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Valentine’s Day Tablescape

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…

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

The crystal candle holders were a gift I received almost 20 years ago. The center piece was crocheted by my Mom over 50 years ago.
Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

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.

Heart Cakes for Valentine's Day_wm

 

I filled them with raspberry preserves…doesn’t this make you want to take a bite right out of your computer screen!

Heart Cakes for Valentine's Day_wm

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.)

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Pearl napkin rings are from Old Time Pottery…only $1.00 each…last time I was there, they still had these available.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

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!

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

I’ve used Colonial Candle candles in my Valentine’s Day tablescape and the color is called, Red Rouge.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

The crystal is Waterford: Iced beverage is Araglin and Goblets are Crimson Hock.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

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.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

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.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Birds-eye view…

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

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.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Flatware is Towle, King Richard.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Close-up of Spode, Tower…this china bears the old Copeland Spode hallmark, indicating it was produced in the 1920’s.Valentine's Day Table Setting with Vintage Spode Tower

Bread plate in Spode, Tower…
Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Vintage Spode Tower

Another view of the little ruby flash salt cellars…

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

So…in which room did you like this tablescape best?

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape with Raspberry Heart Cakes

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!

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Comments

  1. Oh I'm in love with your Valentines Day table. So rich and inviting! Those heart shaped desserts are amazing looking. I really like the formal dining room setting best!

  2. That's a tough one, Susan. I would be thrilled to sit at either. The dining room is elegant, and the breakfast room is cozy.
    The red glasses look so beautiful in the candlelight.
    I love the centerpiece your mom made, it is beautiful, and I love using things that were our moms.
    It is a beautiful table, and the cakes looks so delicious!
    Happy Valentine's Day to your dh!

  3. Patriotic Mom says:

    Susan, I love your glass table. I think everything looks so beautiful on it. Once again, a mesmerizing tablescape. The deep red goblets are such a contrast to the white. Thank you for always giving us such great information. Happy Valentine's Day! Joan @ Americana By Candlelight

  4. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    I loved them both — maybe the dining room seems more elegant — but both are lovely — now….I don't know why my entry says "Vegetable soup" from last weeks Foodie Friday – oh well — at least I DO have bowls on the table.

  5. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Susan, I'm so glad to see these beautiful tables again. I remember that I was in awe of you setting two tables for one post! I also recall thinking that I was going to go out and get some of those pans and make some of those pretty cakes for V'tines this year! Well, maybe nex year. Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess – what an awesome idea TT turned out to be! laurie

  6. I like both tablescapes in either room, Susan. They are equally as elegant. All the pieces of tableware made both tablescapes and your mom's crochet is so pretty…Christine

  7. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Hi Susan, Again- thanks for hosting TT. It is my favorite day of the blog week! I am always delighted when you bring back a tablescape you did in the past. I haven't seen them all. As usual your table is fabulous. The scape lends itself to both settings, but that RED dinning room is perfect! I love the spode china- is that transferware? So pretty. I am looking for red transferware, but I am being very choosey because I'll only get one set. Yours is so very beautiful. I also am touched that you are using a beautiful crocheted doiley made by your mom. It is in wonderful condition for being more than 50 years old.
    Thanks again for being the perfect hostess!
    Yvonne

  8. Beautiful as usual Susan! WIsh I'd had those pearl napkin rings for the Lana party!

  9. The Southern Belle says:

    The centerpiece your mom crocheted captured my attention. It's an old-fashioned and very romantic look, and it is a great backdrop to your gorgeous place settings. And, red walls to set the entire creation aglow! Thank you for sharing your handiwork each week. I'm glad to be a part of it all.

  10. Well, this was a feast for the eyes. First that was a neat idea doing it in two rooms. I liked the first room better, it just glowed. But, the dining room felt more formal, still pretty. My favorite part was the textures and layers in the place setting. It was something I had to really look at to get all the details and make sure I wasn't missing anything. The salt cellar spoons are tiny! Just beautiful, as always! Thanks for hosting.

  11. This is truly amazing, Susan… what a gorgeous table and house!

    cielo

  12. Cooking for One says:

    Your table is just beautiful. I would love to have dinner there.

