Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Table

It's that time of year when we all see red and lots of it.  For this tablescape I took some ideas from Pinterest.  I combined three different red and white transferware china patterns.  I liked the mix and match idea.  I placed fresh raspberries and mint in the champagne flute.  It really was refreshing.  I didn't think the mint would mix with the champagne, but it really was very good not to mention very pretty.

I placed these red roses in my ironstone pitcher.
 I mixed them with a few white stems to make it a little more interesting.
 Then we prepared plain white cupcakes, removed the baking wrapper and squiggled a bird's nest design on top with pink frosting.  More raspberries and mint and a dollop of whipped cream.  Got this idea from Pinterest too.
 This beautiful Staffordshire pitcher was a fabulous find at the flea market last week.  Isn't it wonderful?  It's in mint condition.
 What would Valentine's Day be without chocolate dipped strawberries?  These were dipped in melted chocolate candies and mini chocolate chips, coconut and almonds.  This was another great idea from Pinterest.
Last but not least, my daughter made these beautiful heart shaped brownies using a special pan from Williams Sonoma.
 Of course, when the real Valentine's Day arrives, I will try to eat my veggies before I dive into all the great sweet treats, but, after all, Valentine's Day is all about the goodies.  Right?  Hope you're all finding great ideas on Pinterest too.  Thanks for stopping by. 

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Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your pretty combination of red & white dishes! I'm on the hunt for some myself, but there aren't any sales here in the winter. Come spring I be looking!

Your tablescape is perfect for Valentine's day and the goodies look delish!

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

So pretty. Happy Valentines Day! Lynda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your table looks beautiful, Maggie! Love the dishes. I've got a heart shaped pan that I plan on using to make our dessert, too. I'm more concerned about the dessert than the dinner! : )

Donna said...

What a beautiful table, Maggie! I am in love with your gorgeous tablecloth. And your dishes ares so pretty, too! Your sweet treats look so yummy, I am drooling!

Tina said...

Love the table and the dishes. Oh and I can't forget the goodies . . . YUM.
Happy Valentines Day.

Pendra said...

I'm drooling over all the goodies on this beautiful table... and the delicious looking food too! Lovin' that gorgeous table cloth as the back drop for all your beautiful dishes!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maggie, what a great post so much work went into your gorgeous tablescape! I love the new pitcher and the brownies...YUM! I laughed at your comment about your provocative dress form...What LOL! Oh please, don't change her, she sounds like fun! The life of the party!


srpprcrftr said...

I don't know what I went crazy more for, your gorgeous transfer ware red and white dishes and that incredible pitcher? Oh heavens, I'm drooling, not just for the dishes but the goodies look so tempting. Did you resist? I don't think I could have. Such a gorgeous presentation.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a pretty and romantic post!!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Maggie, Love your very inviting table. Your dishes just make it so special for Valentine's day.
The cupcakes look so yummy and your daughter's brownie heart is awesome.
Perfect table cloth for your setting too.
Oh and I love the pitcher you found. Gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing this inspiration.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love the dishes. The whole table is beautiful. Love the bubbly too!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Beautiful and Yummy!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

God I love your collection of red and white dishes! All your treats look so delicious! I made some almond/cherry cupcakes for VD to share with a friend. Since I made them yesterday I have eaten 7 of them. Unfortunately, they didn't turn out blog worthy, but they are very moist and YUMMY!

Shanee said...

Such a pretty table! Love all the little touches, isn't Pinterest the bomb! Thanks for sharing, visting from BNOP.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I love the red and white pattern combinations of the dishes, very nice!!! The picture was a great score!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Such a beautiful table with rich mix of red pinks and whites.the dishes looks awesome....lovely creation...:):):)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your transferware, so pretty and such a lovely tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Patty said...

Very pretty table. I love everything about it. Red is at the top of my list when it comes to color.