Valentine’s Tablescape

Welcome to the 25th Tablescape Thursday!

Last week I posted a Valentine’s tablescape that was fairly traditional…with lots of that bold color, RED. You can view that post by clicking HERE. This week’s table is all about the color, PINK, and I’m going for silly and whimsical. I pulled my inspiration from this little dish I found on sale right after Valentine’s Day last year at Kohls.

Do you see the pink feather boa around the centerpiece?

Apothecary jar came from Marshalls several months ago…

Found these cute, pink “heart” dishes at Michaels this year for only $1 each…

Salad plate is Homer Laughlin…not sure of the pattern since the name isn’t shown on the back. I found six, 5-pc place settings on eBay for around $35…including shipping.

Bet you recognize this china…it’s the one used on our TT button. It’s made by International and the pattern is Glenwood. Found it while out antiquing one day…got twenty+ pieces for around $14 and then bought some fill in pieces off eBay. Lace chargers are from Horchow online, a couple of years ago.

I joined a Red Hat group when I was only 48 years old. If you are a member in a Red Hat Club and you aren’t yet 50, you can’t wear the true Red Hat Society colors, red and purple. Instead, you are supposed to wear what they call the “watered down” colors, pink and lavender. I like the colors pink and lavender much better anyway…so I was quite happy about that! As you know, Red Hats really dress up when they get together. This cute little fluffy thing was part of a set of wrist thingies…not sure what they are called.

I thought they looked cute around the stems of the glasses in this whimsical tablescape.

Continued the “conversation hearts” theme in my centerpiece…
I used a pink feather boa left over from my Red Hat days, around the base of the jar.

A little closer view…

Around 5 years ago, I received these sweet bees wax candles as a gift from a friend. They are kind of an unusual size and I’ve never been able to find a use for them. I loved how they looked , surrounded by the little conversation hearts.

Candlelight, so romantic…

Speaking of conversation hearts, I was stunned when I stopped during my tablescaping to actually read some of the hearts. Guess Brach’s is trying to keep up with the times…check out these messages… (Email Me, Top Chef and I.M. Me)

I couldn’t resist these edible love notes…found these at Wal-mart…

The pen really works and I ate one…tasted pretty good. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Susan this is the cutest/sweetest Valentine table! I love it!

    Although my table has hearts, in honor of Valentine’s Day, it’s not really a Valentine table. It’s fun, though.

  2. prof en retraite says

    Hi Susan…I love your pink tablescape! Your idea of using the conversation hearts in the apothecary jar and in the candle holders is perfect for Valentine’s Day! I still love those gorgeous chargers!…Debbie

  3. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    Hi Susan!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your table is lovely. We must have been on the same wavelength. I did a “Pink” Sweetheart table. I can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas and tables this week. I’m sure there will be lots of great, festive tables. Thanks for doing this every week. I just love it!!
    Have a great V-day!

  4. guess I need to plan din-din….first thing on the grocery list will be champagne

  5. Susan,

    I love it, every girl has to have a pink boa! They can be used for so many things. Thank you for sharing! xoxo

  6. So beautiful, and yes so sweet. Love the candlelight and the beeswax candles.

  7. Gypsy aka Tam says

    Great Pink table!!!!! It’s proof once more that great minds think alike *grin* my contribution to this weeks tablescape Thursday is a pink valentines table too…*smile*
    Have a wonderful day,

  8. OUTSTANDING!! I love every aspect of your tablescape. So original…just perfect!

  9. Beaux Mondes Designs says

    Hello Susan,

    Another fantastic table! I love the lattice band dishes. My favorite. Speaking of Homer Laughlin, I’m working on a post that mentions the manufacturer that I hope to complete and post tomorrow. Hopefully, you can visit and share your thoughts on the post. Thanks again for inviting me to this wonderful and exciting event.

  10. Janie's World says

    I love this table! So girly! I can see girlfriends lunching and feeling sooo special! Your tables really sparkle and have a lot of ambiance.

  11. Susan,
    Bravo! I love this weeks table, it’s so soft sweet and romantic.
    You got some great deals on E-bay, I just love Ebay. With the soft candles burning and all those lovely plates it should be in a magazine. Cindy

  12. Hi Susan… beautiful tablescape as usual… I love those chargers… and I have a green pattern similar to your pink banded Glenwood pattern. Mine is by Semi-Vitrious Dinnerware and is called Emerald… Mine are pretty old, but not sure how old – I’ve had them for a long time? I’ll post them in a couple of weeks and you can take a look.

    I LOVE those beeswax candles too! I bought some a few weeks ago in Wimberly, Tx… and they’re just beautiful.