  13. Susan, this is so beautiful with the rich reds for the holiday!! I want to take it all and have it at my house for the 14th. hehe ;)

  14. Hi Susan,
    Your table is gorgeous, as always! I love the red, and those cakes look delicious. tell me, are those dark brown open hearts really chocolate? They look good enough to eat.
    I have those same candle sticks packed in a box somewhere. I love them – I really need to find that dining room hutch I've been looking for, so I can unbox all my treasures!
    You're the perfect hostess. Thank you!
    XO
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  15. How can a choose??? I remember this table from last year, and YES, I do want to take a bite right out of the screen! I hope you like my V's table! Since I am snowed in, I got to post early!!!! I adore your Spode dishes. You have SO many beautiful things, Susan, and out them all togethert so beautifully! Your pictures just make me swoon. I hope SOMEDAY I will be as good at taking pictures!!!! XO, Pinky

  16. Hi Susan! Oh, I do remember your pretty tablescapes from last year and I'm enjoying them again. I love both spots but your dining room is so elegant – maybe this is my favorite. Love your Copeland Spode! Those heart cakes look so yummy!
    Thanks as always, Susan, for hosting this wonderful day!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Very elegant and romantic!

  18. Happy Tablescape Thursday~~~ sweet Susan and have a blessed Valentine's
    Day!

    Beautiful setting:)

    Kay Ellen

  19. Thank you for hosting again Susan and thank you for sharing these 2 beautiful tables. I just love the way you have used your red pieces to set a very romantic dining table. Stunning as usual!

    Hope you can pop in for a quick cup of tea at my place!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  20. Joanne Kennedy says:

    How lovely! I think it's so cool how the same tablescape can look so different by the room it's in.

    Wonderful job…as always!
    Hugs,
    Joanne

  21. Jan ~ BellaCasa says:

    Thank you for allowing me to have a place to show my Valentine's Day tablescape. Your table and dessert look fantastic. You definitely have a gift for display. Happy Valentine's Day, Susan.

  22. Lady Katherine says:

    Breath taking! I love it Susan! I love the pearl napkin rings. The red plates and the red goblet. Divine! Just lovely! I doing a repost, today, planning a Valentine Tea later this week. Got to get to feeling better first lol Doc tried to put me in the hospital today, I was not going. lol They have called checking on me every hour! So I be there tomorrow so think of me. lol

  23. Absolutely beautiful! I'm a lover of red and Valentine's Day so both settings are appealing to me. I felt so very comfortable in the first ~ feels more cozy and warm. I think formal is wonderful but I'm just not a real formal person anymore. :-) The crystal is very lovely and the salt cellars are unique. I love the red goblets! Of course, the cakes are divine. You are just a pro!

    Thanks so much for sharing ~

  24. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says:

    So gorgeous, both of them! Beautiful red. I love the doilies too, so cute!!

  25. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    Beautiful! I think my favorite is with the red walls!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Katherine

  26. Low Tide High Style says:

    Please don't make me choose, I love them both! Everything is beautiful and I love how you incorporated the piece your mother made into your tablescape. Those cakes look yummy!

    Kat :)

  27. Your tablescapes are gorgeous!!! Regal and elegant in the red.
    Blessings!
    Gwen

  28. THat is so pretty! The cakes look so yummy! I keep hoping to join you for this meme sometime but I haven't gotten it done yet.

  29. once in a blue moon... says:

    so pretty, i love all the sparkles.. and of course, the sugar!

  30. never ceasing to delight…to tickle the fancies…and to spur us on to create beauty!

    bravo! well deserved.

  31. What a great blog!! This is my first time visiting and I will definitely be coming back often! I only wish I would have found it sooner! I hosted a Valentine's themed dinner party last weekend and was looking for good ideas on ways to set my table, and your beautiful pictures sure would have made for great inspiration! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  32. vignette design says:

    I love this table setting Susan. The red wine hocks of course are like jewels. I also use them as much as I can. The cakes look yummy too. Your photography really captures the ambiance of the whole room and setting. Thanks for hosting another TT. –Delores

  33. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    What a wonderful tablescape, Susan, and a very Happy Valentine's Day to a true sweetheart!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  34. What a wonderful table, Susan. Thankyou for hosting Tablescape Thursday – I look forward to it so much although my Aussie style of decorating is much different to yours.
    Love it all!
    Suzy

  35. Fifi Flowers says:

    Oooh la la… I'm coming over to your for Valentines! PRETTY!

