Valentine’s Day Table Setting with Yummy Heart Cakes

Welcome to the 24th Tablescape Thursday!

Ok, I know it’s really the first Tablescape Thursday…but I didn’t want to start the count over just because our tablescaping day moved two days down the week.

I’ll be sharing a Valentine’s Tablescape today and I’d love to know where you think it looks best…the breakfast room or the dining room.  I put together a little Valentine’s table to share today. I couldn’t decide if I wanted this tablescape in my breakfast room or dining room…so I’m showing it to you in both. I’ll let you decide where it looks best.

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 Table Setting

I actually did some baking for this tablescape.  I’ve been hoping to try a new Wilton “heart-shaped” baking pan. It worked like a charm!  The little heart cakes came out very easily. Michaels has the Wilton heart pans, too.  I saw them while shopping in there recently.

Heart Cakes for Valentine's Day

I filled them with raspberry preserves…

Heart Cakes for Valentine's Day

I used my Lenox, Butler’s Pantry, Gourmet as a charger for this setting. The dinner plate is vintage Tower by Spode. The red salad plates are plates I bought last summer at Home Goods.

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Found these little pearl napkin rings several months ago at Old Time Pottery for just $1 each.

Pearl Napkin Ring

Candlelight is always perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Table Setting

Tea glasses are Araglin by Waterford. The Crimson Hock wine glasses are also by Waterford.

Valentine's Table Setting Tablescape

When I bought these little cranberry salt cellars a few years back, I knew they would be great for Christmas.  I wasn’t thinking about the other “red” holiday.  They look right at home with the Crimson Hock goblets.

Birds-eye view…

Valentine's Table Setting Tablescape


Okay, let’s move this table setting to the dining room.

Valentine's Table Setting Tablescape

Now, the same tablescape…but this time in the dining room and the table is set with six place settings, instead of four.

Valentine's Table Setting Tablescape in Red Dining Room

Valentine's Table Setting Tablescape

Flatware is Towle, King Richard

Valentine's Table Setting Tablescape

Close-up of Spode, Tower…this china bears the old Copeland Spode hallmark, indicating it was produced in the 1920’s.

Copeland Spode Tower

Bread plate in Spode, Tower…

Copeland Spode Tower

A “Love” pitcher centerpiece

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

In which room did you like this Valentine’s Day table setting best?  It really looks at home with the red walls in the dining room, doesn’t it?

Valentine's Day Table Setting Tablescape

You’ll find additional Valentine’s Day tablescapes here:  Valentine’s Day Table Settings



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  1. Beautiful table…love the red spode!!

    I think I like dining room best…red/white walls with the red/white theme!(I like the kitchen too)



  2. Oh Susan. I just love your Valentine table. The little cakes are so great, too! The goblets really add a richness to the tablescape. Everything is so pretty!!

  3. ~CC Catherine says

    Hi Susan! πŸ˜‰ How gorgeous and romantic in the reds and whites! Love the pearl napkin rings, and the little desserts were adorable and look very tasty! I liked the tablescape best in the breakfast room, I think because I love a round table and the lace tablecloth. It is gorgeous in both, but the breakfast room is my favorite! πŸ˜‰ ~CC Catherine

  4. Oh how absolutely romantic, beautiful and delicious! Love it in both rooms!!

  5. Kathleen Ellis says

    What beautiful tables…both of them! How in the world could we choose which one we like better???
    I can’t! The little salt cellars are perfect! I love the red and white…the pearl napkin rings I love, too! Pretty, pretty, pretty!
    Have a happy Thursday, Susan!

  6. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! Susan, what delightful Valentine’s tables.

  7. Your home is so beautiful, Susan, that I can’t even choose which room I like this stunning Valentine’s tablescape in the best! You are so gifted with home decor and creating stunningly beautiful settings. Its always such an inspiration to visit. I’m *still* trying to get brave enough to join your fun Tablescape Thursday crew! πŸ™‚

  8. I like BOTH tables….the candlelight is so pretty! And the little cakes look delish! Oh, by the way, your directions were great and my post starts at the beginning this time! Thanks!Linda

  9. #12 Libby.. I get “permission denied” invitation only….


