Wednesday, February 9, 2011


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!

Hugs'n love..


  1. Che dolce atmosfera romantica!!!E' tutto sistemato con cura ed amore.Mi piace!!!Saluti,Rosetta

  2. Your table is so Valentiney......and romatic. I am sentimental and your victorian valentines add just the "love" to your place settings. I am in awe of the silver your found for a song....congrats to you.

  3. What a delightful Valentine's Day tablescape, Mona! You are so creative!!! I love your table napkin holders and your silver cutlery is beautiful! Obviously, all the little Valentine's touches are ever so sweet, too & all very romantic indeed and the cards are truly gorgeous! I do hope you'll be sitting at that pretty table over the next few days to make the most of it ;)

  4. Just beautiful. You have a great talent for decorating, Mona. The table is so pretty. And your treasures are truly "treasures".

    Thank you for sharing.


  5. I'm impressed, you go all out for Valentine; what beautiful treasures. I used to crazy with Valentine when the boys were growing up, but now....Your angels are adorable.

  6. So pretty, Mona. Love all your reds. Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Love the red hearts in the bowl! And those sweet angels. At that price you could have decorated an entire Christmas tree with them.


  8. So romantic! I love the bowl full of Etsy hearts and the vintage Valentines!!! Spectacular table!

  9. HI Mona! Oh, what a treat it would be to sit at your beautiful Valentine table. I love your little stuffed hearts! I cut some out and sewed them up and they're still sitting up on my sewing table - unstuffed! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. What a beautiful table...don'tcha just love Valentine's Day? Balisha

  11. WOW! How GORGEOUS! I was trying to see each of the beautiful Valentines...when I came to the angels! OH MY! They really are precious! Look at those sweet cherub faces! Love the red candles, plates...and the beautiful tablecloth! You really did it up RIGHT! LOVE it! Hugs to you...and hubby! ♥♥♥ You are both the SWEETEST! ♥♥♥

  12. Oh, just reminded me that I had wanted to make some stuffed hearts...forgot it. Shoot..maybe next year.
    Oh, everything looks beautiful. I would love to sit and have dinner at this pretty table.
    Happiest valentines.....

  13. Oh girl, what love~birds wouldn't love to sit down and enjoy a meal at that lovely table. You have done a magnificent job. I collect angels too and I'm quite smitten with your little 'pink cheeked' darlins'!!!!

    You've done love up right sweetie!!!

    God bless ya and have a ever lovin' day my friend!!!

  14. What a beautiful table Mona! I love the antique Valentines and hearts you decorated the table with. So romantic.

  15. Hi Mona,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad to know you. Your tablescape is gorgeous and I really enjoyed my time here. I'll be back.

  16. Oh, Mona, this is truly the most beautifuly decorated table I have ever seen!
    I have never decorated for Valentine's Day, but I can see just how wonderful it can be. Thank you for sharing. kt

  17. Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment. I love your crochet table cloth. It is beautiful and your silver! That is quite a find!

  18. Soooo pretty! I love those clear chargers and your little angels, and your rooster dishes, and your vintage valentines! But, of course, what makes the setting just perfect is the Prelude silver!!!

    (Are you going to taunt me with photos and repeats of your "find" forevermore??? :) Some people just have all the luck!! lol!)

    Seriously, the table is just lovely!

  19. Your Valentine table is beautiful, Mona. Everything on it is so adorable including the table cloth. I do remember those flatware and am I ever so jealous cause I have been searching and cannot find any for less then $1500 for a set...Christine

  20. This is outstanding Mona!
    Your really good at this girl and should do it more often!
    I love the vintage valentines, the lacey tablecloth, the little cones and those cutey angels!
    Well done, and that silverware is just too good to believe!
    Your right, the best deal ever!

  21. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart, Mona. Hope that you both enjoy a lovely dinner in the wonderfully romantic atmosphere yu have created. But then it does look too pretty to disturb.

