A Valentine’s Day Table Setting with a Sweet Centerpiece

Welcome to the 128th Tablescape Thursday!

Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day tablescape with a fun, tasty centerpiece. I’ve posted the tutorial showing how it’s made Ice Cream Candy-Car Sundae.  This sweet treat makes a great Valentine’s Day or birthday gift. You’ll love how easy and inexpensive it is to make. Also, you’ll find a tutorial for the napkin fold I used in this tablescape here: Pocket Napkin Fold.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!
~Thomas Hood

Candy Bar Sundae Craft: Gift or Centerpiece

When love is not madness, it is not love.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Candy Bar Sundae Craft: Gift or Centerpiece

I claim there ain’t
Another Saint
As great as Valentine.
~Ogden Nash

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
~Thoreau

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.
~Christopher Paul Rubero

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
~Plato

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
~George Moore

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
~Henry Van Dyke

Valentine Day Table Setting Tablescape

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

kisses are a better fate
than wisdom.
~e.e. cummings

Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: –
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes

True love stories never have endings.
~Richard Bach

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire

Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Resources:
Chargers: Neiman Marcus 3-4 years ago
China: Vintage (1920’s) Copeland Spode, Tower,
Flatware: HomeGoods
Crystal Stemware: Etched, found antiquing, pattern unknown
Ruby Stemware: French Countryside Ruby Goblets were provided by Mikasa
Embroidered Napkins: Vintage and found antiquing, Napkin folding tutorial can be found HERE
Cookies: HomeGoods
Ice Cream Sundae Centerpiece: Tutorial coming soon. Small cake pedestal under sundae is from HomeGoods

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!


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Comments

  1. Absolutely precious! Can't wait for the tutorial..love the stemware!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Beautiful Valentine table, Susan!

  3. Its all so pretty but I especially like the red/pink candy corn! How fun!!

  4. I love your Valentines Table Scape!

  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Your dishes and those goblets are just gorgeous, Susan! What a perfect tablesetting for Valentine's Day.

  6. Coty Farquhar says:

    Amazing, adorable and beautiful!!
    I'm sure you will have the most romantic dinner with your valentine.
    xx Coty

  7. That Spode is beautiful! I like your cookies too. So cute!
    Sherry

  8. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says:

    Susan, what a fun centerpiece! I especially love the "cherry" on top. That ruby stemware from Mikasa is gorgeous! Love that DEEP red. Thanks so much for hosting this weekly party!

  9. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    Beautiful!! Such a cheerful and Romantic table.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

  10. Dining Delight says:

    Susan, such a lovely post! I really like how you chose those little poems about love and interspersed them between the gorgeous views of your Valentine tablescape! I LOVE those red goblets, such a wonderful pop of colour! I'm looking forward to the tutorial on that centerpiece!

    DD

  11. Pam - diy Design Fanatic says:

    So beautiful, Susan! I love your dishes and the etched glasses you found antiquing. The love quotes were great too!

  12. carolinajewel says:

    Love your table! I have Spode Pink Tower also but I don't have those chargers! Love them!!!

  13. Those dishes are just gorgeous–red and white has to be my FAVORITE palette ever. Your centerpiece is too cute!

  14. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Susan, that centerpiece is adorable! I can't wait to learn how to make one of those. Your place settings are so pretty, and the V'tine cookies look so pretty on that china. Love both of your stemware selections for this table. thank you for hosting. laurie

  15. Everything here screams LOVE …, so sweet and charming ! Isn't Love Life itself ?!
    Happy Valentine's Day !

  16. lifeinredshoes says:

    Oh No!! !My eyes have cavities!!!!
    Stunning:)

  17. Donna~One Simple Country Girl says:

    Beautiful! Can't wait for the tut for that neat looking centerpiece!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. Beautiful Valentine table, Susan. Pretty centerpiece….Christine

  19. Perfect Valentines tablescape Susan, love your chargers they add so much to the romantic feel and your ruby stemware is just gorgeous.

  20. Your table is gorgeous as always! The amount of work you put into making a sweet table every week is amazing!
    Beautiful!
    Have a Wonderful week!

  21. Oh Susan, this table setting is a winner. SOOOOO appealing. You really did a great job, from top to bottom. Every detail is covered. GREAT JOB! Susan

  22. The perfect valentine setting. What can I say Susan. You are an inspiration!!

  23. You do the best tables! Love your Valentine one!

  24. Donna@Conghaile Cottage says:

    Beautiful table Susan, I Love the wicker "It makes me feel like MAYBE spring is coming"!
    Hugs, Donna

  25. Your candy sundae is adorable! Thanks for hosting :-)

  26. Sherry@ Ties2ThePast says:

    So pretty….and so sweet!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

  27. Jacqueline says:

    Everything is just wonderful, all the pretty reds. The centerpiece is so fun, the grandkids would be all over that. I love the cookies too.