  10. Susan,
    I love both tables, but the breakfast with the wicker seems more intimate and romantic. Besides everything being gorgeous, the white pitcher and red berries is just perfect. The plates, napkin rings, candles and those wonderful glasses. It’s stunning as usual. Cindy

  11. Susan,
    Both tablescapes are incredibly beautiful! The dining room is formal and elegant, while the breakfast room just sparkles with the glass top table. It’s a hard one, but I’m leaning towards the breakfast room. Which one did you like the best after your finished photographing each room?

    Are the Colonial Candles dripless?


  12. Raggedy Girl says

    Both rooms are lovely but I think the red walls in the dining room really increase the impact of the red dishes and goblets. You always do such beautiful tablescapes.
    Roberta Anne

  13. Melissa Miller says

    They are both gorgeous.
    Something abut the unexpected look of it in your breakfast room I like better though. Love it!
    I really like the hearts and goblets.

  14. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Susan, I love your red and white tablescape. How special to have the large doiley that your mom made. I love the little cakes. I am going on a mission to buy these pans. You are so talented.
    Hugs, Terrie

  15. Oh Susan, thanks so much for hosting this! I can finally play along! We have dinners on Tuesday nights pretty often, as that’s one of Scott’s days off! So this is perfect! πŸ™‚ Happy Thursday (soon).

  16. Ma'dame French says

    I love both but I like the intimacy of the breakfast room! Those little heart shaped cakes look divine! Wonderful Job! French;)

  17. Susan, this is just beautiful. I love it all, especially your gorgeous crystal and those napkin rings. (and what a deal on those!). This look wonderful in both rooms, but I think I prefer the breakfast room. It just appears more intimate and cozy for Valentines day. Once again, you have such a wonderful talent for this and I look forward to seeing what you come up with each week. Kathy

  18. I like it in both…it is a beautiful tablescape. The cake looks good too!!

  19. Susan, I love the tablescape in the dining room best, but I’d love to be either place–it’s just lovely!! My faves are the Waterford glasses and the delicious dessert (or is it dinner?? LOL). Beautiful my bloggie friend!

  20. Both are gorgeous of course, but I prefer the breakfast room. Much more intimate for this occasion. Loved your dessert cakes, they are perfect for the celebration. The candles are marvelous and provide just the right color.

    Your china and stemware coordinate beautifully. Those salt cellars add the exact right touch to this tablescape.

  21. they are both beautiful, but I think I really like the dining room with that great red wall!

  22. prof en retraite says

    Oh Susan…just gorgeous! The Spode is wonderful…I love the fat rims! You really found some great buys at Old Time Pottery! I’m gonna have to get myself up there to check it out!Your little salt cellars are perfect! I think I like it in the dining room with your red walls. Annnndddd…last but not least…that desert looks yummy! Beautiful tablescape!…Debbie

  23. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Susan, this is incredible! I love your heart shaped cakes. What a darling pitcher, and the napkin rings add another romantic touch. My personal favorite is the one in the dining room. Another table full of inspriration. Thanks for hostessing our first Tablescape Thursday. hugs ~lynne~

  24. Lady Katherine says

    Both are so lovely! I love the red plates, and the red heart cakes! If you have any of the cakes left send me one! lol The salt cellars are so pretty, as the stemware. Love the pearl napkin holders. I love all the tea lights, with the red candle sticks. The centerpiece says it all!

  25. cedwards55 says

    Don’t make me choose! I love them both. Your Spode is wonderful and how in the world do you get such sparkle on your crystal? Those cakes are just too cute. Gonna go looking for those cake pans. You really out did yourself this week, Susan!!!!

  26. Oh how beautiful I might have to do this sometime love your blog just found you I will be back!

  27. OK Now I really feel like an amateur Susan ” ). I’m going to learn a whole lot from your beautiful settings. If I had to choose it would be the breakfast room. I’m a casual girl at home… well you’ll see.
    I’m feeling very romantic now.
    May I ask what lens you use for these great pics?
    I have a Nikon D80 and need a new lens.
    thanks so much
    Love Claudie

  28. Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says

    That table is beautiful! Nothing is prettier than red and white to me!

