Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Non-Traditional Valentine Table!

I am not big on Valentine's Day decorations or china. I am doing my version of a Valentine's table...yes it does include a little bit of green!

The starting point of this table were the linens. Yes, they could be used for Christmas, all know by now that I dance to my own tune!

The dishes start with a bright red overly large dinner plate, that I am using for the charger. A white dinner plate, red and white salad plate and red soup bowl round out the placesetting. 

The flatware is Oneida Louisiana.

The glassware dark red stems Cris d'Arques Antique.

A couple red mercury glass type candle holders with red candles and a mercury glass stemmed candle holder make up the centerpiece. I was going to do this table last week and had some gorgeous Gerbera daisies for the centerpiece, but this week they don't look so good, so just used candles!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...come back next time. Happy Valentine's!

Placemats/napkins-Savers (8 of each for $2.99)
Napkin rings-Savers (8 for $1.49)
Red charger/dinner plate-Waechtersbach, Fun Factory Line-TJMaxx
White unmarked dinner plate- (6 for 50¢)
Red/white salad plate-TJMaxx
Ruby stemware-Cris d'Arques Antique (2 for 50¢ at ARC Thrift Store and 2 from eBay)
Flatware-Oneida Louisiana-Savers (service for 8 at $15)
Red candlesticks-either Savers or Goodwill 
Hurricane candleholder-Savers
Sugar scuttle-Goodwill $1.99

I will join the party at Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove


Beth (Murraysmom) said...

I say any excuse to use red is alright with me! It really makes everything pop! I love the placemats so much. And the salad plate is too cute!! I like the napkins too. It's all wonderful!! Very nice job, Marigene!

Anonymous said...

For someone who doesn't care for Valentine's Day, you sure made a perfect tablescape. Waiting for a huge snowstorm. bbb

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the red. A favorite setting for me. I paid a lot more than 50 cents for 2(!)for my Cris D'Arques stemware.
A beautiful Valentine tablescape.

Tricia said...

Love the red checks with the plaid napkins, Marigene! And you always show us the most beautiful glassware!

Pat Cantwell said...

Gorgeous Valentine's Tablescape, dear friend!!!
I adore your place mats Christmas or Valentine's Day...they are beautiful! The stemware is exquisite!!! Stacked dinnerware always grabs my attention!!!
From my~heart~to~yours. . .Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

Perfect! I like red!

Anonymous said...

My favorite pieces this time is the ruby stemware and the sugar scuttle. I just love how you always combine different pieces and come up with a neatest table settings. Sue Z.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene I love the linens and think this is a really pretty table and enough red to satisfy any Valentine! I hope to get a table done today! I'm so far behind in blogging.

hugs, Linda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love the red and white - I'm not so much for hearts and such myself. The checkered plates are my favorite - and love the white candy dish. Such a cheery table for the middle of winter.

Scribbler said...

I love red, and no matter what you put it with, it is always cheerful. I love my red Waechtersbach, too -- it mixes with so much. This is a great table and for me, it certainly works for anything wintery.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Very festive table. Love your stemware. Can't believe you got two for 50 cents! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am following you now.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The red and green look so pretty together and not in a 'Christmassy' way. Beautiful stemware!

Dianne said...

Hi Marigene, Happy, happy table! I love it all, but I really love those red and white salad plates. Dianne

Rosie M. said...

I love your table! All the colors and textures go so well together. You do the holiday proud!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I can't believe you have the cherry plates like I have!! Are there any markings on yours that might help me identify them? I'm in Southern CA, so I could never make it to the thrift store you're sending yours to, but how ironic is that? Enjoy your day tomorrow. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Lois@pineridgehills said...

Oh, I am so loving your table! the placemats are just beautiful and the red and white check are adorable! I love how you mixed everything so well...the napkins look great with the placemats! just lovely!
will be back!

Jacqueline said...

Oh my Christmas reds just moved straight into the house for Valentine's Day! This is stunning. The reds are so rich and pretty. I love those harlequin patterned plates in red and the placemats are perfect for Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful day!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love all the red! - especially the red checked dishes! Is that a sugar scoop with the red candies in it? Cute way to serve little candies!

kitty said...

Oh Marigene, what a pretty table you've created! Those quilted placemats are so beautiful and I adore the checked plates. You have such a wonderful collection of reds, including the stemware. xo

Meike Peters said...

Marigene, your Valentine table looks so beautiful!! I love the 6th picture, it's a great photo!
Meike xx

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Love it! The bowls almost look like Fiesta.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This is such a pretty table, Marigene! The linens are especially pretty. I love your red and white salad plates and your dark red stemware. Your tablescape looks fun but elegant too. :)

Thanks for your visit and sweet comments. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!



podso said...

Your table setting is lovely. It's cheery and bright and perfect for Valentine's or any time.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Cute twist for a non-Valentine table. I always love red for any occasion.

Linda P said...

What a darling table with the red accents. Checks and plaid are so fun and the color is perfect for Valentines.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Hope your Valentine's Day was as lovely as your table.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my, what a beautiful tablescape! I am loving the quilted placemats, they are so perfect for your setting and show cases each detail so lovingly.....and the price of the gorgeous stemware is just incredible!I love this particular pattern of it sparkles in the light, they look amazing at your tablesetting!Everything looks so elegant:) And you are right Marigene, you did spot Liberty Blue in my stack of china...I just love anything in blue and white especially transferware:) Happy week! Hugs, Poppy

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, This is a lovely table setting for Valentine’s Day. Great place mats for the occasion. I also have a set of the Oneida Louisiana and use it often. The stems are gorgeous! A very festive setting...........

Janice Kay Schaub said...

beautiful finds. I love thrift shops and wish I had a lot more room to store things.