Thursday, February 14, 2019

Velentine's Day Table, 2019

This is my first tablescape on this new old table that I just bought. I bought the whole set, round table and 7 chairs for $99. I painted them afterwards and you will see the newly painted ones in the last pictures.

 We used to have a square table with 4 chairs here. If you have read my blog in the past, you would know that my daughter and her family live next door and that we alternate preparing dinners, so every other day, all seven of us eat here. The 3 grandkids used to eat on the kitchen counter but now we get to all eat together.
I used salad plates and soup bowls since we had shrimp toast, chicken noodle soup using bean noodles and cranberry rolls.

  I bought the plate chargers from Wisteria many years ago.
 For the kids, I used various heart plates.

 Cherubs or should I say cupid, for napkin rings.
 My centerpiece!

 I alternated the cupid napkin rings with these red beaded ones.

This was our old dinette set that I am donating to Salvation Army.
 This is the set that I just bought before I painted it. It is solid wood and in perfect condition. I told John that this set really belongs to us because I couldn't believe we were able to fit all these pieces in the back of our SUV. Also, when advertised, it said table with 6 chairs. The seller loaded the chairs while I rearranged them to fit in the vehicle and did not really count them but when we unloaded them, there were actually 7 chairs, so again, perfect for us.
Here is he set now after I painted 5 of the chairs, 2 more to go! I found a paint and stain from Rethunk Junque, that do not require sanding, so stained (dark walnut) and painted (linen) right in this area.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day to all!
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Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
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Home Sweet Home
The Fabulous Thanksgiving party

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Happy New Year 2019!!

Happy New Year, everyone! Here's wishing you all a very peaceful and prosperous 2019!! And hopefully, everybody stays healthy.
For my table, I chose to mix silver, grey and turquoise colors

I started with a fluted silver plate charger, topped with a turquoise dinner plate, a set I bought from Homegoods while visiting my mom in Illinois a few years ago, and layered with oval grey "CMG" Portuguese salad plates and soup bowls. The pattern name is "Sari". I had bought these from Horchow many years ago. I love the ruffled edges of the bowls and the subtle design on the plates.

I even found a similar design on the napkins from Pier 1, also from a few years back. Most of my tableware have been accumulated from many years back, since we have downsized quite a bit and I pretty much stopped buying, due to major shortage of storage space.

Do you still have your Christmas decorations up? I usually leave mine until the Feast of the Three Kings on Jan. 6. That has been the tradition that I grew up with in the Philippines.

 I love decorating new year's table with snowflakes. Although it's been a really hot winter here in Florida, it somehow makes it feel cooler with the snowflakes.

I also like using this chickadee tea set for winter settings.

And there it is, our new year's table for 2019. I don't even think we will get to use it since we are invited to a party on New Year's eve, unless I have some unexpected guests come on New Year's Day.
I hope you all enjoy the holiday and you all stay safe if you are going out.
Thanks for your visit!
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