Creating a special occasion tablescape is always fun and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion. This year my Valentine’s Tablescape was created using vintage pieces from my collection.
I don’t actually remember when I began collecting the pink rose dishes but they have always been an object of my affection. Thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales are the best places for me to add to my collection. It simply doesn’t matter to me if all of the patterns are exactly the same. The pink rose dishes were mass produced in the 40’s and 50’s when they were available at 5¢ & 10¢ stores. Most have a gold rim.
My mother and aunt were very close, like sisters and both purchased sets for their homes when they were young newlyweds. I can almost see Momma and Aunt Doris going into town shopping at the 5¢ & 10¢. They loved to visit and share coffee and conversation. I’m sure they filled their pretty coffee cups repeatedly and kept talking.
The teapot was a treasured find from a thrift store visit when we were vacationing. It’s actually a music box which no longer works but also a tea pot and the perfect container for our floral centerpiece. It’s really beautiful with the little pink roses and accents of gold.
The table is layered with a red tablecloth then my Mom’s vintage white lace tablecloth on top. Mom used that lace tablecloth for many holiday occasions so it has a few war wounds but even more memories.
The placemats are my latest creations from my sewing room and I made them using a vintage pattern I found in a local thrift store.
Those yummy cookies are our Soft & Chewy Strawberry Cake Mix cookies which are great with coffee! The deep red dishes are from the Avon Cape Cod collection circa 1970’s.
My hubby and I have been enjoying our evening meals at our Valentine’s tablescape for several weeks now. I was afraid we’d get the placemats soiled but they are machine washable and what good are they if we can’t use them, right! They are actually reversible and I will show you the other side soon. They are sure to show up again for our July 4th tablescape this year.
Create some romance by setting a pretty Valentine’s tablescape for yourself and your sweetheart. Use what you have and don’t make it all too matchy matchy! Be sure to enjoy your meals there for the full effect!
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