Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Valentine's Day

Thursday's a fun day here in the blogging neighborhood when you're a dishaholic like so many of us who love to play with dishes over at Susan's "Between Naps On The Porch". And since this is the season of Love -- well of course we're creating our tabletop Valentine's.

Last year (before blogging) my table was red and white -- but since I just used my red's last week -- this year's Valentine's table is pink.

Here's a place set just for you.

I found these hand painted goblets at Goodwill before Christmas. Four for $5.25. Love the colors. I've just purchased some pink glasses from eBay, but they haven't arrived yet, but I figured these blended in nicely. I hope my pink ones arrive in tact. Don't you hate it when you find something you love -- only to have it arrive in pieces? *fingers crossed*

Here's a look at the centerpiece.

I figured I would take a picture from all four angles.

I always try to have each side have a pretty view.

We'll take an even closer look a little later on.

This vintage tablecloth came from eBay a few years ago. I love pink roses and these are stenciled along the edge.

These napkins were also purchased from eBay last Spring -- one side is this pink and green plaid.

The other side is pink roses on a creamy background. Which side to you like better? Sometimes I mix and match both sides on the table.

Lets look at the layers. First we have a pink depression glass bowl. I purchased eight of these from eBay about 3 years ago (for my first Granny luncheon -- four granddaughters ago!)

The salad plates came from Marshall's last year. But I've seen this same pattern again this year too. I didn't realize until after I took the picture that there was an ivy leaf on the plate.

Lastly, we have a pink glass plate. Can you see the rose pattern? Another eBay purchase last year.

Layering of the dishes and flatware from Target - purchased last Summer - 99 cents a piece.

The centerpiece is a footed silverplated tray from Goodwill, and a cakeplate also from Goodwill. The little angel holding a valentine came from eBay last year when I had an anniversary party. The tiny dried red rose buds came from a flower arrangement my office sent me a couple of weeks ago.

A special delivery Valentine just for you!

This little bird's nest and eggs are usually nestled in a wreath in my kitchen.

The Target "Love birds" peeking out from a bow of pink dotted swiss.

A sweet cherub I found at Goodwill this fall.

Love Birds found thrifting and a vintage Valentine postcard purchased just last week from eBay.

I wonder who was Irene's admirer -- whoever it was, they didn't write a note and this was never mailed -- perhaps it was a love who just never had the courage to send it and let Irene know that she had stolen his heart. I wonder if she even knew.

Our Valentine's table by tealight glow.

I hope that you and the love of your life get to enjoy a special Valentine's Day.

So glad that you could visit! For lots of Valentine and tabletop inspirations, be sure to hurry on over to "Between Naps On The Porch" this Thursday.

See ya!


  1. Love the pretty table. Your centerpiece with the cherub and the birds is so pretty. Your dishes are all layered so beautifully. Lovely table. Hugs, Marty

  2. Love the plates, love the tablecloth, love the centerpiece! With birds & all, you know I'm gonna love it. Then there's all that pink! Pink, pink, pink fanatic here too!! See mine tomorrow!

  3. What woman doesn't like pink? You've got a winner here. I LOVE the tablecloth and the napkins a lot. The pink plaid side of the napkin is what I like best...also, haven't seen anything Dotted Swiss in a very long time. I used to love dotted swiss Easter dresses, so that evoked a good memory...Are you snowed in? The weatgher looks like it would be a good day to stay inside and enjoy a party at one's own table.

  4. "Love"n PINK,Happy Valentines Day,really love your "love" plates, love is everywhere!Love everything..p.s. I love my steam press DOWNLOBLOLLYLANE!...JO

  5. This is all sooo pretty!

    Love the flower plates, and your centerpiece.

    Thanks for coming by my place, and entering my giveaway!

    Getting close now.


    barbara jean

  6. PS Love your banner and background on your blog.


  7. Very pretty table. I like how you combined across genre and time periods. Nice effect! Your pink depression glass bowls are Coronation by Hocking.

  8. What a sweet tablescape! The pink accents are just perfect!

  9. Hi Martha! Oh, your table is so beautiful! I love the pink - I'm using pink too! I love your centerpiece and your mix and match of your dishes is so lovely! Thanks for popping in to see me and a Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Martha,
    Luv the pink!!! Especially in candlelight. So pretty.

    May you have a sweet and Blessed Valentine's Day,

  11. I love it! It is my kind of table. Charmiing, romantic, absolutely lovely. You have a blessed Valentines Day and enjoy the setting. I am on the prowl now for something like that. Love it, Love it, Love it....and yes...from age 5 - 12 I was very loquacious....age 12 - was like pulling teeth to get me to speak....I would sing in public...and throw up before doing it...then I became a teacher...and low and behold...I am loquacious again and loving it!

  12. Oh, so pretty. I love the salad/dessert plates and they are perfect with the depression glass. I also love the flatware. Very nice.


  13. Love your beautiful table! The pink goblets are fabulous, what a deal! The plates, the depression glass and your gorgeous centerpiece! Well done! Cindy

  14. Wow! I am so impressed with all of you ladies. You just come up with something new and BEAUTIFUL every week! Pink depresssion glass is my hearts desire right now!:-)Thanks Martha for sharing your lovely table!

