Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine for One Tablescape

Valentine table for one??? Contradiction? Misnomer? Paradox? I say, "Why not?" Do what makes you happy......and "playing with dishes" and setting a nice table makes us happy. So, Pat set a traditional Valentine's Day table this week using a gorgeous red vase she bought recently as the inspiration piece.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Grand Colonial" by Wallace

Sorry for a rather dark picture.  But...Yes!!!.....we are grateful for the rainy, dark, dreary weather. It means water. And water means no rationing. (Remember, we live in California where we are going through the worst drought in history.)

Pat used this cute heart shaped plate as the bread and butter plate

Salt and pepper in tiny salt cellars

One last look
Where it came from:
Glittery Red Charger - from Pier 1
White Dinner Plate and Red Salad Plate - also Pier 1
Napkin and Napkin Ring - Vintage from Antique & Old Things (a local antique store)
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" Sterling by Wallace (a gift from our Cousin)
Heart Bread/Butter Plate - from Terry's Village (mail order) years ago
Salt Cellars and Spoons - from Maryland China Company
Glassware - by Spiegelau from
Crystal Candleholders - from our collection

We will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. So very pretty and I've spent many a Valentine dinner alone, lol, so this is perfect!

  2. Just the perfect setting for one! The red charger is a great basis for your layering of plates. The white roses in that gorgeous red crystal vase is the perfect centerpiece. Hope you will take a peek at my Valentine's red and white table for you might enjoy it!

    Have a grand 14th!

  3. You had me at the red vase (WOW! That is exquisite!). A lovely setting, as always. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Adorable! And of course you need a Valentine's placesetting just for one. Everyone is special and should be treated like a Queen - (even if it the Queen treating herself!) Your setting is just lovely and the little heart bowl is just precious.