It’s cold and rainy today…a perfect day to stay at home and play with an early Valentine’s Day tablesetting. I’m linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. I’m also joining Laurie’s Valentine Party.
I began by layering a white lace tablecloth over a pink damask one. I also used matching pink damask napkins layered under the salad plates.
I wanted to keep the setting very simple to showcase the Victorian cherub bride’s basket that I used for my centerpiece.
I filled the bowl with pink and white silk flowers, valentine picks and a creamy strand of pearl garland.
I love the coloring in the basket. The ruffled opalescent green edges cut to pink diamond point glass as it curves down the bowl.
My absolute favorite set of chargers, gold baroque ones, highlight the gold scrolled design on the bread and butter plates and the gold trim on the dessert underplates. I placed a small crystal bowl and silver butter spreader on each bread and butter plate.
The china pattern is “English Rose”. I love the shades of light and dark pink with hints of white in the roses.
Layered on top of the salad plates are white dessert underplates trimmed in gold and topped with depression era pink satin glass dessert bowls.
A pretty satin finish heart tied with white iridescent ribbon rests in each bowl.
The whole place setting…
Stemware is “Heritage” by Fostoria.
Crystal knife rests are placed at each setting.
I added crystal cruets for salad dressing and salt and pepper shakers.
Dinnertime and the candles are softly burning. The candelabrum are antique brass with an ornate baroque design. I like how they look with the bride’s basket.
I’m so glad you stopped by to visit with me for a while and I hope you’ll come back soon!
I hope your Valentine’s Day will be filled with lots of love…and of course, a box of chocolates would be wonderful too!