Hello my friends, I found a little treasure this week and I couldn't wait to play with it.
You all know how much I love plaid and when I spied this portable folding picnic table I was smitten.
It became my inspiration for a Valentine picnic tablescape.
I thought I might use it opened up, but decided it was too big for the center of the table. I wish I would have snapped a photo of it for you to see.
Guess you'll just have to wait until summer when I use it outdoors. :)
I may be using a portable plaid picnic table, but a Valentines picnic deserves a bit of fanciness, don't you agree?
I used my white linen ruffled tablecloth
And placed my pretty red striped runner, gifted to me by my dear friend, Amanda down the center.
I used the chalkboard chargers I bought at Target and wrote the word love in four different languages.
I layered assorted black and white dishes.
It's all about the layering, right? (wink)
I placed my two new heart bowls from Target on top of a small black cake stand and sat it on the plaid picnic table.
A couple of thrift find bottles (anything with a red lid comes home with me), filled with candy add a little Valentines fun.
If this were a 'real' picnic you could fill one with soup and the other with salad.
I tucked a dish towel that I have added a polka dot border inside of a white wicker picnic basket and topped it with my red checkered S&P shakers.
After all, what's a picnic without ants? :)
For a touch of whimsy I added a crochet apron to the chandy.
The ruby red glasses are vintage, but the pitcher is a reproduction I found years ago at T.J. Maxx.
A mixture of plaid, stripes, polka dots, and florals.
What can I say, they just make me happy!
How about you, do you love mixing patterns?
This post was featured at Rose Chintz Cottage for No Place Like Home. Thank you Sandi!