Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Checkered Past

Sharing a Checkered Past Today
~Last year's Valentine's Day Tablescape~
Set with favorite things!

Courtly Check balls 
filled a silver bowl,

and Courtly Check 
bows were abundant.

I wanted to change things up a bit
so just for fun each place setting was different.

A black woven mat below
a pewter charger anchors this setting.

Layers of red mix between
the black and white checked pieces,

and are topped with a spongeware heart shaped bowl and a 
crown themed cloth held by a checked ring
 by Round Top Collection.
Flatware is vintage.

The color block mat holds a
Courtly Check charger by MacKenzie-Childs

and is topped with layers of red
mixed with black and white checks.

Red and white flatware 
is from Pottery Barn.

A small square decoupaged plate holds
a Round Top Collection jar of red hot hearts.

This perky little Courtly Check rooster, along with
the CC balls and hearts are the work of talented blogger, 
Linda @ My Shabby Rose Cottage.

More of the crown 
themed textiles anchor this setting. 
 A white charger in 
Vintage Garden from Ambiance Collection 
holds the stack of red pottery mixed  
with the checked pieces. 
 Flatware is Sir Christopher by Wallace.

Layers of red and white with a
touch of the black and white check.

The footed bowl is from
Crate and Barrel's 2010 Christmas pottery.

A square woven mat, 
a gold charger from Home Essentials and Beyond, 
and a red square Waechtersbach plate from Germany 
contrasts with the round checkered pieces.

The squares are topped with layers 
of plates in the Queen's Rooster from Neiman Marcus 
and Royal Stafford's black and white checked. 
Christophe flatware is in the Talisman pattern.

A small checked heart from
Round Top Collection holds a cloth napkin.

Sweetheart topiary 
ivy take center stage . . .

along with 
this key to my heart,

this spiffy red shoe . . .

and a little mercury glass.

Checking off the days 
till Valentine's Day 2011.