Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine Tablescape-You've Captured My Heart

After many issues - Welcome to my Valentines Tablescape!
I had this idea to go with You've Captured My Heart, Mistake #1.  That is turned out to be a bad choice, as one family member commented it looked like my heart was in jail.  But it was too late by then, I had already struggled so much with this one- I wasn't about to change it.
I don't think I ever realized how many shades of pink there really are out there!  Every time I went to use something - it was a different shade of pink.
I really wanted to go with pink, Mistake #2.  I couldn't find a pink table cloth anywhere.  Then I couldn't find pink napkins.  I bought these beautiful light pink dessert plates that look like doilies thinking they would go with the pale pink dinner plates I already had - Mistake #3.   Not only did they not go with my dinner plates at all - they barely show up pink in the photos!!
Well, something that did go right - the table cloth was only $5.99 and is plastic!    
Not bad for a plastic crochet table cloth!
As many of you wonderful Tablescapers know, things do not always turn out the way you thought them up in your head!!  I really envisioned much more color.  You can bet my Valentine Tablescape next year will be RED!!

I will be working out of town for the next week and a half, spending Valentine's Day in New York City!  So I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day and are able to spread some love!

White Plastic Crochet Table Cloth - Old Time Pottery
Chargers - Pottery Barn, last year
Napkins - World Market
White Dinner Plates - Pier 1, last year
Square Plate - Christmas Tree Store, last year
Grey plates, light pink dessert plates, flatware and pink hearts  - Home Goods
Rosette spheres - I made them from crepe paper

I will be linking up to the following parties:
The Sunday Night Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Table Top Tuesday @A Stroll Thru Life
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Your post title "captured my heart" drew me to your lovely t'scape (fr Under the Table & Dreaming) and it would never have occured to me that the heart was in "jail"! I love the idea you had and I think you've done a marvelous job despite your "pink problems"! Never would have known that t'cloth was plastic - so pretty!


  2. I like the heart in the birdcage. It looks as if it is waiting for someone to find the "key" to your heart!! I think the table looks wonderful. Have fun in New York!!

  3. I think it is super cute! I love it. And I like the heart in the cage!

  4. Ann,
    There is no mistaking that you have Captured My Heart with this romantic tablescape, dear one!!!
    I L O V E your pale pink plates!!!
    I L O V E the mercury glass!!!
    I am quite smitten with the napkin tied with pink sheer ribbon and the mercury heart!!!
    The silver "Frenchy" heart tied to the bird cage is magnficient!!!
    Thank you for creating a totally romantic tablescape for Valentine's Day!!!
    P.S. Visiting from Marty's!!!

  5. I think this is darling. I love the pale colors and the hints of pink. I think the ribbon on the candlesticks is so very romantic. I would have never thought "jail". Good Job! Dianne

  6. Oh this is so pretty. I love the beautiful detail with all the pink and gray, and your birdcage is fantastic. Beautifully done. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. Your table is so beautiful and I love the birdcage centerpiece. I am ready to sit down and enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings, Carol

  8. I've just discovered your blog and I have LOVED looking at past blog entries and all of the beautiful tablescapes!! I, too, love dishes and can't wait to try some of the ones you've shared! Thanks for sharing your beautiful dishes, tables and creative ideas!

  9. Lovely. Hope your Valentine's Day was sweet.

  10. Hi Ann! We wanted to pass along the Libester Award to you, which honors new bloggers! You can get the details at Rusty Heart Designs. Congratulations! :)

  11. I think your table is just lovely! I especially like the hearts draping down on the napkins.