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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Red, White and A Valentine Table


I will be joining our gracious hostess, Susan, of Between Naps On The Porch, for Tablescape Thursday. Please be sure to stop by her porch to see how the others are decorating their tables.

You can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.

It is just a few days until Valentine's Day. What are you and your sweetie going to do to celebrate?



The only thing I bought specifically for this table was the heart shaped dessert plates. Unfortunately, there were only two left by the time I got to TJMaxx.



The other two pink flowered dessert plates were from Goodwill. The back of the plate has "Mignon" ZS&C Bavaria.



I finally have enough pieces of Frontenac to set a bare minimum table! I have 6 dinner forks, teaspoons and 5 dinner knives. I am on the lookout for another dinner knife, salad forks and soup spoons, then will concentrate on all the other fancy, non-essential pieces.


















Stand on the chair to get the whole table shot!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. Have a great week!

66 comments:

xinex said...

What a romantic table! Ilove your silver flatware, such a pretty pattern. Love your dishes too! DH and I won't be celebrating Valentine's Day this year cause I am here in FL awaiting for my daughter to give birth..Christine

nannykim said...

I love that silver ware--I don't believe I have ever seen anything like it before this time!! Really unique!!

Kathleen said...

That silverware is so lovely!
And I love your scuttle full of candy? ornaments?
Very pretty, Marigene. I saw those plates in TJ's last time I was there. If they have any left, I'll get them for you. Of course, who know when that will be..big storm coming!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a pretty table. SO romantic! Your silver is beautiful...good luck finding the pieces you need. I love your china and the sugar scuttle holding the candy~love that idea!!

Happy TT!!

xoxo
Janie

Linda said...

Those TJ Maxx plates are so pretty! I might have to go tomorrow and look for some. Love your silverware, so unique. I hope to have my table done for Thur!

Debbie said...

The silverware is stunning! What a romantic table, and very nice that you had everything and only had to buy a couple plates. It made me laugh about standing on the chair to get the whole table in the picture! Happy Valentine's Day.

Marsha said...

I agree with everyone else the silverware is simply stunning! I love the black/white striped placemats underneath and those heart shaped plates are just gorgeous. Great setting for v-day!

GardenofDaisies said...

I like it when china is mixed and matched to make a beautiful table. Yours is so pretty.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful table, Mimi! I love the pattern of your silverware and what a pretty candlelight photo. I've done the 'chair' shots occasionally also ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We aren't sure what we are going to be doing...if anything. We usually go out, but this year we may do brunch and stay home in the evening. Your flatware is outstanding...I love it. The table looks so pretty!

Sue

Alma said...

Your table looks lovely, and I just LOVE that silverware! It's beautiful. The heart plates are really cute, too!

Not sure what we'll be doing this year yet, but I'm anxiously waiting for the 14th. :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your table is so lovely and your silverware is sensational. I'm not familiar with that pattern but I could be really happy with a large set of it! Hope you find all your pieces soon.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty - especially by candleglow. Pretty silver and I have the same salad plates - except not heart shaped. Love the look on your pretty table today.

Sherry said...

I love the heart shaped plates. And, your silver is awesome! Really pretty.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mimi, A very romantic, yet not to sweet table. I love the way the black and white striped placemats give this Valentine table an upscale look. So clever! And your flatware... beautiful! Oh, I love these!!!!!! This is a really eye catching table. Full of interesting detail and chocolate! I see it in the sugar schuttle. Yummy!
Happy Valentine's Day.
Yvonne

Shelia said...

What a beautiful table! I love your mix of flatware! So pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

kayellen said...

So beautiful and your silverware is stunning!!

Bless you,
Kay Ellen

The Tablescaper said...

Your flatware is AMAZING!

- The Tablescaper

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great tablescape! I love the flatware too!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a gorgeous VDAY table!! And your silver is just 2die4!!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your table is beautiful, the silver is stunning, I really love the size and shape, so pretty, I love the heart plates, I also was too late at tjmax to get any of those, oh well your table is beautiful in pink...phyllis

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I like the black stripe placemats with the pink! Beautiful silverware! Love the sugar scuttle!

Katherine

Debbie said...

I loved the table! The stem ware really caught my eye with the pretty etching!~ Happy Valentines day!

Natasha said...

Everything looks so romantic! I just love all your little Valentine's touches but your amazing silverware really caught my eye-it is stunning!

Best wishes for a happy Valentines!
Natasha.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

That flatware is GORGEOUS!! And I love the napkins especially. It is all beautiful:-)

Patriotic Mom said...

The pattern on your flatware is so pretty. I have the dinner plates to your heart plates. Very pretty!

vignette design said...

What a gorgeous table. I'm in love with your sterling.

Rettabug said...

Don't you just love the victory of the hunt? Your Frontenac flatware is awesome & I will keep an eye out for it for you. Same for the ♥ shaped plates...those are beautiful & I didn't see ANY of those at my TJM.
Thanks for the well wishes for our anniversary!
fondly,
Rett

Allie and Pattie said...

Your silver is fabulous and black and white is aways a favorite. Very pretty!
xoxo Pattie

Tammy518 said...

This is a beautiful table, and that silverware is amazing. I love the surprise pop of the black-and-white placemats.

Cooking for One said...

Your table is so pretty - I just love the silverare.

Diann said...

What a pretty table! that silverware is stunning! Everything looks so romantic.

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous table, Mimi. I love your silver, very pretty pieces! and the TJ Maxx dishes are lovely! Perfect Valentine's Table!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your table is so romantic. I love your flatware... gorgeous..and the whimsy of your placemats makes your table fun as well.
hugs ~lynne~

ellen b. said...