    You are so wonderfully creative, and I get new ideas from you every week. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

    Hugs. Dixie

  13. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Susan, what a fun and whimsical table.. I love the way you used the candies mixed with the candles.. I’m afraid they wouldn’t last long around here. lol. The boa is just down right fun. Thanks for hosting another great Tablescape Thursday. hugs ~lynne~

  14. Donna Marie says

    Susan! How dainty! I loved your tablescape! It was soft, romantic and fun! Great job as usual!

    Donna Marie

  15. jerseygirl211 says

    Hi Susan,

    I think doing this on Thursday is a great idea. It works better for me. I’ve been looking at so much tableware lately, everyone is having such great sales. So I didn’t do a table setting this week, but decided to share some of the dishes I’ve found on sale. Although I would have loved to buy some, I was good and just passed it on.


  16. I love it all, Susan! So cute! The edible love notes are darling. I may try to look for these to leave around for my sweetie. It’s so funny that the conversation are keeping up with the times!

  17. Oh I wish you could here me SIGH!! I just love this! I guess for one, I’m just a sucker for pink! But this is oh so pretty and romantic too…I just love it! L~

  18. Hi Susan…your table is so frilly and romantic looking, not to mention sweet! Valentine’s is such a fun time of the year! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bo

  19. Susan, this is a very cute tablescape I love the pink and I really like what you did using the conversation hearts to hold the candles, and those candles are awesome!…Christine

  20. What a frilly and beautiful table,it is so festive,and romantic.

  21. This is so fun. I really like the soft pinks, really pretty. Love all of your little feather touches, and the conversation heart candleholders – genius! Kathy

  22. It is so pretty! Whimsical and charming!
    I LOVE those chargers…
    And the glow of the candlelight, just perfect!
    Thank you for a lovely visit…
    I did 3 โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ tables this week…I must be dotty….

  23. Kathleen Ellis says

    Hi Susan!
    Love, love, love your tablescape! I know I probably say that every time, right?! You had me with the pink feather boa ;-D and then those beautiful plates…and chargers! The conversation hearts as the ctrpce. and in the candle holders is a fabulous idea! Pretty, pretty table! Thanks for hosting all this fun!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  24. carolinajewel says

    What a beautiful Valentine’s Day table! Such lovely china and I love the conversation hearts!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Jewel

  25. Glenda/MidSouth says

    So Pretty! You ladies are great with your tablescapes!!
    Have a great day!

  26. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Love, love this tablescape, Susan. So clever to surround those candles with those conversation hearts (I can’t believe they’ve changed the sayings on them!). I’ve wanted some of those chargers since the first time I saw yours. They are simply exquisite. I had a pink feather boa on a tablescape for the Tues. that our power went out. Mine was a very inexpensive one, and left pink feathers all over my table! laurie

  27. Lovely pinkness for a perfect Valentine’s table, Susan.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Well, you just out did yourself today!! I love everything. Everytime I see those chargers, I just drool.

    Love the china, the candy hearts…the cute dish from Kohls…well, I love it all!

  29. This is so pretty and PINK!!!! I love it. The conversation hearts are used so cleverly. You’re a genius. I think those are the prettiest chargers I’ve ever seen and so versatile too. This would also be such a sweet setting for a girl tea party!

  30. Susan, I love this valentine tablescape. Love it. I need to get some of the edible notes. Cute for my kids lunchboxes.
    I am hvaing my very first linky party at my blog. It’s thrifty thiursday. You need to swing by and link your last thrift sotre post…the one with the cute chair, dishes, and tray. That was a good one.

  31. How fun and feminine! Perfect valentine’s setting. Love the boa!

  32. Cottage Lifestyle says

    The entire setting is lovely. I am especially fond of the candles and the use of the heart candies.


  33. Oh my…what a clever tablescape!!! I love the pink heart bowls…and all the lovely dishes. I especially LOVE the silver flatware!!

    I’m happy to be joining you today!! I am Jan, and I’m a dish-aholic. LOL!!!

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Jan

  34. GrannySmithGreen says

    Just found your blog and I’m having such fun reading your previous posts.

    I too adore a good tablescape! Yours are so creative!

    (By the way–found Rothchild bird at the thrift store once. Yes, it did come home with me!)

    Would love to have you visit my blog too!