  36. Wow, Susan, I'm glad you repeated this post for the newbies… I'm partial to the dining room tablescape, but then again Valentine's Day is more of a personal, romantic holiday befitting the smaller tablescape. Would you please tell me what type of camera you have? Your photos are of amazing quality.

  37. Gorgeous as always now for the question which do I like the best. Sorry it is a draw!! It does look more formal in the dining room but both are equally beautiful. Not fair to ask, everything you do is amazing.Kathysue

  38. Treasia Stepp says:

    Your tablescape is stunning Susan. Just breathtaking! I love it in either of the rooms but really like it best in the dining room.

  39. Enchanted Rose Studio says:

    That a tough decision, Susan. But in the end, I have to say the dining room. The warmth of your beautiful red walls and your beautiful mirror just brings it to another level!

    Both tables look absolutely beautiful and so very romantic.

    Don't you just love Bunny Williams?! I've never seen the photo of her pantry! I'm drooling!

    hugs,
    Tina

  40. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says:

    I love your tablescape, no mater which room it is in, but think I liked it on the porch with the wicker. Your cakes look so yummy and I am going to Michael's tomorrow…hope they still have one of the heart pans. What cake did you use? My first tablescape and I have been wanting to do this for months. Thanks for hosting.

  41. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says:

    I love your tablescape, no mater which room it is in, but think I liked it on the porch with the wicker. Your cakes look so yummy and I am going to Michael's tomorrow…hope they still have one of the heart pans. What cake did you use? My first tablescape and I have been wanting to do this for months. Thanks for hosting.

  42. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says:

    I love your tablescape, no mater which room it is in, but think I liked it on the porch with the wicker. Your cakes look so yummy and I am going to Michael's tomorrow…hope they still have one of the heart pans. What cake did you use? My first tablescape and I have been wanting to do this for months. Thanks for hosting.

  43. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says:

    I love your tablescape, no mater which room it is in, but think I liked it on the porch with the wicker. Your cakes look so yummy and I am going to Michael's tomorrow…hope they still have one of the heart pans. What cake did you use? My first tablescape and I have been wanting to do this for months. Thanks for hosting.

  44. Susan, You outdid yourself again, I love the red dishes and the crocheted pieces are beautiful

    Happy Valentine's!
    Barbara

  45. I love your Valentine's tablescape. I think it is beautiful in both locations, but the dining room is my favorite. Your heart shaped cakes look scrumptious!!

  46. Your tablescape puts my mine to shame. WOW, I was awestruck when I looked at the pictures. I love it in every room!!!! Congratulations on an awesome entry. Plus I love the heart shape cakes! Would be so kind as to send me the recipe. Living here in germany will make it hard for me to find the wilton pan, but I should be able to find something similar!
    Can´t wait for next week!

  47. Gayle from Southern Thresholds says:

    Hmmm if I have to choose, I'll pick the breakfast setting. Both are so pretty but something about the round table draws me in more

  48. I am soooo very glad you have reposted thess Valentine's Day tablescapes, Susan! I wasn't aware of your blog last year (or ANY blogs, for that matter!) & I missed it.
    I adore your Lismore Crimson Hock Wine glasses. They work for so many of your beautiful tables, from Christmas to patriotic holidays & this one, as well. I think I need some!

    You always do such a beautiful job of combining things so that each item is featured to its best advantage. Thank you again & again for your inspirations & for hosting this fun meme.

    fondly,
    Rett

  49. both are beautiful! red is a color that works year round but then that could be because I love red! LOL

    Helen

  50. Blogging To A Better Bonnie says:

    As usual, both are lovely. Personally, I prefer the glass top table. It feels more intimate… and that's the feeling you want on Valentine's Day.
    And you are so right about the cakes. I COULD smell them through the computer screen. And my mouth is watering.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  51. bunny, The Paris House Designs says:

    Your table setting is beautiful, elegant an romantic!
    I am so excited to have linked my Valentine's Day post to Tablescape Thursdays!
    xoxo
    Bunny

  52. Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! says:

    I like the dining room walls… they really compliment reds in the tablescape. Every thing is so beautiful. I am amazed at how you pull this off week after week!

