A Romantic Candlelit Table for Valentine’s Day

Welcome to the 541st Tablescape Thursday!

Never seems to matter what time of the morning/day I begin putting a table together for Tablescape Thursday, I never seem to complete it until after nightfall. Candlelight pictures are nice, right? 🙂

But I would still like to share some daytime photos with you, so you’ll find those further down in this post. These were taken last night and the daylight pictures were taken this morning. Hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day table and have a wonderful, wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Candlelight Valentine's Day Table


Candlelight dining is by far my favorite! This is how every meal should be enjoyed, don’t you think?

Valentine's Day Tablescape by Candlight


Let’s pass a law that all dining must be done by candlelight, even if it’s in the middle of the day. We’ll just close all the curtains, shutters and blinds and light all the candles! Sound good? 😉

Candlelit Table, Valentine's Day


Happy Valentine’s Day to you! If you don’t have a special Valentine to celebrate with today, be your own Valentine! Do something special today, just for you.

Romantic Table, Valentine's Day


The candle in our centerpiece is surround by pink and red mercury-glass hearts. Can’t remember where I found those since I’ve had them for several years…may have been Marshalls since I often find mercury-glass pieces there.

Valentine's Day Table Setting, Candlelight


A few more photos taken early this morning…do you see the little mercury glass hearts I hung from the chandelier last night?

Valentine's Day, Red and White Tablescape


Romantic Tablescape for Valentine's Day


The sun was shining in through the bay window in the breakfast room this morning. I love the way it picks and chooses what it will highlight on the table.

Valentine's Day Dinner Party


Vintage Spode Copeland in Valentine's Day Tablescape


The flatware is by Towle in the pattern, King Richard.

Vintage Spode Copeland, Tower with Lace Pierced Chargers


The stemware is Waterford. The water/tea glass is in the pattern Araglin. I’m not sure about the Ruby Hock glassware, it may be Lismore. Both were purchased in Macy’s many, many years ago.

Waterford Stemware, Araglin and Lismore, Valentine's Day Table


The dinnerware is vintage Spode Copeland, Tower, dating back to the 1920’s, I believe. The chargers are from Horchow back in 2008, before I ever knew about this thing called a blog. I was entertaining a lot back then and purchased these along with some white swirl chargers thinking cream chargers and white chargers would cover all my needs and work with all almost any dinnerware.

I should have moved the candle for this photo. I’ll take another one and add it to this post so you can better see the beautiful Tower pattern.

Spode Copeland, Tower in Valentine's Day Table Setting


Update: Here’s a photo, minus the candle. Love this Spode pattern!

Antique-Vintage Spode Copeland, Tower


A little closer…

Antique Spode Copeland, Tower


Velvet edged napkins seemed perfect for a Valentine’s Day table setting. I layered them over eyelet edged napkins. I love using eyelet napkins with these pierced chargers, they work so well together.

Both napkins are from Pier 1 several years ago. They always carry the best napkins! I wonder what they are getting in for spring. I think I’ll visit soon to see, haven’t been there in a while.

Red Velvet Edged Linen Napkins, Valentine's Day Tablescape


Happy Valentine’s Day to you, dear Friend! ♥♥♥

Candlelight Valentine's Day Table


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  1. Thank you Susan! I love the way you did the napkins for pretty romantic Valentine table!

  2. Agatha Raisin!!!! Finally! It’s been so long since they made the Quiche of Death that I had given up hope! I will check it out today. 😀

  3. Darlene Gardner says

    Susan, I love this table. Your dishes are perfect for Valentines – I love them. Also, the entire table is so romantic. I also hung mercury hearts from my chandelier, they add a very nice touch. Thanks for always inspiring me.

  4. What a beautiful Valentines Day table! I drool over the chargers every time their presented! The setting is so romantic.
    Happy Valentines Day to you Susan!

  5. Beautiful table! I love red and white transferware and it does make a pretty Valentine’s Day table – it’s on my table at home right now too. (Different pattern but similar effect) Happy Valentine’s Day, Susan!

  6. Lovely as always. Did I miss what the tablecloth is? It would be perfect in my dining room.

    • Thanks! You know, I can’t remember now where I found the tablecloth…I have had it for so many years. I originally bought it to go on the round table beside my bed, but have a different tablecloth there now. I was surprised to see how well it fits this table, just doesn’t go all the way to the floor like it did on my bedside table. I can’t remember where I found it, but I bet it was either TJ Max/HomeGoods or Marshalls. That’s often where I find tablecloths.