  35. My 1st link isn’t working…so I signed up a 2nd time!

  36. ~CC Catherine says

    Love your Pink Tablescape with all the lovely dishes Susan! My favorite is the Apothecary jar…they are so lovely filled with anything. Also, the little beeswax candles are so sweet. I’m all about those little details! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ~CC Catherine

  37. The word that comes to mind when I look at your tablescape is precious. It is clever using conversation hearts and soft pastels. I think this is one of the prettiest Valentine’s tables I’ve seen in a long time. I love that you chose delicate colors instead of the traditional red.

  38. Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia says

    Hi Susan,

    I had such a lovely time joining in with last weeks tablescape with you that I’m back. I have a very romantic garden table setting this week. We are still in Summer here in Australia so entertaining outside is a very big part of our life.

    I just noticed outdoors Wednesdays on your blog. I just don’t know how you fit all these different days into your week Susan, and work full time. I’m so busy just doing the few posts that I do.

    Have a great week,

    xx Coty

    P.S. I love the edible heart notes.

  39. Fifi Flowers says

    Soooooo cute, romantic and pretty rolled into one! TRULY delightful!
    Thank you putting these days together… FUN FUN FUN!

  40. Pretty in pink. I love your use of conversation hearts and candles. It’s all wonderful.

    I’m looking forward to exploring the other sites as well.


  41. This is exquisite! The ambience is so soft and romantic and I just love the china. You are one talented tablescaper!


  42. Love the lacy looking chargers…adorable table.

  43. I love this one! It's so whimsical & strikes a chord in my heart! Too funny, I didn't realize Brachs had updated their conversation hearts either.

    As you know, I'm in love with your chargers, but the ones I found are the next best thing! โ˜บ


  44. LdyDy Loves Cake says

    As usual Susan your tablescape is just lovely. It is so dreamy and inviting. The pictures you have of the candle light are beautiful! The pink theme is so romantic! Huggy Hugs!

  45. Another pretty table. Don’t know how you do it, every week another surprise.Thank you for sharing

  46. Darling Tablescape, Susan! I love the candle ideas! I’m back playing Tablescapes with you again!!

  47. Mom in High Heels says

    That is so sweet it makes my teeth hurt! All that pink! The feather boa! It just screams my name. I’m not a table scaper but maybe one day I’ll do one. I so love this!

  48. The Vintage Rose says

    This is sooo pretty and soo romantic!

  49. Room Service ~ Decorating 101 says

    How I would love to come over to your house and play with your dishes… You are forever the tablescape Queen…You should have your own book!

  50. Terri and Bob says

    I really love the pink! If you participate in Pink Saturday, you really should do this post!

    I hadn’t seen the edible notes. How fun!

    LOVE the heart dishes and love that they were only a buck! I have heart dishes too today but they were more than that!~

  51. Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me says

    I LOVE this tablescape! So Fun!

  52. I like this table w/ all of the pink frills! Just curious…does your husband roll his eyes when you do tablescapes like mine does? :O) Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

  53. I love this table, so fun and whimsical yet so elegant. How do you do it? Perfection as always. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

  54. Heavenly,and so romantic.I love the tuny boas around the glasses.I have a white and pink boa why didn’t I think of that?This is just too,too charming.
    Thank you for all the good info.Are ya proud of me girl/…ann

  55. Heavenly,and so romantic.I love the tuny boas around the glasses.I have a white and pink boa why didn’t I think of that?This is just too,too charming.
    Thank you for all the good info.Are ya proud of me girl/…ann

  56. Just darling! Those chargers are no my list to get! Wowzers!!!

  57. The candy hearts make sure a nice theme. Very romantic.

  58. Morning Susan…this is just beautiful…I loved those dishes and those pretty little pink fluffy things around the glasses! lol Happy Tablescape Thursday to you girl!

  59. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    What a warm, cozy and romantic.

  60. The Bliss Journey says

    Susan, your table is just beautiful. Love the wrist thingy, wine thingy, thing.

  61. Cami @ Creating Myself says

    HOw sweet & romantic! There is so much inspiration in today's tables. Every time I see one I think I'll use it as a jumping off point for my table this year. Lovethis one of your's. Maybe I will go pink after all. ;o)

  62. Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 says

    Oh my gosh! so beautiful and romantic! Pink and lavender are my favorites too! That little dish is precious! I still love your music! I could keep your blog up all day just listening! Thank you for sharing! God bless you today! Lauralu ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Raggedy Girl says

    What a lovely table. I love how it looks in the candle light. I did my first table scape today and it was really fun.
    Roberta Anne

  64. Susan, this is so fresh and pretty. Love your inventive use of candy hearts. I couldn’t participate last week because I was on book tour and didn’t have my laptop. Aggggg.

