Wednesday, January 25, 2012

True Confessions!

I have a confession to make. I am not a fan of Valentine's Day. On top of that, I am not a fan of red. But, for some reason, I keep creating red tablescapes! Anyway, I told myself that if I could come up with a Valentines' Day tablescape without spending more than $10, I would do it. (I am always giving myself rules!)

Here is the result.

Table for two? Right this way...

Wait...what is this?

Oh Sweetheart, you shouldn't have!

I wonder what's in his heart. Love, of course.

OK, I have one more confession. I spent $12. The tablecloth came from Ross ($9), and I bought the two ceramic hearts and a package of paper hearts from Dollar Tree ($3). I already had everything else, including the beautiful ring my husband gave me five years ago. I hope you enjoyed my Valentine's Day tablescape! Now, NO MORE RED!

At least until the 4th of July!

I will be joining Tablescape Thursday
at Between Naps On The Porch, and
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Style Over-Easy!

My goodness, it has been a long time since I posted! But, I am back and had such fun with this tablescape. Now that the holidays are behind us, it's anything goes! My black kitchen table and chairs (which you can see here) now live with my daughter. The new set is very similar but can open to become a square!

Now, let's see if we can figure out which came first--the chicken or the egg!

This tablescape started with the bowls, which came from Ross. I've had them for months but just couldn't figure out what to do with them.

Right before Christmas, I found the matching plates on Target's website! And, they were on clearance!

I bought the tray at the same time as the bowls. Unfortunately, I hit the bag against the doorway as I was bringing it into the house, and now there's a chip on the edge (lower right).

I bought these glasses at my favorite Goodwill.
I think the design is fun, and felt they were perfect
for my "fun" tablescape!


I love the shape of this chicken! She kind of reminds
me of what I looked like after Thanksgiving dinner!

The tablecloth from Ross really pulled this table together.

Straw placemats and napkins came from World Market.

Salt & pepper shakers and butter dish
were purchased months apart!

One last shot of the crazy chicken!

 No chickens or eggs were harmed during
the creation of this tablescape!

My cat, Eddie, spends tablescape time closed up in my office. Isabel likes to watch me at work, but there was no sign of her. I thought she had finally gotten bored with it all,
until I lifted the tablecloth.

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