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Friday, February 7, 2014

Flirty, Flowery Table


Hello and Welcome!
February started out calmly enough but today we had a big blast of winter complete with wind and lots of snow. I have no pictures right now because it was there was blowing snow pretty much until all day and into the evening. I grabbed a couple shots with my phone but they're not post-worthy.

I took these photos just yesterday when it was clear and sunny... it was quite cold and windy, but it was clear. 

I found these adorable flowered plates at GW, just seven pieces but I knew I had to have them. The pattern is 'Dorchester' by Johnson Brothers. I find it's very similar to a few other patterns by different manufacturers. Like many of my tablescaper peers, I've really started to fall in love with transferware. The more I see, the more I want to have more of it.   

Just for fun and because I wanted something else on the table, I made these molded sugar hearts. I was also inspired by the purchase of a silicon mold at GW with which to make them. 


 I found these Valentine postcards at local antique shop, they're just adorable. 
This second one has a small card on the front. Do you think a postcard like this would make it through the mail these days?

I mean no offense to the post office or any postal worker but with some much mechanization, a card like this would get mangled.

While this snowy weather is perfect weather for staying inside to make Valentine's it may delay me from getting them mailed in time. Wishing I could find some as lovely and detailed as these. 


Every time I look at this runner I smile, I love the fabric.  

Here's the story on the runner, because I know you were wondering. I bought this fabric to use for curtains in my office but when I brought the plates out and the fabric happened to be sitting near by, I realized they were made for each other. 

Yes, it will eventually be curtains... in a few weeks.

These gorgeous iced tea glasses are from Southern Living at Home, more than a few years ago.. Wishing I had purchased a few more of them when I had the chance. 

 The place plates are Mikasa, 'French Countryside', a recent splurge. I was very happy that the pattern of the plate edge mimics the Dorchester plates and bowls. 

I saw mini-birdcages last year in a magazine and when I found these at Michael's (on sale, yay!) I knew I wanted them for my very own. 

One last overview of my flowery pre-Valentine table.

I'll be linking up with Between Naps on the Porch for 'Tablescape Thursday' and The Tablescaper for 'Seasonal Sundays'. 

Runner fabric - Waverly, 'Sitting Pretty' JoAnn's online
Tablecloth - vintage damask hand-me-down from my Mom
Flatware - Cambridge, Ross
Place plate - Mikasa, French Countryside
Tea cup - Lenox, Butler's Pantry
Salad plate, saucers, small bowls - Johnson Bros, Dorchester, Goodwill
Mini Birdcages - from Michael's (a few weeks ago)
Iced Tea glasses - Southern Living at Home, Gallery (?)
Pink tapers - GW - Colonial Candle Co
Pink clover dish - GW
Candle sticks - GW & Dollar Tree
Vintage Valentine Postcards - Le Stuff Antique Mall
Pink flower arrangement - me & Dollar Tree



4 comments:

  1. Just perfect for Valentine's. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. Love your blog, thanks for letting us link up!

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  2. I love those floral plates, and yes, your dinner plates are perfect with them. So is the fabric you used for a runner. The sugar hearts are so sweet. Were they hard to make? Your crystal is gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to my party. laurie

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    1. The sugar hearts are very easy to make, just a little water and gel food coloring. Press the sugar mixture firmly into the mold, turn out onto wax paper and let dry overnight.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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