  65. Adorable Susan! Are you sure those ‘wrist thingies’ aren’t scrunchies, or hair accessories for ponytails? Cute cute…and such bargains you get!

  66. I had to drop back by for another peek at your tablescape & to drool once again over your chargers… โ˜บ

  67. Beautiful Susan! And do we get to hear about the most important part – who’s coming to dinner at your house? I can’t wait to hear.

    Inspiring … โ™ฅ

  68. Love it! My favorite is the centerpiece. I’ll have to look at Walmart for those edible notes. Too cute!

  69. once in a blue moon... says

    cute cute cute, love the high tech edible stuff!

  70. Hi Susan,
    Love this fun Valentine table! I really like how you used the conversation hearts with the candles! Fun. Those chargers always call out to me. They are so pretty! I really enjoy pink…
    Thanks for hosting, I always look forward to seeing all the great ideas and creativity people have. We’ll just crown you Queen of Tablescapes! :0)

  71. I just love that little touch of pink boa. I was at Joann’s and used a red boa for my dinner table. I love the red against the red chargers, white dishes and glass containers. Next week maybe I’ll show how Saturday tablescape turned out for Valentines Family dinner.

  72. Hello Girlfriend…

    Ohhh my…what a fabulous "pretty in pink" Valentines Day tablescape!!! Of course your tablesetting is just gorgeous but I just adore your apothicary jar centerpiece with that pretty pink freathery boa at its base…charming, my friend!!!

    Of course you know…that I always save all of your tablescape photos to my computer…they are so inspirational and I keep thinking that one day I'll use some of them! Thank you so much for sharing…and for hosting Tablescape Thursday!!!

    Warmest wishes & Happy Valentines Day!
    Love ya,

  73. Susan,
    Your Tablescape is Fun, Romantic and Beautiful!
    A BIG Thank you for hosting~

  74. Dear Susan, your table is
    oh-so-sweet and romantic! I wish I could join you on March 2 in Marietta. Oldest son lives in Roswell (I lived in Marietta for a year) …. maybe it’s time for a visit?

  75. Beautiful table!

    I would love to play with you dishes for awhile…. it would be heavenly!


  76. Love the table scape it is so romantic and beautiful. The added little pink fluff is wonderful. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  77. The pierced chargers are just so gorgeous. I love pierced dishes, and the candy hearts and feathers make such a perfect centerpiece. Such lovely soft pink colors. Very romantic. Hugs, Marty

  78. I think I could get DH to go along with everything but possibly the boa. He would probably ask me if it was still alive. And though it would break my heart, I would most likely acquiesce and remove the boa from his sight. After all, I wouldn’t want to have Valentine’s dinner by myself. And then again, it might put him in touch with his feminine side and he might love it as much as I do. Or he might see how happy I am and decide that “discretion IS the better part of valor” and decide to say nothing. One can only hope that he is as smart as I thought he was when we married.

  79. Dear Susan,

    Your table is so inviting, sophisticated and fun! Quite a lovely combination. Candlelight makes an especially romantic setting. Have I already told you how much I love your chargers? I am going to add lace charges to my wish list.

    Happy Valentines Day!

  80. vintagewindow says

    Love this tablescape. How fun and whimsy. The colors are well put together.
    The heart candy from W-mart would be great to use as placecards for your guest.

    Have a happy day


  81. Darling sweet table Susan! Fun to do something besides the red. Love the candies holding the candles up.
    And the love notes you can eat, how fun!
    Have a good weekend!
    Linda Q

  82. Kim Chalfant says

    Another fabulous tablescape! And another successful week of Tablescape Thursday. Thanks for hosting this. It has been great fun. I’m learning so much about presentation from everyone’s contributions.

  83. Dish Diva aka Kay says

    Susan-do you ever sleep? This is like a full time job…Tablescaping is an art. I need to get with it. I get so excited when I read your blog. I am quiting my job tomorrow!!! I promised myself that i would do Tablescape thursday each week. and then wed night rolled around…ughhhhhhhhhhh

  84. I just love your tables. Oh how I wish I had the time to do this.
    Great work.

  85. Such a sweet tablescape! Love it all! Nancy

  86. I just discovered your blog today, much to my delight. I too love beautiful dishes. In fact, I much prefer setting a pretty table to the actual cooking of the meal. I hope that next week I will have time to join in the Thursday Tablescape post.

  87. Beautiful! I love it!

  88. Oh Susan…once again you have just delighted my senses!! How very fun and frilly and what time is lunch served??? I am so there!!

    Love your whimsy, love your fun sense of the unexpected, too!!

    Thank you for sharing your flair with us!!

