Showing posts with label LOVE BIRDS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LOVE BIRDS. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


My contribution to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps On the Porch, is a Valentine dinner for six. You know, Susan is so sweet, she'll let anybody participate, even if their table has been invaded by paper doilies!
Oh My Goodness! My table has been invaded by doilies! I hope they don't spread to the rest of my house. I know my husband does not want them in his bed!

Love birds surrounded by hearts have landed on the doily in my centerpiece. When my husband served in Viet Nam, there was a catalogue for servicemen in VN to order good buys from all over the world. He made the mistake of sending it to me. Oh my, what bargains that catalogue held. I ordered this set of birds from it (along with a FEW other items). In letters and tapes that he sent to me from VN, my husband always reminded me that "it isn't a bargain if you don't need it". In my letters and tapes back to him, I always said, "you are so right, that's why I'm only ordering things that I NEED"! (I'm sure you can see that I NEEDED these birds-right?)

Red stemware holds the flowers (which I obviously just plopped in there). The eyelet dresser scarf belonged to my mother, and had a few holes in it, so I had to scrunch it up under the centerpiece (at least I didn't use doilies).

Each place setting consists of a doily under the dinner plate; a white dinner plate; and a red, heart-shaped salad plate, a vintage napkin with a pink flower stitched on it; a napkin ring with the key to my heart; Towle Old Master flatware; and Lenox Moonspun crystal (with yet ANOTHER doily under it).

Somehow another doily has gotten under the pink salt cellars that belonged to my grandmother (see the cute little pink glass salt spoon?).

Aren't you glad I didn't put another doily under the votive candle holders at each place setting? I have had these "urn" candle holders for a long time. I can't remember where I was when I found these in a "dollar" bin, but I do remember I bought all of them they had.

I dimmed the lights for this picture (maybe all of those doilies won't show up as much in dimmer lights).

Or, maybe they will! Thanks so much for coming to see the invasion of the doilies. Please go see the other tablescapes by visiting Between Naps On the Porch. (I promise the other tablescapes will not have been invaded by doilies. I can promise that, because obviously, all of the doilies in Blogland have invaded MY table!) Now, I'm off to check the bed to make sure there aren't any there! laurie