A Table for Sweethearts

Happy February, dear friends! I hope that you are staying healthy and warm during these cold days of winter. Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is almost upon us? Today, I am once again joining my talented tablescaping friends. We are showcasing our tables all decked out for that special day that we celebrate our loved ones whether they are a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, neighbor, or a close friend. It’s just a special time to remember those dear to us with a pretty card, baked treat, or some other little token to show our love.

Growing up, on Valentine’s Day, I always received some special little treat from both my parents and grandparents. It is a tradition that I still carry on each year with my children. They always look forward to it with anticipation. It seems to be a perfect pick me up during those dreary winter days.

Many thanks goes out to our fearless leader, Chloe, at Celebrate and Decorate for organizing these wonderful tablescaping tours. You will find a list and links to all of the participants at the end of this post.

On Valentines Day, I always set a special table for my husband and children.

You will find traditional Valentine’s Day colors of pinks and reds displayed throughout the table.

This year, I had quite a challenge locating pretty flowers for the centerpiece. First, I went to Trader Joes. The selection was sparse, and all I could find was red carnations, white calla lilies, and greenery. Next, I stopped at my local grocery store, and I was once again disappointed in the selection. However, I was able to find a single dozen of light pink roses. I was so happy as I knew that this would give me something to work with. For the container, I chose a red ginger jar and placed it upon a mirrored tray with pretties scattered at the base.

For the place settings, I chose gold lace placemats, pink charger plates, and my Grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china. Her pink goblets and Fostoria champagne glasses compliment the plates perfectly. Pink napkins with pearl napkin rings complete each setting.

A lace table runner runs the center of the table, and sweet treats and candles flank the centerpiece. A trip to Trader Joes always yields boxes of macarons, and I was thrilled with excitement when I found these sweet heart shaped ones. I also must confess, after photographing this table, the macarons and candy were enjoyed by all.

My sweet friends, I want to thank you for your visits and kind comments. I hope that you all have a most beautiful and blessed day!

Celebrate and Decorate
Home is Where the Boat Is
Design Morsels
Mantel and Table
Debbee’s Buzz
Corner of Plaid and PaisleyMe and My Captain
Zucchini Sisters
The Painted Apron
Calypso in the Country
Living With ThanksgivingEveryday Living
Our Crafty Mom
Sweet Sensations
My Thrift Store Addiction
Red Cottage Chronicles
Belle Bleu Interiors
The Little Yellow Corner Store
My Hubbard Home
Life and Linda


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  6. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Your Valentine table is so pretty!

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  8. Linda Hickey

    Absolutely beautiful. Your tablet setting is outstanding.

  9. What a lovely table Shannon, your centerpiece is gorgeous! It mimics the pattern on the end chairs and wow, the red vase is stunning! I am crazy over the pink stemware too, so so pretty! The lace table runner and placemats remind me of Valentine cards and look so pretty with the delicate floral china. Beautiful!

  10. Shannon, the red etched ginger jar was perfect for your flowers and coordinated so well with the Rosebud Chintz china. I love the romantic addition of pearls.
    Your lacey runner adds more romantic vibes and sets off the pretty candlesticks.
    The flowers you found were perfect and the delicate greenery adds sweetness.
    How exciting to find heart macaroons! You are blessed to have a Trader Joe's nearby.

  11. Shannon, so many pretty accents on your lovely Valentine table! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  12. Shannon, you have created a beautiful, soft, and romantic table. Perfection for Valentine's Day. I do love your etched ginger jar, it is so pretty. And your flowers are perfect for the chosen vase.
    Wishing you and yours a beautiful Valentine's Day and I know everyone will love the macaroons.

  13. Shannon, I love your lacy placemats…such a perfect Valentine setting. Your pearls make the centerpiece stand out and your flowers are beautiful. I am so jealous you have a Trader Joe's close by. Mine is about 30 miles away but rumor has it we might be getting one very soon. Fingers crossed.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. Shannon, your grandmother's Spode Rosebud china and your dozen pink roses were really all that was necessary to make this table come together so beautifully! I love that china. But all the additional elements – the candles, the stemware and sweets really send your message of love. What a special treat for not only your husband, but for your children too, on Valentine's Day. Happy February to you!

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  17. Bobbi Duncan

    Shannon, I'm in love w/ your beautiful table setting, and know your family must feel so honored that you go the extra mile for them utilizing your great sense of creativity. The lace placemats are divine and really add a romantic touch. Wishing you a very lovely Valentine's Day, sweetie. Hugs!

  18. Oh, Shannon, your memories of Valentine's past had me remember the little box of heart shaped chocolates my day would give to each of his 5 girls. How sweet are our childhood memories.
    Your table brings together some of the best parts of Valentine's day, beautiful roses, Spode china, pretty pink stemware, pink food, plus candle light. It's a beautiful table!
    Happy Valentine's day

  19. How special to have your Grandmother's Spode Rosebud china. You have created such a stunning table. The pearl napkin rings are so elegant. The lace placemats are so lovely with your plates. The pearls look so pretty draped on the tray with the gorgeous red roses. Beautiful candles, stemware and flatware to complete a romantic table. Love that you also have the same chandelier. Always a pleasure hopping with you.