  15. Martha, another beautiful tablescape! Love that stemware, and those pink glass plates are gorgeous. Your centerpiece is so sweet, and i love the vintage V'tine card. I really think the double-sided napkins are so unique and so pretty. This table is so romantic - perfect for V'tine's Day. laurie

  16. Pretty in pink! I love it all, china, centerpiece, etc. The cherub is adorable!

    I like both napkins, and I like them together!

    Creating tablescapes is such good therapy, especially when we have the health of loved ones on our minds, right?


  17. What a pretty table! Those glasses from GW are wonderful..and I love the pink glass plates! You put it all together so nicely!

  18. Love the whole table! That centerpiece is so special, something to see from every angle and I love the cherubs! I really love the napkins too (both sides!).

  19. Love your table. Really love the birds nest. The plates are so pretty too.

  20. Very pretty! Pink and white and sooo soft and elegant~~

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Bless you:)

    Kay Ellen

  21. Martha, love your table...think I have seen that peony pattern before! I really like your tablecloth and and pink are made for each other.

  22. How sweet your little cherub is sitting in the center of your table. Your dishes are so pretty and you've mixed and matched your pattern beautifully. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  23. Love everything about this table; love the pink, the roses on the dishes and tablecloth! And I love to see pink Depression glass; my fave! I wish I had more pieces myself to make a whole tablescape! The reversible napkins are awesome! I'd never be able to decide which side to use!

  24. Pretty in PINK...this is just lovely my friend...Girl you out did yourself on the center piece just L♥ve it...Now I have those same napkins just can't remember where I put them ha ha!! Oh to have a house that's big enough for all my stuff ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  25. OOOOoooh! Martha...Your painted G.W. Goblets= what a deal...we both have those sweet dishes from the maxx, I love those! Your pinks of course I swoon over.
    My kind of tablescape! Happy LOVE month,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  26. Your table is absolutely beautiful and I love all of the pink! I hope your pink glasses arrive safe and sound!

    Kat :)

  27. ok I have to mention everything that I just should have, those soft pink liner plates wow so pretty, love the flower plates on top and adore the pink bowls, the napkins and the napkin rings I love, and those glasses from Goodwill, I never find anything that pretty at that price, your table is one of my favorites...Phyllis

  28. There is something about pink that makes a table look so romantic and adorable. Your table is so pretty, Martha!....Christine

  29. The table is so pretty. I love the pink depression glass. The centerpiece is great.

  30. I love pink and I want those napkins!! So pretty! Thank you
    xoxo Pattie

  31. What a sweet table! I love seeing the pink glass things. And your napkins and silverware look so pretty!

  32. Sooo delicate & feminine! Your dishes are divine & I ♥ your little cherub. I'm a pink rose fanatic, too. We both have pink depression items. ~BIG SMILE~
    I'm glad you used yours this week.


  33. How very pretty! I love those napkin rings. The tablecloth is so lovely with those flowers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend...

  34. It's all beautiful! Love the dishes, the cherubs, the bird, the tablecloth... everything. When will dinner be served?

  35. Oh how pretty with all the angels watching over.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope your Friday is warm,cozy and Blessed,

  36. Pretty in pink! I have a similar pattern on my Valentine plates. I love hand painted glassware, lucky you!! Thanks for sharing the Love, Joan @Americana By Candlelight

  37. Hi Martha! That is one beautiful tablescape. I especially love all the pretty linens and the painted glasses. Btw, I purchased the chalk markers from A.C. Moore. If you can't find any, let me know and I'll pick some up for you and send them to you.

  38. Sweet table with all its pinkness! The linens and the painted glasses are very special as are the delicate pink plates.

  39. So romantic, feminine and beautiful. You set the prettiest tables! I do not have any pink depression glass, but am thinking I must add it to my "want list"!

    BEAUTIFUL!! All of it....


  40. Martha, I LOOOVE your pink Valentine's table! (my name IS Pinky, huh?):):) Love the salad plates anf the napkins! The goblets are fantastic! I haunt our GW and never find the great things that some people do. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's!!!! Please stop over to see MY V's table, (I post on TT since I don't have a blog). XO, Pinky

  41. This tablescape is so feminine, fresh, and elegant. I love the plates and the pink glass. The centerpiece is beautiful as well! Love it:)

  42. What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

    Happy hearts day!

  43. What a lovley tablescape! You sure do have a way with all the little details.


  44. What a lovely Valentine tablescape...and so springy, too! Your new design feels very spring-like...a nice respite since I have about 3 feet of snow outside!
    Thanks for coming by and saying hello!

  45. I love the pink glass plates. The whole table is really very pretty.

    Carey from Chicory Nits

  46. Well I just have to say that I love all the pink. All of it. I also noticed the napkin rings, they are adorable. The painted GW glassed are just perfect. The depression glass... well I could just go on and on...

    I love visiting you blog!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  47. This is so cheerful, sweet, and lovely. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post. It is good to meet you. Looking forward to more of your tablescapes as well. Gail