Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Tablescape #1: Whimsical

Talk about 'the perfect storm.'  It was Friday afternoon and everywhere in New England was shutting down early in anticipation of the snow that was heading our way.  I was taking the kids on a trip to the craft store in the middle of the storm so we could load up on Valentine's making supplies for the weekend so we'd have plenty of crafts to do.  So I decided to turn my afternoon into making different Valentine's day tablescapes. 
Usually, I'm not one to decorate with the expected colors for a holiday (e.g. at Christmas, I don't typically use the traditional red and green).  So I surprised even myself that I selected red and pink for these Valentine's Tablescapes.   It turns out I had all of these supplies on hand, except the red runners...which are simply red wrapping paper made into runners.  So using these colors was a no brainer. 

Today I'm going to share the first tablescape with you.  I'm calling it Whimsical! 
 #1 Whimsical
 Tablecloth: I started with a simple swatch of fabric from Calico Corners (I believe it's Mill Creek Raymond Waites).  I ironed all four corners down for a straight "seam" around the edges. 
Runner: I decided on a red table runner and used red "wrapping paper" from Michael's (see the prep photo here).   |  Butterfly Placemats: Marshall's $1.99  | Napkins:  By Mahogany from Home Goods | Plates:  Crate and Barrel   | Red + White Straws:  Michael's $1.99  Frames:  Michael's $1.99

Hope you enjoyed the first tablescape! 

Check back tomorrow for #2 Elegant and the next day #3 Masculine~!

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Unknown said...

Good luck in the storm! I love that you are doing tablescapes and crafts with the kids! Hope all is well this weekend. Be safe!
xo Nancy

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The Table looks beautiful..what a great idea!

The Pink Pagoda said...

So colorful and fun -- LOVE!!