Monday, January 30, 2012

RE-ceiving Guests: Another Valentine's Table

RED, WHITE & HEARTS.  Reba is super busy this week with work so I am going to provide the text for this St. Valentine's table she made which she has been wanting to post.  What is funny is that Reba and I didn't talk about our Valentine's Day tables, but we both went for traditional this year.   Above, Reba began with a white tablecloth and then placed red circular felt place mats as chargers for her white china.  The placemats are from Target.  Reba also used vintage red Italian cut crystal champagne goblets that belonged to our great Aunt and Waterford Millenium clear crystal water goblets that belong to our mother.  Reba borrowed the Waterford Millenium goblets because they have hearts in them.  Reba's sterling flatware is Towle Old Master.
CLOSE UP OF THE HEARTS.  Reba tried to capture the heart design in the Waterford water goblets in the above picture.  In person, you can see the design very easily, but the camera's flash makes it harder to capture in a photo.

RED HEART PLACEMAT.  Reba bought these red felt placemats from Target, but someone could easily make them as a craft.   Reba suggested using felt and cutting out the heart designs with scissors.  I wondered how these would come out from foam board with a heart hole punch.  I think it would be faster to make that way, although felt might be worth the extra effort because it is a more natural material. 
RED GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE.  The table is set for two.  Reba used red glittery gift boxes with red shear ribbon as the focal point of the place setting.    She also put out her crystal bird figurines to represent love birds. 
RED LONG STEM ROSES FOR PASSION.   Reba chose traditional red roses in a cut crystal vase for the table.  Red Roses mean "I love you" and represent a romantic, ardent love.  In case you didn't know, many people associate meanings to different flowers.   A centerpiece of daisies sends an entirely different message than one of red roses.  While no one has to stick to the rules,  if you are curious as to what your flower centerpiece or bouquet could mean,  a detailed list of flower meanings can be found HERE

WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE
Eldarose's Valentine's Day Table is HERE

Reba's Red & White toile Table is HERE
Romantic Gestures for Valentine's Day under $5 are discussed HERE


Another Valentine Table by Reba is HERE


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28 comments:

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    1. JoAnn,

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. So glad you liked the table.

      Eldarose

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  2. Pretty tables! Always fun to see what others do for Valentine's Day tables. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Sarah,

      Thank you. Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday. I love how people can do so many different things with it. I really did want to do pink and black. Apparently Reba has another Valentine's table setting she is going to share with pink in it. I am looking forward to seeing what she came up with there.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

      Sincerely,
      Eldarose

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  3. Such lovely tablescapes. Beautiful. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Marty,

      Thank you for hosting TTT. I'm so glad you liked the table. I think Reba did a nice job, too.

      Sincerely,
      Eldarose

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  4. This is just darling beyond words. I saw it on Tabletop Tuesday when I was linking up and wanted to see whose it was. I am not surprized! I have wondered where you had gotten those darling round placemats. I've got to see if the Target around here has any. They are just too cute for words. You guys are doing the most delightful Valentines tablesettings. Love them, just love them.

    Nann

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    1. Nann,

      You are too sweet. So glad you have liked our tables. I actually have a little surprise for you this week. Hopefully by Friday, I will be able to share it with you.

      Thanks for visiting, following and leaving a comment.

      Eldarose

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  5. So very sweet. I am a happy new follower from Wow us Wednesdays
    Laura
    http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Laura,

      Thank you so much for visiting, leaving a comment and following. I'm so glad you liked the post. We are now following you back. Looking forward to seeing you around blogland. :D

      Eldarose

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  6. Such a pretty table for Valentine's Day. I love the placemats!

    Carolyn

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    1. Carolyn,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm so glad you liked the table and the placemats.

      Eldarose

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  7. Pretty! Love all the tables and especially the Red Toile with the Monogram Roses. What a great idea! XO Cindy

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    1. Cindy,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm so glad you liked the tables. And I agree, Reba's Red and white toile table with the monogram roses turned out very special. But, I am a sucker for toile so it already had that advantage going for me.

      Eldarose

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  8. Beautiful Valentine's table. I am loving the red and white I am seeing all across the land of blog.

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    1. Pat,

      Thank you so much. I am digging all the red & white for Valentine's Day, too. Thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a comment.

      Eldarose

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  9. I love all of the tables you shared today. I was especially drawn to the monogram toile table. Two of my favorite things, Monograms and Toile! The breakfast tray with everything heart shaped was cute too, I may have to try that one for Valentine's day. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas for setting a table for our sweethearts. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Sandra,
      What a nice comment. I'm so glad you liked the tables. Reba and I love Toile so I am right there with you about liking Reba's red and white toile table. I like monograms, too. I sometimes forget that, but then I notice I stop on posts with monogrammed projects and it reminds me how pretty I find that, too. I hope you can use some of the ideas. I'd be so pleased to know that we inspired ppl to show their love and affection to someone else.

      Have a great weekend.

      Eldarose

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  10. Love the gift boxes and the cut out placemats. I like traditional settings like this! I have heard flowers have different meanings. I love them all and am always glad to get any!

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  11. The felt placemats caught my eye on BNOTP. What a wonderful added touch. I do think that making them with a heart punch would work better for me than trying to do them with scissors...I'm not crafty that way! You can never go wrong with Waterford! Lovely.

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  12. Hi lovely lady.
    You did a lovely job with your Red and White Tablescape so sweet. I also love your Red Placemat's this makes your table pop also your Waterford glass's are Gorgeous,
    I'm your newest follower on your blog now.
    XXOO Diane

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  13. Hi lovely lady.
    Im one of your old follower!!
    XXOO Diane

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  14. Your table setting is beautiful! Thank you for linking your lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  15. What a lovely table for Valentine's Day! Beautiful clicks.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Sanghamitra.

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  16. This is a eye full of lovely red and white! I like the red heart cutout placemats and the georgous red roses. A very cheerful Valentine's Day table set for two. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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  17. Such pretty Valentine's tables! Love the red and white. Beautiful.

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    1. Martha,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. So glad you liked the red and white. :D

      Eldarose

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  18. Hi,

    Love the heart touch. Sweet & romantic.

    TY for sharing.

    Greetings from freezin Stockholm,
    /chie

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