Monday, January 28, 2008

Valentine Tablescape


After I finished using the dining room table to mark my quilt, I decided to do a Valentine tablescape.

I ended up with a pink/burgundy/gold scheme with a crystal heart plate on top and another small tiara glass gold heart in the center of that. The gold heart really tied in the bottom layer, of the new beaded gold chargers.

I used all sorts of items that I had no idea I would be using. Like this mermaid in the glass

I found her in a drawer and since she was pink, she was fair game. :) She didn't end up staying in the glass.

I first tried my heart quilt for a tablecloth, but I decided not to use it since I can't bear to have food spilled all over it. I kept trying to think of a way to use it since the month of February only comes once a year and it's the only time I use this quilt.

I finally decided to lay it over the back of a chair. It can be easily removed when someone needs to sit--if anyone ever does. I have not decided yet if I will have a Valentine's dinner party or not.
I had a tough time coming up with a centerpiece. For the moment I've decided on this.

It's another wall pocket vase shaped like a heart. I have a pearl necklace, a lady's glove and a boutineer from my wedding inside. It all sits atop a cake plate with a few pink/gold flower candles and some "ice cubes" scattered about.

All in all, I'm happy with it.

I expect my new red wine glasses to arrive in the next day or so. I think they will be too red, but if, by chance, they are more burgundy colored, I will switch out the white ribbed crystal I am using now.

Oh, the mermaid ended up here:

I think she looks so cute hanging on the knob. She has holes in her back to hang on a wall, so she worked perfectly.


  1. Before I found your blog, it never even crossed my mind that anyone might set a table for fun. Now I know better, and I tip my hat to you! You do have a knack for it.

  2. Hi Kathy,
    Nice to see you. Yes, I admit that I find "fun" in strange ways! But I really do get a kick out of it. In the beginning I never saw anyone else post about tablescaping. Now I see it quite a bit on the decorating blogs.

    It's really just the creative process that gives me the kick--same as quilting, gardening, turning the deck into an outdoor room, etc. I can (and do) spend hours enjoying such activities.

  3. I still read every post, Zoey, I've just gotten lazy and read your blog in Bloglines. I guess that makes me a lurker. You'll see me comment more when you switch back to gardening. Tablescaping doesn't seem strange to me after watching a master at work. It is just as much an artistic composition as a garden bed.

  4. Oh Zoey..that quilt is so gorgeous! I wouldn't want any food spilled on it either...hang it over a chair or the couch..
    I do special tablescapes on special occasions but not anything nearly as elaborate as yours..

  5. I really like your color combination and what you chose for the middle. It looks rather Victorian looking. Lovely! I do hope your glass go well with the mix.


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