  29. Gypsy aka Tam says

    as always your table is absolutly stunning!!! It’s just perfect. You never dissappoint, thank you so much for hosting this event.
    Have a wonderful Thursday,

  30. Oh, Susan. You never let us down. The tablescape is gorgeous. I guess my favorite one is in the breakfast room. I crochet and am partial to that gorgeous round doily on your round table! Your dishes are so lovely and the glassware too. You baked for us and what beautiful cakes they are! I’m so pleased you like the TT button. I’ll be tablescaping with you next week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  31. Dixie's Whimsey says

    I love red and white… both are beautiful… but I think I have to go with the cozier breakfast nook myself. Inspirational! Dixie

  32. Soooo beautiful in both rooms. I love the little red salt sellars. Beautiful Spode dishes and the red plates are lovely also. Your little heart cakes look delicious. Wonderful Valentine’s tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  33. I vote for the Dining Room tablescape. Gorgeous!

  34. Wow, love so many things here. The spode is gorgeous, and the white vase with the red berries is perfect !

    ..I’m on a sugar free diet right now so those hearts were making my mouth water lOL..

    I’d love to participate in this …maybe I’ll visit some blogs with tablescapes this week and join next week.

    But one , question. Do you gals really have an extraordinary amount of place settings or are you all just amazingly talented and creative?
    I think I’m sadly lacking in the dish department LOL


  35. Susan, both tables are so gorgeous. I’m having a small dinner party next week and you’ve given me so many lovely ideas. Can’t wait to get started. This is my first time participating in Tabletop….have been a lurker for awhile now and decided to for it this week. Thanks for the inspiration! Elaine πŸ™‚

  36. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Well, when I saw the tablescape in the breakfast room, I thought it can’t get better than this, but it did — in the dining room! Beautiful, beautiful. Those salt cellars are gorgeous, and all of your plates look so pretty together. Love the pitcher too. laurie

  37. Maya@Completely-Coastal says

    Wow. I’m speechless. What a display. The red is stunning…, and those pastries, hmmmmm.

  38. I can’t decide which setting I like better. They are equally very pretty, I think! Everything is gorgeous, the plates, the glasses, the candle holders, the centerpiece and even the heart cakes….Christine

  39. Breathe taking. I felt a little “home spun” after seeing your gorgeous table. No spode or fine china found on my table. All my table wares are from the clearance tables. Every plate stemware or silverware was purchased for under 5$. I remember as a mother of 6 kids looking forward to that time when I could set a table with fine china and crystal. But darn if they weren’t just replaced by grandchildren. Love this site!

  40. LOVE YOUR TABLES! And I have to tables because they were both great! My favorite was the dinning room because of the red walls for a back drop. But, the breakfast room was more intimate. You always out do yourself. I have been so busy I have not been by to visit as much this last couple of weeks & I missed all your magic. Happy TT. Thank you for hosting such a fun event.

  41. Uh, never mind which room the table looks best in; it’s so beautiful it would look good in my garage! Just send me those cakes…I think this is the prettiest table I’ve seen in ages. How talented you are!

  42. HI susan….love the dining room table with the red Spode…But where did you get the Wilton cake pan?? The heart shape cakes are adorable, I would love to make them…can you e-mail me with where you bought it.

  43. I like it best in the dining room. This is one of my favorite tablescapes you've done. The red crystal & salt cellars are beautiful. The cakes are pretty too. I bet your hubby was glad to get one of those!

  44. I like the intimacy of one and the glamour and elegance of the other,I just love them both.I agree ,colonial candles are one of the best burning candles around.You always do such wonderful tablescapes.Thank you for taking the time to share with us all out here in blog land,Kathysue

  45. Fifi Flowers says

    Ooh la la… I would love to celebrate Valentines Day at your house… it looks PERFECT!
    ENJOY your day!

  46. I chose the breakfast room. It seems to be more intimate. The dining room is more formal. They are both beautiful rooms.

