Valentine’s Day Table Setting with Vintage Copeland Spode Tower

Welcome to the 385th Tablescape Thursday!

With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, I’m sharing a fun Valentine’s Day table setting today. Valentine’s Day is normally a romantic celebration for two, but I couldn’t resist putting together a whimsical setting for the holiday.

Valentine's Day Table with Spode Tower & Bunny Centerpiece

 

Mr. Bunny is back and he brought us some goodies! He has acted as the centerpiece in many previous tablescapes, but this is the first time he’s appeared in a Valentine’s Day table.

Valentine's Day Table

 

The first time Mr. Bunny appeared, he brought us fresh shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. (Tablescape can be viewed here: St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

 

When Easter came around, he brought us a basket full of Debutante Camellias. (Table setting can be viewed here:  Easter Table Setting.)

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Setting

 

One summer, he almost got caught raiding Mr. McGregor’s garden! He just barely escaped, his basket overflowing with freshly pulled carrots. (Tablescape can be viewed here: Peter Rabbit Raids McGregor’s Garden)

Bunny and Vegetable Centerpiece_wm

 

The last time he stopped by was for Christmas when he brought us a lovely Poinsettia for our Christmas table. (Tablescape can be viewed here: A Christmas Table Setting Inspired by Nature)

I found Mr. Bunny in a local gift store several years ago…can’t remember the name of the store at the moment. He’s by Marjolein Bastin and I believe she has a website online. Just google her name to see more of her whimsical art and pieces.

Christmas Table Setting Tablescape with Plaid Dishware and Pierced Chargers 09_wm

 

Ummm, what does Mr. Bunny have for us today?

Valentine's Day Table Setting with Bunny Centerpiece

 

Yum! Look’s like we’ll be having cookies decorated with hearts for dessert! Mr. Bunny even traded in his green bow tie for a red, velvet one in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Table with Bunny & Cookie Centerpiece

 

He sits on this heart-shaped plate, surrounded by white peppermint chocolate and chocolate kisses.

Heart-Shaped Plate for Valentine's Day

 

For this Valentine’s holiday table, I’m using vintage/antique Copeland Spode in the red and white “Tower” pattern.

Valentine's Day Tablescape, Copeland Spode Tower in Red and White

 

I get quite a few comments and e-mails asking about these pierced chargers. I found them online at Horchow back in 2008. I wasn’t blogging when I purchased these back then, but was doing a lot of entertaining. Don’t remember where I found the napkin rings…been too many years now. I don’t use them as often as I should, so I pulled them out for this table setting. The napkins are vintage, found while antiquing and the red velvet trimmed napkin sheaths/covers were found in Pier 1 a few years back.

Valentine's Day Table Setting with Spode Tower

 

The Copeland Spode Tower dishware was found on eBay many, many years ago. I love how this pattern looks with the cream-colored chargers.

Valentine's Day Table with Red & White Spode Tower

 

Happy Valentine’s Day a little early! ♥♥♥

Valentine's Day Table with Spode Tower & Bunny Centerpiece

 

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Comments

  1. Your bunny certainly keeps busy hopping around Susan! He is the perfect deliverer of Valentine treats! Your table looks adorable! Thanks for the party today~

  2. I’m ready for bunny season Susan! Those are the cutest cookie pops in Mr. Bunny’s basket, especially that owl peeking out!

  3. Love the rabbit and the Spode too! Thanks for the party Susan.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  4. Nancy Patterson says:

    Where did you find that rabbit?

    • I found him in a local gift shop several years ago…drawing a blank on the name of the shop right now. He’s by artist Marjolein Bastin and she has a website online. Just google her name and it should pop up.

  5. What a versatile bunny! Your table looks so pretty, and those chargers have always taken my breath. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any Spode pattern. I love it. Thanks for hosting the linky.

  6. Susan, I know that in the past year you have expanded your topics and have shared some of your wonderful travels, but I do love when you post a new table. I really was introduced to tablescapes through you, and I so enjoy when I open your link and see a beautiful table. I think the bunny Valentine table is a perfect combination of sweet and whimsy. I hope that more of the other wonderfully creative people who so faithfully shared on Thursdays will be inspired to post a table. I suspect I am not the only one who doesn’t have a blog but loves seeing others. MM

    • Thanks, Marie! Marie, are you able to see the tables that are linked up at the end of the post? I’m using the new updated link widget and I’ve had 2 readers who were unable to see the table that’s are linked up because their browsers hadn’t been updated in a while. Just want to make sure you are able to see those okay.

  7. Loved seeing how Mr Bunny has created marvelous centerpieces for all the holidays! Thanks for hosting this terrific weekly party!

  8. Love the tablescape, but have to ask – what are the white candies on the heart shaped plate?? Are they white chocolate?

