Valentine’s Day Table Settings, Great for the Kids

Welcome to the 232nd Tablescape Thursday and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Before Valentine’s Day gets away, I have two last Valentine’s Day table settings to share.  A visit to the home of my friend, Marie, is always so much fun.  I love seeing how she decorates her beautiful home for her grandchildren’s visits and for the holidays.

The basement/terrace level has a full kitchen and is a great spot for the grandchildren to have parties and friends over.  You may remember this area from a previous post here:  3 Party Table Settings with Coca-Cola Dishware and Coke Memorabilia

Terrace Basement Kitchen (Inlaw Suite)

Marie created a wonderful Valentine’s Day setting here on the eat-in bar in her terrace level kitchen.  Come a bit closer, you have to see these adorable plates!

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

They are decorated with a design that features a sweet old fashioned, Valentine’s Day card.  Love the adorable “heart” napkin rings!

Valentine's Day Card Plates
These remind me of the Valentine’s Day cards we gave out when I was in grammar school.

Valentine's Day Card Plates
Sooo sweet!
Valentine's Day Card Plates

This one says, “Every road to my happiness leads to you, My Valentine.  🙂  Update:  Several folks have asked where Marie found these cute plates.  Marie said she found them in HomeGoods several years ago and on the back it says, “Rosanna.”

Valentine's Day Card Plates

Marie didn’t leave out the small eating area on the other side of the kitchen…it got a bit of Valentine’s Day fun, too.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Table Setting

Wish I had gotten a better close up of the silver heart napkin rings.  I love the delicate look of the sheer napkin sheaths with a Valentine’s Day setting and love those fun wine glasses!

Valentine's Day Tablescape Table Setting


Update: Too cute to not share!

While I was visiting in Marie’s home, she showed me something upstairs in her darling granddaughter’s bedroom.  You may remember this photo from a previous post sharing the Christmas decorations in this room.  (Pssst:  You can take the full tour of this room here: Tour a Beautiful Victorian Decorated for Christmas, Part VI)

See the sweet dresser against the wall?

Pink Girl's Bedroom with Pottery Barn Beds and Shades of Light Chandelier and Sconces 08

Stored away in the dresser are some adorable tea sets.

Valentine's Day Tea Set

When the turret in this room isn’t holding a Christmas tree, it holds a little table and chairs for hosting tiny tea parties. 🙂

Valentine's Day Tea Set 3

I had to share this adorable miniature Valentine’s Day tea set.   Does this not put a smile on your face?  Sooo cute!

Valentine's Day Tea Set 4

To view some of the previous Valentine’s Day table settings posted here at BNOTP, click here: Valentine’s Day Table Settings

I posted a surprise table setting to warm you up for Tablescape Thursday yesterday.  Did you get to see it?  Bonnie created a wonderful tablescape for a Mardi Gras celebration with friends.  You’ll find it here:  Mardi Gras Table Setting

Thanks so much to Marie for having us over to her beautiful home again!

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

Looking forward to all the tablescapes for this Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  2. Adorable! I wonder where she found those precious plates? I’m kicking myself for not buying those heart placemats at dollar tree 🙁 Love it all! Thank you for hosting Susan, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
    xo, Andrea

  3. At this point, my darling husband is running for the hills when I tell him about my trip to Dollar Tree, but I love what Marie has done with her cute decorations. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  4. Thanks for hosting! XO, Aimee

  5. Yes, those dishes do remind me of our childhood valentines! Thanks for hosting. Linda

  6. Okay, I have to know, where does Marie keep ALL HER STUFF! Goodness, her tables are always so FULL with touches and accessories {as of course are Yours!}, and I have seen where you keep your things…she must have a warehouse full of seasonal decor! Another great table, I hate Valentine’s Day will be over tomorrow, it is so much cute fun!

  7. Hi Susan! Oh, what a wondrous place your friend has! Love the adorable settings for her grands. What a beautiful space this is. Thanks for hosting and Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  8. She sure does a great job! Love the red heart placemats and those coffee mugs on the bar. Those plates are the cutest.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  9. So cute! Love your friend’s kitchen. Thanks for hosting!

  10. I love the wine glasses and the napkin rings! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great Valentine’s Day.

  11. I love the heart shaped placemats. It’s all so pretty. Happy Valentines Day!

  12. Love her plates, did she have them made or did she buy them?

  13. Helen Holshouser says

    Thank you for such wonderful , fun,and entertaining posts Susan! I love , love , love these pleates! How precious! I also love the heart placemats! The Dollar Tree, hard to believe! Since I no longer drive due to disability, i have to beg my grown children to find things for me! LOL they think I’ve lost my mind lately, you have inspired me so! Love it, have a great love day today! Helen

  14. Happy Valentine’s Day, Susan. Marie’s table settings for her grands are darling. Those plates do look like the little valentine’s children exchanged. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing more of Marie’s holiday settings…….Sarah

  15. What lucky grandchildren! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Susan!

  16. Love these! So creative!

  17. Would love info about the plates… please???

  18. Susan,
    Your friend, Marie, has the most wonderful tablescapes throughout her lovely home!!!
    I adore thevintage Valentine appealing children’s plates at her service bar area!!! So~o~o sweet!!!
    Thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday!!!
    Inspiration abounds for amazing table place setting ideas each and every week!!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day from my~heart~to~yours!!!