  20. Shannon, your table is elegant and welcoming at the same time. The lace table runner and gold lace placemats caught my eye, they are so romantic. Your beloved grandmother’s Spode rosebud china looks lovely on the pink charger and her Fostoria champagne flutes and pink goblets add to the romance of the table. Your combination of roses, calla lilies, and carnations make a beautiful statement centerpiece. I am always up for macarons, and the heart-shape is adorable. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  21. So pretty! I love how your floral arrangement turned out! This year I’ve decided to connect with my five young adult nieces and nephews and two great nieces by sending the older ones Starbucks gift cards and the little ones cute socks with cards letting them know I love and pray for them and am blessed to be their aunt. Happy Valentine’s Day!❤️??

  22. Shannon, I love the entire scene, but my eye is immediately drawn to the centerpiece with that gorgeous red ginger jar — so stunning! Looks great with your upholstered chairs. So sweet to set the table with your grandmother's vintage china. A nice touch adding the strand of pearls too.

  23. Shannon, Your table is beautiful! I love the addition of your grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz, pink goblets and Fostoria champagne glasses. Your red ginger jar and flowers make a gorgeous centerpiece! I love seeing your beautiful home in the background shots of your table! So happy to join you at the table and hop with you again. Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

  24. Those lace placemats set off your grandmother’s china perfectly! Another lovely table. Happy Valentine’s Day! Zenda

  25. Shannon you did it again! This is just lovely – so delicate and beautiful! And I love your china. I agree with Mary, that it's so fun to see more of your home too! Happy Valentines my friend! I'm so happy to be hopping with you!

  26. Shannon, your table is so elegant and beautiful! I love your china and those lovely pink glasses! I've been drawn to colored glasses lately and yours are perfect. I also love how open your dining room is to the rest of the house. What a pretty view from your table! Cheers to a Happy Valentine's Day!

  27. I always love to see your hutch too. It is so gorgeous. Love the Chintz dishes, what a great treat from your grandma. I'm terrible with flower arrangements, but yours turned out just perfect. It's the perfect size where it's a show stopper, but not an obstacle. It was fun hopping with you today.

  28. Oh my sweet Shannon, loving the pink touches. Your pink glasses are so pretty. Love the Macrons especially in heart shape.

    You have wonderful collections.


  29. Oh Shannon! I always love seeing your Hutch and now with your Valentine Tablescape in front! How special!
    It's all quite lovely my friend!

  30. Hello, Shannon,
    Just lovely, all the color's and the red vase I love, your home is alway's so inviting and your table setting's set the pace for sure, flower's are so pretty, Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart~~~~~~~~~~~Jean~~~~~~~~~~~

  31. So very lovely as usual….❤️??

  32. Shannon, I love all of your lace and beautiful china and stemware on your stunning table. Even though you had to hunt down the flowers you desired from various stores, your centerpiece is so lovely, especially in such a beautiful red vase. The pearl napkin rings are so elegant and timeless and is such an exquisite detail. As always, it is such a pleasure to blog hop with you. I hope you have your family will enjoy this charming table for Valentine's Day.

  33. Shannon, your Valentine's table is exquisite! I don't know where to begin telling you what I love the most. The delicate look of the the lace with your runner and your placemats are a great base for your lovely pink floral plates. The crystal stemware, the shimmering silverware and that gorgeous red vase with the lovely flowers, all of it is beautiful! Thanks you for joining us once again!

  34. Your floral bouquet turned our beautiful after struggling to find the flowers you wanted!! So pretty, you picked the perfect vessel for your vase. I love your chintz plates. Every time I see your gorgeous wing chairs at your table I swoon!! Your whole setting is just beautiful. It is always a pleasure to hop with you! Have a nice Valentine’s Day ❤️

  35. Each picture is my favorite until I get to the next one. I guess it's safe to say that they're all my favorites. Beautiful styling Shannon!

  36. Shannon, you've set such a lovely table! I just LOVE your grandmother's rosebud chintz china. The table has a sweet feminine vibe with the lace and pearls. The napkin rings remind me of vintage brooches! And I love how you styled the centerpiece on a vintage mirrored dresser tray. It was fun to hop with you. Happy Valentine's Day!

  37. Shannon, your Valentine's Day table is perfect! I love your centrepiece of posies, with the pearls and sugar and cream! Everything looks lovely! The Valentine gifts for your family is a sweet idea. I always gifted my mother with something for Valentine's Day. On my birthday, I always gave her a present too. I figured she deserved it! These little acts of kindness for our families go a long way. Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing a delightful table setting.

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