  47. Simply gorgeous and yummy, those darling cakes! I like it all, but then red is my fav color. I think I like it in the breakfast nook best!

  48. vicki archer says

    Inspirational Susan – your table is perfect and so inviting. I loved the smaller table if I had to choose. Congratulations on those heart shaped cakes -they were he piece de resistance, xv.

  49. sarah @ abeachcottage says

    goodness, I kept scrolling up and down and looking…love the spode and love the heart shaped baking, sigh it is all just so gorgeous, you are one talented lady, oh to come to your house for dinner!


  50. Miss Janice says

    Susan, everything is darling as usual. I love the Spode “Tower” china, that precious “Love” pitcher…how stinkin’ cute is that thing?! and the salt cellars are exquisite! Oh, and I love those hock wine goblets. Now, if I simply must choose, I think I’ll pick the breakfast room…even though the salt cellars and wine goblets primp it up a bit! Love this entire setting:-) What a cute idea to prepare the romantic dessert. You are just the best tablescaper girl!

  51. Beautiful, beautiful. I keep looking and I see more beautiful things every time. We don’t have these things in our country sadly to say, We do have beautiful dinnerservices and such but not this beautiful extravaganza

  52. LdyDy Loves Cake says

    Busy week for me and I wasn’t able to put my tablescape together. But I sure wasn’t going to miss seeing everyone’s creations! Susan both settings were breathtaking! I love all the crystal against the white and red. I loved both settings but the more formal look of the dining room blew me away! Just fabulous! Hugs!

  53. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    Hmmmm, Sweetest Susan~ So we have a "choice?"… between "fresh n' crisp" ORRRRRR "sultry n' sexy"??? I um, welllllll, lemme see~~~ AH! How about the kitchen for breakfast, then after everything's allll cleaned up, moving it into the DR for dinner??? (Hey! I could go into POLITICS, huh?!?). It's all just sooooo beautiful, & of all your "pretties", the red Waterfords have to be MY personal fav! (OK, alonnnnng with everyyyyything else!!!)… Many thanks as always, n' warm, "GET WELL SOON!" hugs!!!~~~ JUSTBEAUTIFUL!!! XO Linda

  54. Hello Susan, I have linked to Tablescape Thursdays after being inspired by so many incredibly talented tablescapers here in Blog-Land. I thought I would give it a try πŸ™‚ thank you for hosting this beautiful event.

    Your Valentines tablescape is stunning, both settings but as I am a big fan of Red the dining room was the one that really blew me away, everything is just perfect. Kathy.

  55. It all coordinates beautifully. LOve the little salt cellars. Those heart cakes are the perfect touch.

  56. Your table is absolutely stunning!

  57. carolinajewel says

    How beautiful! Spode Pink Tower is my everyday china, so you know I love it! It really is perfect for Valentine’s Day!


    Love your tablescape,it truly looks like a page from ROMANTIC homes…
    Very inspiring!

  59. vicky darnell says

    perfection, everything was 5*. I love your mixes. Thanks

  60. Morning Susan….you outdid yourself girl…both are jaw-dropping…eye popping….just the prettiest eye candy settings! I so am drawn to the one in the Breakfast room…it just seem so personal & cozy! I redid the center of my dining table..sort of a 'semi-tablescape'! lol Now if I just knew how to add pretty dishes I could be a Thursday Tablescaper too! lol This is just gorgeous to wake up to my friend….have a great Thursday!

  61. Terri and Bob says

    Good morning!

    First off, I LOVE BUNNY WILLIAMS and have that very book as an inspiration on my table in my living room. I never noticed the candles, though!

    I absolutely think the best setting is in the DR. It is so rich.

    Did you hear what I did? I posted yesterday instead of today. I went ahead and signed up though because I wanted to be on your roster as having participated!