Hello Marigene,
I love how you used the black stripes in with the table setting. It really looks great. You have some sweet plates and I love your silverware also. Hope your Valentine weekend is filled with sweetness and love :0)

The Muse said...

who would not love that silverware ?just gorgeous! and add those romantic heart shaped plates... voila...valentine's day joy!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely tablescape. All of your dishes are so pretty and I love the accessories you chose. Your striped placemats also really stood out, what a nice surprise. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's. Hugs, Marty

Scribbler said...

Me too, me too!!!

We are ALL in love with your silverware!

I got my heart plates like that at Home Goods, and I have two place settings in the pattern -- just enough for me and My Love. I acquired them over a period of years, as they seem to pop up every year. So don't despair, and you will probably find some more next year. Just grab them when you see them!

Scribbler

P.S. Thanks for visiting my little old blog!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your table looks wonderful and romantic. I love your silver, I've not seen that pattern before and it's really intricate and beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Kat :)

Holly said...

Beautiful table. I love your silverware. I have the round plates that match your heart plates...but only 2...that was all that was left. They are fantastic!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

It's gorgeous! I love it all, especially your silverware and those plates!

Jane

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Your silverware is absolutely gorgeous!! You've set a beautiful table - it really is stunning -

Nanna said...

what pretty heart plates,love your tablescape, thanks for visiting me today

Helen

Denise Marie said...

very nice. gotta love those heart plates. That silver is amazing. I just ordered myself a bird themed set.

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

That is a very unique pattern on the silverware. I bet it is not easy to locate new pieces.

Everything looks just lovely!

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Carrie said...

Your tablescape is just right for Valentine's Day?
The pattern of your silver flatware is so exquisite! By the way, Ebay has a dinner knife in Frontenac on auction currently $9.99 + $5.55 shipping. Here is the link, in case you are interested:
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-INTERNATIONAL-FRONTENAC-STERLING-DINNER-KNIFE_W0QQitemZ360233767948QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAntiques_Silver?hash=item53df9b140c

Have a wonderful weekend,
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your silverware pattern is soooo pretty. I hope you are able to find lots more pieces! Happy Valentine's day!

Beverly said...

Your table is beautiful. The heart plates and the ones you combined them with compliment each other. I love the use of black and white placemats...would never have thought of that, but very striking.
Your silverware pattern is the pretties I have seen. Hope you find all you want.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leavinga a sweet comment. I will be back.

Velva said...

Wow! That table setting is just stunning. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Chari said...

Hi Mimi...

What a beautiful Valentine's Day table, my friend! I love your pretty dessert plates...both the heart shaped and the pretty pink roses! Ohhh...and your silverware is fabulous!!! This is the first time that I've seen the Frontenac pattern...I love, love, LOVE it!!! Best wishes to finding more of these lovely pieces!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us...it's lovely!!!

Also would like to thank you for stopping by my place and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for leaving me a sweet note!!!

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

LillyB said...

Beautiful table!!

Joyce said...

Your silver is lovely and I should have purchased those cute heart dishes when I saw them. I knew I would be sorry:( I have to remember that when I see an item I like I need to buy it right then and not go home and think about it. Happy Valentine's day.
Joyce

Bon said...

What a beautiful and romantic table setting! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!

Bon @ Darb to Fab

Petite Little Bee said...

Lovely as always, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Lia

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love, love, love the flatware. Lovely Valentine tablescape. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting mine & leaving me a comment.

the passionate hairdresser said...

Auntie M!!! We LOVE that silverware!!! It's sooo gorgeous!! I also like the flowered plates you picked up at Goodwill...very pretty!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

This is beautiful! I am IN LOVE with tha flatware..it is spectacular! Just gorgeous.
The heart shaped plates are darling; too bad there weren't two more! But everything looks just lovely and romantic and perfect!
Cass

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Just beautiful Mimi!

I love the heart shaped plates....too bad there were only two left...but I love the rosey ones too!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a pretty table. I saw those plates at Home Goods but not in the heart shape or I would have picked them up for sure. In fact I had those plates in my cart and then decided to put them back as I was getting to much stuff. You made me regret not getting them. They are so pretty.

Hugs,
Joanne

ann said...

beautiful table.I love the colors.you'll find the rest of the set i'm sure.good luck,,,,,,,,,,,,Ann

Screaming Meme said...

You are so romantic! I love it! and I love your Name...Hi, My name is Meme!...I wanted to invite you over to my blog...Screaming Meme's...It is a decorating blog... www.thescreamingmeme.blogspot.com and I have a comical blog about a "normal" family going GLUTEN FREE...lol www.thisfamliysgonecrackers.blogspot.com I hope you will stop in...Thanks, Screaming Meme

Cindy said...

Hi, I just wanted to stop in and thank you for visiting with me at my blog.

Your table is lovely, but I have to tell you that your flatware is to die for. I love it. Do you know the pattern or maker. I love it!!

I noticed from your profile that you like dishes, so do I. Wish they didn't take up the space that they do. My next house should have a dish room. :)

Have a blessed evening.

Hugs,
Cindy

Tammy@InStitches said...

Your table is very pretty, love the place mats.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your silverware pattern!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Mim
Your table scape is so lovely. Everything looks beautiful.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sarah said...

I missed this one last week, so I'm adding myself as a follower. Your little heart shaped plates are so sweet, but its the Frontenac flatware that steals my heart. It is gorgeous. I'll keep an eye out for it here in TX.