Valentine's Day is almost here and romance is in the air. I experimented with a sweet cottage look on the kitchen table. I wasn't happy with any of my table clothes and turned to my fabric stash. The tablecloth is a fabric remnant that didn't have a purpose yet, but I think it may become a real tablecloth in the near future. After I had a foundation, I shopped the house for items to audition. The little baking fairy decorating a Valentine Heart shaped cake with I Love You was a winner as well as the cake pedestal, with a little Limoges heart placed at the base of the pedestal. The cupcakes surrounding her little heart cake are actually lip gloss containers. Aren't they too cute! Next came the candle on the Lenox china candle holder with the little hearts hanging around it, as well as the little red glass candle holder that Rachel sent with her Valentine swap gifts. I found the topiary in the living room and the flowers from a bedroom went into a Spode pot.
As you can see outside, it's been a gray, rainy day, but I'm not complaining. We need the water! (Just in case you're wondering why we have a post with nothing on it in the flower bed, there is supposed to be a big birdhouse on it. I can't attach it and the guys just never seem to have the time to do it.)
I used my favorite everyday red and white Spode transferware dishes. I prefer flowers, and they're all botanical patterns. The napkins were in an after Christmas clearance bin at Pier 1. I love the scalloped edges.
The following pictures are a peek at each plate.
I think this one is a luncheon plate and probably shouldn't have been included, but I love the shape of them, I have 4, and use them all the time, so into the mix they went!
My most treasured find this month! I've wanted chargers so badly, and was almost ready to order some from Horchow! While browsing in Home Goods a few weeks ago, I wandered by these dishes. At first I thought they were just plates, then I couldn't believe my eyes, it finally registered, they were chargers! I nearly had a heart attack and ran for a cart. They had 8 and I took them all! I get so tickled every time I look at them.
Well my friends, did I succeed in creating a romantic cottage tablescape?
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