  62. This is my favorite Valentine’s Day tablescapes ever!!

  63. Oh Susan…No way can I choose…they both are so pretty! Those heart-shaped cakes are wonderful looking too…now they say “LOVE” to me! Holy smokes, look at the list of participants…
    I’d better get busy visiting!
    πŸ˜‰ Bo

  64. I not that big of a fan of ‘red’, however you certainly have done it justice. Your tablescape is just BEAUTIFUL Susan. I particularly love that little white pitcher…and at $4.00 what a bargain it is. (You are fortunate to live in the States as the prices are so very reasonable compared to ours.)

  65. Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me says

    How lovely! I think both table settings are absolutely beautiful. But, the breakfast room, with the glass table just sparkles. I think that is my favorite! And you baked….yum, the cakes look delicious!

  66. Susan,I didn’t think it was possible,but you keep getting better and better.
    It all is just superb.I think i like the coziness of the breakfast room the best…Ann

  67. Your tables are Beautiful!!! I love everything about them, and the cakes look so Mmmmm good.

    I love your red walls in the dinning room, so I’m going to say, I like the tablescape in the dinning room.

  68. Lovely! I love the transferware. The Spode looks much more like a true red than “other” red transferwares. My Johnson Brothers is more pink/rose in tone. I love this redder (is that a word?) version.

  69. Gorgeous!

    I can’t wait to get home and play!

    Stupid job…always gets in the way of my fun.

  70. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    Your Valentine table is stunning, in both settings! You have infused the table with romance and love. Everything is just breathtaking. You are extremely gifted and I really appreciate you sharing your gift with all of us. The dishes are great especailly the Spode! Gotta love Spode!
    Alisa – Carolina Panache

  71. I love it in the breakfast room, that pop of red among the white and yellow. But the dining room is so romantic. I think I would just use it for breakfast in the first room then move to the dining room for dinner. It is so very lovely. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. The table-scape is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  72. I love both. I can’t pick just one, they absolutely existite. Loved the glasses and well just everything. Thanks for sharing. Maryrose

  73. Spectacular!! Everything comes together so well.

  74. Donna Marie says


    Fabulous! Your table is so romantic… I think I just fell in love…

    Donna Marie

  75. I like the dinning room best! Love the Spode and the table is perfect for Valentines Day! Beautiful!

  76. Stunning!!!

  77. Cami @ Creating Myself says

    I like the breakfast room setting the best. The juxtaposition of the casual setting w/ teh elegant tableware is very charming.

  78. Janie's World says

    I’ve been secretly participating in your Tablescape Tuesday and I have finally decided to take the plunge. Your tables are beautiful and I especially love this Valentines table. It is soooo sparkly

  79. Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ says

    Susan, No way can I make the decision, there both so darn gorgeous. Sooooo beautiful…the pearls napkin rings really top it off. The heart cakes are perfect!! Looks yummy too!

  80. Donna@designson47thstreet says

    Simply Beautiful ~ both of them!

    We have so many similar dishes! πŸ˜‰


  81. Both table scapes are lovely. However, I think I prefer the breakfast room setting the best for romance.

  82. Half of the Style Sisters says

    Your table is just perfect! I love the little cakes! This is just so fun to share ideas.

  83. Counting Your Blessings says

    I would have to tend to the dining room setting. I think the attractiveness that the cherry table, chairs and side bar lend to the elegance of the place setting and the carefully placed candles. The reflection of the items in the mirror give great depth to the room and the suttleness (not to large or overwhelming) of the center piece lend to great conversation amongst the guests to be. The pastries look absolutely delicious. Thanks for inviting us in to take a peek. -Mr Blessings

  84. Half of the Style Sisters says

    I love your tablescape…it is just perfect for Valentines day! The goblets are so beautiful, the red plates and of course the cute cakes! I love it all.

  85. Hi Susan
    You have so many beautiful dishes, glasses and linens that every table you do looks fabulous! Those little ckaes are really sweet too.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  86. Beaux Mondes Designs says

    Hi Susan!
    I was so busy clicking on everyone’s tablescape that I forgot to scroll down further to see yours. It’s no wonder you came up with the great idea…you are a master at this. You continue to raise the bar with every setting. This is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing. I didn’t have time for today’s event but am hoping I get the energy for next weeks. xoxoxo

  87. Love the dining room table ~
    Simply beautiful!
    First time participating!
    Thank you for hosting~

  88. The red and white are wonderful in both rooms, but, I think I love it in the dining room the most. Thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Now I just need to find time to get around to all of the participants. Sally

  89. vintagewindow says

    Simply Beautiful!!