    • They are…they are white chocolate and have peppermint pieces all throughout them. I can’t remember now who makes them, I threw the bag away after I used them in one of the little glass jars on the not cocoa bar on the porch in this post: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/create-a-hot-cocoa-bar-for-winter-entertaining/
      So they were out in the stores around Christmas time…sorry can’t remember who makes them. I think I found them in Target.

      • Amy Putnam says:

        They’re from Hickory Farms. I buy them at the Hickory Farms kiosk at the mall every Christmas. I eat them by themselves, but also put 1 or 2 in hot chocolate or coffee at Christmas time.

        I love your bunny!

      • Thanks, Susan & Amy. I guess I’ve probably missed them for this year, but I will keep an eye out for them next year!

  9. Wow, your bunny gets around! The table you set is just adorable and I LOVE your dishes!! Thanks for hosting a wonderful party! Christine

  10. Oh, how cute!! Those valentines look so cute in the back of his pack! Who knew mr. Bunny could be so versatile?

  11. Teresa Morton says:

    I love bunnies, so I’m partial to your bunny Tablescapes. What a great idea for Valentines. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  12. Oh how I love that sweet bunny, he is just a beautiful addition to all of your gorgeous table settings, he sure is a honey bunny helping you celebrate all of the holidays….
    Just beautiful….

    Smiles~
    Maritza

  13. That adorable bunny certainly gets around! So cute and how versatile he is. Who knows where he will hop off to next. 🙂

    Thank you for hosting!
    Christi @ A Southern Life

  14. That adorable little bunny sure gets around. He is so versatile to! Who knows where he will hop off to next. So cute!

    Christi

  15. That Mr Bunny is a “man about town!!” Oooh, how are you going to resist all those wonderful chocolates…I may have to hop on over….I mean, what are friends for??!!?? franki

  16. I love Mr. Bunny and your Spode. Very pretty table. Sheila

  17. Susan, thank you for this inspiring post! I love the way you use Mr. Bunny for all the different holiday tables. Great ideas, great fun too. I truly love your blog! Nancy

  18. Beautiful as always dear Susan. You always inspire us with the best tables and the prettiest china for every occasion and season. Your accessories for the Valentine’s are so pretty and I love the bunny.
    Thanks for the great party.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

  19. Jane Franks says:

    Love your tablescapes, Susan. This one gets me in the mood for Valentine’s Day! And a much needed and appreciated “escape” to some beauty and decor ideas in the midst of myriad doctor appointments (I like to get all my checkups DONE early in the year!); and my taxes! They are DONE, too. Just have to see my tax man next week! So, THANK YOU! I have a “bunny” collection, and hadn’t thought of using it for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the suggestion!! xo P.S. Don’t you love all the chocolate emphasis on V.Day??!!

  20. Oooh, I love that Mr. Bunny! He has the kind of face and figure that he looks good in anything 🙂

  21. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Susan, love your bunny, he’s a real cute fellow and am crazy about that owl. He’s too cute to eat.

  22. Thank you SO much for this party, Susan. I love tablescaping and sharing my tables with my readers and yours!!! I LOVE that bunny of yours. I have a similiar bunny but he is brown. I will look for a white one that would be more versatile:) Love your dishes and the napkin sheaths are gorgeous! Have a beautiful week.

  23. I have become obsessed with these chargers! I keep looking for their twin but haven’t upon them yet. The Spode is wonderful and perfect for the month of love. Thanks again for inspiration 🙂

  24. Thanks f posting early. You reminded me of a set I have. I will try to send a picture they are perfect for St Valentine’s Day.

  25. Susan, I love the way Mr. Rabbit changes his cargo with the seasons. He is adorable and perfect for a centerpiece.
    I’ve long admired Copeland Spode Tower. A friend sold her set a year or so ago. I was so tempted, but just couldn’t at the time. It sets a beautiful table.
    I’m working on a table for a meeting I’m holding here next week. My theme will be Queen of Hearts. 😉

  26. Well, Mr. Bunny is quite the charmer, no wonder you love him! I love, love those napkin holders, so very pretty! Thank you so much for hosting, Susan, I hope you are enjoying the winter!

  27. Very pretty table, Susan. Love Mr Rabbit carrying his backpack of cookies. Did you make those? They are adorable.

  28. bobbi duncan says:

    Susan, I am in love with Mr. Bunny—he is so versatile. Your table setting is lovely, as always. We are having unusually warm days–I don’t think Spring will be long in coming this year.

  29. Your Valentine tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you use your bunny for so many holidays! That is really a great idea!

  30. Welcome back, Mr. Bunny. You do Susan proud.

  31. Mr. Bunny certainly is busy and you are very creative. Thanks for the party!

  32. Rose Taylor says:

    It’s a very cold snowy day and I was feeling kind of down -craving spring , so I went to your site and the day became a little warmer and a lot sunnier . I’ve been on the watch for some amazing bunnies like the ones you feature -but in the meantime it genuinely does my heart good to look at your beautiful settings and home . Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place. Kindest Regards, Rose T.

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