Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Charnwood Hearts

I have to confess that I have a laissez-faire approach to Valentine's Day. Most of my adult life, February 14 came and went like every other day. The exceptions were the years when my daughter was younger, and I set up Valentine's Tea Parties for her and her friends (and their dolls). I enjoyed them as much as she did!

Since it has been awhile since we celebrated the day of hearts and flowers, I set about creating a table that referenced both themes, while not being overly Valentine-ish.

Pink sets the tone. A strong shade that conveys the holiday.

Flowers and candles represent romance.

A bouquet of luscious flowers echoes the charming blossoms on the salad plates.

Arched lines on the dinner plates, the vintage sherbet glasses. . .

and the tallest candle holders. . .

remind me of garden bowers.

Eight crystal candle holders and six votives (some of which were first seen here) will contribute soft lighting to a relaxed evening.

The table evokes love and friendship, family and companionship. Hidden at each place setting is a sweet heart, the only obviously 'Valentine' decor.

Did you find them? They're in the sherbet glasses, waiting to be discovered.

I think both G and Daughter J will enjoy this. We can bring out the photos of her Valentine's Day parties.

 Quick! Light the candles!


I realized after I posted this last night that I had forgotten to include the goblets! Lol! So I took more pictures this morning, which was a good thing, because the sun finally came out. The sun highlights the blues of the goblets, first seen here. For fun I scattered more hearts on the runner (and glitter all over the table!).


Salad plates | Wedgwood 'Charnwood'
Dinner plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Chargers | Pier 1 Imports
Table runner, napkins | Sur la Table
Sherbets | Cambridge 'Moonlight Blue'
Flatware | Reed and Barton 'Eighteenth Century'
Goblets | Fostoria 'Navarre'

Finding Inspiration at:

Share Your Style
Between Naps on the Porch
French Country Cottage
Rattlebridge Farm
Pieced Pastimes
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sundays
Dishing It and Digging It
Monday Social
Amaze Me Monday
Celebrate and Decorate
The Scoop
A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesdays


  1. So pretty and romantic. Love the floral plates and your floral arrangement. The hydrangea is so pretty with the pink roses!

    1. Thank you! I was lucky to find flowers that went so well with the plates

  2. Everything is so pretty! I love how you included all the candlesticks and votives. It's so romantic! Your runner is wonderful, and I'm glad you added the goblets. I hadn't noticed they were missing, but the blue added so much more to your table. Perfectly lovely. Happy Valentine's!

    1. Thanks so much! It turned out even more romantic than I had thought. Glad you stopped by.

  3. Sandra,
    Thank you for sharing your elegant and romantic Valentine's table at Monday Social. Everything is perfect.


    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. I'm pleased to be joining a great group of bloggers.

  4. My goodness, how lovely is your tablescape. I love the salad dishes and runner. It's so lovely and so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

    1. Thanks! I had first seen the salad plates at an antique store when I was in a hurry, then found them on eBay. I love the detail.

  5. Sandra, your table is beautiful. I sometimes forget to add the goblets or flatware....LOL The runner sets the stage. beautifully done. Happy Valentine's day and thank you for sharing at DI&DI.

    1. Thank you! As soon as I saw the runner, I knew I had to have it!

  6. Those tall candle holders are gorgeous! Very pretty table and your pictures are great. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks! My husband bought those candle holders -- he has pretty good taste!

  7. Such a pretty table setting; love your dishes and goblets!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    1. Thanks! I particularly enjoyed setting this table.


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