  90. Kim Chalfant says

    I love it all in either room! You always have the best tablescapes. I aspire to be like you. Thanks for the inspiration.

    And thanks for hosting Tablescape Tuesday or Thursday. We (I'm sure I'm speaking for more than myself when I say this), we love it.

    Now if I could only get my family to actually eat off my plates I set at the table. And eat at the table. They usually grab a plate from the cupboard & go to their favorite TV. I guess I need to train them better.

  91. Ahhhh, they are both DIVINE!!! How do you do it, Susan?? Perfection has to be your middle name. My favorite is the breakfast room with with the white shutters in the background and your Mom’s lovely crocheted piece centering it all. The dining room looks awesome as well! How lucky would a guy be to be asked to either table?? Take care, Jan

  92. Beautiful! It looks very ‘crisp’ and fresh in the first room, and so very elegant in your dining room. Love both looks and really admire all your beautiful ‘things’ individually that together are stunning.

  93. 9405018--Pat says

    Oh Susan, I just love your Valentine table!Both rooms…..You always do such beautiful tablescape…thanks for sharing…Pat

  94. Exquisite!

  95. Things That Inspire says

    Wow – this is really pretty! My little girls would adore having a Valentine’s dinner with such a beautifully set and festive table. Alas, these kind of things go right over my husband’s head.

  96. Styling by Coty Farquhar says

    Hi Susan,

    What a lovely site you have and your images are very beautiful. I have added my link to your tablescape party. I would love you to drop over to my site in Australia and have a look at some of my tablesettings. I will be doing a special valentines table in the next couple of days as well.

    I was introduced to your site by Confessions of a 40-something Mama Queen.

    Kind regards,

    Coty Farquhar

  97. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Gorgeous! I think I like it better in the red dining room! I love it all, thanks for the details!

    I have a Valentine centerpiece on my blog today if you would like to visit!


  98. A Hint of Home says

    Both are stunning in their own rights. It would be a hard choice. If there are more than 4 people do the DR.
    You set a gorgeous table with the red and white. Love the goblets and your mom’s tablecloth.

  99. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    I love both settings but I have a special place in my heart for red walls. Your tables are lovely!

    I just purchased 12 Spode dinner plates in Delamere red to match my new home. Can hardly wait for them to arrive. The plates are plain white in the center with red flowers around the edges.

  100. Red is my favorite, so this is one of the best! I love it in the kitchen – the yellow walls make it pop! Everything looks beautiful, as always.

  101. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Do I have to pick a favorite? Like them both., and the heart cakes. Was in Old Time Pottery yesterday and saw your pitcher, and they had an assortment of containers in the same style – I was tempted, but didn’t.

  102. momstheword says

    Ooooh I can’t pick. I love them both! You have such a lovely gift for decorating.

  103. Hi Susan, Thank you for your lovely comment on my first Tablescape Thursday, I had such fun with this and have so enjoyed visiting all the other participants and seeing such stunning and creative tables. I forgot to say earlier that I really love your Red Goblets πŸ™‚ Kathy

  104. Stunning! The Waterford, the Spode – everything is so very beautiful. Looks great in both rooms, but I love it in the dining room. The red walls are gorgeous! Very nice job.

  105. All I can say is Waaaaaaaah!! It’s so pretty it makes me sniffle and sob! πŸ™‚
    Your GORGEOUS rasberry treats are making me soooo hungry!
    Of course I like the tablesetting in both rooms…but the red in the dining room really puts it over the top! Now I’m in the mood for Valentin’s Day! πŸ™‚ L~

  106. Susan, well…I didn’t quite get away with the brass candlesticks. My daughter suggested hurricane globes (which I have) might have been nice. I do think that the sparkle of the glass globes would have been a nice addition – sorry I didn’t think about it – they were stashed in the basement and I forgot about them…oh, I feel another “shop my house” coming on!