  28. ldelangel says:

    looking forward to the tutorial!

  29. Your lovely tablescape is quite beautiful…. I am inspired….

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  30. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says:

    Love the wicker. Thanks for hosting.

  31. This is such a sweet tablescape. The poetry really adds to your pictures. I am looking forward to the tutorial. I know it will be wonderful!

    Have you tried the cookies yet? They are so pretty I'd "almost" hate to eat them!

    Mary

  32. lulumusing says:

    You must stay awake at night coming up with all your wonderful ideas. This is a winner.

  33. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    So pretty, and unusual! I love those red goblets!

    Thanks for hosting.

    Katherine

  34. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ says:

    Thanks Susan for hosting. Your Valentines table looks so cute! Love the cookies, my boys would love that.

  35. Susan (My Place to Yours) says:

    I always love your red and white plates! Perfect for a Valentine's Day table (and those cookies look especially yummy on them!) Thanks for hosting another week of tablescaping fun!

    I finally did the post I mentioned to you a couple of months ago. It's the BEST tablescape ever! Check it out when you get a chance. :-)

  36. Nellie's Cozy place says:

    Hi Susan,
    Love your Valentine Breakfast table,
    so beautiful and inviting. Love your pretty napkins, they remind me of some hankies I have. Your red glasses are so gorgeous. Love that shade of red, my fav!!
    Thanks hon, for hosting, you were up early tonight!!
    Were those real cookies??? They were so cute!!
    If they are…. I would probably shellac them and save them!! lol
    Have a Great Valentines Day!!
    Nellie

  37. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Nellie, thanks! Yep, they are real cookies. I didn't make them…found them at HomeGoods, I believe. They are too darn cute to eat. :)

  38. Luncheons at the Junction says:

    Love the etched glasses on this sweet table – lucky Valentines that will share this beautiful table!

  39. Yummy an edible centerpiece! All that red just evokes the passion of love doesn't it? Another wonderful tablescape. You are an artist.

  40. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says:

    Who, being loved, is poor? Such a beautiful quote and a beautiful table. I love both the red goblets and the antique glasses, but the chargers are my very favorite thing on this table! Linda

  41. Susan..2 words…FUN…BEAUTIFUL…
    http://twotulipstalking.blogspot.com/

  42. Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ says:

    You are a romantic at heart no doubt!
    I love the table setting and the ruby glasses next to the etched glasses are so beautiful together. I thoroughly enjoyed your interspersed poetry… You spent a lot of time putting this together..thanks for sharing! Liz

  43. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    What a CUTE table, Susan. I'm just so glad I was able to finally get on to see this and to blog. I've been locked off my blog all day. I think I might have to send my computer away for three weeks. YIKES! Whatever will I do???

    Okay, back to the table. Not only do I love the dishes (cuteness factor is very high there), but that centerpiece is FUN! Girl, I could eat the whole thing. I have been on a chocolate tear all day (it helps with stress, you know), and I think I've gained twenty pounds between eight o'clock this morning and eight o'clock tonight. LOL!

    I'm going to blog as fast as I can and try to keep going. They got me up and running for tonight, but they want the computer back to send away. So I am furiously blogging. LOL!

    Thanks for hosting…

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    P.S. As part of my stress relief, I went to Homegoods… what did I find??? You will see on a future post. LOL! You knew it was china related. ;-)

  44. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Love that cute centerpiece and your whole sweet cookie tablescape!

  45. Lady Katherine says:

    So charming! I love the dishes, stemware, napkins! Adore the cookies, and candy centerpiece! Such a adorable table for Valentines!

  46. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says:

    How pretty! I was hoping you'd do a Valentine's tablescape! :-)

  47. Bonnilynne says:

    So pretty, Susan! Especially love your beautiful etched glassware… looking forward to the centerpiece tutorial.

  48. Designs By Pinky says:

    HURRY with the tutorial!!! We are having a birthday dinner for our daughter on Sat., I am doing the table with a Valentine's theme and this would be a PERFECT centerpiece!!!! It is adorable, and I have sundae glasses too! Love the cookies, would love to ahve one right now:):) XO, Pinky

  49. martinealison says:

    Tout est AMOUR… Bisous

  50. txmom2jami says:

    Could. Not. Believe. It. when I saw the clear crystal stemware in your photos. We had dinner with friends this evening and she was showing me some lovely pieces of crystal she inherited when her mom passed away. And she showed me these exact same pieces! She doesn't know the name of the pattern, either. :( But it is so lovely! I am sharing your post with her, as I know she will get a kick out of seeing her glasses in such a lovely setting. :)

  51. Momma Button says:

    I am in love with this one! Can't wait for the sundae tutorial. I already have the perfect glass for it.

