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Sunday, January 29, 2012


Those hearts on the backs of the chairs are made of felt, so that makes this a “heartfelt” post.  (It’s hard coming up with post titles, so there are no limits to what I might resort to when I title my posts!)
Since I only have six of the heart-shaped plates (from Target several years ago), I used these patterned plates for the the place setting on each end of the table (can’t recall where I got these).PLACE STG W PTRND PLATE
A clear, glass plate tops a Valentine paper dessert plate, which tops a paper heart doily, which tops a white metal charger!
The keys to my heart are napkin holders (napkin rings from a going out of business sale at a gift store years ago; linens from an estate sale a couple of years ago).
I chose to use this flatware, because the pattern name is “Eternally Yours”.
I couldn’t get a good picture of the flower cart on my vintage glasses (from an estate sale years ago), so I put a piece of white paper inside this glass for the photo.
cart on glass STRAW
Scottie dogs are serving the salt and pepper.
I’m not even going to tell you how many times I copied the front and back of this Valentine card, attempting to get them right-side-up on both sides, so they would show the front and the back from each side of the table.
These are the dollar store ornaments that just keep on giving.  I had them on the backs of my chairs for Christmas Eve dinner.  I intended to tell everyone to take one home, but I completely forgot.  (I really did forget.  I wasn’t even thinking about using these for Valentine’s Day d├ęcor.)
But since I still had them, I flipped them over and hung them back onto the chairs for this Valentine’s table.
Thank you so much for visiting my heartfelt post.  Laurie


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, you are so good at all of your tablescapes, and you have all the perfect dishes and accessories to make everything look fabulous. Great post and such a wonderful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Abi's Blog said...

I enjoyed your blog today! Loved the faux crafting post as well. I need to get back to table setting. Loved yours!

Sarah said...

Laurie, your table is ready for the party! Fun to see all your "heartfelt" details on this table. Eternally Yours flatware was the first set of flatware I ever owned. I bought it with money that someone gave me for high school graduation. I've since passed it along to my niece. Pretty pattern. ;-)
Looking forward to your party! ~ Sarah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good decorating the table and the title. :D You must have an unlimited supply of decorations/accessories for every holiday.
Hope you had a nice weekend.

Debbie said...

I loved the title, and clearly we think alike because I guessed immediately that I was going to see hearts and felt. Too cute!

I just love this festive table, especially the key themed napkin rings. That was my very favorite part. I'm glad your forgot to tell folks to take the hearts home. They are perfect for this table.

It's all so very LAURIE. It makes me smile.

April D said...

Beautiful,and so very HAPPY,Laurie! I love the little details--and can TOTALLY relate to the copying-both-sides problem. :)
Here's to happy hearts on a Monday!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Cute! I love the keys as napkin rings..yep...copy catting that idea!

Unknown said...

WOW..what a sweet romantic table setting. Ilove those heart plates. I dont decorate my table except for Thanksgiving and Easter. I host the dinner those two holidays and go to my sisters for Christmas, Fourth Of July. My sister and I go to a tea party the other holidays so we get to use all the pretty dishes/tea cups and stuff. What will you be serving?
(sure, now bloggers want a menu to go along with the table setting, what next?)hahaha!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a delightful table you set. So perfect for Valentine's Day. Love the Scotties on your table!
I have to admit I basically have nothing for V-day.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I super love your table Laurie!
I want those glittery target plates and the hearts are so darn cute!
This may be one of the most charming valentines table ever!
I got to get my thinking cap on cause right now I am coming up blank for valentines day.
Thanks for the inspiration!

lvroftiques said...

As always everything is totally adorable Laurie!...Hey I have one of those hearts I wonder where it came from?... oh yes YOU! *winks*

Savannah Granny said...

Laurie, You table is gorgeous! I love every element. The linens are to die for and I love the napkin rings. I am trying to think how I recreate them.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.
I am grabbing your Valentine Party button for my sidebar, so I won't forget.
Blessings, Ginger

imsteelefullofscrap said...

A newbie here from Ohio fond you on pinterest love your table setting is just beautiful!

lvroftiques said...

Hi Laurie!
A girandole is just the French term for a candelabra (Usually with crystals or prisms) Antique dealers often use this term I can't get enough of em! *winks* Vanna

Unknown said...

Talk about Valentine inspiration. Your table is gorgeous of course, you always set the most magnificent tables. I see your Valentine party invitation. I am glad that I stopped by to find out.

Happy Thursday,


Jenny said...

Laurie! What beautiful treasures you have! I just oooh-ed and awwww-ed through this entire post!

You have such a fun eye for interesting things! I need to come holiday shopping at your house!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh soooo pretty! Love those chargers. Just spectacular.

- The Tablescaper

~CC Catherine said...

Sweet Laurie, you are always SO truly are! An inspiring post. From the silver named so appropriately to the little keys to my heart napkin rings...and the heart plates...this is SO LOVELY and screams ROMANTIC and FUN!

Very nice! Finally ca$hed your check today for the little heart box you won the bid for. So glad it made it all the way to AZ unscathed. Just in time for Valentine's day too. :) Thanks again friend~


Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful as always Laurie! I remember those Target heart plates!! Love that you could use the little felt hearts again! Looking forward to your Valentine's Day party!

Sweet European Dreams said...

okay, so I'm just a little behind in my blog reading...just saw this tonight! That red tablecloth is seriously amazing! Is that a family treasure of yours or did you track it down while thrifting? I'm's a keeper!