Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WHERE’S THE RED?

tablescape My contribution for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, is our early Valentine dinner. What? A Valentine celebration without red on the table? Well, there is a tiny red Valentine card on the table. You just have to look closely.

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PLATES MOS

Leaf bowl (which I thought looked like a heart shape when turned this direction): Clay Art (Sale at Steinmart)

Dinner plates: Churchill, Made by Colombia: Various flea markets and estate sales.

Serving bowl and matching platter: Pontesa, The Castillian Collection, Granada, Spain: Estate Sale

Pitcher: Estate sale

MISC MOS

Stemware: Sale at Pier One

Salt Cellar, Napkins, Napkin rings, candlesticks: I don’t remember

TASSEL

Beautiful tassel: Kristen at Kristen’s Creations

CLOCHE MOS

Figurine: My mother’s

meat fork

Meat Server: Flea Market

ovrhd shotSEE YOU AT THE PARTY

Thank you for coming to see my Valentine dinner. Click here to go to Between Naps on the Porch for more tablescapes. laurie

46 comments:

Sarah said...

Laurie, pretty table for your Valentine dinner. I think I see some silver in there! Cute little Valentine card. I found a box of those this year. Love them!
Looking forward to the party. I'll be there. Working on my post today.
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

Melissa Miller said...

Laurie everything is so gorgeous and ready for Valentines Day! The tassel Kristen made looks perfect.

Lovely display and beautifully arranged tablescape! :)

Treasia Stepp said...

Just gorgeous Laurie. I love the stemware and the candlesticks. Oh please tell me Johnny Depp will be there on Feb. 12th. LOL.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your non-traditional colors Valentine's table is -- I guess love looks good in any color!

vignette design said...

Great tablescape Laurie. I love all the little accessories you used with it. But my heart stopped when I scrolled down and saw Johnny Depp! OMG, I love him. haha. I am definitely coming to your Valentine party and actually spent yesterday photographing at a friends house and then writing my post. I'll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of ole Mr. Linky!

Kathysue said...

Lorie, I love this, I always love the pieces from you Mom. The meat server is so unique and the napkin rings are perfect for the sentiment, "you have the keys to my heart" Love this,Kathysue

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful table, Laurie! I love the meat fork. I've never seen one like that.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty! I have always like the dark/cobalt blue and white. I also have never seen a fork like that.
Johnny Depp ? Not so much! :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, as usual, this is so pretty. I love the centerpiece of course, the figurine is just wonderful and under a cloche is always my favorite. Your cute little tassel is just perfect. You always use the most beautiful dishes and accessories. I love them all. I'm all set for the Valentine's party. Can't wait. Hugs, Marty

ginny said...

Those napkin rings are the coolest! I want them! WAAAH!
Oh, and your table was beautiful!

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I love your Valentine's table. Who needs red? I love your dishes and that centerpiece is gorgeous. Love your mother's olden figurine! It's beautiful!
Now you keep that handsome Johnny right there - don't let him leave - make him stay for the party. I love that guy! :) don't tell Mr. Precious.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Muse said...

That meat server stole the post!
LOL
I guess my engineering aspect just has to know more!!!

Sherry said...

Oh, I can't wait to party! You didn't tell us my favorite pirate was going to be there. Love your table!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
Your posts are always so fabulous, but they make me want to go shopping! hehe. Love the blue and white china, it happens to be my fave! The hot looking guy is a good one too! Can't wait for the party! Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful table Laurie! Love the dishes, and those candlesticks are breathtaking. But then, so is your co-host lol! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Kathy

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful table. I love blue and white so it doesn't matter to me the time of year! That meat fork is amazing!

- The Tablescaper

KBeau said...

What a beautiful romantic table. The vintage Valentine adds just the right touch. Susie will love this.

artis1111 said...

If Johnny was at the table I could not eat a bite for just enjoying the view. YUMMMMMM!!!YUMMMMM!!!Kathy

Kathleen said...

Oh I'll be there!
Your table is very pretty..That fork scares me though..I think my gyno has one in her office like that! :)
I love those napkin rings..I shop at I Don't Remember often...

Mellodee said...

Absolutely lovely, as usual!!

Gail said...

Boy I just wish I could clear my dining room table of all my projects so I could copy some of your ideas!

xinex said...

Beautiful Valentine tablescape, Laurie. My favorite are the very pretty silver candle holders and your mom's figurine inside the cloche. I just posted my contribution for your party. I hope you don't mind that I did the same one for Tablescape Thursday b/c as you know, I am not home and tried my best to do as many blog entries as I could and that was the best I could do....Christine

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Beautiful table. I have never seen a meat fork like that. I love the little salt cellars.

Mimi said...

