I seldom try this..but got all enthused looking at some of the tablescapes...and besides, I was late getting my Valentines Day things out...(lost 'em!) and just found them today..
This gave me a reason to go ahead and put a bit of Valentines out...
I used these handmade hearts that I bought from an artist on ebay last year. Each stuffed heart is dipped in cinnimon and has a different sentiment on it. They make the room smell wonderful. I piled them into my ruby red Moser fruit bowl..for my centerpiece. (Along with a vintage Valentine.)
I used two double glass candle sticks and two single ones...
My tablecloth is white crochet over heavy linen.
I used all of my vintage Valentines for added interest...all of my hearts are handmade made by a couple of different artists. They are Prim's.
These are the red Neiman Marcus ROOSTER transferware that I used.
The chargers are cut glass and I love them! They go with everything. The little candy cones I had from last year and just stuffed some of my collection of little angels into them instead of chocolates that I would use for guests. GOTTA show you these angels!
Some years ago I lived in Santa Maria, California and one day I went into one of the few old time 5 and 10's that were left. In a large bin for 25 cents the had these little angels and they were all different. The bin was full and I thought they were so cute I picked up three of them. When I got home and took a good look at them I rushed back the following day and bought more. I have 6 and I love them!
Each one had rosy cheeks..both front and back! :) I've had these about 20 years now.
My silver is PRELUDE by International Silver. Most who read my blog KNOW how I got this gorgeous set. Yep. Complete set of 8, in a chest with all the extra's, tiny butter knives, 4 large serving spoons...everything. For $10.00!!!
I'm still not over it!! I could never have afforded this...never!
It was the garage sale of my life! He asked $15 and took $10!
That will never happen again...
I have a modest collection of Victorian Valentines and I love to unpack them every year. I usually try to add to them..but not this year. Too busy!
I used red lace doilies under the tea cups...and dropped a stuffed heart into the cup for fun. Then I sprinked little hearts over EVERYTHING! The napkin rings are silver plate teapots and there are two napkins in each ring.
I took this in the late afternoon. I decorated the chandelier with heart garland and hung beaded hearts with tiny rosebud on each light. Not a great photo...but you can sort of get the idea.
And that's it! I made it!
I am joining Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH. Come and join us and see pretty Valentine tablescapes...
I hope you had fun. I had fun doing it!