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.
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.
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
When Easter came around, he brought us a basket full of Debutante Camellias. (Table setting can be viewed here: Easter 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)
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.
Ummm, what does Mr. Bunny have for us today?
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. ♥
He sits on this heart-shaped plate, surrounded by white peppermint chocolate and chocolate kisses.
For this Valentine’s holiday table, I’m using vintage/antique Copeland Spode in the red and white “Tower” pattern.
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.
The Copeland Spode Tower dishware was found on eBay many, many years ago. I love how this pattern looks with the cream-colored chargers.
Happy Valentine’s Day a little early! ♥♥♥
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