La vie en Rose

Happy Tuesday, dear friends! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Can you believe that this is the last week of January? Where has the month gone? Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, but there is no need to worry. Today, I am joining my talented tablescaping friends to bring you some beautiful Valentine’s Day inspiration. Our wonderful leader and organizer is the sweet Rita at Panoply. A list and links to the participants can be found at the end of this post.

The theme for my table is all things pink and lots of pretty roses. La vie en rose seemed to be the perfect title. It is a french phrase meaning “life in pink” or “life in rosy hues.” Several weeks ago, my daughter Caroline and I were watching one of our favorite movies, Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn. It is the perfect love story and in the movie Sabrina says the perfect line.

“La vie en rose. It is the French way of saying, ‘I am looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.’ “

-Audrey Hepburn

I chose to set a cozy table for two in front of the fireplace. To create the perfect Valentine’s Day setting, my grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china and lots of glorious roses seem to be a most fitting choice.

For the centerpiece, I chose red and bright pink roses accented by light pink spray roses. Lilac colored alstroemeria and seeded eucalyptus add additional interest to the arrangement. A pink mercury glass hurricane is the perfect vessel to hold the bouquet.

At each placesetting, tiny glass vases hold small bouquets of additional roses and seeded eucalyptus. Tucked under each bouquet is a battenburg lace napkin.

A lace table runner runs down the center of the table. The flatware I chose to use is Hotel Vintage by Wallace.

A Waterford candlestick holder with a pink flameless candle adds a special romantic touch and a little sparkle.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

-1 Corinthians 13

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of the heart.”

-Jane Austen

“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.”

-Zelda Fitzgerald

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

-George Sand

My sweet friends, I am so happy that you joined me today. Please be sure to visit my other friend’s tables. Thank you so much for your kind words and visits. Take care and have a most happy and blessed day!

Life and Linda – Love Is in the Air!

Debbee’s Buzz – Puttin’ on the Ritz for Romantic Table

My Hubbard Home – Valentine’s Day Sweet Rustic Table Setting

Me and My Captain – Be My Valentine

Everyday Living – Reservations for 2 at the Sunshine Cottage

Home is Where the Boat Is – ‘Owl’ Be Your Valentine

Panoply – I Only Have ‘Ice’ for You, Valentine

Karins Kottage – Easy Valentine Table Decor Tips

The Little Yellow Corner Store – Having a Big Heart for Plaid and a Valentine’s Day Tablescape Blog Hop

Thrifting Wonderland – Valentine’s Day Tea

My Thrift Store Addiction – Home is Where the Heart Is – Whimsical Valentine Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Bee Mine, Valentine!

Dinner at Eight – A Little Romance for Valentine’s Day

The Painted Apron – Hugs & Kisses & Valentine Wishes

Bleu Belle Interiors –  La vie en Rose

The Bookish Dilettante – Valentine’s Day Tradition

Zucchini Sisters – Hugs and Kisses Valentine Tablescape

Pandora’s Box – Valentine Table for Two

Red Cottage Chronicles – A Romantic Table Setting for Valentine’s Day

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Plant One on Me


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  3. Good Morning Shannon! Your pink mercury glass hurricane makes the perfect vase for your beautiful bouquet of roses and alstroemeria. I love your grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz pattern. Who wouldn’t enjoy your beautiful and cozy setting by the fire enjoying a cup of tea? I love the mix and match set and different patterns of Wallace Hotel flatware. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Tuesday ♥

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  5. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    What a beautiful bouquet! My Mom and Dad's song was La Vie en Rose. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Good morning, Shannon. You have set a romantic table for two that is beautiful. The centerpiece of roses, alstroemerias, and seeded eucalyptus is stunning in the pink mercury glass. Your grandmother’s treasured Spode is perfect for your table. I also love the movie, Sabrina. I need to watch it again, who doesn’t love Audrey Hephburn?! It is always a pleasure to hop with you sweet friend ♥️

  7. Be still my heart~ Your flower arrangement is gorgeous! I love the mercury glass vase. Your tea table for two is so very lovely. The teapot is so charming as are the delightful china teacups and plates and lace runner.
    Shannon, your quotes are lovely and endearing.
    Have a beautiful week.

  8. Good morning, Shannon. Your table is lovely and oh, so romantic. Your Spode china is so pretty. Spode has a way of making everything beautiful. Your quotes are perfect for the occasion and your centerpiece is gorgeous.
    Wishing you and your hubby a lovely Valentine's Day.

  9. Oh my goodness ! GORGEOUS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍Love it all👍😀💯

  10. First of all, the setting is perfect for romance beside the fire! I love all the pinks on your pretty table. The centerpiece is stunning: I love it! The lace runner is so pretty, and I love all things tea related. Beautiful spot for a romantic tea for two!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Ricki Jill

  11. Oh Shannon, you had me at pink roses! Your flower arrangement is Gorgeous! And the pink mercury glass vase, Swoon! A table for 2 by the fire couldn't be more romantic and beautiful… I love the lace runner Waterford crystal candlestick and of course the beautiful china from your grandmother. Your table is elegant, yet cozy, and it's feels full of love ❤️

  12. Oh, wow, Shannon! From the first photo of the flowers in the mercury vase, it just kept getting better and better! What a gorgeously romantic setting and use of prized possessions. Perhaps part of my love of vintage and antique shopping is in the elusiveness of never being handed down loved items such as you have from your grandmother. With nine kids, and a mother who would rather toss the old and move with trends, the relics of the past were lost. This is just so beautiful! Enjoy your quiet time you've prepared, and Happy Valentine season! Thank you for sharing your love language with us in these tablescape hops!

