Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I'm joining in the tablescaping fun over at Grits and Glamour today.

Barb is holding a little "party" every week called Tabletop Tuesday where bloggers can share their tablescapes and gain all sorts of ideas and inspiration at the same time. I can loose so much time futzing with a tablescape . . . getting it just right.

What I wanted to share today was the dining table that's in my living room. We don't have a formal living room, so I put this gate-leg table in there for extra seating when needed. I grabbed up this table at a furniture resale shop for $60! My plan was to refinish it (another one of those procrastination projects!) soon after I purchased it . . . aaaa . . . over a year ago. The chairs, I picked up at the local Salvation Army store for $15 for the pair. I did get them repainted. Still on the lookout for more chairs for this table.

Anyway, I have this table decked out in celebration of upcoming Valentine's Day. As you can see, this simple vignette is arranged in a very symmetrically and balanced fashion, which seems to work best with the pieces I'm working with.

I love the whimsical feel of this table with the silvers, pinks and reds. Another thing that makes me smile every time I pass this table, is that virtually everything on it once belonged to my grandmother.

Click on over to Barb's blog and check out all the other great tablescapes featured. I'm heading over for more inspiration myself!

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Tammy518 said...

Beautiful Valentine's vignette. And it's so nice that you had some of your grandmother's things to display -- makes it even more special.

Shelia said...

Oh, your table looks wonderful. I so enjoy hearing how you've obtained your treasures. Looks so inviting.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carrie said...

I have a couple of those tea cups. How fun!!!

Your tablescape is fit for a king and a queen. Beautiful.

Patriotic Mom said...

This is a very pretty vignette. I love how you used the punch bowl! Thanks for visiting my site. I have become a follower of you too. Your posts are too funny!

marie said...

Your table looks so pretty and I love all your photos ~ they're really nice! They're perfect for your header! The pitcher with the berry heart photo is my favorite!

Debbie said...

So pretty and whimsy, I love it!

Darlene said...

Oh it looks so lovely Carla!! I received my package from you and I LOVE it. Now I just have to make the garland and I'll show it. Hope you are having a wonderful day.♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carla! I love that pink beaded heart you have hanging off the little pitcher.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I love it all, especially the punch bowl filled with red and pink bulbs. And your great finds at the Resale shop and S. Army are completely wonderful.

Paula said...

so so pretty Carla! Chairs look great:)

MisfitGirl said...

Aww what a pretty Valentines setting.

Sonia said...

What a pretty table and I love the punch bowl set too!

Very festive for Valentines!

Miss Bloomers

Farah said...

Hello CosmoGirl,
I just checked your blog its really something very nice, specially your tablescape, what a romantic way you have for a valentine... love it

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