Welcome to the 77th Tablescape Thursday!
With Valentine’s Day only four days away, I thought I’d post a Valentine’s tablescape I created last year. When I put this tablescape together, I couldn’t decide if I wanted it in my breakfast room or dining room…so I decided to put it in both! It was a bit of work to set it up in two different rooms, but what a neat opportunity to really see how the room decor will completely change the look and feel of a tablescape.
First…the breakfast room…
I had been wanting to try a new Wilton “heart shaped” baking dish I bought recently. It worked like a charm…the little heart cakes came out very easily. I found mine in the Base Exchange on a local Air Force Base, but I’ve also seen them in Michael’s.
I filled them with raspberry preserves…doesn’t this make you want to take a bite right out of your computer screen!
I used my Lenox, Butler’s Pantry, Gourmet dinner plates as chargers for this tablescape. The dinner plate is vintage Tower by Spode and the red salad plates are from HomeGoods. (You’ll get a better look at the dinner plates in the dining room setting.)
Pearl napkin rings are from Old Time Pottery…only $1.00 each…last time I was there, they still had these available.
Do you remember a while back when I shared this pic of the pantry of designer, Bunny Williams? I found it in her wonderful book, An Affair with a House. It’s one of my absolute favorite decorating books and I included it in the Amazon widget posted on my sidebar.
When I first came across this pic of her pantry, I was awestruck by how organized it was, and I was dying to know what all those dark blue boxes were. I enlarged the pic and it turns out they are candles from Colonial Candle. Bunny must have them in every color for every occasion!
I’ve used Colonial Candle candles in my Valentine’s Day tablescape and the color is called, Red Rouge.
The crystal is Waterford: Iced beverage is Araglin and Goblets are Crimson Hock.
When I bought these little ruby flash salt cellars a few years back, I was thinking they would be great for Christmas…I forgot about the other “red” holiday.
I was searching for some inspiration for a Valentine’s Day table a few weeks back, when I stumbled across this cute pitcher at Old Time Pottery for only $4. I filled it with berries from my nandina bushes. I chose to not use any other greenery with the berries…wanted to keep this tablescape all red and white.
Now, let’s take a look at this same tablescape…but this time it’s in the dining room. The table is set with six place settings, instead of four…glad I made six cakes.
Flatware is Towle, King Richard.
Another view of the little ruby flash salt cellars…
So…in which room did you like this tablescape best?
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!
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