  13. Shannon, what a perfect spot to set up your la vie en rose tea party! It is absolutely charming and very English with the dishes, Waterford crystal candlesticks, teapot, and roses all set up by the wingback chairs. You made it a delightful space 🙂

  14. wow Shannon, your gorgeous mercury vase looks fabulous with those roses and alstroemeria. Such a beautiful setting with those pretty chairs and your fireplace. The crystal candlesticks, the lovely teapot and cups are so elegant. How dreary to be able to sit there and enjoy your pretty table. Always a pleasure joining you.

  15. Oh my goodness, Shannon–your rose centerpiece is stunning! Of course, I love your beautiful dishes, too. Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  16. Shannon, such a beautiful table. It's romantic and cozy by the fire. Your centerpiece is a show stopper.

    Hope you're doing well!

  17. Oh Shannon what a lovely setting in front of your fireplace. Using your Grandmother’s treasures for this Valentine gathering is quite a delight! Your roses are lovely and make it all so romantic.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  18. Shannon, what a pretty setting beside your fireplace. Your flowers are stunning and the dishes delights. Thanks for the inspiration. It's fun to hop tables with you. Happy Valentine's Day!

  19. This is such a sweet idea! I wanted to set up a tablescape in front of my fireplace but it just wouldn't work. This is perfect and I love that you are using your grandmothers dishes. So special!

  20. Oh my Shannon!! This is absolutely beautiful!! What a romantic setting!! Your centerpiece is jest stunning!! You have complimented it so beautifully with the china you chose and the setting in front of your fireplace. It all makes for a very special spot to spend some time with a loved one❤️ It is always a pleasure to hop with you!! XOXO

  21. Hi Shannon, What a lovely setting for Valentine's Day. I adore your roses both live and adorning your china. Everything comes together beautifully in an elegant but welcoming table setting. I'm such a big fan of flowers and you chose the perfect vase for your tablescape. It makes a special retreat for sharing Valentine's Day.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  22. Now that is a sweet idea to set a small tea table in another room. Perfect with the chairs and rug, I will be copying that one. I have dishes that are similar to your teapot with a soup tureen to fill with flowers. Lovely.

  23. What a cozy and romantic setting beside a warm and cozy fire. Using hand me down dishes just make it more special. All the elements of your table and setting are perfect with just the right amount of pinks and rose. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you Shannon, you are an inspiration.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  24. Shannon, I love your setting in front of your fireplace. A perfect way to celebrate the romance of the special day. First, I love your gorgeous rose bouquet of roses in your pink mercury glass vase and the individual vases too. What a beautiful statement and it really sets the stage for your grandmother's lovely Spode Rosebud Chintz China. Dressed up with Battenburg lace and candle light, it is so inviting. A cozy and intimate two-some for Valentine's Day. It is always such a pleasure to blog hop with you, Shannon. Have a wonderful special day.

  25. What a beautiful setting in front of the fire! I love your florals and the dishes you've used. You always set up such pretty spaces.
    Be a sweetie,

  26. Shannon, you have created such a beautiful, romantic and warm setting to celebrate Valentines Day — tres bien mon ami! My grandmere would be very disappointed to find I am unfamiliar with the French phrase and its meaning lol. Thank you for sharing it and applying it perfectly to your tablescape.

  27. Sweetly romantic! The pink glass hurricane is the perfect vase for those beautiful flowers. It's wonderful that your grandmother's dishes complement the theme — they make it very special. Love the teapot too!

  28. Absolutely lovely, Shannon! This is such a pretty setting for Valentine’s Day!

  29. Shannon, you have inspired me to set a table by the fireplace! I love the intimate setting! Your centrepiece is stunning! A girl after my own heart 🙂 I love the Spode dinnerware. Such a pretty pattern that is perfect for Valentine's day, but I could see it being used for occasions all throughout the year. Such a pretty plate stack with the lace detail on the napkin, and I am all about more flowers!

  30. Shannon, that bouquet is breathtaking! The pink mercury glass hurricane is the perfect vase and really makes it stand out. I'm loving all of the pink! Your Spode china is one of my favorite patterns. The setting looks so romantic and cozy next to the fireplace. I love the matching pink chairs, too! It's always fun to hop with you. Happy Valentine's Day!

  31. Shannon, the table and flower arrangement is gorgeous!!! You had me at the Rosebud Chintz! I am envious of your collection…I just have less than 10 pieces of this pattern and love it to much! Always enjoy seeing the many tablescapes here! HAPPY SPRING SHANNON!! 🌸

  32. Don't know how I missed this originally, but it's worth the wait! Such a gorgeous table, and the whole setting is lovely. Isn't it so fun to use pieces that have been passed down? I love the continuity. Thank you for another moment of beauty and inspiration my friend. Take care and Happy Spring!

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