Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Roses

When packing up my Christmas decorations last weekend, I took some burgundy roses off the tree and thought how nice they would look for a Valentine table centerpiece.
I found a basket and put my trio of candle hurricanes with inserts inside with the roses.

Black candlesticks with burgundy ball candles alongside crystal taper candle holders add some height to the tablescape.
I bought 4 of these white heart-shaped plates at a local gift store last year.  I placed them on top of my white/gold plates and gold chargers.
A few Lindt chocolates and heart candies make it interesting!


A burgundy tablecloth, burgundy/gold runner and gold placemats were used along with burgundy napkins.  The more layering the better!



Stemware includes my amber wine glasses, some octagonal-sided glasses for water and 
burgundy-rimmed liqueur glasses that were given to me from my great aunt's estate.



With the table set, I'm inspired to host a Valentine Luncheon.  Hmmm, when to have it, what to serve and who to invite?  Wish YOU could join me!

I'll be linking up to Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.   Be sure to visit these great blogs for some terrific eye candy!

29 comments:

Denise said...

DD,
I don't know what I'd serve, but I know I'd love to be invited to the luncheon.
That runner is wonderful, as are the special wine glasses from your great aunt's estate.
I like the scattered candies at each setting. That's a very nice touch.
I don't think you mentioned the glass candlesticks that hold the red tapers. I like their "feet".

Janet Blondell said...

I love that you repurposed the roses from the Christmas tree. Your table is lovely!

Kathleen said...

This is lovely! Love the richness of the gold and burgundy. The roses add so much!
I think I have the same heart plates. I got them in HG 2 yrs ago.
Beautiful table!

Sherri said...

I love how you can take one item..put it in different surroundings...and..you've created a new look. Your very talented and I'm enjoying, following your blog.
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Allyson Pecilunas said...

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~Allyson~

Marlis said...

Your heart shaped plates are so wonderful. I love the centerpiece.. it's absolutely perfect.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your rose centerpiece is so romantic. The red and gold combination is warm and beautiful.

Marigene said...

I love your table...the roses are so pretty and go so nicely with the table linens. Cute heart shaped plates.

Entertaining Women said...

Great choice to repurpose the roses. You've done a beautiful job on your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

Pat said...

Very pretty Valentines table!

Dreamgoddess said...

DD, your table is simply beautiful. I love the layering and the rich look of the burgundy and gold. Absolutely gorgeous!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello girl!
I been drooling with your tablescaping the whole month Dec until now.

Fantastic treasures and I love every single piece you have.

TY for sharing your world to mine that makes me more smarter §;-) I mean, more ideas in my head. My hubby is more scared of my ideas that ended to a project, *giggles.

Happy TS...

xinex said...

This is so pretty. I wish I could join you so I could see it in person and be even more delighted....Christine

Babs said...

Soooo pretty!! Love the heart-shaped plates.

Anita said...

Those roses are beautiful and they are just perfect in that setting! This is a beautiful table! All your tables are just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by:-)

A Perfect Setting said...

Lovely table! Your china is beautiful, and the little heart shaped plates are adorable. Roses look great, and you have the best photography! I love the gold accents! I want to shout out, 'invite me, invite me!'

Janice said...

Beautiful table! I love the rich and warm look of the deep red mixed with gold.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

I just love your Valentine table! You were right one about the beautiful burgandy roses being perfect of a Valentine centerpiece...sooo pretty! I always love how you use your glass candleholder...the trio...on your table! Ohhh...and your place settings...gorgeous! I love the little white heart shaped plates! Your table linens...exquisite! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous table with us, my friend! You never fail to inspire!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Red and gold for Valentines day is amazing. Nicely done!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love how this looks like Valentine's Day, but in such an elegant way. So often the holiday is way too "cute" for my taste. This is so pretty and rich looking. Love it!

Tess said...

This is a beautiful table..the color scheme is so rich and elegant!! Your tablecloth is very pretty and all of your pieces are very special!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty table! I love your runner and your swervy heart plates-enjoy:@)

Mary said...

What an elegant Valentine's table! Your colors & textures are so rich & warm :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Such a wonderful table! How smart of you to adopt those Cchristmas ornaments to make the perfect Valentine tablescape.

- The Tablescaper

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your heart plates, the gold chargers are great too...beautiful table! I love the flowers and what a great idea to use them for your Valentine's tablescape. It all turn out terrific!

XOX
FABBY

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Those burgundy roses look great! Isn't it amazing how items from one holiday can find themselves at the center of another? Lovely table.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am just now getting around to visit all of the Seasonal Sunday tablescapes. For some reason, the linky went down, and I couldn't get it to come up for me. Oh, I'm glad I went back because I love your table! Very pretty!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for stopping by. The pair of green crystal lamps in the background are a design from The Wicker Works company, and we've had them for 25 years. They are still made; they are called The Baluster lamp. They are a 'to the trade' item, available through interior designers. I have seen a really good 'knock-off' of this lamp in a good lighting store...it was clear instead of the green, and it's a lot less expensive....just in case you're interested. Cherry Kay