Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Isn't It Romantic

While I was not exactly planning any special dinner for Valentine's Day this year, I could not resist setting a pretty table for the occasion.

Besides...I really just wanted to use my new tablecloth.  You see...I've been admiring this certain fabric at Hobby Lobby for some time now.  I'd go so far to say it is spectacular!  A natural linen-type background and covered with a large shiny silver metallic floral print, this is considered home dec fabric.

And while if would make an awesome chair, or over-the-top draperies, I simply bought a few yards to make a table covering.  For those of you who favor gold over silver, it also comes in metallic gold.  My next lucky find were these darling paper roses from West Elm.  I oooohed and aaaahed over their collection of faux snow drops, quince and roses...each one cuter than the next.  While they came in many colors, I chose these pale, pale pink ones.

Simply set into a chunky mercury glass vase (also from West Elm), they are as lovely as the real thing!  

(And long lasting to boot.)  I just might have to go back for some more.  Mercury glass tealights add a bit of romance.

The rest of my tablescape fell easily into place.  Naturally, I chose to use my silver chargers,

topped with my favorite plain white plates.  I think everyone should have a set of natural linen napkins. Wishing to do something a bit different with them, I found instructions to make these playful napkin roses.

They were really very easy, and just the touch I was looking for.  Because everything on the table is so neutral, I needed to add a splash of color... I chose my Romantika (how appropriate) goblets and water glasses...vintage Crate & Barrel.  I dug out a few treasures to add some happy memories to my Valentine's table.

My dear Aunt Tess had several pieces of Dorothy Thorpe glassware, like this footed candy dish.  I also found this antique silver bottle holder,

because heaven forbid any wine drips on the tablecloth!  Such pretty details...

Now that my Valentine's Day tablescape is complete, I think I might just have to plan a special dinner after all...

...because I really want to sit at this table!  Hope you too have a happy day.  I'm sure the parties will be filled with fabulous ideas, so come along with me and visit...

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. Beautiful and I am swooning over the bottle holder.

  2. Beautiful and I am swooning over the bottle holder.

  3. Beautiful and I am swooning over the bottle holder.

  4. really do have to have a dinner now! Love the linen napkin roses, I will have to try that. Everything is lovely, enjoy a Happy Valentine's Day. Visting from BNOP.

  5. Jill,
    What drew me to your entry was this fabulous tablecloth!!!
    You have set a stunning Valentine's Day tablescape!!!
    I adore your stemware!!!
    Thank you for sharing this charming fabric from Hobby Lobby with us
    as well as your creative talents!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day from my~heart~to~yours!!!

  6. Your tablescape is so dreamy! I love the pastel colors. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

  7. What a pretty table! The roses are such a pretty color- love the mercury glass container. The rose shaped napkins look wonderful on the pretty plates.

  8. perfect..very beautiful..


  9. Your table is so pretty and romantic, love the napkin roses, wow they are so clever...also love the pink roses in the vase, just perfect...always nice to see a formal table, I know it is a lot of work and not many people want to put forth the effort, you did a great job...

  10. hi Alyica, I fell in love with that same fabric! It is gorgeous! I bought it last fall and used it in November, but alas I cheaped out and only bought 1 yard...Your table looks elegant yet approachable and the napkins are adorable! I hope you have a lovely dinner

  11. Wow... this is very romantic. With your rose shape napkins? the table made them elegant.

    Perfect for the VD dinner.

    TY for the inspiraton.

    /CC girl

  12. That fabric is fabulous! Is it washable? even if not.. chargers save many a tablecloth!! The rose napkins are so pretty. What a great idea. Love the paper roses and the silver wine bottle holder.. Just gorgeous.. xo marlis

  13. I'm enjoying all of your little touches - thank you for highlighting them. I've been looking for some cute ways to fold napkins and I will have to give those roses a try! You are right - everyone should have natural linen napkins (must put those on my list). I've seen those bottle holders before, but never understood the purpose of them (silly me). So glad I found you - this has been fun!
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

  14. Love how you folded your napkins - so cute! Table looks lovely!

  15. Oh, how I wish my sewing machine was working. You have given me the desire to find some beautiful fabric and start sewing, again. Your tablecloth is stunning. All of your tableware is lovely and, like everyone else, I love what you did with the napkins. So romantic!

  16. I can certainly understand why you couldn't resist that fabric. So pretty and the perfect table to go with it.

    Lovely to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!