Friday, February 4, 2011

Pink Lace and a Cherub

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!




Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

My freind this is just Breathtaking Beatiful..WOW!! I love coming by here and seeing all your wonderful antiques and the way you have of putting them all together..Your Good, Your really good at this..Your china is to die 4 girl..Thanks for the eye candy and coming by my friend..Hope you have a Great weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathleen said...

Beautiful , Kim. The dishes are so pretty and feminine. Just perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the chargers, too!

Kay said...

Love those English Rose dishes. They are so pretty I'd never want to put them away! The glasses are so soft and pretty too and I love the chargers. Everything looks very romantic, especially your cherub centerpiece.

Kay aka Luvs

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love that china -- how beautiful your table of pinkness is!

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful table! So elegant and ladylike. I think I have the same dinner plates and I love their softness and pastel colors of pink and aqua roses. I love your pink depression glass and the knife rests are such a special touch. I didn't know there was such a thing.
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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is a " to die for" tablescape!! Just gorgeous!! I LOVE that sweet cherub centerpiece!! And the dishes and everything else that you have added to this tablescape is just beautiful!!


Marigene said...

Beautifully elegant table. I love the cherub centerpiece.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh! That bride's basket is stunning! I've never seen anything like it. Your table is so pretty, and you have some wonderful accessories, which you've used beautifully on our table. That is such a pretty china pattern. Your knife rests are so pretty too. Thank you for linking this wonderful tablescape to my Valentine party. Happy Valentine's Day! laurie