  52. Susan, this table is very romantic. Love that you set it on the white wicker ~ my favorite. The layers of dishes with the vintage Spode and the lacy chargers make my heart sing. The precious cookies are the perfect topping! As always, thank you for sharing and hosting.
    ~ Sarah

  53. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    Beautiful table! I love those gorgeous chargers! Thank you for hosting! :)

  54. Really Rainey says:

    I love your Valentine tablescape this year! Its so sweet!

    Rainey

  55. Hello Susan,
    I love your Vantine's table, who could resist. This is certainly one of the loveliest centerpieces, I ever saw.
    Greetings, Johanna

  56. Susan, your Valentines table is just so festive. I love your centerpiece, your dishes and your red glassware makes the whole table just pop. Thanks for sharing and also for providing this forum for us to share our tables too.

  57. Gypsy Brocante says:

    Hello and thank you for hosting this fun party … it's my first 'link-up' … I visit often and am always impressed with your tablescapes … do you ever run out of ideas?

    Love your Valentine theme here … especially the cookies, so much fun for the kiddies! {big and little!}

    xo
    Jill

  58. So pretty – and fun, too, Susan. I love Valentine's Day.♥

  59. Sunny simple life says:

    Your table is darling but those cookies are the cutest things I have ever seen.

  60. Sally Lee by the Sea says:

    Well done, Susan! Your theme is just adorable.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Marie

  61. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Oh I love your Valentine's tablescape…I will make mmine next Thursday. Today I will show my granddaughters tea party.

    I wish there to have tea with you Susan in such beautiful tablescape. You're wondeful!

    XOXOXO
    FABBY

  62. I love those dishes , so pretty! The goblets are beautiful. A lovely Valentine's table, for sure.
    Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  63. I LOOOOVE the sundae centerpiece!! I would like to make this before 2/12 so I hope you post the tutorial by then. Thank you!! :-)

  64. Your tablescape is just precious, and I love the quotes.
    CAS

  65. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says:

    Susan, a table filled with poetry. The china is out of this world. I'm looking forward to the tutorial… hugs ~lynne~

  66. Michael Lee West says:

    What a wonderfully fun and festive tablescape! I love the red transferware!

  67. Hi Susan,

    It's all so cheerful, colorful, clever and FUN (decided not to use another c-word)! Your photos are great — so crisp and clear (more c's!). Naturally, I love the vintage stemware. You're the best at striking a balance between whimsy and elegance.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

  68. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    Lovin' your beautiful table Susan! Great centerpiece and fun cookies:@)

  69. I am in love with your gorgeous china. It is so pretty. What a fun centerpiece.

    Happy Valentine's Day! La

  70. Chari at Happy To Design says:

    Hi Susan…

    What a sweet Valentine's table, my friend! It just sings of "sweetness" and "love"! Of course, I think you know how much I adore those gorgeous white charger plates…I really would love a set! I always just oooh and aaah whenever I see them on your beautiful tables! And…I love the red and white transferware dishes…sooo pretty and sooo perfect for Valentine's Day! Girlfriend, I LOVE your "Ice Cream Sundae" centerpiece…it's sooo pretty and I bet it tastes pretty good too! Hehe! It makes a lovely centerpiece! I'll be looking for the tutorial…you're right, they would make awesome gifts as well!

    Well dear friend, thank you for sharing your beautiful Valentine table with us…and for hosting another fabulous Tablescape Thursday! Sure do appreciate you!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  71. Linda (Nina's Nest) says:

    Hi Susan, what a beautiful red and white table – very fresh. The candy is the perfect centerpiece – sooooo cute and delicious! Linda

  72. Miss Merry says:

    Wonderful and cheerful table. My husband is a snickers addict. I may have to try the sundae idea for his valentines day!

  73. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    This is such a beautiful and fun table. I love the cookies at each place setting…the white lacy dishes really add a frilly look for Valentine's Day. I used to make candy bouquets for my shop back in the 90's…I like the ice cream candy look, can't wait for the tutorial. So pretty!

  74. Victoria Mische says:

    Oh this is really such a beautiful tablescape. I never used candies as decor but upon seeing those photos of you, maybe I'd like to try this amazing idea! I love chocolates so snickers is also be my picked as part of my decors. Thanks for bringing this up.

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