Thursday, February 11, 2010


Go here to other wonderful tablescape blogs#1 Pink Tea Table
My Cherub. I use him in my catering for fruit & plants.This is my favorite shot. Aren't those dimples adorable.
White plate from Old Time Pottery (1.29 each)
Pink plate from Michael's (cheap too about 1.00 each)
This silver-plate condiments server was a "give" from a neighbor who owns a little shop in town call "The Vintage Flea" (You should really check it out)
This view is shown with a different dinner plate. Found at a flea market.
Tea pot found at the same flea market.
One of my many rabbits- I just love rabbits & birds.

This setting is shown with glassware that I found this week at a local shop that my friend Angela has been talking up lately. It's called "What's In Store". Isn't that a great name. The glasses were 14.00 for 6. It was more than I would usually spend, but I love them.
Now would you like to have a Valentine Tea with me?
#2 A Valentine Table for Two.
I'll be serving a sauteed Radicchio salad with toasted pecans, fresh peaches a homemade balsamic and herb vinegar dressing.
We'll have our drinks in this beautiful antique Talisman Crystal stemware by Hawkes.
Our main course of Fettuccine pasta with a creamy sauce of herb-boursin, marinated artichokes and sauteed shrimp will be served here on my Spring looking china (Taihei Fine China). I bought a ten piece place-setting week after week at Kroger about 25 years ago. I still have enough, remaining unbroken, to seat only 7. I lost some in a move- ouch!
This is an up close look at my lovely new table cloth also found at "What's in Store" . I can't believe Angela missed this one. It's all cotton, in mint condition and was only $18.99! I don't know if it's old, but it certainly has the appeal of an old piece.
My love birds
Soft and Romantic
I chose Tulips for this table instead of Roses, it just seemed more like a Tulip kind of table.
The famous Target S&P shakers.
Who knew so many people would love them?
And lastly, I'll serve my Love a Vanilla Custard with Strawberry-Amaretto whipped cream topping and Fresh Strawberries in this new find. Found also at "What's in Store" Cheap- 6 for $8.99.
I Love, love, love these.
Well, there we have it. I hope my Love finds this pleasing to his pallet. Happy Valentine's Day to you and the one of your dreams!


vignette design said...

This is such a soft, romantic table!

Debbie said...

How pretty that is!!~ I love the little cups with the pink trim!!~

Really Rainey said...

Your pink tablescape is just delicious! And the one for two very romantic!

Happy Valentines day!

Kathleen said...

I love your pink tablescape!!So many pretty things! It is just lovely!..
And the table for two is delightful.
The glassware is fantastic..

Donatella said...

The plate/ place-settings in pink are so adorable, the little angel is fantastic too- it resembles a little birdbath I have, though one that isn't nearly as a pretty :/

Great little sequence you put together!

Mimi said...

Both tables are so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

PeggyR said...

Love your table settings! Have a great Valentines Day! Peggy (OH)

parTea lady said...

Both tablescapes are beautiful. I love your cherub and the green flowers and leaves really set off the pink accents. You have an eye for good design, whether antique or bargain.

Your Valentine menu sounds really good. I'd love to have a set of those pretty footed compotes you found at What's in Store.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Just much to look at and it's all lovely!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Not just one table, but two beautiful tables for Valentine's Day. Both are just wonderful. The pink table is so romantic and has a very old world feel. And the white soft table for two is lovely and intimate. You have many beautiful treasures and have shared them in a lovely way.

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love bunnies and birds too. Your menu sounds sooo yummy! I'd love to come over for tea! :)

~~ Happy Valentine's Day! ~~


Angela McRae said...

Clearly, I am going to have to stop revealing the names of my favorite local stores. (NOTE TO SELF: HOW DID I MISS THAT WONDERFUL TABLECLOTH???) But I do love what you've done with your new finds, so pretty and feminine, so I think you were supposed to have them instead of me! Beautiful post!

Angela McRae said...

P.S. I am home now and enjoying the beautiful snow, but before I came home, I followed a friend's advice to stop by T.J. Maxx where they have Royal Albert teapots in the 1940s Chintz pattern for just $19.99! They are beautiful if you happen to need another teapot for a great price!( I got one and there is still one left if you're interested.)

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, wishing you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

Love & Hugs

Petite Little Bee said...

Truly spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great Valentine's Day! Cheers, Lia

Joyce said...

Cute, cute! Are you and your husband going to REALLY have "tea?"
I hope ya'll do! Especially if your snowed in and all.....:~)
Very pretty! I love your cupid...
See you soon.....enjoy your tea time and your sneaux!!
Be blessed,
Your teapot was a fabulous find, I liked it alot!!

Mrs. G said...

I love coming by and visiting with you. Your tablescapes are always so beautiful, these are extra special. Thanks for sharing.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, This setting is so lovely and pink, I love it, very classy yet fun. Wishing you a love filled Valentine’s Day, full of laughter, good food and great company.

Love & Hugs

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely this all is! Thanks for sharing.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful tablescapes! I love all your new purchases, sounds like a neat store that I would enjoy too!

Great details!