I'm delighted to be a part of the inaugural Coast to Coast linky party with my dish and tablescape friends, affectionately known as the Dish Divas, and occasionally known as Dish or Tablescape Fairies, as a result of enabling or encouraging other friends by sending tablescaping treats.
Divas participating in today's event:
Candy @ The Little Round Table, our delightful hostess
Daphne @ Tabletop Time
Becky@ Random Musings of a Deco Lady
We're all excited about seeing your tables join ours at Coast to Coast! I hope you'll join the fun! There are no real rules, other than to link back to The Little Round Table! We'll also be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Welcome to Southwestern Virginia where the color of love appears to be... green?? I love red, and pink and white, the more traditional colors for Valentines Day as much as anyone else, but the weather here has been so cold that I'm longing for something different. By February, I'm almost always wishing for spring and hints of new life. Inspiration for my tablescape hit when I found this tablecloth and matching napkins at my friend Penny's antique shop (The Curiosity Shop, in Christiansburg, Virginia).
The Wilendur tablecloth is called Lilac Time and can be found in several colorways, including a gorgeous Valentine red, but I loved the quiet elegance of the parchment background. The lilac, in Victorian times represented the first emotion of love, or youthful innocence depending on the color of the flower, so it seemed even more perfect for a Valentine's table.
I used a mix of vintage and contemporary Fiesta to set my table. The glassware was a yard sale find, and my flatware was a gift from the flatware fairy. My wine bucket is a base to a contemporary Fiesta canister.
As I finished taking pictures for this post, I happened to glance at my new china cabinet where the sun was teasing my dishes... They're really all the colors of love, aren't they?