    The cakes make me SO want to go off my diet. Shame on you!

    I also used a large crocheted doily in the center of my table this week. It was my mother's and is pretty darn old. (She passed at 97)

    Thanks again for hosting!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  53. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble says:

    Beautiful table ! Gorgeous!
    Debbie@debbie-dabble

  54. Anita@Theycallmejammi says:

    You're tablescapes are always beautifully done…you are definetly an inspiration. Two tables in one week, wow!

  55. Hi Susan,
    Your tablescape it to die for. I love the Spode china,never saw this pattern before. I also love the book, An Affair with a House. I love that title and the eye candy inside. Thanks for hosting each week. I really enjoy participating.

    Carey

  56. You really have a talent for making a table beautiful! I love all the red. I just love red. I don't have a table to post but I just wanted to tell you how beautiful yours is.

  57. Both are gorgeous, as always. I know that was a lot of work, thank you for sharing – it is interesting to compare the two venues.

  58. I had forgotten how beautiful this was! Very much enjoyed the re-posting with big pix. I have such dish envy over your vintage Spode. Shame on me!

    Scribbler

  59. Susan Wicker says:

    Enchanting, Susan. Just enchanting. And yes, your raspberry heart-shaped cakes are yummified. I had to use every bit of restraint to keep from sticking my fork into the computer screen to take a bite! Yum yum yum You have a master's touch in decorating! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  60. Both tables are beautiful but…I really like the coziness of the breakfast table. The crocheted centerpiece is gorgeous. I really need to find some red stemware…
    Thanks for sharing.

  61. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    I think your setting looks great in both rooms! I love red for the table. You can use it again for patriotic holidays! Beautiful, as always. Happy Valentine's Day, Susan.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  62. Cindy - Your Decorating Hotline says:

    As always your photos are phabulous! You got me inspired to try a tablescape today – now I need to learn to photograph them!

  63. Cindy - Your Decorating Hotline says:

    As always your photos are phabulous! You got me inspired to try a tablescape today – now I need to learn to photograph them!

  64. Cindy - Your Decorating Hotline says:

    As always your photos are phabulous! You got me inspired to try a tablescape today – now I need to learn to photograph them!

  65. Cindy - Your Decorating Hotline says:

    As always your photos are phabulous! You got me inspired to try a tablescape today – now I need to learn to photograph them!

  66. bunny, The Paris House Designs says:

    hi again, I linked again, the first one didn't go to my page?? but now it is working great!
    thanks

  67. I feel like I'm running out of adjectives for your tablescapes Susan. Do you ever get tired of hearing the same ones?? Probably not huh? Ha! Well, I'll just keep it simple this time…….elegant. Who am I kidding? Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, where is my Thesaurus????
    xoxo,
    Kim

  68. Deanie Rae's Space says:

    I love you Valentine tablescape. Blessings, Deanie

  69. Susan, I seriously do not know how you find the time, as I know this was not just thrown together. It is beautiful. I had to crack up today as someone thought you where my Mom? I am not sure what gave her that impression, but if you are willing to adopt a 43 year old, hey why not LOL??!!~ I would love to be passed down your dishes LOL!!~ Thanks for hosting this lovely party every week, I am really enjoying it!~

  70. The tablescape is lovely in both rooms but I think I can appreciate it more in the breakfast room. There's already so much red in the dining room that you lose the "pop" of red in your stemware and such in that room.

    I hope you have a happy Valentine's Day :-)

  71. too Blessed to Stress says:

    Those little cakes are too cute for words! i feel the urge to bake now :) so glad I was able to post my tiny tablescape today. i just love joining in on a good party!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  72. OMGoodness!…..so classy,so lovely,and those cakes are just amazing!..I know they will be so good!

  73. myletterstoemily says:

    i get so excited for you table scapes. this one is
    particularly beautiful.

    went to a tea party yesterday that had a very
    different spin on valentine's day…pretty funny!

