Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Valentine Tablescape

Valentine's Day is a great day to tell the people who are something special in your life just that-
That they are special!  

I am participating in Chloe Crabtree's Valentine Tablescape Blog Hop with this post.
For those of you who have joined us in the past - we used to do a week long hop.  We have changed things up a bit and all of the blogs will be listed at the same time and you can browse all you want through the links that are listed near the bottom of this post.

I am dedicating my Valentine's table to the three ladies that mean the most to me:
My sister, my daughter and my daughter-in-law.
We try to get together several times a year to do some family traditions together such as make apple sauce and bake cookies together.  When we get together, there is a lot of chatter and much laughing!!
So I wanted to set a fun, cheerful table for these ladies who brighten my life.
We are more of a casual group, not too high maintenance! So no tablecloth and a more relaxed setting.
I added a little purse at each place setting that is toting some dark chocolates!
These adorable little purses were made with Stampin' Up! All Dressed Up Dies
I also stamped out some hearts and added some ribbon to my basic white napkin rings to dress them up with a bit more love.
  I used faux tulip pots on the table - roses just seemed to formal - these just looked like more fun.
Speaking of fun!  Here are the links to all of the wonderful, talented ladies who are participating in the Valentine Tablescape Hop.  There is tons of inspiration and beautiful images to take in, better than looking at the magazines while standing in line at the grocery store!! So please check out the other blogger's fabulous tables:

I made some punch heart garlands and added them to my mantle decor along with some mini topiaries.
I hope you enjoyed my table and that 
you are able to spread some love to those who are special to you this 
Valentine's Day!
Placemats - years ago at Elder Beerman - now out of business
White Chargers - years ago at Olde Time Pottery
Red Polka dot plates - Hobby Lobby last spring at 50% off
Red plaid border plates - bought a couple weeks ago on clearance at Sur La Table
Red heart plate -  years ago on clearance at Michaels
Flatware - many years ago- HomeGoods
Napkins - both check and white with red stitching - Pier 1 quite a few years ago
Faux Tulips - last week at Dutch Valley Gift Barn, Sugar Creek, Ohio
Ribbon and papergoods - Stampin' Up! - shop right here!
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. Ann, I always enjoy having a virtual seat at your table! You carry out your theme to the nth degree through your stamping details with adorable favors and the décor on your wall or mantel. Love your pretty the plate stack stack and cheery pots of tulips! As always it’s a pleasure to blog hop with you. I hope your Valentine’s Day is extra sweet. ♥

  2. Your tables are always a highlight for me Ann! This is so adorable, and how special to think of and honor your favorite gal pals, I hope they can come and enjoy it with you! The little paper purses you made are so so cute, and I love the paper heart adornment on the napkin rings. Your plate stacks are wonderful, and my favorite tulips dance on your table! So much fun and fabulous here!

  3. Ann, this is a delightful table filled with the traditional Valentine’s Day colors of red and white. Your plate stack is cheery and fun for the special ladies in your life. Those “stamping up” purses are fabulous party favors filled of course, with chocolates. I always enjoy blog hopping with you. Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️

  4. Wow Ann, I am loving your sweet table all decked out with red hearts. Red and white is so traditional. You nailed it! What a delightful way to honor your sweet gals. Tulips are gorgeous! Love the plate stack Ann. Your stamping abilities always impress, love the little purses filled with chocolates.

  5. Ann, your table is sure to delight those special women in your family. What fun to spend special times with you sister, daughter, and daughter-in-law. So important!!! I love the tulips down the table, and like you, I prefer the patina of the wood to be my base. I rarely use a tablecloth, though I certainly have plenty! Love the plate stack too. I have a set of the red check and tassel dishes. Some of my favorites to use for Christmas and Valentines.

  6. Ann, another wonderfully warm and welcoming table. Those red tulips look great --- I thought they were real. Did you repot them or did they come that way? Always love the personalized touches you craft and incorporate into your table --- a sweet treat!

    1. Debbee, Nope! Didn't have to repot them, they came that way! I just dropped the two smaller ones in the checked dishes I had. I looked all over for another pot or crock to put the bigger one in - but never found anything that looked better than what it was on it's own.

  7. Ooh I love the dish stack on your table! The tulips look so cute and I love what you did with the napkins. Love the cute little gift purses are adorable! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day Ann!

  8. A little purse filled with chocolates works for me every time! I love the red tulips and the napkin treatments. Enjoy Valentine's day with your favorite ladies!

  9. Ann, what a fun table for a fun group. I am sure these special ladies can see how much love you have for them is reflected in how much love you put into your tablescapes. This one is over-flowing with love and, of course, whimsy too. I love your mixture of patterns. It always works! The faux red tulips and red and white gingham mini plant pots are adorable. The mini purse is such a cute gift idea. I am sure your special ladies feel totally blessed to have you. Have a wonderful time together and it is always a pleasure to be blog hopping with you. Happy Valentine's Day.

  10. What a sweet opportunity to celebrate the special women in your life! What a fun and lovely table you have styled. I really like your plate stack, each of the plates are perfect for Valentine's Day! The gingham napkins add to the fun and colorful table! Thanks again for joining in another hop!

  11. Ann, this tablescape is preppy and fun! You consistently style your tables with fun elements, and I always look forward to seeing your creative flair. Love the basics - the plate stack, but especially those plaid bordered plates. The purses are great little takeaways, such a cute idea for you and your girls. And I have to say, those faux tulips are really nice. I love how you have a mix of closed and partially opened buds. Faux florals have really come a long way. It's great being in your company, and I wish you a Happy February!

  12. Ann, I love the idea of getting together with your sister, daughter, and daughter-in-law making cookies or apple sauce.I hear the laughter and fun and it warms my heart!
    I love your red and white table. All these years tablescaping I do not have any red plates. I have been on the look out and appreciate your source list. You did a great job mixing patterns! The faux tulips are impressive because they really look real with open and closed buds.
    You are so good with sweet favors you make. The little candy filled purses are darling.
    You are very creative and always set an eye-catching table.

  13. Your table makes me happy! I love all the reds and the beautiful layered plates. And those purses are adorable! I also love the checks, including those cute plates on the wall. What a fun and inviting table! So great to hop with you!

  14. I love your table!!! It's perfect for your family memory making too. Your plates are so much fun! A purse filled with sweet treats is a thoughtful and sweet treat for your sister, daughter and daughter in law. Pinned, Happy Valentines Day and it’s a pleasure to hop with you. xox

  15. Oh, I just love your sweet tulips! Such a lovely table! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  16. I love that you created this lovely Valentine's table for the ladies important in your life. How sweet and I know they enjoyed it so much! Your gift bags are such a nice touch and you obviously created them with TLC which shows.
    Your mixed patterns and use of red and white make the table very cheerful and fun. I'd enjoy visiting with friends and family here too!

  17. I just love your table. So festive and whimsical. I'm sure the special ladies in your life will enjoy it.

  18. Love your tablesetting. Are the plates pottery or porcelain or melmaline? Thanks.