Thursday's a fun day here in the blogging neighborhood when you're a dishaholic like so many of us who love to play with dishes over at Susan's "Between Naps On The Porch". And since this is the season of Love -- well of course we're creating our tabletop Valentine's.
Last year (before blogging) my table was red and white -- but since I just used my red's last week -- this year's Valentine's table is pink.
Here's a place set just for you.
I found these hand painted goblets at Goodwill before Christmas. Four for $5.25. Love the colors. I've just purchased some pink glasses from eBay, but they haven't arrived yet, but I figured these blended in nicely. I hope my pink ones arrive in tact. Don't you hate it when you find something you love -- only to have it arrive in pieces? *fingers crossed*
Here's a look at the centerpiece.
I figured I would take a picture from all four angles.
I always try to have each side have a pretty view.
We'll take an even closer look a little later on.
This vintage tablecloth came from eBay a few years ago. I love pink roses and these are stenciled along the edge.
These napkins were also purchased from eBay last Spring -- one side is this pink and green plaid.
The other side is pink roses on a creamy background. Which side to you like better? Sometimes I mix and match both sides on the table.
Lets look at the layers. First we have a pink depression glass bowl. I purchased eight of these from eBay about 3 years ago (for my first Granny luncheon -- four granddaughters ago!)
The salad plates came from Marshall's last year. But I've seen this same pattern again this year too. I didn't realize until after I took the picture that there was an ivy leaf on the plate.
Lastly, we have a pink glass plate. Can you see the rose pattern? Another eBay purchase last year.
Layering of the dishes and flatware from Target - purchased last Summer - 99 cents a piece.
The centerpiece is a footed silverplated tray from Goodwill, and a cakeplate also from Goodwill. The little angel holding a valentine came from eBay last year when I had an anniversary party. The tiny dried red rose buds came from a flower arrangement my office sent me a couple of weeks ago.
A special delivery Valentine just for you!
This little bird's nest and eggs are usually nestled in a wreath in my kitchen.
The Target "Love birds" peeking out from a bow of pink dotted swiss.
A sweet cherub I found at Goodwill this fall.
Love Birds found thrifting and a vintage Valentine postcard purchased just last week from eBay.
I wonder who was Irene's admirer -- whoever it was, they didn't write a note and this was never mailed -- perhaps it was a love who just never had the courage to send it and let Irene know that she had stolen his heart. I wonder if she even knew.
Our Valentine's table by tealight glow.
I hope that you and the love of your life get to enjoy a special Valentine's Day.
So glad that you could visit! For lots of Valentine and tabletop inspirations, be sure to hurry on over to "Between Naps On The Porch" this Thursday.
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