    Joyful Blessings,

  89. Donna@designson47thstreet says

    You certainly have the touch for tables, Miss Susan. I love that you started this feature…truly I do. Even though I have only participated once, this is my favorite thing to look for. I am also always on the lookout for table props now ~~thanks to you!

    HOW FUN!


  90. I’m so thrilled to have discovered your blog and am most excited to participate in your Tablescape Thursdays! This is my first but won’t be my last! Thanks for your inspiration!


  91. The Norwegian says

    Favorite centerpiece of all. You are a master at ambiance. Just lingered awhile on your images – simply delicious!

  92. Paula @ the Little Young House says

    Oh, Susan, the table is just dreamy!!! I love it! Our dining room and kitchen are in a state of chaos right now (we’re refinishing hardwood floors, and we have furniture pulled out of rooms and crammed into others), so I didn’t get to do ANY decorating for Valentine’s Day…in fact, I don’t even think I can GET to my Valentine’s Day decor! So I’ll just have to keep visiting you and looking at all your pretty Valentine’s treasures. So lovely and SO creative!! Thanks so much for sharing!


  93. Happy To Be says

    Oh Miss Susan this is just all the heart candies brings back memories of when I was a really need to do a book Susan about your great art you have…I know I would buy it… BRAVO another beautiful table girl thanks for sharing… hugs and smiles Glโ™ฅria

  94. Another stunning tablescape Susan and so inspiring, your choice of colours, dishes and accessories are perfect. I have not seen “love” hearts (as they are called in England) for ages and they look so pretty with your table settings. I have really enjoyed my second tablescape and visiting everyone who took part. Kathy.

  95. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    "Susie-Quesie": I am so honestly ENAMORED w/ this particularly PRECIOUS setting~~~~ "tres fab, mon ami"!!! (If I spelled that incorrectly, forgive me, plz! I only speak German n' Spanish. Well, & English, too, of course~ or some "assemblance" of it, anyway!). THIS IS DELIGHTFULLY FABULOUS!!! ~ You never fail to astound and inspire! (Yes, "WOW")~ Many Valentine's Day hugs, "Schweet-ha't"!~~~ Linda

  96. Hi Susan, Everything looks so festive and I love the candles and the pink furry things. Have a great weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day

  97. A Hint of Home says

    The whole theme is just adorable. You are so creative! Love the heart dishes and the notes are too cute. Just “love”ly!

  98. Sugarplum Cottage says

    Your table setting is gorgeous. I haven’t got around to lookin’ at everyones’ table, but this looks like so much fun. I adore your blog. Hugs, Rosemarie

  99. Susan: As usual…..absolutely DIVINE! Happy 25th TT Posting and A HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY TO YOU!

  100. Hi Susan! ANOTHER great tablescaoe, I just LOVE the pink….my name IS Pinky after all….:):) I swear those plates are VERY similiar to my Garnsmothers set that last year I gave to my son… I wish I had them:):) I am STILL in Fl., not home so can not participate BUT love seeing everyone’s ‘scapes!!! Have a LOVE filled Valentine’s day!!!!! Love, hugs and Valentine’s kisses, Pinky

  101. ADORABLE!!! Edible valentines…toooo cute!!! Love the little wrist thingy around the stems of the glasses…very cute idea! ~Cindy~

  102. Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage says

    Hello Susan! My goodness, this is the sweetest Valentine setting I have ever seen! Just right down my alley with all the PINK! Love you charger plates and how clever you were with placing the candles! Oh, a bit of pink heaven!


  103. Gorgeous! I am loving this lovely tablescape! Those lace chargers are right up my alley! ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Hello! I just discovered your blog and have been enjoying your tablescapes. Beautiful! The pattern name for the Homer Laughlin plate (roses) is Countess. I inherited my grandmother’s set made in the 1940’s.

  105. Hello I just found this post today – Valentineโ€™s Tablescape: The 25th Tablescape Thursday

    I sent it to my daughter to look at. We want to use this as an inspiration for the center pieces at her wedding in October. (we will not be using pink of course). I have a question that no one seemed to address. Is the candle in the apothecary jar real? or is it battery operated?


    • Hi Sandi, For that post I used both. In the picture where the lid is on the apothecary jar, I placed one of those small battery operated candles on top of the real candle inside the jar. But once I removed the lid, I lit the real candle. Of course, you could never light the candle with the lid on the jar…lack of oxygen and the candle would go out. Not to mention it would be very bad for the apothecary jar. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s another post that I think you’ll enjoy and will provides lots of inspiration for the wedding. Congrats to you and your daughter!

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