Valentine’s Tablescape

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I have another table to share with you.

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Several weeks ago I ordered these beautiful, romantic rose dishes from this great little shop on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChicAntiquing

I was so excited when I found them! They were exactly the look I was going for. Soft, Sweet and Romantic. I also like the fact that they were pink and green and not your typical red for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love a crisp red and white table setting especially for Valentines, but these caught my eye and took this table in a different direction.

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The Rose dishes were defiantly my inspiration for this table so I planned everything else around them. First, I covered the table top with a winter white, linen tablecloth. Next, I placed a plain burlap runner topped with a white lace runner I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

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In the center I used an empty pillow cover. It was exactly the color and texture I wanted. I thought, “why not?”
The tiered plate server holds extra cups on the bottom and extra plates on top. To top it all off, cupcakes! Yes, they’re fake, but aren’t they pretty?The two small ones are candles from the dollar tree. The other two are from Hobby Lobby.

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To the right, I used a pedestal bowl that my son gave to me, topped with the  base to one of my cloches and 3 candles wrapped with twine.

IMG_7133I grouped 3 candles in mercury glass containers in front of that.

IMG_7131On the left side of the table I used the cream and sugar containers and the water pitcher that matched my dishes. I also used the matching water pitcher in lieu of a vase for my fresh flowers.

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I love the look of layered plates. It looks so pretty to see different colors, patterns and edges on each plate. Sometimes just a 1/4 of an inch shows, it’s just enough to take your table from ordinary to extraordinary.

My mother let me borrow her white charger plates. The square plates and matching cups were also from Etsy. The green and cream leaf patterned dishes came from The Rusty Rooster.
The beige dishes with the chocolate edge are Pier 1.
I found the solid green scalloped edge plates on Etsy. It is topped with the Rose salad plate.

If possible, I purchase dishes in a set of six or eight. However, I won’t pass up a great pattern if a set is not available.
I love to mix and match. Even if there are only two, they can be used on each end of the table to add to the mix.

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The rose dishes and the white square plates were sold in a set of four. I decided to mix it up a little! I have basically the same dishes on each end of the table, just different sizes plus a cup on each end.

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To the left of the plate I used layered napkins. The bottom layer being a neutral plaid. The napkins on top I made from linen fabric and frayed the edges. I found this sweet burlap and lace ribbon with the pearl edging at Hobby Lobby. I used it instead of a napkin ring. Then I added a few pink rose buds nestled behind the ribbon.

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Here’s the finished product!

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