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 sponge ware 

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 my friend and

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.