  74. ♥Georgie♥ says:

    I am in AWE!!! wow that is so beautiful!

  75. Well, I really don't have a favorite spot. I thing the two settings are equally as charming. I like your idea of a red and white table. It's so fresh and cheerful with a touch of romance. You never disappoint! Hope you have a delightful Valentine's Day! ~ Hugs from Sarah

  76. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says:

    Hi Susan, I love your table! I love it! The red and white is gorgeous…my favorite color combo…you have used those colors beautifully! And those little cakes are just so perfect…I can't stand it!!! One more to add to my favorite list!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  77. Life on the Edge says:

    Once again you've created extraordinarily beautiful table! You never cease to amaze me with your talent. I also did a Valentine tablescape and will post a different one next week.

    Kady
    Life on the Edge

  78. The problem with blogging is I want everything I see. I would love to just pick up your table and put it in my house. What a lovely job you did setting the table. I have seen the cake pan and didn't thing anything of it until now. I will be running to Michaels later. Thank you for taking the time so we can enjoy it.

  79. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says:

    LOve those spode plates!

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com

  80. Dining Delight says:

    I loved these 'scapes last year and loved seeing them even more this year! Everything is gorgeous and loved the bigger pics! Those heart-shaped cakes are just perfect!

    DD

  81. Visual Vamp says:

    Red is my favorite color, and my first initial is V, so I love this time of year, and I especially love your table!
    xo xo

  82. Lovely tables, I never tire of seeing red !!
    Enjoy your LOVE weekend!
    Linda

  83. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    It really is interesting how the same tablescape can have such a different feeling if you change the location. The dining room feels so elegant and the breakfast room is more fun, relaxed. Both are equally stunning. You are amazing my friend!

    Sue

  84. Kay @ Off the Beaten Path says:

    Beautiful! But then red is my favorite any time of the year. Happy Valentine's Day!

  85. Hello sweet lady…

    Ohhh my…Susan, you truly are the hostess with the mostest! Setting two different tables for Valentine's Day…what a sweet treat for us!!! I think both are simply fabulous…it's funny how a room can change the feel of the exact same tablescape! Of course, the beautiful table in your dining room feels more formal…it's absolutely exquisite…I love it!!! One of my favorite things about your beautiful tables are those pretty red berries! Ohhh…I just love those! I wish that I had one of those trees at my place! They really do make for a stunning centerpiece!!! Your place settings are gorgeous too…love all that red and white and of course, the beautiful red transferware plates!!! My favorite!!! Love the table linens…what a treat to be able to use that lovely crocheted doily of your mothers!!! It's so pretty!!! Ohhh..and I love your white napkins with the lace edgings and the pretty pearl napkin rings were like the icing on a cake!!! Now…speaking of cake! Hehe! Your little heart cakes turned out fabulous! Oh yes…I just wanted to grab one…right through my monitor! Raspberry is my favorite fruit! Well my dear, you have certainly outdone yourself with both tables! They are gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us and also for hosting TT for us…yet another week!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day, my dear!!!
    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  86. Absolutely Charming…I feel your love. Thanks

  87. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Wow! Beautiful! I could eat cheese and crackers sitting at either table and feel like was having a gourmet meal. :-)

  88. Susan, both tables are beautiful, but I think I LOVE the dining room best. It just screams Romance. Very elegant and beautiful. Great job – once again.

    gloria

  89. Jeanette P. says:

    Hi Susan! I don't know if I can really pick a favorite. They are both so lovely. You make them both look so romantic. I would love to sit at either one :)

  90. 9405018--Pat says:

    Beautiful….Very elegant….thanks for sharing…Happy Valentine Day…Pat H

  91. Wowee…..Both are absolutely gorgeous, but I must say, the dining room is my favorite. Reminds me of a wonderful B&B we visit on special occasions. Thank you so much for hosting and sharing with us every week…..sooooo much fun!

  92. Chatty Crone says:

    What a wonderful tablescape, Susan, and Happy Valentine's Day! sandie

  93. Cathy Miller says:

    Oh, my goodness. There is no way I can choose which one I like best. I love the way the dining room instantly makes the setting feel more formal. But the breakfast room is really nice too. I love red more than any other color and you sure do it up right. My living room is the same color as your family room and I love it as much today as I did when we painted it 8 years ago!

