Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Fun for Tablescape Thursday

Today is the 24th Tablescape that Susan http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ has put together for all of us. It used to be Tablescape Tuesday but, now has a new name, with the same fun for all. This week I wanted to do a fun Valentine Tablescape in my Breakfast Room. I am tired of the winter dishes with the cabin motif & snowflakes & very happy with the red & pink taking over this area.
I bought a lot of new things (if you look in previous post I had a shopping ATTACK!) so you will see some new additions to this area from past tablescapes. Here is an overview.
Next, you will see the new place mats (Red, White, & Pink stripe) with the cheerful flowered napkins.
This picture shows one of my new finds... the old oil lamp (the lamp dates 1930 & the chimney is circa 1890). I had been looking for this type lamp for one of those nights when the power might go out due to a storm but, for Valentines I thought I would "let my love shine". OK a little corny but, thought the lamp was a nice touch especially sitting on my new lace doily. The lamp is surrounded by a couple of heart shaped dishes & a hand painted china plate.
Here is a close up of the old china plate & one of the heart shaped dishes with a sweet Valentine tucked in behind it.And this adorable little guy was from a Valentine past & is holding the heart shaped lollipop from Sharon http://myvintagestudio.blogspot.com/ that I won in her give away last month. Thanks again Sharon. Also, how cute is that card shown here?
A better shot of the lamp. Don't you love the fluted top on the chimney? I do!
Here is a close up of one place setting. I used my red glass plates & stemmed glasses. I wanted this to be a simple sweet table for a casual breakfast or lunch.
And anyone who has visited before knows this little shelf is always in this corner. But, the items on the shelf change as to the season, holiday or tablescape. This time there is a tea cup & canister, along with a faux chocolate cake & hurricane candle wrapped in a pretty red sheer ribbon. Notice the same red plates show up on the plate rack. Close up of the plate rack.
And remember the birdcage I went CRAZY for on the shopping trip? Well, here she is in all her glory. Not wanting to miss a single moment in this little love nest setting.
This is a metal cone that I decorated for this space on the wall. I love the colors & how they play in with everything else.
This white bird house usually sits in or near this little area & I simply added the pots of cyclamen & the candles in the red hurricanes.
The picture on the wall changed since the last tablescape. This is a picture of The McCharles House Tea Room in Tustin, California. It was painted by Audrey who is one of the owners of this wonderful little peace of heaven. This picture lives in this space most of the year only taking a break for fall & winter. I hope you enjoyed the visit & plan to come back soon to see what will be served up next! I'll finish showing you the rest of the shopping treasures that didn't make it into this or the earlier shopping post. Happy Thursday.

24 comments:

My Vintage Studio said...

You did a wonderful job of decorting your home. Beautiful!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hello Charlene.
I love your red and white today! Everything looks so romantic and festive. I noticed your birdhous; I just love it. I started a collection of birdhouses in my sunroom awhile back and I have a tabletop version that looks alot like your. I would like to find one on a tall pedestal. Everything is lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Warmly,
Alisa - Carolina Panache

Ma'dame French said...

Everything looks lovely;) Love all the vintage touches and the red and white!! French;)

mytatteredelegance said...

Everything looks so pretty, first thing I noticed was your birdcage and lamp. Still has that bird in the cage.teehee Loved your red and white dishes and that little part of your room looks perfect. You did a wonderful job.
Talk to you later.
Smiles,
Pat

Maryrose said...

Charlene,
Loved the vintage card and your wonderful table. I will take one of those nice comfy looking chairs to enjoy your dinner. Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

ellen b. said...

Very nice. I like the pink and red. Happy thursday to you :0)

Fifi Flowers said...

Very sweet!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Kim Chalfant said...

I too have been on a shopping spree. Sshh! Don't tell my hubby.

I have those same place mats & napkins. I even bought the matching tablecloth. I'm hoping to use them in next weeks Tablescape Thursday.

Love the little plate on the table. Good job.

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Very warm and inviting. Thank you for sharing this charming setting

DEB said...

Such a pretty table, my favorite is the bird house.

Susan said...

Very pretty home...and nice valentine's day table!

Susan

prof en retraite said...

Hi Charlene...I love your tablescape...so festive! The birdhouse in the corner really caught my eye...love it! I like the way you change your decor with the seasons! Beautiful post!...Debbie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! Great job!

Katherine

Vicki C said...

Oh... that looks divine! I'll be right over!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Lovely table...those napkins are wonderful!

And that birdcage..be still my heart! I love it!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thanks for adding me on your blogroll! I have that same birdcage...my stand is a little different though. I want to paint mine white too but there is a little finch that lives in mine and I think he would have a heart attack if I tried to remove him. He's so old...about 7 years old! Your painted plate is similar to mine!

Alisa said...

Pretty... I really like your napkins!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Charlene...I love all you Valentine goodies! You could participate in Beverly's Pink Saturday, too! :-) The red plates are so pretty and I'm crazy about your pretty hurricane lamp...the fluted top is beautiful! Love the valentine cards and the striped placemats! Beautiful TT post! Susan

The White Bench said...

I just love the red accent!
I posted my Valentine Swap, I know you were interested in it!!! :))))
Have a great 'red and pink' w.e!
Monica x.

Elaine said...

I'm feeling a shopping attack coming on myself! Lovely table. Lovely home.
Elaine :)

Lady Katherine said...

Love the heart dishes, the rose plate, the oil lamp. I adore the bird house!!! Just so lovely

CIELO said...

Charleeeeneee, sweet girl! Came over to visit with you for a while... love everything I see, your pinks and reds look gorgeous... are you serving tea, or hot chocolate??? ;) Love ya my dear... have a blessed weekend...

smiles

cielo

Cynthia said...

Charlene,
This is very pretty and so vintage looking. Love the birdhouse too! Cindy

Angie said...

I love your tablescape! So fun for Valentine's day!

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