February brings thoughts of red hearts and romance, so it is time for a Valentine tablescape. Once again this year, I’ll be linking up with a group of talented bloggers to bring you an array of ideas for your Valentine enjoyment in time to use the ideas in your own home. Last year my focus was on Japanese culture (Japanese Inspired February), and my tablescape was definitely Asian influenced – Aka Kuroguro tablescape. The previous year, I did my Valentine tablescape with a French wine theme in gold tones for a Romantic Table for Two. This year, I thought I would use my Pink Cherryblossom Depression Glass dishes for a tablescape. I’ve only used them once before on the blog, for a Valentine Breakfast featuring my Popovers with Black Cherry Creme. The challenge to myself this year was to use only what I already owned in a new way, no new trips to the thrift store. Well, at least not this week.
The dish color is a muted pink. To bring the color out a bit, I began with a red tablecloth placed on point. White lace placemats are placed on top so the red chargers would show. The white lace paper doily serves to bring the setting together as well as showcase the pattern in the glass.
I topped the plates with glass bowls in the same Cherryblossom pattern for the first course.
Our nice silverplate flatware was added. The white napkins are held with white china rings featuring a cherry branch with cherries as a complement to the plates.
On the right, a Cherryblossom fruit bowl and an etched pink wine glass are added to the place settings. It isn’t the same pattern as the dishes, and in fact is likely a bit older as it isn’t pressed. In the background, the vegetable serving bowl waits for a fresh side dish.
A small bread plate is on the left and individual salt and pepper shakers are added.
The centerpiece features an Eiffel Tower, which brings back memories of our time in Paris some years ago. I placed it in the center of a black iron base that holds six red glass votive candle holders with unscented candles.
Heart garland is spread across the table, with some red pearls and tiny red snowflake scatter bits. I put some of the serving pieces of Cherryblossom Depression glass on the table, too.
In the red holders with the cut out hearts, I placed silk flowers instead of candles, adding a little red heart pick.
Let’s turn down the lights and light the candles, shall we?
Very romantic, with the glow of the Eiffel Tower.
All ready to enjoy a meal with my sweetheart.
Now more fun! Come back all week as more links become active each day this week. Thanks to Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate for organizing this hop!
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?