  107. Omah's Helping Hands says

    Oh how lovely and romantic this looks. I absolutely am loving this one. Personally, I liked it in the breakfast room the best. It just looked at home there. Really enjoy your tablescape days. Great ideas. Oh and the center piece crocheted by your mother is so elegant. I have several from my aunts and grandmother that I will always cherish.

  108. Hi Susan,

    I love both setting, but I have to say your dining room is stunning. I also love Colonial candles and your post reminded me I needed some for my dining room, so a big thank you for the link. It was on my “to do” list. The Herend china is gorgeous too. I knew about their figurines, but had no idea they made china also. I loved seeing your eBay finds. You put so much thought and effort into your posts–they really brighten my day. One day, [soon I hope], I’ll have time to really maintain a blog like you do. In the meantime, I always look forward to your creative and entertaining ideas. Best regards,Debra

  109. Would you be so kind as to come over to my place and pick up a “special” award from me to you?

  110. How did I miss this?? It is the most exquisite red Valentine tablescape ever. Each thing I see you do, I think “That is the very best’..and then..OH! There is more! πŸ™‚ I am …just plain in aw of every thing you do!! You are so accomplished in the art of homemaking, and it IS an art! πŸ™‚

  111. This is absolutely beautiful! Inspiriing! What a lovely tablescape! Thank you for sharing! I love Spode! They have such lovely pieces! I just got their Christmas Tree dishes on sale at Macy’s after Christmas! πŸ™‚

  112. Lady Katherine says

    I still love this tablescape, so sweet! I love the hearts! I was looking for the recipe! I can’t find it! But the look so good I have to have the pan!

  113. Janet in Northern Calfornia says

    I found your site while searching for Valentine's table settings in January, 2011. It inspired me to acquire various pink transfer dishes at local antique stores, but I dreamed of finding antique Spode's Tower like yours. So expensive! Then, there they were, on Ebay for $6.00 each–Buy It Now!–and I snapped up six dinner plates. (The remaining dishes sold in no time!) I then took some of my old things to antique stores and soon repaid the family budget. It means a lot to me that I managed to make my dream tablescape come true, even in hard times like these, without any expense in the end. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!

  114. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Janet, that is wonderful! I'm so happy you found some and what an fabulous price! Awesome! I found mine on eBay, too. I know you are enjoying them…they are one of my very favorite patterns.

  115. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Janet, that is wonderful! I'm so happy you found some and what an fabulous price! Awesome! I found mine on eBay, too. I know you are enjoying them…they are one of my very favorite patterns.

  116. Love the valentine table setting and all the others too. I hope you will stop by my NEW blog and join me. It's all about farm life, decorating, cooking, photography, projects and lots more.

  117. Nana Rinny says

    Hi Susan
    Was searching the internet & Pinterest for ideas on Valentine DΓ©cor and saw this beautiful Valentine table – it looked very familiar to me and sure enough it was one of your table setting. No credit was given nor link back to your site. Thought you would like to know. Here is the link:

    • Thanks for letting me know, Nana! I’m going to ask them to remove it…but they probably won’t. πŸ™

    • Well, I just emailed them…we’ll see if they remove them. Thanks again, Nana!

      • Nana Rinny says

        They have a button on their website – (copywrite) and they do state they will remove items from their website if they are notified.

        • They actually emailed me back just now. They asked if they can keep it there if they link back to me and I said, yes. I’m shocked they emailed back because I normally don’t hear back from sites when I find pics being used without acknowledgement. I don’t mind them using it if they just say where they got it and they said they’ll link back…so hopefully they will.

  118. bobbi duncan says

    Hi, Susan,
    Love them both, for different reasons. I love the kitchen tablescape because it had items from loved ones; that always makes things extra special. loved the dining tablescape because it matched the wall color, was very elegant and romantic. You give me the best ideas–things I wouldn’t think of, and that’s so exciting. Just wish I had more china to change with the seasons and holidays–maybe after we get our new home decorated I’ll be able to purchase more. For now, I’ll enjoy all of yours and just dream.

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