Thursday, February 11, 2010

Traditional Red and White for A Valentines Day Brunch

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch this week, with a casual but elegant tablescape to celebrate Valentines Day.  I have been blessed with being able to spend my life with a partner who is my best friend and confidant.  The table is set in my breakfast nook in anticipation of a sweet VD brunch. 



A cherub naps on the table, resting up for his big day.



Silver chargers, handpainted white dinner plates from and red salad plates




Small silver trays are used to hold votive candles at each placesetting.



Candlelight is a necessary indulgence for any romantic meal.



Along with being beautiful, candlelight makes everything sparkle gently.  The low light makes the detail on the setting really stand out.


A crystal butter dish that I found at an antique shop.


A footed majolica dish holds faux cherries.


Coffee cups in the same pattern as the dinner plates.


I hope you enjoy this special day with your sweetheart.

Charger - Hobby Lobby
Dinnerplate - Castleware by Tabletops Unlimited
Salad Plate - Bella
Flatware - Gallery from Southern Living At Home
Glassware - Emerson from Southern Living At Home
Tablerunners - Dollar Store

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31 comments:

Holly said...

It is just beautiful..elegant and sweet and inviting all at the same time. I think the way you used the cherries tipped over in the cup is very clever too. You did a lovely job!
Holly @ 504 Main

Natasha said...

I love your gorgeous table-it looks so pretty and very romantic. I think that cute sleeping cherub is my favorite piece.

Best wishes for a Happy Valentine's,
Natasha.

Theresa said...

Ooh lah lah Anita! Gorgeous table setting! I love it all, my favorite is the hand painted plates. Wow! Hugs to you and hope you have a wonderful day!

Rettabug said...

Those cherries are making my mouth water! They look so lovely in that white majolica.
I also ♥ your antique domed butter dish. I have a similar one & should use it more often instead of saving it. :/
Very pretty tablescape, Jammi.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful table! I love the combination of red, silver and white. Gorgeous!!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Beautiful table!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Beautiful! Love the sleeping cherub! Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Donna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So gorgeous. I love everything about it. What a wonderful idea to put the tassel around the silver pitcher with the flowers. All of your beautiful dishes and accessories are just so lovely. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

The White Farmhouse said...

Beautiful table! What time is brunch?

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful and warm, perfect for valentines.

Debbie

vanilla143 said...

Lovely and so inviting.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Anita! I love the red dishes and the pattern on the white ones.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Very pretty... love all the red and white... hugs ~lynne~

Cindy @Your Decorating Hotline said...

Love your dishes and the red plaid on the table made me think "Ohhh, I'd love to have a Valentine's Breakfast at this table!"

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! This is a gorgeous tablescape. I adore your beautifully detailed flatware.
It is all stunning!

Thank you for your kind visit to my blog. You are always welcome!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Debbie said...

Anita, I love the cherry bowl!!~ I love everything in fact, you do a great job on your table scapes!!~ Tomorrow I am trying my second meme so come on over later for details:) I have a button now too!!~

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Simply stunning and perfectly romantic!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Mimi said...

What a romantic table...love the majolica dish holding the cherries, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

I love how you criss-crossed your silverware over the plate. That adds an interesting touch to your place settings. Everything looks so pretty! I love those faux cherries, too.

D said...

I love this table. It's so pretty. Love the little cherub.

Julie Harward said...

Oh my, this is so pretty! And it's even prettier in candle light! Have fun with it and Happy Valentines Day! Come say hi :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is beautiful. I love the way you had the cherries "spill" out of the cup. The white dishes are wonderful. I love it!

Sue

Mrs. P. said...

Those cherries are gorgeous and so is your table. Very festive :)

Blessings!
Gail

kim said...

Super tablescape. Happy Valentine's Day

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

I like how the flatware is crossed to make an X and with the round O plates it makes XO.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Patriotic Mom said...

Anita, this is very pretty. The sleeping cupid is so cute just waiting patiently for brunch. Are the flowers hydrangeas! I adore the bowl the cherries are in because it displays the contents so nicely. Thanks for sharing the love, Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Jo said...

So pretty, lovin' the cherries!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments! I'm really enjoying your blog and I LOVE this tablescape! Very, very beautiful with the red and white...and cherries! I'm adoring that crystal butter dish and also I spied a glass and silver pitcher way in the back...is that a coffee pot or tea pot?? It's beautiful!!! Just my kind of thing!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love your pretty table with the cherries, so lovely and I love the chargers, I can never find great chargers like those...thanks for sharing, love the dishes...Phyllis

Petite Little Bee said...

Really lovely! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs, Lia

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How sweet -- we'll whisper so we don't wake that darling sleeping cherub!