  22. Your Victorian Valentines are a wonderful treasure. They make a beautiful design element for your lovely tablescape. I adore the soft sculpture angels...sweet cheeks, indeed. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

  23. Beautiful table! Love, love the roaster plates. Thank you for visiting my blog, I am just started into blogland!

  24. What a charming table. Love those vintage valentines and adorable angels!

  25. Oh, Mona!! This is just so lovely, and I need it so MUCH!!! I just can't get myself in gear to go get out the pretty stuff and make a place for it, and arrange it prettily.

    With all the flurry of the holidays, and lots of sickness and stress since, there's just no getting to all I want to do. I'd just go look at that table every five minutes if it were mine---I'd put out those little blushy-butt angels NAKED if it would make my table look like yours.

    Thank you for all your cheer and your fun stuff and all the bright spots you bring to my day!


  26. Hi Mona, I would love to be a guest at your sweet table. Your bowl full of hearts is just too cute.. I love the full shot of your table in candle light so romantic... hugs ~lynne~

  27. This is such a wonderful table! I love all the fun touches, the dolls, the chargers (magnificent), the vintage touches. Those handmade hearts in the center are just adorable.

  28. I love all the red candles in the pretty glass candleholders. The vintage valentines add a wonderful touch of romance and nostalgia. Nicely done!

  29. You are going to be dizzy by the time you read all these responses.
    Your table is beautiful; just beautiful!

  30. Hi Mona,
    Your tablescape is great! Aren't you glad you decided to do one? I love your crocheted tablecloth, your cut glass chargers, your red and white dishes, and I especially love those vintage Valentine cards and paper cones. Everything is just charming! Thank you again for your kind comments on my tablescape yesterday.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  31. This is so cute! I am glad you found your valentines decor. I love those vintage cards, they are wonderful. I really, really like your rooster plates too! Beautiful tablescape! I hope you have a ver Happy Valentines Day!

  32. What a gorgeous table, Mona. So love those darling little angels ... & those vintage Valentine's are fabulous. You do have such beautiful shares ...

    Happy Valentine's ~
    TTFN ~

  33. Hi Mona. :) Your table looks absolutely beautiful. I love all the little details you included. The rooster plates are perfect.

  34. Wow I can't top that... Great Job....

  35. Hi Mona! Your tablescape is darling. Love the vintage valentines. So pretty.

    I know what you mean about having to stop by more often. Sometimes I feel so guilty about not visiting my friends often enough. But, we all know sometimes life gets in the way so we do the best we can :)

    But, I'm always thinking of you!

  36. What a lovely and romantic table. The angels from the 5 and dime are so precious. I love that you found the silver for only $10.00...that was amazing!

    Happy Valentines Day
    Deanna :D

  37. Absolutely beautiful crocheted the NM plates. Happy Valentine's to you and Howard!

  38. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh my...what a beautiful Valentine's Day table, my friend! It just looks lovely and very romantic too! That beautiful crochet lace tablecloth is gorgeous and looks so pretty layered over the red that! And...I just adore your place settings! I have admired this pretty red rooster transferware for awhile now...I would love to have a set! Of course, I am sooo dish poor...hehe! I need more dishes like I need a hole in my head! hehe! Anyway, this set is perfect for Valentine's Day! I really enjoyed getting to see a few of your vintage Valentines as well...and I love your pretty basket full of hearts! Thank you for sharing your lovely table with us, dear friend! I hope you had a marvelous Valentine's Day!

    I just wanted to stop by to say hello and of course I was having to do a bit of catching up over here at your place. I just had to leave you a note on this lovely Valentine's table! I also read your post that you did with your honey's Valentine's day gift to you...that beautiful heart full of chocolates! Ohhh..and those pretty cupcakes that your daughter made...yummy and sooo pretty!

    Well my dear, I am going to keep meandering a bit while I'm here! I want to see how your exterior project came out! I do apologize for being so late to get by for a visit!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design


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