Love all your blue and white. That is quite a meat fork! I love the pitcher...cute little deer on it.

carolinajewel said...

What a beautiful table - even with no red! Love those napkin rings with the keys! That is an amazing meat server - and I do see the heart shape in the leaf dish!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, its all so pretty. I love the tassel, the silver, etc. Very elegant and romantic. I do hope handsome Johnny will be at the party! Rosie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Laurie, this is so beautiful! Even though it's not the traditional pink and red Valentine colors, you've managed to pull it off with such lovely pieces! The key napkin rings are just great...I suppose they're the key to someone's heart! :) The figurine is just stunning as well. Looking forward to your Valentine Party! In fact, I did a double post of Tablescape Thursday and your Valentine Party. Can't wait to see what everyone has done for the holiday. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Natasha said...

Your blue and white table looks gorgeous Laurie! Thanks for taking such great pictures that highlight all the beautiful details.

I too have done a double post-one for Tablescape Thursday and one for your Valentine's party. I look forward to visiting you again soon!

Best wishes, Natasha.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, everything is beautiful. I love your "hidden" Valentine. The tassle from Kristen is beautiful.. pout, pout.. I would love to have one.. ,..ahhhhhh maybe some day...
hugs ~lynne~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! What a beautiful tablescape! You know I love the blue and white...gorgeous! And such a pretty tassel, too! Happy Valentines Day!...hugs...Debbie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the pretty table and I love the meat fork, wow is that unusual...Your dishes are beautiful and make the whole table look so special with those napkins, I love...Phyllis

Holly said...

It is beautiful and romantic. I love the blue and white for Valentine's!
Holly @ 504 Main

Cooking for One said...

Your table is so pretty, I love blue!

susan said...

I expect the unexpected from you! :) Love it all--especially the keys! Will Johnny be dressed in pirate attire? Do I need a costume? :) Looking forward to the party.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

Oooh! Johnny is going to be at the party tomorrow! I have just ben dying to wear my "Pirate Serving Wench" custume! Now if I can just find my eye patch! ARGHHHH!! LOL

The table is wonderful. Love that meat fork and the napkin rings. so unique and awesome!

Scribbler said...

Is Johnny Depp the dessert? You clever girl!

Scribbler

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Laurie, Loved your blue and white table and the bird tassel and the flea market fork and just all of it. I am already for the party tomorrow. My post is so totally different from I had originally planned. I'll check back later to see if Linky is up. xo

Heidi said...

Hi!
What a lovely tablescape. It's just right for Valentine's, you don't need red to express love! The figurine is so sweet and romantic, and the dishes and flatware are just beautiful!
Happy Valentine's Day, see you at the party.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Lynette said...

Laurie - everything looks lovely! I love the tassel from Kristen - it is perfect!

I can't wait for tonight - I'm getting so excited - I'm so glad to be settled and can get to all the wonderful parties being held in blogville!

See ya soon!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Laurie, your table is so pretty! Oh my, I'll be at any party Johnny's at! I just finished editing my photos and so I'll be there!

Manuela

Chari said...

Hello sweet Girl...

Ohhh...I love your beautiful Valentine table, Laurie! I just adore all of your pretty blue & white dishes...and it's refreshing to see something a little different from the traditional Valentine's decor!!! You know, I think that your pretty plates is my favorite pattern of blue and white! I have begun looking for this pattern! Ohhh...and I just love, love, LOVE your mother's beautiful figurine...so very perfect to celebrate the "day of love"! It is gorgeous under glass! Now...you have to know that I am just crazy about those beautiful silver candleholders! I don't recall seeing them before...are they new? It's all so beautiful, my dear!!!

Well, I know that you are probably very busy gettting ready for our Valentine's party...I'm soooo excited!!! Thank you so much for coming by...I have sooo enjoyed all of your sweet notes lately!!! I do apologize at being so late to return the visit but sure did enjoy my sweet daughter and precious grandbabies while they were here!

Happy Valentine's Day, Darlin'! I will see you later for the party!

Love ya,
Chari

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a beautiful table! The blues are so soft and romantic!

Tardevil said...

That silver, silverware and those dishes are awesome. Love that stemware too, as I'm wondering how I missed it at Pier 1. Hmmmm....Like the cloche too.

Michael Lee West said...

I love blue and white--next to plain white Ironstone, B&W is my bestest favorite. Your dishes and glassware are so elegant. I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day.

LillyB said...

Beautiful! I looooove Johnny Depp too!!

lvroftiques said...

Beautimus Laurie! Ooohhhh that figurine of your mamas is so dreamy! The little lamb!! sooo precious! And I have never seen a cooler meat fork than that one! There's something about blue and white that makes me swoon every time. I don't really have any at my house and I wonder why? I need to correct that immediately! Vanna