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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


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

    - The Tablescaper

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

  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

    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!