If you are here for THEMED THURSDAY, click HERE to go to my post for Furry Friends Real or Faux. I am participating in 2 different blog parties today. So be sure to check them both out.
I've decided to once again participate in Tablescape Thursday. It used to be on Tuesday, but has now been moved to Thursday. If you want to see lots of beautifully set tables, hop on over to Between Naps on the Porch to see Susan's fabulous tablescape & find the list of all the other participants that you can visit as well.
Tablescaping can be so addicting & fun. I have lots of dishes, I just need napkins, placemats & tablecloths to go with them. So now I am on the hunt to find some new treasures.
This week I decided to do a Valentine's Day table. Now keep in mind that I decided to participate at the last minute (like 30 minutes before I was to leave for work this morning). So I didn't have time to really think about my presentation or take the best photos. But I am pretty happy with the result. Except for the fact that I don't have any white or pink cloth napkins, or any napkins that matched. Therefore, no napkins on my table. Oh no!!!! So cut me some slack on that one until I can find some I really like.
You can click on any photo to make it larger.
The dinner plates are made in Japan & don't have a maker on the bottom. I picked them all up at various thrift stores over the years. I did not buy them all at the same time. I've heard this pattern referred to as "Moss Rose". But I really don't know much about my plates other than the fact that I love them.
The salad plates have a scrolly edge where the dinner plates don't. But since they have basically the same pattern on them, they work. The silverware is my Oneida set. Somewhere I have a set of silverware that has a rose pattern that my Grandma gave to me when I graduated high school, which would actually go better with these plates, but I can't find them. They are in my garage cupboard somewhere & this morning I didn't have time to search for them. Maybe I'll find them for another post.
This is the backside of my centerpiece. I just broke the lid to this tea pot last month. I was heartbroken when it happened. But I decided that I could turn the tea pot into a vase. I got the green hydrangeas and the pink heart sticks at the Dollar Tree store.
Here is another view of my table. My tablecloth isn't actually a tablecloth. It is a lace curtain or drape. But it makes a fabulous tablecloth.
I've used these goblets & flutes before. But I did finally find a fourth goblet to complete my set at Goodwill last week. I was so happy. I had to pay $3.00 for it which is more than I would have liked, but hey, I now have 4 matching goblets. The Goodwill's out here in California are expensive. I never find the deals I hear all you other ladies find at Goodwill.
My centerpiece consists of a cake plate that I made using a china plate which matches the plates on the table and a big crystal candlestick holder. I placed my teapot with the flower arrangement (can't really call it an arrangement. I just stuck the flowers & heart sticks in & called it a day). The 2 cherubs are from my wedding three years ago. Then I placed 2 crystal candlesticks on either side. I'm happy with my centerpiece.
Here is a closeup view of my centerpiece. My cherub is sending kisses & good wishes your way.
So there you have my tablescape for Valentine's Day. I hope you liked it. If so, please leave me a comment. I promise I will try and find some napkins to use in my tablescape. As I do want to be prim and proper. But I am from California, we are a little more laid back. We do use napkins, usually they are just paper ones though.
Don't forget to go to Between Naps on the Porch to see all the other purty tablescapes.
Oh and I almost forgot. I am also participating in KD from Southern Whimsy's Themed Thursday as well. This weeks theme is "Furry friends real or faux". Click here and it will take you to my post and you can see my collection of teddy bears.
Thanks for looking!!!!