February 04, 2018

Set the Table - Hearts & Flowers

Valentine's Day can be such a sweet day for some, but for others, it can be a day when you wish it would all just go away.

I remember one Valentine's Day when I was feeling particularly lonely, a thoughtful friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

I'll never forget how it lifted my spirits.  I don't think that she knew how much it meant to me.

That was many years ago and we have not been in touch for a long time.

I think it is a good idea to do something for someone who is alone for the first time, especially at this time of year.  It could be a bouquet of flowers, a card, or even a phone call.

I made the small lace and wire hearts and the tutorial for them is HERE.  These hearts are made the same way as in the tutorial only they are smaller.

We made some extra hearts and left one side of the wire long enough to push into the flower arrangement.

Two of the hearTs were left bare and the third heart was given the lace treatment.

The Plate Stack

The plate stack starts with a gold charger.  No linens were used as a base for the table setting.

The next plate in the stack is Antique Scroll HERE.  

The next plate is actually a handled cake plate called Old English Garden by Royal Albert.

Next is a square salad plate from Old Britain Castles in pink by Johnson Brothers.

The top plate is by Favolina and made in Poland.  They are from the thrift store and I just have these six plates.  I was unable to find the pattern at Replacements.

Here is another look at the plates in the stack.

The napkins are pink cotton damask that we have enjoyed using for a few years.

The silverware is vintage Community Plate called Evening Star.

The napkins are a soft pink Damask that we have enjoyed for several years.

The napkin rings I made once upon a time from wire and beads.  I don't have a tutorial for them.

Flowers were arranged in the bottom of an ironstone casserole.

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  1. This is gorgeous, as always, Barbara, with such a lovely combination of china for your setting. But I especially love how you turned your sweet lace hearts into napkin rings. They're really so pretty and who wouldn't want to sit at a table and have something like that!

    You're right about Valentine's Day and someone who is alone for the first time. You just gave me the idea to have a galentine day lunch for a recent widow and another friend. It might be just the ticket.

    1. I like your idea of a Galentine lunch. That will be fun. Thanks, Jeanie.

  2. Fantastic here..For this valentines day 2018 you bring some new and fresh content for me. Also we bring the latest Valentines Day messages for him for wishes warm.

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  4. I absolutely love your dish stack! I have to scroll back up and take another peek. Looks good!!


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