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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

It's time once again for Tablescape Thursday!
I'll be linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch with my romantic Valentine's Day table. Be sure to pop in and visit them all!

My table for this year is quite different than the tablescape I did last year. Click HERE to visit last year's table.

I chose to do a very "traditional" table, with some of the themes most often associated with Valentine's Day; red roses, hearts, chocolate candies, bling and of course, romantic candlelight!

I set the table for two. My dining room table is "dressed" in a white tablecloth purchased at Goodwill, and a vintage table runner with a red rose print.

This vase of faux red roses has been sitting on my dining room table since after I put away all my Christmas decorations. To give it some "bling" in honor of Valentine's Day, I added some sparkly beaded sprays and red floral picks with hearts.

Also making up part of the centerpiece is a silver wine bucket and a glass jar with a crown stopper.

A view of the cover; vintage linen hemstitch placemats, red damask napkins in a fan fold off to the side. Mikasa crystal wine glass and goblet and a plate stack including black transfeware plate, cut glass salad plate and an Apilco porcelain soup crock.

The Apilco lion's head soup crocks were a recent purchase. Each place setting also has a tiny heart-shaped candy box with chocolates inside. The candy boxes were plain red $1.49 Russell Stover candy boxes that I embellished with paper goods from my stamping supplies.

In addition to using the good crystal, we also will be using the good silver flatware.

Another small bouquet of red roses in a silver mint julep cup sits on a paper lace doily and a cut glass plate that matches the salad plates.

My crystal is Mikasa's Jamestown Platinum. I just love the tall size!

This jar with a crown is from my bathroom; inside are some faux jewels, some of which are scattered
oh-so-artfully across the table!

A romantic dinner wouldn't be complete without candlelight! I used some floating flower candles in a footed dessert bowl of water. I love these candles; they are actually magnolia scented.

It was actually very simple to fancy up these candy boxes. A piece of designer paper cut into a heart, a small paper doily circle, some adhesive ribbon and a couple embellishments and voila! These small boxes, which hold only three chocolates, make perfect favors.

Bird's eye view

Now for some candle light pictures!

I'm excited that I managed to capture the elusive "blue hour" in a few of the photos (look to the extreme upper left).

This table was really fun to put together because everything on it I already had. The only things I bought were the candy boxes, which I picked up for $1.49 each at the grocery store!
Thanks for visiting me!



Bella said...

Hi Katie,
Wow... your table is gorgeous! You always do an amazing job, but this is my favorite!
The transferware and the perfectly matched rose on the candy box are stunning! Your jazzed up candy boxes are adorable! I am seriously envious of your wine /champaign bucket, gorgeous!!

Marlis said...

Love your heart boxes.. I love to embellish them as well! Your table is so romantic. I'm sure it was a hit. The fan fold napkins are charming. Your silver is gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

What a beautiful tablescape! I love how you embellished the candy boxes. Love the silver too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Katie, Victorian elegant at it's finest my friend..I love the way you did the candy boxes..Your post are aways so much fun for me to visit and see peaks of you wonderful victorian home..much eye candy..Thanks for sharing my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Phyllis said...

Since I adore scrapbooking, I am a huge fan of the way you decorated the heart candy boxes.......fantastic. And they enhance your handsome transferware. ......a most romantic table!

Dining Delight said...

I enjoyed seeing every detail of your tablescape! Everything from the added embellishments on the choc boxes to the napkin fold to the stemware is perfect! My fav touch that you added is the single rose on the plate beside the bowl - I love that idea!


Donnie said...

Just beautiful and I love the little candy boxes.

Marigene said...

Very romantic, Katie!

xinex said...

Your tablescape is so romantic, Katie. I love how you used different textures of dishes and the use of chocolate heart boxes. So cute and adorable!...Christine

Entertaining Women said...

You've added the perfect blend of creative touches to your beautiful crystal, silver, and transferware. Your centerpiece turned a table for two into a wonderful event. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay