Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Corner Table With a View For Two, Please

Valentine's Day started out as a romantic
celebration for two at Purple Chocolat Home,
but soon, when little ones joined our family,
they wanted in on the fun.

"Where's our box of chocolates?" they would ask.
"Where are we going to eat for Valentine's Day?"

Today's table is going back to those days when that special
dinner was just for two.

A beautiful table with a view set for two.
(Notice we have Chocolate Creme Brulee set on the table.
You can choose to eat it first, or set it aside and have it last.)

This is a pink and creme table inspired by the heart shaped
ramekins that holds the Chocolate Creme Brulee.  Cream
flatware goes perfectly

The stack begins with a silver charger, then a textured warm
toned pink plate, followed by a smaller cream textured
plate and finished with a warm pink textured salad plate.

The pale pink of the ramekin blends perfectly.

Heirloom pink depression glass from my late aunt
in two heights are the glassware.

This wonderful shabby heart shaped tray holds
two love birds.

The tray is scattered with pink heart crystals.

A feathery heart topiary adds height and airiness
to the centerpiece.

More pink heart crystals anchor the pearlized

Feathers are soooo romantic.

Notice the metal edge of the tray.  A two tone pink tissue is
placed under the tray.

Fanciful and feminine.

Pretty beaded napkin rings hold a pleated silky
pink napkin.

To finish the romance, a velvet pink box of
Sees Chocolates.
How thoughtful.

Tai Pan :
Feathered heart topiary
Heart crystals
Napkin rings - Home Goods
Cream flatware - Horchow

Speaking of getting in on the act -
my six year old granddaughter loves to
run around and say that she is a blogger
and a tablescaper.

While I was setting up my table, she was setting
up her own so I had to include some photos of hers.

She pulled things from both Valentine's Day tables that I
had set up, threw in a little bling and topped the settings
with Valentine's Day candy.  I loved her combination of
red and cream flatware. 

You wouldn't want to stop her creativity now would you?

I will be posting these tables 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. oh my! i need this! What a fun blog you have! I love it, and am excited to start catching up on all your posts!

  2. Who wouldn't want to be a guest at that pretty table? I want some of that chocolate creme brulee!

    I recently acquired a creme brulee torch and have been waiting to try it, but eggs have been so expensive lately. I think the stores must have raised the prices knowing that people would buy the eggs anyway to make Valentine's Day cookies!

  3. Just gorgeous...as usual! The pink and cream are very delicate and feminine as well as romantic. The tray is adorable. I have to check out the chocolate brulee...hmmmm, delish I know.

    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  4. Jacqueline, the layers of pink and cream are gorgeous and a nice change from the red. Love the fact that your 6 year old granddaughter is already into creating tablescapes of her own. Wonderful! ~ Sarah

  5. That is about as pretty, and fluffy and feminine as you get!
    I adore your gorgeous table!
    And it looks like tablescaping runs in the family!

  6. Jaqueline, thank you for visiting!!

    I love, love your gorgeous tablescape in pinks!! You are so talented and creative!

    Art by Karena

  7. The pink and cream stoneware pieces are the perfect foil for the chocolate creme brulee. Not to mention that the light source is such an important element for your tablescape. I love that your grandaughter is already invested in creating tablescapes. Please, give her my compliments! Thank you for sharing these wonderful designs. Cherry Kay

  8. Oh and your grandaughter is doing lovely design work already!

    Art by Karena

  9. Oh my Jacqueline...this is so feminine...just love that metal tray. Your tablescapes are just always so perfect....and I think your grandaughter definately is "you in the making!" As always, a breath of fresh air visiting you.
    Shel xx

  10. Lovin' the pinks for Valentine's Day Jacqueline, very pretty! Aw, your GD's table is so cute, love the little candies-enjoy:@)

  11. Love the teamwork:) How cute..I doubt when my grandsons will be 6 they will be running around decorating my table..unless dragons are involved..but you never know..maybe one will have design in his blood..
    So pretty..both of your settings:)

  12. Very romantic Jaqueline! You need to be a wedding planner. You have so many varied talents, but maybe that would take the fun out of it. For sure your little grand has a future in there somewhere!!!! Love it. Happy Valentines.

  13. This is perfect! The colour scheme and the soft/frilly textures are so reflective of the sweetness of Valetine's Day! You should be involved in serious event management.

  14. Stunning! So delicate, so intimate.

    Really sweet, Jacqueline!

    How are you doing, sweetie? I hope you're having a great day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the Day: Brad Ford's Home.

  15. I really like that table setting !!...so beautiful pink !!......lovely day darling....love Ria.....

  16. So many lovely colors here at your table... and sparkles and feathers.. OOh la la. It makes for a great celebration of Valentines. You do know how to make everything so special.