  7. Oh Susan, I love your Spode Copeland, Tower dinnerware. This table setting is so pretty.
    I’m having fun going through the Youtube shows you recommended. I really like Kristen. So far I’ve only watch the one about the Pink Cottage with the thatched roof. Thanks so much for that post. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

  8. Susan, this is such a pretty Valentine’s Day table! I especially love the vintage Spode plates. …….and I see you brought out that GORGEOUS red tablecloth again, I am drooling over it!

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and thanks for another great Tablescape Thursday.

    • Elena, if I come across one somewhere, I’ll let you know. I’m glad I saved it when I removed it from my bedside table. I didn’t realize it would work on my breakfast until recently. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! XXX

  9. Anne Shaheen says

    Holly Holden would have weaved ribbon through the chargers!

  10. I love both day and night but especially the daylight ones showing off the table elements so nicely. Love the sunlit one!
    Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day too!

    • Thanks, Liz! Now that the daylight is staying a bit longer, and we get to move the clocks forward in about 3-4 weeks (Yay!) I won’t have as much trouble getting the daytime pictures.
      Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your sweetie! XXX

  11. I look forward to all your Tablescapes and they inspire me to try new settings on my table and change things up for each occasion. I just love those charger plates and each time you show them I get busy on line to try and find some. I haven’t found any up here on the west coast of Canada yet! But I will keep enjoying seeing yours. Thanks.

    • Thanks so much, Deri! I keep hoping Horchow will bring them back, they definitely need to! I wish I knew who their buyers were, I’d tell ’em to get on that!

  12. Happy Valentine’s Day, Susan!
    Love everything about your romantic table, as always!
    Mine looks all white and pink… hubby just has to accept that! LOL
    (For that I made heart-shaped mini pizzas as appetizer, though!) 😉
    Google replaced its both “oo’s” with a big, pink heart, today! 🙂

  13. Happy Happy Valentine Wishes Dear Susan.
    Your table setting is wonderful made even more enchanting by the changing
    atmosphere between daylight and candle glow. All of your special touches are noted and serving as inspiration. Wishing you the loveliest of days.

  14. Brenda Lawrence says

    Stunning table for Valentine’s! It would be so cool to dine with you at one of your beautiful table settings Susan. I think you would be a fun gal to hang out with. lol Thanks for being you!

  15. Happy Valentine’s Day, Susan! What a pretty table, candlelight is beautiful, but I loved seeing all the detail in the morning sunlight! Pier 1 has BOGO right now on napkins and other table accessories, I think!

    • Oh my, I need to get over and check that out. Think I’ll do that tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up! Hope you guys had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  16. Just lovely, and so romantic! I’m with you; candlelight should be a requirement for every evening meal! I always look forward to every Thursday to see your beautiful Tablescapes. BTW, have you seen that Pier 1 is in some trouble? I couldn’t make it without Pier 1!

    • Yes! For every meal! 🙂
      No, I hadn’t heard that! I need my Pier 1. I’ll Google and see what’s up.
      I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Martha! XXX

  17. Yes, the candlelight is a must. But the sunlit brunch version is a very close second.

  18. Wonderful party Susan. Thank you for hosting for us this week.
    Hope you are having a very lovely Valentine’s.

  19. Beautiful table setting in candlelight or daylight. Love the Spode dishes…elegant! Happy Valentine’s Day

  20. Cyndi Raines says

    Very pretty table Susan. Candlelight is always special, love it. Hope your day was filled with lots of love and laughter. Happy Friday!

  21. Love those place settings! I’m going to have to stay off the computer seems like everything I read has beauty dishes in them! And I have an addiction for dishes!!!!!

  22. So romantic! Thanks for hosting, Susan!….Christine

  23. Bobbi Duncan says

    Gorgeous table setting, Susan, from the tablecloth to the beautiful crystal stemware. I love the look of the red and white transferware with those “please, Horchow, bring them back” chargers. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. We’ve been away or I would’ve commented sooner. Hugs!

  24. How did I miss this one…..red ‘n white and luved all over!! franki

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