  19. You have the greatest, fun and exciting friends Susan, that have the love for tablescaping, like your friend Marie!! This children’s table is adorable and her kitchen is fabulous, like the magazine kind! That nook with the the fork and spoon artwork on it is certainly amazing! The adorable children’s dishes are too much! Beautiful post, so much eye candy. Thank you for it and for hosting your great meme. HAPPY VALENTINE’S dear Susan, for your and yours.

  20. Marie sets a high bench mark for decorating for holidays. She has so many wonderful ideas. I remember those precious cards from my childhood, too. Thanks for inviting us for a peak and for hosting us. Happy Valentine’s Day! Cherry Kay

  21. Happy St. Valentine’s Day, Susan – and thank you for hosting!

  22. Good morning Susan! Thank you for hosting this Valentine tablescape party! I kept trying to link up but for some reason, I can’t. I hope you are able to stop by and see my tablescape 🙂

    • Hi Jen,
      I bet your link back to BNOTP is for the old blogspot address. The old address will redirect you back to the current address, but Inlinkz won’t recognize it. So just check to make sure the link in your post back to the party is for and not The way to check is to right click on your link and copy the link to the URL address bar or to a word document…then you can see what it says.

  23. Happy Valentine’s Day !!!

  24. Marie’s tablescape for h er grandchildren is so adorable! Love those paltes and what a pretty kitchen!…Christine

  25. Oh, to have a friend like Marie! Love the set up on the counter. She has such spirit and great creativity. Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

  26. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  27. Dorinda Selke says

    Hi Susan – Wishing you a Happy Heart Day ! Love Love Love the adorable vintage dishes that Marie has in her table setting – they are just too adorable ! Looking forward to seeing the tea set Hugs, Dorinda

  28. Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs from Missouri!

  29. Adorable tablescape! Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  30. Hi Susan,
    Wow your friend has a lovely kitchen and such good taste too. Lovely table/bar scape.

  31. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your party! The red heart placemats are so cute she did a Beautiful job putting this together for her Grandchildren.
    XXOO Diane

  32. Absolutely darling! Love the plates, the placemats – everything is perfect!
    Happy Valentine’s day! ♥ B.

  33. I did not think Marie could top it after posting the lovely heart plates….but she did!! Where on earth did she buy those adorable plates featuring children’s cards of old. Lovely, lovely setting once again including the heart shaped place mats.
    Susan, do you think Marie will adopt me?? 🙂
    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY SUSAN, every day is a celebration on your site.

  34. Those vintage Valentine card plates are adorable! Marie has a fabulous collection of different china and a knack for displaying it! Love the Mardi Gras china too. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


  35. What an adorable tablescape your friend Marie has created. She is amazing in her decorations. I absolutely love them. She is a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing.


    MY GOODNESS Where did she get those plates/who is the manufacturer? I have just spent an hour on the internet and cannot locate them .


  37. marie barnes says

    HI ladies, i just sat down to read comments. and thanks for the wonderful ones you have written. my plates came from Home Goods some years ago, but i did find some on ebay. the name on the back is Rosanna so i typed in Rosanna Valentine and came up with some. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. by the way my Valentines’ Day decorations will stay up until March 1st this year. We are hosting a fundraiser called Hearts for Heros to benefit the Marietta Aviation Museum here in Marietta. so valentines’ day will become Hearts for Heros on march 1. Then Easter goes up. because it is so early i cannot do both St. Patrick’s day and Easter this year. Maybe a little of both out side but inside has to be

  38. Those grandchildren are so lucky. Just looking at the tea set made me smile.

  39. How I love the pink bedroom. So girlie and so romantic.

    Everythig is choosen in the finest choice for the special day eventhough kiddies are the main highlight.


    Happy VD,
    /CC girl

  40. Hi Susan,
    It is so nice of Maria to share her lovely home with all of us. I enjoyed seeing her Valentine’s Day tea party for her grandchildren. The plates are so cute!
    Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

  41. Hi Love everything. I have a request. Can you post like you do on some of your posts where the items were purchased or where you can find them? That would be such a good addition because Marie has such lovely things and some great ideas too!!!! Thank you Irene

  42. Those plates are adorable!!! Marie sure has quite a collection. Every detail is perfect. Love the placemats. I, too, have heart napkin rings on my V’s table. Her grandchildren are VERY lucky! And we are lucky that she allows you to share with us!!! XO, pinky

  43. Happy Valentine’s Day! What a beautiful home your friend has…love those plates!! I’m hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you’d like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  44. Love your tables capes. You are very talented.

  45. I guess I got here too early yesterday and didn’t see this post, so I’m linking late! I love the Valentine plates above, but I can’t take my eyes off that little girl bedroom wonderland! Oh my goodness! I want to move in!

  46. Thank you so much for hosting. Love love the sweet plates.. They are so adorable.. that home is just gorgeous. Hope your Valentine’s was fabulous. xo marlis

  47. Is the table and stools a set, and where did Marie find them?! I have 9 grandsons, and would love the extra seating space when they visit.
    Absolutely beautiful tablescapes!

  48. Thank you Marie for sharing your beautiful home. This looks like a perfect place for family.

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