Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Hello!  I hope you have all had a wonderful start to 2019.  But as you know the year is flying by already and it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I am reposting my tablescape from last year which was an awesome post thanks to Oriental Trading Company.  Now, everything is still available except for the candy jar.  But there are plenty of other options of candy jars to pick from.  So let your heart and dreams go wild!

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So it’s becoming that time again for all of the love.  You know what I’m talking about.  Hearts in red and pink all over the stores shelves.  And not only in the stores, but also online as well.  And Oriental Trading is all about the holidays.

And after much deliberation on what to pick from their website, I finally decided on doing a tablescape.  So after doing a lot of shopping around and putting things in my cart and taking them out, I finally ordered my things and started my tablescape.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Full

And here it is!  I love how it turned out and love each piece that I picked out.  So lets see what I picked.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Center

The first thing is this cute candy jar.  It has a small chalkboard on the front so you can write what kind of candy is in it.  Or, you can draw a heart on it like I did.  But it fits quite a bit of candy in it, so go bananas!

Valentine's Day Tablescape Across

The next thing is the heart tree, if that’s what you want to call it.  It’s a tree in a small pot that you can bend and shape however you want to.  It’s only about 18 inches tall, so it won’t block your view of your loved one.

There’s also the rose garland in the middle of the table.  I added the pink puffball garland and the white puffball garland as well, just to add some stuff to the middle.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Diamonds

And these jewels?  Yep, bought them from Oriental.  I bought a pink, black, and clear pack so I had a variety to spread around the table.  Each color came in a pack of 25 diamonds, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Plates

The plates were also purchased from Oriental.  And the silver place mats!  Okay, the place mats were from mom from the last time we worked with Oriental, but they looked great with the rest of the tablescape.  I bought the small candy baking cups from the 99 Cent Store, but they looked so good with the plates.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Overtop

So this is what the table looks like from above!  It’s so cute!

Valentine's Day Tablescape Love

The last thing I got from Oriental was this pretty gold LOVE sign.  It sat so nicely on the cake plate in the background of the photos.  And I must say that I am very excited to put this on my gallery wall in my apartment.

Side note: out cat Kiara is extremely nosy and wants to be in the middle of EVERYTHING.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Kiara

And finally, we found some cute pet clothes for Valentine’s Day at the 99 Cent Store which we had to buy.  Repeat HAD TO.  So we had a little doggy (and kitty) photoshoot for the holiday!

Valentines Day Pets MaggieValentines Day Pets RozyValentines Day Pets EzzyValentines Day Pets SchmunchyValentines Day Pets Kiara

Obviously, Kiara looks annoyed that I took her photo, but I love her all the better!  And Ezzy is on a different couch because she is our senior citizen and I didn’t want to move her.

So that was my fun with Oriental.  I love how the table turned out, but I love the animals as well.  Have a good Wednesday!

Sparkle

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And We Have a Winner!

Hello everyone!  It’s Friday and guess what that means.  We have our winner of the Canvas Factory Givaway.

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Also, this blog is reposted and I loved how this table turned out.  So enjoy!

I have never been one to have a fancy table for a few reasons.  1: I live with other people. 2: I never sit at the table to enjoy the tablescape.  But, I have decided that I would actually put a tablescape together.

So TADA!

Parisian Tablescape

Parisian Tablescape

I used a grey scarf as my table runner to keep the table neutral and use other colors to pop.  I added a lot of Paris style items to the middle as a centerpiece.  You will be able to see the centerpiece shortly.

Parisian Tablescape

Now…I actually used my roommate Lydia’s dishes because I have red and yellow dishes.  So I had the large plate, the salad plate, and the bowl because you never know what you will need for a meal.  I added the silverware and a glass to finish off the setting.  But, to add a pop, I added a small glass bowl with a pink cupcake that my roommate Danielle had made.  Yum!

Parisian Tablescape

For the centerpiece, I used quite a few different items.  The best piece is the old film camera.  I don’t have any film for it, but it still works!  I am able to zoom, click, and “turn the film” which is fun.  I added a pink Eiffel Tower that holds my photos and a mason jar that my mom covered with scrapbooking paper and stickers for my bedroom.

Parisian Tablescape

On this side of the centerpiece, I have a mannequin jewelry holder that I bought from Ross and another small mason jar that my mom redid.  You can now see the camera from a different point of view.

Parisian Tablescape

And to finish off the centerpiece, I have this wonderful bottle of Van Ruiten Chardonnay that hasn’t been opened yet.  It is a great addition to the centerpiece and hopefully when I open it, it will be delicious.

So that is my tablescape.  I hope I can do more soon, if my roommates allow it…

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Navy, Red and White Table Setting

It’s almost July! How did that happen? Here in the states we are getting ready for Independence Day, or 4th of July. One of the best memories I have was,  from 1976, the U.S.A.’s bicentennial year. We went to Disneyland that summer, and what a firework show they put on. I remember the amazing parade and all the red, white and blue. If you can believe it, we even camped in a truck and camper in the parking lot! That was a long time ago!!! We have been to Disneyland many times since, but there has never been a firework show quite like the one in 1976.

