Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue....

....I've set the table,
Just for you!

I know it has room for improvement, but I used my new dishes for our belated Valentines dinner. I had to be at school with the bitty one for her Valentines party....

....which was immediately followed by Jeffrey's wrestling meet.

BTW, Hartland is undefeated 6-6 in wrestling and one of the teams to beat at state! Go Jeffrey!

Anyways, this is about a table, not more of my incessant bragging about my kids.


Onto the table!

I dressed the table with an antique tablecloth I bought last summer for a whopping $7.50!

I know it would look alot better if I had ironed it. I was in a rush though and just ran out of time. I love the cutwork on this tablecloth.

Then of course....

.... the star of the table, my new dishes! I also drove myself crazy cause I wanted crackle glass goblets. Wouldn't you know I could not find any?! Not a single one! So I picked up these balloon glasses from Pier 1.

I am still on the hunt for the goblets though! I love the crackle glass and the view of the snow out the window.

For napkins, I used ones that I made. They are a brown ticking stripe.

Napkins are really easy to make. I won't even do a tutorial on them because Yvonne @ Stone Gable wrote an excellent one already. You can find it here. I put the napkins under the top plate like this.

I used my everyday silverware, but I do have my eye on a set from Horchows.

Of course you need candles cause it is Valentine's Day!

My wonderful sister bought these for me for a Christmas gift many years ago. I just love them! They are by Mikasa and have the tiniest hint of pale pink on the base.

Pale pink roses in a vase with some petals scattered around for a centerpiece. I picked the pale pink roses to go with the muted tones of the table. I love this vase. Everytime I look at it, it reminds me of how sweet my husband is. When we got our first house, we were at Pier 1 shopping for stuff. I saw this vase and really liked it. He wouldn't buy it cause he said he wasn't going to buy me just a vase. Argh, I was so upset at him. The next day he came home and sheepishly handed me the vase with a dozen roses in it. He is so thoughtful!

To add a pop of color....

.... a box of chocolates on each plate for my loves.

So there it is, my debut table with my new stuff! I still need to improve on my tablescaping skills a bit, but it's a start!


Beef Wellington
Roasted Red Potatoes
French Green Beans with Almond Slivers
Merlot wine

Hope you enjoyed my tablescape as much as I did putting it together!


Proper Prim said...

Simply beautiful Maggie. I absolutely adore those dishes and that tablecloth is to die for. Hope they didn't spill anything on

What a sweet hubby you have to do that... those are the special little memories that keep us smiling.

Have a great day and happy to see you back.

Hugs, Deb

Theresa said...

I love the story of the vase, too sweet! Your table looks beautiful, the dishes are gorgeous, good thing you kept hunting for them, and the menu sounds yummy... lucky family!
Go Jeffrey!! Theresa xoxo

Chrissy said...

Your table looks absolutely gorgeous and what a cute story about the vase. I love those dishes too. Your menu sounds yummy, we had chicken marsala.
About killing the your orchid, I have never tried to grow one before, so we shall see :0 how this one turns out?
Thanks for stopping by,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table setting. I love the tablecloth and that you got it at such a steal. What a sweet story about the vase. Hope everyone appreciated your efforts and kissed the cook!

Your Friend,

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your table is gorgeous! Love the dishes and cutwork is one (of many) of my downfalls!

You're very lucky to have such a sweet hubby!! He's a keeper ♥

Have a great day!

Southern Lady said...

Love it. The boxes of chocolate were the perfect pop of red. Keep up the bragging on your kids! I love to hear what they are up to! Carla

Lori said...

Ahh Maggie ~ love your table and the story about your vase. Hope you had a wonderful dinner ~ it sure sounds yummy! xo

Southern Lady said...

Hey Maggie, thanks for checking with your uncle. Carson would love for someone to talk to her about the music business. I didn't know you had family in that area. Did you grow up there? Carla

Theresa said...

you would totally have to set another place for me if i lived a wee bit closer...that is a gorgeous setting.

Tanya said...

Stunning! You did a fabulous job! I'm totally impressed! But I'm also DEPRESSED! I love those dishes. I think I told you but I went to Home Goods and all I could find was 2 mustard colored ones. RATS! You are so lucky you found them! I'm going to keep looking!
Can't wait to see the next "Tablescape by the White Farmhouse!"

Tanya said...

By the way, what's the name on the bottom of the plate if you don't mind checking....I'll start hunting them down who knows where!!! :0)

Deb S. said...

Beautiful table! Glad I found your blog! Im following now.

Donnie said...

What a fun post. Love the table.

Ellen said...

I love how you put all of these beautiful elements together, it looks amazing. Really loving those ticking striped napkins with those gorgeous plates- perfection! I've also passed an award on to you, come and get it whenever you are ready. ;)


Scribbler said...

Pretty white table -- I have the same dishes and LOVE them! How nice to put a little box of candy and each place. I 'm filing that one away.

Kathleen said...

I love the cutwork cloths. You did a great job on your napkins too.
I hope you are going to join the St. Pat's Party on the 15th, I'd love to have you. Mark your calendar!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I think you did a beautiful job, your table is lovely. Love the heart box candy favors! The table cloth is beautiful, love the candlesticks! The food must have been fabulous! I enjoyed my visit today!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sorry I am so late to the table. Your new plates look so fav on that antique table linen. The food sounded wonderful...I hope you saved me some. What a cute vase story! Joni

Entertaining Women said...

All of the elements for your table are lovely. Your new dishes will be wonderful in so many different tablescapes. Beef could have used paper (although I'm glad that you didn't) and no one would have noticed. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay