Thursday, January 30, 2014

Valentine's Day - A Spoonful of Love!

I'm a little early for Valentine's Day but I feel like spreading some love!  So here is a fun, casual Valentine's Table I am calling - A Spoonful of Love!
Here is a look at the whole table.
I did this table in my kitchen with the snow in the background, but I forgot how hard it is to photograph with all the bright light behind the table against all the windows.
I wanted a casual look because I have more boys in my family and they don't really go for all the glitter and flowery stuff. But I just couldn't help putting a glitter heart in that big wood handled spoon!

I started with a white table cloth topped with some Kraft paper wrapping paper.  I took a paint pen and drew some vines and hearts in a kind of swirling pattern.
I wanted a light centerpiece that would not cover up all of the drawing on the paper, so I chose to do some glass bottles as holders for some taper candles.
I added some hearts I cut out of glitter scrapbook paper and suspended the hearts inside the bottles with fishing line.  I had to kind of roll up the hearts to get them in the bottle and 
then use a pencil to kind of flatten the hearts back out once they were down in the bottle.
 It has been so cold all over the place, so I hope you feel some love and warmth from my table!
I hope this Sparks your Valentine Plans!

Runner - roll of Kraft wrapping paper 
Red Napkins with white stitching - The Coop at Dutch Valley 
Lace Chargers and Wood Handled Flatware - Ikea
White Diner and Salad Plates - World Market -  last year but I think they still have them
Red Plates - Marshalls a couple years ago
Stemware - Marshalls - just before Christmas
Glass Bottles - Hobby Lobby 

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
The Scoop @ StoneGable
What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond
Wow Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style
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. Oh m'gosh...if that isn't one of the MOST creative table coverings I have EVER seen!!! What on earth made you think of using that kraft paper and doing that? It's pure genius, girl! I love it! What a super creative idea!!! I don't remember if you have a Pinterest page or not, but you have GOT to pin this! You just MUST!!! (Oh, OK...I just looked at the top, and you DO have a Pinterest page. PUT THIS ON THERE...NOW!!!!!!!)

  2. You are very creative, the artwork on the craft paper is really pretty! The casual look is still very romantic! I love those chargers, and the goblets are gorgeous too! Cute name - spoonful of love!


  3. This definitely sparks an idea for a valentine table here. Cute idea to make the craft paper runner. I plan to use a chalkboard theme, so this idea might work right in. '-)
    Like the masculine touches on this table! Would love to pin a few of these. It that OK with you?

    1. Please Sarah!! Pin away!! There is a pin it button on the very top of my page in the right hand column!! I am thrilled that you feel it is "pin worthy"!!

  4. What a darling table! And it's chock full of great ideas! I love the "runner," as well as the hearts suspended in glass bottles used for candleholders! Super clever!

  5. Oh my gosh how cute! Love what you did with the craft paper- super cute idea! Your centerpiece idea is adorable- and I love the white chargers- they look perfect for Valentines Day! When I was in school we used to make valentines with paper doilies that we'd cut to glue onto a heart...this made me think of that!

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    There is no doubt in my mind that you are an artist. This tablescape is absolutely gorgeous in every respect for Valentines Day with your lovely family.

  7. Beautiful...perfect for Valentine's Day.

  8. You've set a beatiful table for Valentine's with lovely dishes and I specially love the lace like placemats. You certainly are talented, I love what you did with the craft paper! Have a happy Valentine's Day with your family. Thanks for your sweet visit.

  9. Your table is just beautiful! Love the white drawing on the kraft paper. What a lovely touch!

  10. Such a clever creative and effective table. Caught my eye immediately.

    Love the lace chargers. So pretty.

  11. Such a cute name! I love how you used the butcher paper too...really creative!

  12. There's more than a spoonful of love on this table! Love the kraft paper.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. I love your pretty, but not too cutesy. Those doily chargers are beautiful! I also love the kraft paper table runner and those love tags. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  14. Oh my goodness, such a pretty tablescape and looks so romantic! I love the idea of using brown kraft paper as table covering, it contrasts so beautifully with the lace chargers. And I like the way you placed the flatware on the plates...beautiful presentation! Love the cute white edged napkins....wonderful job, Ann! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Poppy

  15. I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this at What We Accomplished Wednesday this week. Have a happy day! ~Deborah

  16. Cute, cute table, love the heart in the spoon for a spoonful of love. Smart use of your craft paper I love Valentine's Day but didn't really get to set a table this year. I'm still at my daughter's right now and haven't been back to my house. I did do something small with a red velvet cake. Take care.

  17. Oh, this is such a pretty table and I love all of the wonderful details…you are so creative!!

  18. Ann, What a great idea to use the craft paper, and I love your swirly vines with hearts. Those bottle candle holders are another clever idea, and I'm so glad you told me how you got the hearts inside. I was trying to figure that out when I saw them. Your table is delightful, and the little heart in the spoon is just the right amount of bling. laurie