I started this tablescape with the traditional white tablecloth and then layered a navy and white table runner across the middle and then a place-mat at the edge of the table.

tablescapes 2017 white and blue

I layered the plate and bowl, starting with a white and red metal plate at the bottom and then adding a white bowl on top.  I placed a blue cloth napkin between them.

tablescape 2017 blue and white patriotic

I love these little navy bags from Target. It’s fun to put a special little treat in them for visitors. Succulents in little white pots and layered on wooden blocks give the table a summery feel.

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I added this fork stamped with U.S.N., United States Navy. Love it! It’s fun to use a little something special on the table.

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I’m ready for the fourth or any summer get together! Thanks for stopping by today!

 

A Spring Tablescape Contest

It’s Spring Break this week! Yay! I was actually out of work 2 days last week too, because I didn’t feel well, but went back on Friday for our Jesus Lives party. The kids really enjoy that. We do some crafts, listen to the Bible story, dye eggs, decorate cookies and go on an egg hunt. It’s a fun filled morning, and now I am ready for the break.

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This weekend I was putting some tablescapes together for a blog post, when Haley decided we should do a competition. We used to put together a place-setting complete with menu for 4-H competitions. She stated we should do it for the blog. We won’t tell you whose is whose and you can vote in the comments. The winner gets bragging rights, and if Haley wins, we will never hear the end of it! We collected all these things from around the house and had a great time teasing each other about who would win. So here we go!

  1. Retro Turquoise Chic

This tablescape starts out with a white tablecloth and is layered with a turquoise, grey and white patterned napkin. A white plate is layered with a grey plate and a white napkin and silverware are laid by the side. The wood and white cake stand is topped with turquoise mason jars and a topiary to bring in some texture and coziness. A retro turquoise fan will keep you cool on those hot summer nights. Perfect simplicity for a summer dinner under the stars.

tablescapes 2017 turquoise and grey

2. Summer Chic

This is the perfect tablescape to add a little glam to your table! A navy blue tablecloth is layered with a bright pink runner. A stack of plates combines white and gold, both solid pieces and ones with designs. Silverware is packaged into a crisp white napkin. Simple details, such as a white bunny with gold ears, white and pink peony and a green fern add to the chic. Add a few candles for the perfect dinner with someone special.

tablescapes 2017 gold, spring, bunny

3. Seaside Charm

This tablescape features a white tablecloth with a burlap runner. A white and turquoise chippy metal charger is layered with a grey rattan plate holder and a turquoise plate with white trim. A grey swirled napkin is topped with a starfish.  Flatware tied with rope adds to the coastal look. A twine wrapped candle inside a rope and glass candleholder adds some ambiance and charm. Glass floats and a little burlap treat bag bring in some character and texture. Great for imagining yourself at the sea.

tablescape 2017 nautical turquoise, blue and grey

So, which one did you like the best? Let us know in the comments and I will let you know next week who the winner is! This was a lot of fun for us and we hope you enjoyed it too! Have a great week and a blessed Easter!

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Rattan Plate Holders plus a Nautical Tablescape

Do you ever have an item you know you want to do something with, but it takes forever to figure out what? That’s me. All the time. I have had these paper plate holders for years. I saw, in a magazine, how they painted them pretty colors. Ok, I can do that. But should I make them all the same, or different colors, and what colors? Oh decisions, decisions!

I finally decided on grey, because…I had the paint already. 🙂 Then Haley came up with the pattern idea.

The first step was to paint them all grey and let them dry. I always use the Rustoleum Ultra Cover. Love this stuff!

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Then I wanted to put a  white stripe across the middle with a number in it. I measured out how large the stripe would have to be so the number would fit and then used the piece of cardboard to tape off the rest of the plate.

rattan plate holder stencil and stripe

I taped scrap paper onto the plate with painters tape. This way I won’t get white paint on the grey.

rattan plate holder tape off stripe

They came out pretty well!

rattan plate holder white stripe

Now came the number. I took an old magazine cover and cut out a square that matched the size of the stencil.

rattan plate holder stencil #4

It’s kind of hard to tell, but here is the square. I taped the stencil to the paper and then pressed it flat against the plate holder. I used turquoise for the numbers.

rattan plate holder magazine and stencil number

Once they were all dry, I was ready to set the table for a night of Al Fresco dining!

rattan plate holders under the lights

When I told Haley I was doing a nautical theme, she asked if it was different then beach theme. I had to think a bit, but yes, in my mind it is a bit different.

rattan chargers on a Nautical table

Nautical is more boats, ropes, and glass floats. Beach would be more sand and shells. At least that is how my mind categorizes it!! 🙂

rattan plate holders farm table

I did add a few shells and my favorite whale to the table along with glass floats and some rope.

rattan plate holders nautical table

I love how the striped runners look under the plates. I got them from Target last fall.

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It was starting to get a bit dark on these last pictures, so they are a little grainy.

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I love how this turned out and really glad I finally did something with these plate holders. Now if I can only come up with ideas for the dozens of other items I have!!

Sunshine and Blessings

Here’s a few other tablescapes you might be interested in!

Fall Tablescape Cover Photo

turquoise and white spring tablescape title