Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Soiree

Hi everyone,
I thought it was about time I did a tablescape design so this is my Valentine's Day soiree.  I gathered up my vintage Homer Laughlin 'Queen Esther' china for the occasion.  These pieces are from the Lady Liberty Line (circa 1950).

I have to say this is one of my favorite patterns by Homer Laughlin.

A pretty cream color with the Liberty crest and a beautiful pink rose in the center.

Lots of gold accents ...

The sparkling stemware is Mikasa, pattern is French Countryside.  A graceful inverted bell shape with an hourglass stem.

Mixing old with new ...

Napkin rings created with antique pink mercury hearts and crinkled seam binding.

Heirloom rose candles fill the room with warmth and fragrance.

A bird's eye view ...

Oh, I almost forgot to show you my ruffled tablecloth.  It brings a little romance to the table. 

Wishing you a Valentine's Day filled with lots of love and sweetness!

Today I am joining ...

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home


Stewart M said...

I wonder how plain our "standard" tableware would look to people in the 50's if we had a time machine?


Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat Hatt said...

All decked out, very nice

Lisa Gordon said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Donna!
Happy Valentine's Day.

HELENE said...

Your table is so lovely put together, a very nice style. Love your chairs, the top of the back of them look gorgeous.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Unknown said...

I love all the little touches, the napkin holders, the pink roses in the wine glasses, sweet indeed!
I wanted to thank you for dropping by my "ice" blog post.
I hope your package arrives today!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

AntiquityTravelers said...

WOW what a romantic setting! so feminine!!

Terry said...

I never set my table in such a fancy way, though I love how gorgeous everything looks! Awesome photos, great details. :-)

Happy Valentine's Day!



HansHB said...

Nice post.
A lot of things to see!

Jan Hermann said...


What lovely China - I love the Rose in the Center and that lovely Crest going all the way around the edge is stunning. I've always liked mixed silver service and yours is beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jan ♥

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Morning Donna,
Love your beautiful table, it is so soft and lovely. Those pink heart ornaments are perfect, and your china is just so feminine and perfect for a Valentines day anything..........
Lovely, thanks for sharing it,
Made my heart sing.
Blessings hon,
and Happy Valentines day, hope it is a sweet day for you.

Gail Dixon said...

Ooohh, your tablescapes are beautiful! I especially love the pink mercury hearts. Happy Valentine's Day!

Susan said...

Rose patterned china is my weakness. It's so enjoyable setting a pretty table. Yours is beautiful.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what an romantic dinner service Donna.
beautiful decorated.
have a great Valentines day.

greetings karin

Marie Arden said...

Happy V day to you also. Looks like romance is in the air at your house!

Laura said...

so beautiful Donna and perfect that it this is "Queen Esther's" china, just as the month of Adar in which we celebrate her courageous heart begins!

Kiki Nakita said...

Donna, what a darling tablescape. So sweet, I wish I was invited. Have a lovely day.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a pretty feminine, rose-filled table--love it. The ruffled tablecloth is gorgeous, too.

Ann Jones said...

Beautiful! Very feminine and I love the colors!

Becky said...

Your table is stunning Donna. Soft colors and I can almost smell those roses. :)

Warm Heart Bears said...

Hi Donna,

What a beautiful table setting.
The pieces are lovely.

Thank you for stopping by to
say hello and for your kind

I love your blog.
From your new follower

Bear Hugs,

My Little Home and Garden said...

The colours on your table are all so soft and delicate. You've created a very inviting table, Donna.

Shey said...

Gorgeous table/ plate presentation. Well done.

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful tablescape, Donna. so very romantic. I hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Donna,

I drool specially your ruffled tablecloth and the flatwares too.

So fancy and hope you'd the dinner with the greatest man beside you.

Happy Sunday,
/CC girl

Adora Mehitabel said...

So beautiful

Rosemary said...

Donna Belated Happy Valentines Day the tablescape is lovely, soft and sweet...

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