Top Shelf Clearance Challenge | Valentine’s Day

This month I’m so excited to be part of the Top Shelf Challenge. With very big thanks to Emily of Le Cultivateur for the invitation. I’ve received a warm welcome from the other participants in this challenge. I was super excited to see what I could do with $15 for Valentine’s Day.

At the bottom of this post, you can check out the other talented bloggers, that have participated in this challenge…so many fun ideas!

This month I was super excited to find some Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red on Facebook Marketplace. The red color, perfect for Valentine’s Day.  With over 50 pieces in the collection, in excellent condition. All of these cherished ruby red pieces, previously belonged to a couple that had been married for over 50 years !

Part of the Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red collection

The Avon Cape Cod set had good karma. I couldn’t wait to pair it with some of my vintage china and flatware. I think this may be the best $15 I’ve ever spent. I had originally planned a pink and gold theme.

Now, with a few changes, incorporating some of my newly found Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red. I think I may be in love !

Restyled with Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red
A great match – vintage ironstone and ruby red

Here I’ve swapped vintage pink ironstone for vintage white ironstone. Dinner plates are by Johnson Brothers. This pattern, one of my favorites, is Heritage White.

Details such of these glass napkin rings add a bit of vintage charm and warmth
These salad plates just shine in the early evening light

I’ve swapped gold cutlery for silver-plate . I’ve chosen “First Love” one of the original 14 patterns by Rogers. I’ve been collecting First Love, since our move to the USA. It’s timeless flatware.

First Love – Timeless classic silverplate flatware by Rogers
A closer look at First Love

Of course, the table wouldn’t be complete without the addition of candles. And these red candleholders in the same Ruby Red pattern, do not disappoint. I have mixed together two styles. I prefer an odd number of candleholders in an intimate dinner table setting.

Dinner by candlelight
I love the textured details on these glass candleholders

And that completes the romantic dinner for two transformation. I can’t wait to hear what you think.

I do hope you’ll go read the other posts in this challenge. 

Inlinkz Link Party will show you the other posts in February’s Top Shelf Challenge – Valentine Edition !

7 thoughts on “Top Shelf Clearance Challenge | Valentine’s Day”

  1. Di, I am so jealous I love those dishes and what a great price. Your table looks so cozy and romantic for you and your special love one. Those are a great addition to any collection. Thanks for joining us this month. I enjoyed hopping with you!

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