Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine Table and Decor, 2013

 I did not want to miss Laurie's Valentine's Party so I decorated my family room mantel with hearts. If you want to join and enjoy the party, head on over to Laurie at

My first cousin Marlene, who I have not seen since my College years in the Philippines came for a visit this past Saturday. We got reconnected through FB and found out that we are only 2 hours away from each other. She wanted to see mama before I take her back to Illinois in a few weeks. Her dad and my mom are siblings. She also brought her daughter, son in law and 2 grandkids and we had a great luncheon and get together. I set the table with a Valentine's theme since it is that time of the month.

I placed heart shaped and pierced placemats in the center of the table like a runner, to use as trivets since I am placing hot food on the table.
Seeing Fabby's tablescape last week inspired me to use my Polish Warvel dinner set too, which has been stored and never been used before, except for the teapot. I thought the pink flowers are kinda sweet and romantic, making them appropriate for Valentine. I used my tin pierced white plate chargers because I think they resemble a white doily under the plates.
Bird S&P shakers from Target from a long time ago and red silk flowers for napkin rings.

Aren't my cherubs just the sweetest?
I think these are Meissen candle holders but I am not sure cause I do not see the usual crossed sword mark. All it says at the bottom is M-382. If anyone has any info, please let me know. We bought them from a local antique shop last summer.

I used a silky red tablecloth. Sorry, I did not iron it, lol.
I served rice in this lidded bowl.

Here's the dessert table using the tea set that matches the dinnerware.
I love the shape of the pedestaled cups.

 I gathered enough courage to go down the hill the morning of the luncheon (but not brave enough to go farther to cut up some pink ones, lol) to cut up some camelias so we can replace the faux flowers on the table.

Thank you all for stopping by. Thanks for the parties, girls!
I am also linking this with
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at
Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday

Kathy's A Return To Loveliness

Sandi's Teatime Tues
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues

Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Kathleen's Let's Dish

Centerpiece Wed

Susan's Tablescape Thursday


Tea in Texas said...

Christine, how wonderful to reconect with family members. I know your Mother was so happy they came. You certainly set a lovely tablescape with your sweet flowered china. I also loved Fabby's and it is great she inspired you to use the pretty china set. It is always fun to celebrate Valentine's and this is so nice to have your family for a luncheon.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty setting for your family guests you were able to reconnect with. Bet your Mother enjoyed seeing them also.
Have a great week.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Christine, what a beautiful table you set for your family members. The sweet floral china is lovely.

Diane said...

Christine - I'll bet that Marlene and her family felt like royalty being served at that table. All the reds are gorgeous, as is your china. However, I could not take my eyes off your cherubs. Those candlesticks are really beautiful, but the kissing cherubs make that table. It is all about Valentine's Day - hope you have a wonderful one!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your tablescapes are always breathtaking. I love the addition of the pink hearts to the red tablecloth. Thanks tons for joining TTT Hugs, Marty

Marigene said...

What a beautiful table for a family reunion...lovely china pattern.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Christine, How nice you and your cousin were able to get together for a family valentine themed luncheon so she could see your mom before returning home. Your table is so lovely with the china and Meissen cherubs. I love cherubs too. I always love visiting you, I come away with so many ideas. Your home is such a lovely inspiration. I'm excited for you about your FL home.....

The French Hutch

Blondie's Journal said...

I know you must have had a wonderful family luncheon, Christine. Your table is simply beautiful! I love the cherubs and candle sticks, very pretty!


Sarah said...

Pretty table for your luncheon. How nice to reconnect with your cousin..Happy Valentine's Day!

Terri said...

You have set a heartwarming table for your family. Everything looks so lovely, I am sure it went very well.
Now I need to follow your example and decorate my dining room table for Valentines. Thank you for the inspiration.

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Dear Christine,
What a beautiful valentine's day tea setting. Love your teacups and china. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Valentine's day.

Antiques And Teacups said...

