Sometimes the time in between holidays or "seasons" leaves me at a loss for how to decorate. However, this time I was prepared for a tablescape when Valentine's was over because some time ago I picked up these navy napkins at the thrift store and have had this idea in my head for some time. It's a perfect everyday look with a little transition to spring.
These napkins have a dainty little leaf pattern on them and go perfectly with our everyday stoneware dishes.
I pulled the daisy napkin rings from my stash. I also felt like the tablescape needed more "blue" than I first had out so I pulled these old lanterns off the bookshelf. They once belonged to my Grandmother.
The mugs were a gift from my sister-in-law. I'm sure she picked up on the butterflies. They are from a set called "A Walk in the Woods."
Love how it all came together, inspired by the napkins.
I was so excited when I finally got this together. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out but I knew I wanted to use gold and pink just to tone things down from the red and hot pink on the mantel and entry vignette. I had this centerpiece idea as a starting point as well and wanted to make my own version.
I thought it would be neat to see "love" from both sides of the table. So I created my centerpiece that way. I repurposed some tin cans by covering them with scrapbook paper and cutting out the letters to spell LOVE in gold vinyl with my Silhouette machine. So.... one can has and "L" on one side and "E" on the other and so forth. Here's one view:
Here's the other. I filled the cans with artificial roses, lilac, and baby breath from the Dollar Tree.
I didn't really have much pink for my tablescape so I had to create the pink accents. I did find some stoneware bowls with a darling flower and pink edge at the thrift store for 50 cents each. I think they go well with my white plates and gold chargers.
To keep the pink going, I made some pom pom flowers out of pink tissue paper and used them for napkin rings.
Hope you enjoyed the scenery and I wish you lots of love tomorrow on Valentine's Day.
I had recently pinned this outfit from Tara at Mix and Match Fashion with my skirt in mind. I don't have any window pane pants but I do have a fushia sweater, black blazer and this skirt. I also liked the pop of blue she added, so I did the same with my bubble necklace. I recently read that bubble necklaces were out, but I've seen a few of my favorite bloggers still wearing them, and as long as I'm comfortable, I will be too. I just couldn't skip the pop of color this adds just because bubble necklaces are "out".
Sharpies..they have been around forever but have really taken their place in the arts and crafts world in the last few years. They come in every color and you can make some really cool things with them. I've rounded up 7 sharpie projects to inspire you.