Sunday, January 5, 2014

Valentine Tablescape

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I seldom do any decorating for Valentines Day, but yesterday I found a couple of goodies at the thrift shop which inspired me to do a Valentine tablescape.  This is what I found:
                                                           four square plates with hearts on them
 a heart shaped candle and  a heart dish that is blue and white, perfect color for me to use year round :)

                                   and a nice bright red ceramic candy dish.  I spent a total of $5.25.
 I covered the table with the red and white quilt I made a few years ago.  FYI…the walls look SO bright in these photos.  They  are so much paler in real life.       Come take a closer look at my table.

                            The little hearts I make for my family every Christmas hang on each chair

 I made napkin rings from a toilet paper roll covered with gift wrap and a garage sale snowflake glued on.  We used them for our Christmas lunch.  Since they were red they are great for my Valentine tablescape , and especially fitting for all you northerners with the amount of snow you’ve had this year!! The napkins are vintage.

                                                                     Some milkglass goblets

and a knife and fork with pink gingham handles complete the festive place setting.  I got 8 sets of knife, fork and spoon, 4 pink and 4 pale purple for only $1  at a sale last weekend.

 My red and white tea set had to make an appearance.

Just had to show you this beautiful soup tureen I got recently. I have found several tureens lately at very cheap prices so my collection has grown rapidly.  The white provides a nice relief from all the bright red.

                     A heart shaped dish which I’ve had for a few years.  It’s great for dips and crackers.

Finally some flowers for the center in a red pitcher.  A table always needs flowers and  daisies are one of my favorites.  These aren’t real, but they are so cheerful.  In the movie  You’ve Got Mail, Meg Ryan said, “Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower” and I have to agree.  (By the way, You’ve Got Mail is one of my favorite movies.   I always cry at the end as soon as “somewhere over the rainbow” starts.) That has nothing to do with my Valentine tablescape…

So this is my dining room table all decked out for Valentines Day.  I’d like to leave it like that but we use our dining room table every night for dinner.  I use the quilt for special occasions as a tablecloth,but don’t want it there every night, too much chance of it being stained.  Maybe I’ll use it again on Valentines Day.

If you happen to drop by my house today we can sit there and have a cup of tea, before I take it off.
Rhondi xo
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