Wednesday, February 13, 2013

An Un-Holiday Table!

I knew Valentine's Day was not my favorite holiday. But, a few weeks ago, I turned to go down the seasonal aisle at my grocery store, and I actually shuddered at the sight of all the red and pink Valentine items. Someday, I'll figure out where that comes from. And, I've never celebrated Mardi Gras, though I have been known to give up chocolate for Lent. So, here is a plain old ordinary tablescape. The inspiration came from the napkins, which were purchased on clearance at Target.

I hope you enjoy!

I love to mix up contemporary and traditional
styles, as seen with my dish choices.

The brown goblets didn't show up well in the
photos, so I added the second glasses. 

I like the unusual color combination in the napkins.

 I decided to use these birds for some sparkle.

Time to light the candles!

Bowls, crystal glasses, candlesticks and candles are from Ross
Square plates and brown glasses came from Goodwill
Woven chargers came from Z Galleries
Napkin rings from Tuesday Morning

I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Kathe said...

Oh Elaine! Your table and photos are just beautiful! I love your un-Valentine table.

Diane said...

Elaine - I can see why you wanted to use those napkins for your inspiration. They are wonderful. Love the way that you mixed up the china and added the birds for a little sparkle. I cannot avoid Valentine's Day - it is my husband's birthday!!

kitty said...

Hi Elaine, I love your mix of dishes with the pretty napkin. The use of the candles is perfect for your centerpiece.

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Elaine! I think those bowls are so pretty with the reticulated edges. I very seldom see square plates at thrift stores.

Entertaining Women said...

Dang, I never find anything at Goodwill! Those brown goblets are great! You've designed quite the sophisticated non-holiday tablescape. I could picture this in a really upscale, metro chic bistro in New York. Nice work! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Elaine, You are just too funny with the red and pink ... I do know what you mean though!! I think those little love birdies are your nod to Valentine's Day! And those napkins are pulling on some memory in my brain, but I can't quite recall it! I love them! Linda

Marlis said...

I'm with Cherry Kay and goodwill.. I guess we just don't have a good selection. Your finds are wonderful and I love love those napkins. Your dish choices are so fitting. Love this table.. the texture, the colors, the feeling of welcome! xo marlis

The "Home Girl" said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love those napkins and your candleholders with the garland around them is so striking! I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to see your other awesome tables! =)

On Crooked Creek said...

Gorgeous tablescape!!!
I adore the use of square with the round!!! Great textures and patterns!!! I think it is absolutely stunning that your print on the wall shares the same hues as your tablescape!!!
P.S. Visiting from Susan's!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the tablescape! The flatware is so very chic! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Jeannie Clarke said...

I love this tablescape, and find it much more interesting than pink and red. ;) Thank you for sharing.

Diann said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! It is so warm and filled with rich tones. I could imagine sitting down at this table with good friends and wonderful food! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, such rich and warm colors, those woven place mats are perfect with those colors. I really like your table.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful warm colors!