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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pastel Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  This is a simple breakfast table that I set for the folks that have the key to my heart: my precious Mom and Mr. Pressed Pants.

Breakfast was the only meal we were eating at home today, so I set this pastel table for us.  Why pastel, you ask?

Well, these conversation hearts inspired me to pull out my LuRay china that I have collected for years.  Then these pale pink gerbera daisies jumped into my basket at Whole Foods yesterday, and I had a plan.

This is a well-known trick for "lining" vases with any material that complements your arrangement.  Just a small vase inside a slightly larger one then use almost anything in between.  Easy-peasy!

So....a pastel table was born for a breakfast of three. 

LuRay china comes in these four colors.  The heart shaped plate is not LuRay, but the pink is a perfect match.  You can see how I use this china for Easter here.  I added this pale pink flatware that I've had for ages.

These juice glasses are actually cut glass vases that I thought would be great glasses and voila!  I bought twelve.

These antique napkin have such finely detailed needlework.  They are the finest, softest linen.  I wish I could learn about some of the other meals they have seen.  Do you ever wish your antiques could talk to you?  Am I strange?

Here are some of the many serving pieces that come in this old pattern.  

I have this sweet little jam dish and spoon with foxgloves on it.  It is Carleton Ware.  I think I need more of this!

What do you think?  Not your typical red and white Valentine's Day table, but we all certainly felt surrounded by love.

I'm joining:

Tabletop Tuesday

Wow Us Wednesday

Open House Thursday

Tablescape Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday

Seasonal Sundays

Let's Dish


  1. Valentines with a soft touch...I like it! your antique napkin reminds me of Nana'a napkin that I used in my post this week. I think that they are Madeira...possibly Marjhab. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Valentine's Day. Cherry Kay

  2. Linda what a sweet table set for such sweet people!!! Love to them both.

  3. What a precious table! Love the pastels and the vase with the daisies :) Thanks for sharing, visting from BNOP.

  4. Now, know full well never to pose a question like, "Am I strange?"!!! I think it's common knowledge that we are ALL strange! Heck, we play with dishes!!! :-) :-) :-) You did a beautiful job with this table, and the linens are just gorgeous. I love to feel old linen. It has the best texture ever! I am sure your in-laws were very, very pleased to have such a special breakfast table created just for them!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Linda,
    What a lovely table. I always get such good ideas and inspiration from your table settings.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Pastels are always perfect for a romantic Valentine's celebration. Your table is lovely.

  7. Love your Luray china. I have thought about collecting it myself, but it is not easy to find. Cute idea with the conversation hearts. I live in Georgia - I need to visit your shop someday!

  8. I love this sweet table and the foxglove dish and spoon is precious!!!

  9. Your table is just so sweet! I love the pretty pastel dishes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Love your pastel table Linda and your conversation hearts in your vase are the perfect centerpiece! Genius to find lovely vases to use as your glasses! Hope your Valentine's Day was sweet. ♥

  11. So soft and sweet. Love the Luray!

    Lovely to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Love your pastel colors. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


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