Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tablescape Thursday...Winter gets a touch of Red!

Time for Tablescape Thursday...
Since all the Christmas things came down the house looks a little
bare.  So I decided for now to leave up the dining room tree and transition
it into Winter and Valentine's Day decor.

For the place setting this week I used everything I already had except the linens are new ( bought on sale after Christmas at JoAnn's).
I used our black and cream transfer ware plates topped with some black and cream muffin or roll plates. All of these on top of our red chargers.
Also used our red handled flatware, red Longechamps crystal and Westmoreland Old Quilt wine glasses.

I folded the tablecloth, that is sort of a multicolored toile print,  like a
runner and ran it across the table.  The napkins got fan folded and tucked into the wine glasses.
The linens are in an old fashioned toile sleigh ride print, so appropriate for

I scattered little red battery votives and red mercury glass candle holders on the table as well.

The center piece is a round mirror topped with a large cloche.
Inside an old metal bust, rustic little urn topped with a red mercury ball and
these two little crowned birds ( recently found at Michael's).

And this time on the sideboard or buffet I kept it pretty simple.
I always love how our Vintage chandelier reflects in this mirror.
The mirror was actually in a stack of old frames that Ron's grandmother gave
us and I put the mirror in it.

Here I used a pot of faux paper whites, another urn with a red mercury ball inside and a larger crowned bird figurine.
All of them setting on top of a long antique mirror I use like a table runner.

All lit up for a touch of Red in the Winter months.

The tree got decorated with some music paper birds that are black and white that I got at Target at Christmas time.
Some red fleur de lis ornaments I bought on sale after Christmas at Pier 1 and some red felt hearts that I bought at Christmas to use for Valentines Day at Target.
They all look pretty on the black tree I think!

Some of the details of this decor theme;
The linens and ornaments.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Our Tablescape Thursday posts are thanks to our hostess Susan at
Be sure and check out her wonderful blog and see all the tablescapes this week, you will be inspired!


This Old Country House said...

Linda it looks beautiful, you have such an eye for design, I love it!

merilyn lee said...

It looks beautiful Linda! Love the Valentine decorations on the tree, very pretty!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! Love your table set for love! THose little royal birds are adorable.

Pat said...

Love the milk glass goblets and the napkins in them. You have put together a very original table!