So pretty Christine! The table is beautiful! Love the cherub candlestick. What a perfect setting for Valentine's Day! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
What a wonderful Valentines table! Your china is gorgeous and all the cherubs are so sweet. I'm sure your family and friends truly enjoyed having a meal here at your table. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Happy Valentines Day!


Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Christine,
It is a beautiful table. You can see that you put a lot of heart into it. I bet your cousin really appreciated being fussed over like that.
You made everyone feel special I bet.
Happy Valentines's week...Ruthie from:

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Christine: I always am amazed at the beautiful tables you set. Love the cherubs. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Blessings, Martha

Pellie / Penny said...

What a beautiful tablescape you set for your family.

I'm sure they felt so special as they gathered round the table.
Thank you for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Oh I do love that pretty tea set Christine! What a lovely table you have set once again! How wonderful that you have flowers to pick from your gardens already!

bee blessed

Jewel Sauls said...

What a beautiful table! You have the most gorgeous things. I love your cherubs and those candlesticks!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, I can't believe you've never used that gorgeous china. Your table is beautiful. Oh those candle holders are stunning. Your dessert table looks so pretty too, and your garland on the mantel is so cute. How fun to reconnect with your cousin. The internet is an amazing place! Thank you so much for linking this pretty post to the party. laurie

KathyB. said...

Everything is so lovely, and the pierced tin plate chargers accented the plates and I think help make the whole table come together and look like one big yummy valentine.

It is so good to reunite with family, isn't it? Happy Valentines' Day !


Yes!!! The tea set and tea cups are just like yours, that my mom won't give them to me yet and I think they're the prettiest things ever, with that sweet pedestal and all!! Anyway, your tablescape is gorgeous Chris and the dinner china is stunning, I love mine and I will be patient for the rest. Your cherubs are such darlings, they remind me of your little cute! How wonderful you'll have your newly found cousin and in such lovely setting, as always. Happy Valentine's.

Unknown said...

Wow! The table itself looks hot... By the way nicely arranged. Liked it

Hot food tables

Chubby Chieque said...

Love love again...

Nothing can beat your treasures, Ate Xine. This is so romantic. Adding all your cutest makes the ambiance a very Valentine-y feelings.

Happy VD to & Kuya.


Bernideen said...

What a beautiful tablescape and also that tea table that is separate. Your dishes are all lovely and the little figurines here and there are a nice touch!

Anonymous said...

Your Valentine table is beautiful, Christine!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your pretty dishes, Christine. Isn't it sweet that Fabby inspired your table?

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

What a wonderful table you set for your relatives! I love the pretty china! I hope you all had a wonderful, memorable time. Linda

Marlis said...

Christine, so happy you got to reconnect with your cousin. I know that she felt so welcomed at that pretty table. The chargers do remind me of doilies, i just love them! The china is gorgeous.. I'm sure it was so pleased to get to come out and play ;-)... Happy Valentine's! xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

I always love how you continually celebrate family with you beautiful tables. This one is another example of your talent and love. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Jen said...

It is so wonderful to reconnect with family. My husband and I will finally be moving closer to family this July. You created a wonderful table for your family! I'm sure they enjoyed it :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Christine-
What a pretty table. Love the red tablecloth and the pretty china. Those chargers are great! This looks so warm and cozy and I'm sure your cousin enjoyed her visit.

Lulu said...

I am always thrilled by your use of color and all the wonderful things you have with which to set your table.

Sue said...

How wonderful that you found each other again on Facebook and then got to see each other. I'm sure they loved seeing you and having lunch at your beautiful table. I'm sure you served something delicious (you always do)!

Decor To Adore said...

I love your festive table and mantle. The cherubs are adorable!

Sarah said...

Pretty table and mantel, Christine. Hope you and John had a sweet Valentine's Day.

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Lady Linda said...

You do so much for others each and every week! You are such a sweetheart. I love the teacups.

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chris said...

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