Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Romance Is In The Air - Valentine's For Couples

Hearts, hearts everywhere!

Why not get a head start on a Valentine's Day party for
We thought we would gather before everyone got too busy.

Set the table all in red and white with hearts everywhere.

My new red flatware from Horchow will be perfect.
I had been wanting red flatware and these were on sale.

It is called San Remo.  The red was a little darker
red than I expected, but it blends well.

These cutwork Valentine's napkins are new this year too.
I found these at Home Goods/ TJ Maxx.
Sometimes I feel like I am a walking advertisement for
Home Goods, but I just love all of their tableware.

It is frosty and snowy outside and the red really warms
everything up.

I had to have these fun heart shaped salad plates when I
saw them.  I got 13 in case one breaks.

These wonderful glass votive candle holders
 are new this year from Tai Pan.  I read recently that there are
two Tai Pans in California too.
The early morning sun shining through them is beautiful.

Joni from Red Couch Recipes (my lovely sister) gave me
these ruffled chargers.  If you are a follower, you know that Joni
is the one that got me started blogging.  She is coming up on her
first year in February.  What a wonderful blog she has.

The ruby red glasses are so rich in color.

I just love the color red.  Did you know that it is more
expensive to make red in glassware?

The tabletop stays up all month.  It is a collection of
fun Valentine's objects.

I save my beautiful chocolate boxes that my hubby gives me
for Valentine's Day and use them as part of my
holiday decor.

This is from a box of V Chocolates, a local

This one is just a beaded box that I found a couple
of years ago.

A red candle in a jeweled candle holder adds a little

I threw a few "diamonds" on the table too.  Don't they
just represent romance?

Little heart jewels surround this crackled glass votive.


We even hang some beaded hearts from the

Enjoy the view from above.

I especially enjoy the early sunlight streaming through all
of the red glass.  Such a pretty sight.

Hugs and kisses from my home to yours.

I hope this puts you in the mood for Valentine's Day.
Invite some friends over and share the fun.

Goblets - Costco
Plates and heart votives - Tai Pan
Chargers - gift
Flatware - Horchow
Napkins - Home Goods
Napkin rings - made from floral picks

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Beautiful stunning with all the red. I didn't like red until about 2 years I'm picking up red accents all over, although jewel tones of purple, blue and green are still my favorite. I never know if the red goes with those. I keep hearing about this Home Goods...and wishing we had many fun things I see on many blogs that come from there. You set a beautiful table incorporating so many different things.

  2. I really enjoyed your Valentine's Table -- it just dripped and dazzled with red, which of course I love. I expecially liked the new candle holders ont he cute white plates. Also the red plates -- are they new. What a fun idea to collect Valentine chocolate boxes. Do you remember Dad used to give us small ones. Joni

  3. Gorgeous!! I love all the little details!! I never would have noticed all the hearts if you hadn't done the closer up pictures:) Very nice!

  4. oh my those are so darn pretty... took my breath away... romance certainly is in the air!

    have a beautiful week....

  5. Such a beautiful table. I love all the dishes but my favorite is your collection of heart boxes.

  6. STUNNING DECOR! Can I come to your couple's party (lol)! xox

  7. Oooh my goodness you inspire me to get with it and set a tablescape, this is incredible!

  8. Oh My this is gorgeous! I LOVE Valentines Day and the SPARK it gives to the COLDEST of winters... Do you know that it is actually when the birds start their ROMANCE? YES this is TRUE, as mid Feb comes they birds are VERY BUSY outside Swirling in the air with Spring around the corner! I LOVE you table and I'm OFF to "Invent something Pretty for Conghaile Cottage"...By the Way, LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your balcony and those belly rails(I'm SO Jealous!)
    Hugs to you,

  9. What a gorgeous table. It's inspiring me to go out and hunt to make a cute table for my family!!!

  10. After seeing this, I am so in the mood for Valentine's to hurry up and get here. It's stunningly beautiful once again. I love the San Remo flatware and it's such a bargain at Horchow's especially when you catch the sales!! Your votives are so pretty. all your hearts are amazing. I really enjoyed my visit. thanks so much for the beautiful eye candy you share with us weekly.

  11. The table is beautiful! I love red and any reason to use it is ok by me. Those votive holders are gorgeous! I'm still planning my Valentines table and menu. I might have to call Yvonne to get some ideas!

  12. Beautiful table Jacqueline! The charges and heart plates are so much fun! And I agree, the morning sun is so welcome in January-enjoy:@)

  13. GORGEOUS! I feel like a broken record, but I can't help it. I love all the RED, and I have a soft spot for hearts too! I'm going to have to round up all my hearts and come up with something. Thanks always for the ideas and inspiration, Jacqueline!

  14. This is the best Valentine's Day table I've ever seen, it's beautiful. I would love to be a guest at a lunch or dinner you'd host.
    Also, you gals in the US are so lucky to have TJ Max - I've seen the nicest china, flatware etc. on blogs from them.

  15. I don't know why I am so amazed and surprised because your tablescapes are always fantastic....but this one is soooo romantic and sexy and sweet all at the same time!!

  16. This table is a WOW! I love the beaded hearts hanging from the chandelier. Your flatware is fabulous, too, Jacqueline!
    Blessings, Beth

  17. What an amazing table! So many great ideas here -- and you have so many lovely things in that beautiful RED! Great photography, too!

  18. What a drop dead gorgeous table!

  19. Aw, geez....I forgot that Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I guess I'll have to start acting right around here so I don't get coal instead of diamonds! ;-) Those napkins are simply precious!!!

