Welcome to the 439th Tablescape Thursday!
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Beautiful Valentine’s Day Table Settings, Elegant and Whimsical
For her Valentine’s Day celebrations, my friend, Marie, created several beautiful Valentine’s Day tables. This beautiful table was set in her dining room when we got together a few days ago.
Marie found this gorgeous china while antiquing. It has a small crown and I had trouble reading it, but I think it said H & C on the back. It’s so perfect for an elegant Valentine’s Day or Christmas table setting. King and Queen of Hearts playing cards make such a cute place card for this stunningly elegant table.
It’s even more beautiful in person. Marie paired it with gold-rimmed stemware and gold-plated flatware. This flatware is currently on sale here: Gold-plated Flatware
The napkins are edged in gold-beaded fringe. Marie and I each purchased a set of those in Tuesday Morning on one of our shopping trips together. The beautiful pierced chargers are by Ralph Lauren and say “Ralph Lauren Dunham” on the back. Marie found those several years ago on the Ralph Lauren Home website.
In her breakfast room, Marie set a whimsical table for her grandchildren.
This table is the one that’s closest to her fabulous Valentine’s Day tree! You may have caught a glimpse of that table in a previous post where I shared Marie’s Valentine’s decorations. (See that post here: Decorate for Valentine’s Day)
Marie found Mr. Frog in Pier 1 several years back. I think the red swirl glasses are from Pier 1 a few years back.
In another area of her home, she had this table set with beautiful heart plates, another find in HomeGoods many years ago. I love the little heart-shaped beaded bowls.
Remember the little children’s table that Marie has always set for her youngest grandchildren? Marie use it for her own children when they were little, too.
Well, her grandchildren did that thing that all our children and grand-children have a tendency to do, they grew up and got too big for their wee table.
So sadly it was put away recently, definitely a bittersweet moment!
Marie still created a pretty little tree for this corner and I love how she decorated all the windows as seen in the photo above.
When I share Marie’s beautiful holiday decorations and table settings here on the blog, Marie gets a lot of questions about where she stores her decorations. Marie’s home has a lot of great closets and a full basement, so she has a lot of storage room for all the decorations she uses for each season and holiday.
She recently came up with the most clever way to store all the candles she uses around her home and in table settings. In one of the unfinished areas of her basement, Marie had 2 x 4 wood pieces nailed in place between the studs. It created instant shelving for her candles! The basement is the perfect place to store them since it’s so nice and cool there.
So if you have an unfinished area, think about what you could store by adding a few little shelves between the studs. Love this idea!
Looking forward to all the beautiful tables for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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