addition to any table top! They’re easy to snack on, or add to your celebratory glass of champagne! You can even place them in a glass bowl to show off those summery colors.

 
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Etched Glass

If you have ever been in The NAT, you know that we are big fans of etched glass! They add a little something special to your everyday drinkware. You can find beautifully ornate etched pieces or even something simple and dainty.

 
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Seating

One of the big trends in weddings is mix/match chairs. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t only have to happen at a big event. The mix added to your home or patio makes everything a little more interesting!

 
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Mason Jars

Are you hosting family friends with young kiddos? You can pre-make some tasty drinks ahead of time that the kids are sure to love! And if you aren’t hosting kids, we love to throw in some homemade sangria!

 
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Mix It Up

Mixing and matching different vintage styles gives off a very eclectic vibe. Find a color palette you love and mix in different vintage pieces to complete the look!

 
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Go Green

Flower arrangements and plants give you the extra oomph you’re looking for! We love planting new florals and cacti in vintage planters and vases.

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Have Fun!

Entertaining can sometimes feel stressful, so it’s important to always remember to enjoy yourself. If you didn’t want to hang with your friends and family, you wouldn’t host a party. Take a load off, make yourself a drink, and enjoy the party.

 

 
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If our garden party has inspired you, now is the time to start planning! Summer won’t be here forever, so cash in on the gorgeous summer nights while you can. If you’re wanting to shop for any of these items, feel free to stop by The NAT; our staff would be happy to help you make your patio party dreams come true!


Are you wanting to host a party, shower, or event? We would love to help stage your event! Hop on over to From 6th Collective and give us a shout.

Thanksgiving Tablescapes + Decor

November is upon us, which means Turkey Day will be here before you know it! The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to get a little cooler, so why not start planning an amazing vintage-inspired Thanksgiving treat for all the guests you’ll be hosting this holiday season.


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Cloches

If you’re missing a little something to amp up your décor game, vintage cloches are the perfect addition. They come in all shapes and sizes, and make your vignettes feel a little more complete.

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Milk Glass

If you’re going for simple elegance, white is the way to go! Milk glass items come in a wide variety like bowls, plates, and even bud vases. The simple designs make a huge impact on any shelf or table.

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Napkins

Vintage napkins are a great addition to your tablescape. You can find them in simple or intricate patterns, and they’re available at most antique + thrift stores.

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Place Cards

Adding place cards to your table makes your guests feel even more welcome. You can craft your own (like these pinecones) or find card holders at your favorite vintage store.

Pyrex Collection

As you may know, Pyrex comes in all different designs and sizes. We think that the Autumn Harvest pattern is by far the best one to display and use during the Thanksgiving season.

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Tool Boxes

Antique wooden toolboxes are tucked away in every corner of The NAT. Adding some greenery and pumpkins make your tabletop really stand out!

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Barware + More

When you’re setting up your dining table for the big meal, find a set of vintage glasses to make your toasts even more special! Add a vintage crochet tablecloth and you’re in business!

Tuesday Tip: Vintage Halloween

Who says that Halloween décor has to be scary? It’s possible to achieve a kitschy and fun look without everything screaming BOO! Our vendors here at The NAT tend to go all or nothing when it comes to Fall + Halloween décor, and we’d like to share tricks (and some treats) that we absolutely adore!

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Birdcages

Whether you have a few crows you snagged at your local craft store or if you want to create a vintage “graveyard” look, vintage birdcages do just the trick! Add a tiny caution sign and you’re in business!

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Jack-O-Lanterns

Vintage jack-o-lanterns are easy to find at most antique stores. Start yourself a collection and hang them in your tree for wonderfully weird yard décor!

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Go Glam

Fairytale pumpkins are our FAVORITE! Stack them on your mantle - or even your front porch - for a whimsical and glamourous vibe.

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Pumpkins

If carving isn’t your thing, you can create some amazing and unique looks with a little paint! A great craft to do with the kids as well.

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Simplicity

Your home doesn’t have to look like the Great Pumpkin has taken over. Pick and theme, and stick to it! We’re loving this neutral bookshelf with the understated Halloween items.

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Dolls

We understand that dolls aren’t for everyone, but this kitschy wreath is right up our alley! The vintage bottle wreaths stuffed full of vintage doll parts make our vintage-loving hearts happy.

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Masks

Vintage masks have SO much charm! The bright colors make them stand out among other decorations, and they’re a great conversation piece! Impress your Halloween party guests with a creative idea like this!

Whether you’re looking for great decorations for your upcoming Halloween party, or if you’re looking for a vintage costume for 6th Street’s very own Creepy Crawl, The NAT has what you’re looking for!