  94. Hi Susan…So what time in lunch? I'm sure 5 other bloggers would love to come and enjoy either of your beautiful tables and eat one of those 5 extra cakes you have!!
    I did find the cake pan at Michaels a few months ago after seeing your picture…I guess I should make the Boss a cake for V-Day……Happy Valentines Day

  95. Linda in AZ * says:

    * Susan, so beautifuly done, soooooo "sparklingly" romantic and so sexy… HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

    Love, Linda in AZ

  96. Michael Lee West says:

    Any one of these photos could grace the cover of a cookbook or tablescaping book (hint). I love how everything just glows. You infuse your darling personality with everything you touch.
    XX00

  97. Stunning as usual. I really love those cute little heart shaped cakelets. I'll have to keep my eyes open for that pan.

    :)
    ButterYum

  98. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    Dropping back by, Susan, to ogle your tablescape again (and that delicious dessert) and to wish you a Happy Foodie Valentine's!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  99. Cass @ That Old House says:

    I love this table setting — but I am a sucker for beautiful dining rooms, so I have to say the dining room setting is my favorite. Plus it just looks so rich and gorgeous against those walls!

    Beautiful, just beautiful. Love those precious little salt cellars. My Mom had 18 little crystal cellars with tiny pewter spoons; I am not sure what has happened to them! I think I need to find them.

    Cass

  100. It's gorgeous in both rooms, but I esp. like it in the dining room. Love the red plates & nandina berries. Those cakes are making me really hungry. They look delicious! Have a happy V-day! Be safe…sounds like you might get some bad weather in GA.

  101. Bonnilynne says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Susan! Every part of it! And it looks wonderful in both places, I can't choose. I love that you used your mother's doily. (I saved my mother's, too).
    Hmmmm, I'll have to see if I can find the little cake pan – those pretty little cakes are the perfect Valentine's Day dessert!
    Wishing you a happy ♥ day!

  102. Those salts are ruby flash glass, not cranberry—so lovely is your tablescape, I just couldn't choose! bravo (are we all invited–have enough cakes!?!)!

  103. Shellbelle says:

    They both look beautiful, but in the dining room is so elegant and perfect for Valentine's Day.

    But honey, you could serve those heart cakes on paper plates in the garage and I would be there!

    P.S. I cracked my head on my monitor trying to get a bite.

  104. D. Leigh Quist says:

    Breathtakingly Beautiful! I now I think I will look for those adorable little cake pans!

    Thank you for letting us visit and view the photo's!
    D.Leigh Quist

  105. Cottage Rose says:

    Hi Susan; OH I love your Valentine table settings…. every thing is just so Romantic. It looks so gorgeous in both rooms,, but I must say that I do like the kitchen the most… it is so much more intimate, and cozy…..

    Happy Valentine's Day

    Hugs;
    Alaura

  106. Lara Harris says:

    Very pretty!Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!:)

  107. I love this tablescape on both tables, in both rooms! Glad you reposted it… I'll try to join in on the fun next Thursday!

  108. Sweet Daisy Mae says:

    Would love if you shared your new recipe…have the same pans and would love to bake for Valentine's if it's not too late. Thanks much…as always, you do such a beautiful job inspiring us. Thanks.

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

    Hi Sweet Daisy Mae,
    Just go to this previous post I've listed below, and you'll find the recipe for the basic 1234 Cake mix that I used.
    :-)http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/12/feeling-nostalgic.html

    I greased the pans with shortening and they popped right out. Then I just sprinkled them with sifted powdered sugar and added raspberry preserves to the center.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  110. this is one of the most beautiful tables ever!!! thanks for sharing and giving inspiration!

  111. I am new to blogging but ran across the Tablescape Thursdays a few weeks ago when I first began looking over various blogs. I loved it immediately! I just posted my first blog with a tablescape and Cathy Erickson from The Stylish House suggested I post mine here…so I did and hope I did it right! I have had so much fun looking over all these beautiful tablescapes. Thank you for your wonderful idea, sharing it and letting us share with you.

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