Welcome to the 180th Tablescape Thursday!
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Did you forward your Valentine’s Day cards to the Valentine, Texas Post Master to have them postmarked with their famous stamp? Such a cute idea!
We’ve been having spring-like weather for weeks here in Georgia. Even the daffodils are in full bloom. The porch was calling, begging me to come out and play. Just look at all that glorious sunshine!
A simple centerpiece worked well for this table setting. This would be a fun setting for a group of girlfriends around Valentine’s time or even a sweet Mother’s Day setting. It would also work well for a birthday celebration that falls in February. I could also see this as a sweet table for a bridal shower…just expand this idea for a bigger gathering.
Sheer napkin sheaths are layered over April Cornell napkins found while antiquing a few years ago.
On another past antiquing adventure, I found 27 pieces of this International china for just $14. I filled in with a few more pieces from eBay. The pattern is Glenwood and depicts a pretty gardenia in the center. Homer Laughlin made this same pattern…not sure of the pattern name, though.
The stemware sparkled in the beautiful sunshine. Iced tea glass is Waterford, pattern is Araglin. The goblet is Vendome Clear by Noritake.
I wanted a simple centerpiece for this Valentine’s Day soiree, so I gathered shed River Birch branches from the yard and tucked them down inside a shabby urn. You may remember this urn from this summer table setting when it was filled with roses, daisies and Creeping Jenny.
The branches were adorned with pink mercury-glass hearts and hearts decoupaged with sheet music and glitter. Today, we’ll imagine the music is all love songs.
Recently I saw papier-mâchéd, music-covered hearts on Etsy and I decided to try making my own.
I’ll post a little tutorial showing how I made them soon. (Update: You’ll find the tutorial for decoupaging the hearts here: Decoupage Hearts with Sheet Music) These are not papier-mâchéd, they were actually much easier to make than that. I didn’t antique the music/paper, just left it white to contrast against the branches. It would be easy to “antique” the sheet music for an aged look, though.
I know it’s kinda hard to see but there’s a little, silver-glittered heart in the center of this one.
I tucked moss (left over from THIS mossy table setting) around the base of the River Birch branches.
A view from the end of the table…
On Tuesday evening I was able to snap a few pics during the Blue Hour. (You can read all about the blue hour, HERE.) Isn’t that just the most amazing color of blue? And I didn’t do anything to this photo, no editing at all. This is how it came out of the camera. The blue hour is amazing, isn’t it?
Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friends!
Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!
You’ll find additional Valentine’s Day table settings here: Valentine’s Day Tablescapes.
Or, click on The Holiday Home at the top of BNOTP and scroll down to Valentine’s Day or the Tablescapes category and scroll down to “Holiday Tablescapes.”
Chargers: Neiman Marcus or Horchow 4 years ago
China: International, Pattern is Glenwood, found antiquing and on eBay
Flatware: Towle, King Richard
Crystal Stemware: Iced Beverage, Waterford, Araglin; Goblet: Vendome Clear, provided by Noritake
Napkins: April Cornell, found while thrifting
Sheer Napkin Sheaths: Local home decor shop
Napkin Rings: The Style Sisters Shop
Mercury Glass Votive Holders: Pottery Barn
Candles: Provided by Colonial Candle
Pink Mercury Glass Hearts: eBay
Music Covered Hearts: Created for tablesetting, Tutorial coming soon.
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