Sunday, February 12, 2012

Be Mine Valentine's Table

I love setting a Valentine's table because Valentine's is such an extra special day to me. 
 I met my husband while in college at a 
Valentine's party 36 years ago!  I set our little breakfast room table in honor of our special day.

We celebrated a little early this year with a trip to the California coast and stayed at one of the most romantic inns in Pacific Grove... 
the Seven Gables Inn.  
Seven Gables is truly breathtaking and deserves an entire post so I'll save that for next on to our table...

On our trip I purchased new placemats in Carmel while shopping with friends in the most 
beautiful shop.  
Thanks ladies I had the best time!!

 Red geraniums greet shoppers entering through  the open dutch door.  Table linens, Easter bunnies, unique home and garden gifts abound at Casa di Campagna and it was hard to leave without making a few purchases.  
 I love the black "frenchy" floral  pattern and reversible black check pattern on the placemats.   I plan on also using them for a sunflower table this summer. 
  I purchased the coordinating napkins as well.

 The black mats look great on a red linen tablecloth.
The large red Portugal chargers are some of my favorites and I use them frequently.

I have a collection of  all white dishes with patterned borders.  I selected a basket weave dinner plate and a leaf motif edged salad plate to
 add some pretty textures.

 I topped the white plates with my cute little polka dot saucers that can be used for 
bread or desert plates.

I love the heart shaped ramekins I purchased at Target several years ago.  I filled them this year with conversation hearts to be read during dinner.
Chocolate is also an option!!

The sterling flatware is Westmoreland and originally belonged to my mother-in-law and I love using it for the holidays.

The tea set was my grandmother's and it is by far my favorite.    The "girly" curves are so pretty and look wonderful on a romantic table.   I try to include a teapot on all my tables. 

The Valentine's heart was purchased at Picket Fences in Solvang, another adorable place to shop.  I placed it in a heart shaped card holder and thought it was the perfect way to display it.  

Simple heart shaped votive candles finish the table.

Wishing you and your Valentine a 
very special day!

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  1. Your Valentines table is perfect. Love the first tea set I saw, Beautiful!

  2. Beautiful Valentine's tablescape, everything about it evokes Love Day! I specially adore the white tea set, it is gorgeous! Happy Valentine's to you too dear lady.

  3. Love the Valentine tablescape especially the red, black and white!
    Your grandmother's tea set is divine! Simply elegant and I do so adore that sweet Valeninte heart decoration.
    Thanks so much for your visits!


  4. You make everything here look far more special there!! The photos are lovely and that tablescape is beautiful. Had no idea what you were planning when you purchased everything - but it's a real WOW. Glad I got to see it set up.

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape for Valentine is beautiful with all the love you did a wonderful job putting this all together !! I love your teapot and cup's so sweet.
    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your family.
    xxoo Diane

  6. How beautiful! Of course, I love anyting in red..... Who wouldn't love to sit down at your table. Blessings!

  7. The setting is gorgeous and the place mats are a splendid addition.

  8. Oh my, Sonia, what a pretty table! I LOVE your grandmother's tea set. It is truly gorgeous and how lovely that you have it now. It's a real treasure!
    All the elements on your table are lovely. Thanks for sharing and feel free to link up with my tea party if you wish. Would love to have you. Happy Valentines day!


  9. Beautiful post. I love all of the pretty reds. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I am now your newest follower.

  10. I adore your white tea set!!! It's so beautiful. I would have that out 24/7! Lovely table setting! XO Cindy

  11. nice post. Now you can use this b2b solutions list to promote table linen import & export business.

  12. Beautiful table! Love all the special details. I know the silver and the tea service are true treasures.
    Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

  13. Such an elegant table for two. Your new placemats will be versatile for many occasions and I just love your grandmother's tea set; very feminine.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

  14. This is such a pretty table Sonia! I love your new placemat and napkin set! I have the same white teapot and sugar bowl (I don't have the creamer) and it is my all time favorite set! Happy Valentine's Day!

  15. Hello my darling,

    I popped in to wish you a day filled with love.

    Love & Hugs

  16. Your table is beautiful, and your tea set...WOW! What a beautiful treasure you have! Happy Valentine's Day!

  17. I too love your grandmothers tea set. It is just gorgeous. And I like the placemats. I hope to shop in Carmel someday.

  18. Love the black and white napery.Thanks for sharing.

  19. So adorable and SWEET! love the color combination, layering, and every detail! Oh and Carmel by the sea is one of my favorite spots, I'm long overdue for a trip there!

  20. What a cute Valentine's table! I love the black and white with all the red. Definitely a beautiful combination!

  21. Oh, I love the black white mixed with the red! Your tea set is wonderful too. Great combinations all around for a beautiful setting!

  22. Your table is really gorgeous...the stacked dishes look so nice on the black placemats. Beautiful tea set...wish I were a tea drinker.

  23. What a nice table. I prefer red over pink any day, so really like your Valentine's Table. Those placemats are great - very versatile.

    I love Carmel. We used to go there often as a nice little get-a-way. Haven been in years. You've made me want to plan a trip with the hubby.

    I'm visiting for the first time from BNOTP.


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