02 February 2011

The Queen of Hearts



She made some tarts, All on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts, He stole those tarts, And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts Called for the tarts, And beat the knave full sore;
The Knave of Hearts Brought back the tarts, And vowed he'd steal no more.

I know what you think comes next.

The Queen was a might upset about the thievery, but she wasn't that unreasonable all the time. When all the drama was done, there was a lovely table of cards, polka dots and hearts for Valentine's Day. The Queen played cards with her guests and then they all had a delightful meal.

















For the Queen of Hearts card table I used polka dot Fiesta plates (an exclusive to the HLCCA), a white Fiesta hostess bowl, art deco chrome and enamel bridge place markers, midcentury modern flatware, striped glassware from Target, red wooden napkin rings that I've had for several years, and a vintage hearts suit tea tin. All of this is set on a card suit tablecloth with matching napkins.

This week I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday where Today's Letter is "Q" - Q is for "Queen of Hearts". Please stop by their blogs and see who all else is playing along.



Jenny Matlock


This Tablescape won 1st place in the Vintage Tablecloth Lover's Club Valentine Table Contest.

namasté,
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39 comments:

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

It's wonderful Becky! Romance and dots and queens .... what could be better??

Candy

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the way you incorporated cards!

Becky said...

Thank you both so much! It was just serendipity that the table I wanted to do today happened to match up with the letter of the day being Q.

Judie said...

I crave that card-studded table cover!!!!!!

Becky said...

Judie, those tc's show up on eBay from time to time, but most of the time they do not have the napkins with them. This was a lucky find.

Lola said...

Great 'Q' post!

Hope you have a great time too in Paris & enjoy the boutiques mentioned in my post!

XOXO Lola:)

Sherry said...

Oh very cute! The card theme is fun and I love the polka dot dishes!
Sherry

Mary said...

What a fun table! Love the polka dots with your striped glassware!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great idea for an afternoon of cards with the girls!

Darling...

Funny in My Mind said...

Ingenious! Love it all!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute tablescape and so creative!

Daphne said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday, Becky! Your table really keeps alive the spirit of our Nashville mixer. The dots are fit for a queen!

Shirley said...

Wow, that's really cute and clever. I love the red and white. Love the table cover and napkins as well. The flatware even has a "polka-dot" at the end of the handle!!

Texas Tea Party said...

The tablecloth on the table gives a wonderful theme. I love how you accessorized around the cards motif.

★Mumsy★ said...

Gorgeous pieces you have set there for Valentine!

Jayna Rae said...

Man, I have the PERFECT napkins to go with this set up. Too cute!

Martha said...

A really clever table -- And that perfect Fiesta for the table!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Truly a fun table and post! Lovin' the tablecloth and polka dots:@)

Teresa said...

What a fun and festive table!

Marlis said...

REally darling, from the poem to the polka dot dishes. Your tablecloth is really a wonderful background.

Sharon Haynie said...

Great table-love the polka dotsand your cute Queen of Hearts theme. Thanks for sharing with us!

Entertaining Women said...

A wonderfully original take on a whimsical Valentine tablescape. Just darling! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Denise said...

Love the theme and I'm CRAZY about the tablecloth. Where did you find it?

Polka Dots are so fun. Can't have anything but a good time when you're seated at this table.

Scribbler said...

What an adorable quirky table! I am love with your polka-dot dishes.

myorii said...

How fun! I love the whole color scheme for the table setting. It goes well for the month of February :) I absolutely love that tablecloth! Where did you ever find something so unique!

Becky said...

Thank you all so much! I really had fun with this table.

The tablecloth and napkins are vintage and I got them on eBay. This is the first one I have found with the napkins, but I do see the cloths every so often.

The polka dot dishes are Fiesta. This pattern is only sold by the HLCCA. Besides the dinner plates and salad plates, there are mugs in both colours.

http://www.hlcca.org/store.php?category_cd=5&sub_category_cd=1

Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

Love the table decor..so sweet!!

Theresa said...

Super CUTE! Great post Becky!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Becky!!! I love it! You just have the coolest tablescapes EVUH! This is darling, and I love each and every detail. Girl, you rocked it. Truly, you did. And I dub you the Tablescape Queen! :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jenny said...

What a beautiful and clever stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

This gave me a lot of good ideas. It was nice of you to share your talents with us.

Thank you for linking.

A+

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a great table setting! So whimsical and fun. I love the swirly glasses and polka dot plates.

Sue said...

Cute and clever.

=)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

This is SUCH a cute table! What a perfect setting for a bridge luncheon! That tablecloth is really wonderful, and all your pretty dishes set it off beautifully.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

such a fun and cheerful table! Love those polka dots!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

It is such fun to see the clever and beautiful tablescapes :o) I love all the red in yours, especially the polka dots!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by (fellow Bloggerette sister :o)

I would love to see your cathedral lap quilt.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh my~ I love this!
Bright, vibrant, lovely and LIVELY ~ just like YOU dear Becky!!

Barbara said...

This is absolutely charming! I just love each and every detail. I would imagine it would be hard to leave this table.

Marigene said...

I love your whimsical Queen of Hearts table...great tablecloth. Those polka dotted plates are great.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh what fun, Becky! Truly inspiring.

Thanks for sharing...