  20. Your table is so elegant and romantic, but still fun! I think a couples dinner is a wonderful idea. My Mom also collected her heart shaped chocolate boxes from my dad, and now I buy them for her. The reds, including the Horchow flatware, look great together. I am on the search for some red flatware too. As always, you have set a beautiful table! Linda

  21. How absolutely delightful! Do you have room for another couple to join you?

  22. Gorgeous table. Love all of the red. The votives are AMAZING!

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Oh how I LOVE this table, it makes my HEART beat faster:) The red is gorgeous. I love the flatware! The heart votives are gorgeous, well evrything is! XO, Pinky

  24. Oh who wouldn't fall in love at this beautiful table? I love your new flatware and all the reds. Last year I did a pink table for Valentine's, but you've definately inspired me to go red!

  25. Your valentine table is lovely! Enjoy!


  26. Yet another wonderful table. It's always, always, a treat to come here.
    I love how your place setting looks like has ruffles, lace, and hearts just using uniqueness of the dishes. Makes me want to celebrate Valentine's Day.

  27. Gorgeous. I LOVE those chargers. And the candles on the dishes are great. I love Tai Pan when I get to Cali.

  28. I think you have officially put me in the Valentine mood. This is beautiful!

  29. So beatiful! I'm getting excited for Valentines now : )

  30. Absolutely gorgeous!! Red is really my favorite color and this table just makes my heart sing. Did the red plates come from Costco or did you have those? LOVE.them! I collect hearts/heart shapes so this is totally my kind of table. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Have a wonderful rest of the week ~

  31. How gorgeous! You have such an attention to detail. I love the colour theme, and I really love those little heart napkins.

  32. This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

  33. Where to begin??? Everything looks fabulous altogether and broken down piece by piece in your post. Each detail is so well thought out and adds to the drama. I especially love the candleholders on each plate and the centerpiece made of "old" chocolate boxes from your hubby - how special! I'd love to dine at this spectacular table!


  34. wow, i love it! how ornate and beautiful. you have a gorgeous blog. thanks for stopping by mine :)
    Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

  35. What a lovely and romantic table, Jacqueline! I love all your hearts especially the hanging ones on the plates. This is so delightful...Christine

  36. I love all your gorgeous red... the hearts, jewels, and chocolate boxes! The ruffled edge on your chargers complement your new flatware perfectly! What a beautiful red table for your Purple Chocolat Home :-)

  37. Jacqueline,

    Beautiful. I love this holiday and all the romantic red. Your bling on this table is just perfect.


  38. Jacqueline,

    You've inspired me with your Valentine tablescape. The textured heart shape plate looks like rich icing on the marvelous red ruffled charger. Aren't sisters just the very best gift from heaven! You and I are truly blessed. As soon as I finish clearing the rest of the elements from my 'Amethyst and Toile' tablescape, I'll pull out my heart shaped dinnerware and see what I can create. I'd almost forgotten about them.'ve got me thinking! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

  39. Oh, this is such a beautiful table for Valentine's Day! I love all your pretty heart details! And I love the hearts hanging from the chandy. Just wonderful!

  40. I love your Romantic table! So beautiful and inviting. And you have a lovely view from your table.


  41. Beautiful and romantic table. Your red flatware makes me swoon. I've long wanted red flatware.

  42. I am loving your whimsical VD table, Lady?

    I do love red & of course, a dash of white and silver.

    Everything you shared to us are to die for. I might be so naive, when my 2 world blend with the American style. But, I am loving it.

    Happy TS and enjoy the rest of the week & a great w/end too.


  43. I went right to Horchow and ordered the RED flatware. While I was at it I ordered some badly need GOLD flatware (so you won't have to urge me to get some anymore). Are the goblets from COSTCO this year? I love, love, love them - but I have no more room to store them. What to do? What to do?

  44. Jacqueline, now this is the perfect Valentine's table. I love how you mixed everything. Each detail just adds to the festive, romantic air of the table. I love Home Goods, too. I think I need to take the pledge, though, if my car keeps heading in that direction. LOL! I found some yellow napkins last year like your red ones, and the design is Easter eggs. I love little details like that, and I really like your new flatware. The whole table from the heart shaped dishes to the candy boxes from your beloved all make such a nice presentation which you always do well.


    Sheila :-)

  45. This table is certain to spark the romance in all who are lucky enough to dine here! Very special!

  46. Very beautiful...romantic and pretty! ♥

  47. What a wonderful table!! Those plates with the floral edging are gorgeous. But my favorite is the red glasses...the are so intensely red which makes my heart go pitter-patter! Right now, I am looking at the heart-shaped chocolate box my husband gave me last year, so I love that you have saved yours as well!!

    This is just an adorable Valentine's Day celebration!

  48. Jacqueline, this is definitely a valentine table. Love every red inch of this beautiful setting. Like you, I've saved heart candy boxes through the years. I posted last year's table for TT, but am at work on a new one for this year. You are good inspiration to get busy.
    Thanks! It's always a pleasure to see what creative ideas you have to share. ~ Sarah

  49. Hi there Jacqueline~
    I LOVE red- and LOVE your beautiful red table!! What a lovely inspired table for Valentines day! You have thought of all the details and touches and created a gorgeous setting~ just love your tablescapes! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  50. Be still my heart!!! Jacqueline...this is BEAUTIFUL! So pretty and romantic...very inspiring, too! I love every detail! You have scored some major romantic embellishments!
    I'm just now dreaming up my romantic tablescape...guess I'd better get in gear!
    Have a most beautiful week~
    ;-D Kathleen

  51. I'm so happy to discover your wonderful world on tables!
    Ha ve a nice day!


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