  17. We are back to "table for two" also:) I just love the pink and cream together...so pretty and serene. It makes the chocolate creme brulee, pop! And your granddaughter's tablescape looks great(she has a lot to choose from:))! I especially love the addition of the candy:)So cute. Her future is bright in the decorating department:)

  18. I think this is my favorite tablescape you have done so far. I love how delicate it is and the soft pink is so precious. I also love the 6 year olds tablescape. She is really learning from you.

  19. Your delightful grandchild wins the prize on the most creative table setting! How darling.

    Now to yours. Beautiful. I love the softness of the pink and white. Your antique goblets are perfect in this setting. How nice you can treasure them. The fur centerpiece is amazing. It's the unexpected and certainly makes a cool impact. So loving the heart tray too. Another beautiful creation! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

  20. I can just imagine your granddaughter loving that sweet, pink table! Gorgeous!

    Loved learning about your Packer experience ;)

  21. Jacqueline~~ Your table is so girly girl and I love it! So many elements on this table that brings it all together. Love the feathers, the beaded napkin rings and the pink and cream stoneware.
    Your grandaughter's table is adorable! Please tell her that I love the "BLING" !
    Happy Valentine's

  22. I love 'sigh' this table...perfect in every way...pink, cream and chocolate. Your grands table is great...love to see them play with dishes.

  23. Hi Jaqueline -- Your table for two looks just as good in pictures as it did in person. Pink and cream are so beautiful together and the creme brulee looks so yummy in the pink ramekins. Also love the feather topiary. Yes, when you have kids the "love" expands and Valentine's Day is not just about the two of you. Joni

  24. I love the soft pink plates and the white too. Looks so romantic. But even more exciting is the chocolate dessert!! You know you are married a long time when the dessert is more exciting than the Valentine date! ha
    Marie Arden Pink Living

  25. Jacquline,
    What a gorgeous pastel pink hued tablescape. I adore your pink dishes! The heirloom pink depression glass stemware caught my glimpse and I was smitten! My heart was racing and then I saw the precious tablescape set by your granddaughter. . .what creativity at such a young age! Encourage and nuture that spirit in her! Thank you for this romantic post!

  26. I was all set to tell you how much I loved that romantic table for two, and then I got to the end and saw your granddaughter's table.

    I am grinning from ear to ear right now! I just love it. She clearly watches her grandma and knows how to jazz up the center of the plates.

    You have made my night.

    And that pink table really IS awesome, too.

  27. Your table is gorgeous, Jacqueline! Love those pink and cream plates and the creme brulee looks fabulous! Your little granddaughter is learning quickly!
    Blessings, Beth

  28. Beautiful pink table, I'm sure those who will be sharing it with you will love it too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  29. Totally loving those pale pink plates. Great tables - both of them.

    - The Tablescaper

  30. Totally loving all those pretty pastel colors and the fluffy and shabby textures!!! Beautiful!!

  31. Jaqueline, I never know where to begin because everything on your tables is so beautiful. The feather heart topiary and crystal hearts are special touches to a perfect pink and cream setting! And your little one is so talented too! It is nice to have her share your interest! Linda

  32. VERY feminine and pretty! The feathers are a really nice touch! I love it that you let your granddaughter get in on the action. It's a good thing when they recognize the value of a pretty table at a young age! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

  33. Hi Jacqueline,

    Chocolate Crème Brûlée? Sounds positively decadent! And, given a choice, I believe I'd prefer to sample it first. It looks wonderful!

    Your table is so pretty and festive! I particularly like the feathery topiary.

    Your little granddaughter did a beautiful job with her tablescape! It's so nice that she's already appreciating the finer points of gracious entertaining (and that you're leading by example).

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    Kindest regards,

  34. I am loving the feather topiary. so very pretty and pink. The layering is beautiful. I can't decide if I like red or pink more....
    Very girly and sweet.

  35. Such a delightful, soft and sweet tablescape in my favorite hue of pink! Your "love" birds are so very pretty as well! I would certainly be so happy to sit at this lovely table! Happy Valentine's Day!

  36. Lovely romantic table...I think your granddaughter is going to be great scaper, just like her grandma!

  37. Such a pretty table...I love the feather topiary and the pink depression glass'......Happy Valentines Day!

  38. Your granddaughter is a true tablescaper for sure! She has obviously been trained by the best!

    I love your tablescape too-it's looks like you will be having a truly beautiful Valentine's day!

    Best wishes always,

  39. So delicate and feminine! Everything is lovely! The layered dishes go so well together (I totally forgot my dinner plate :)
    Felt so foolish this morning!

    Lovely, every inch of it!

  40. What a wonderful holiday table...adore the china!! Seems you may have a budding tablescape/blogger in your midst - so precious~

  41. Pink and chocolate....two of my favorite things! Your granddaughter set an adorable table.

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  43. Very "sweet" post! Your Valentine's day tablescape is so cute. My favorite pieces were your pink depression glass glassware. Isn't it special to have tableware from our ancestors!?! Just makes using it, that much more special. It also looks like you have a junior tablescaper in the making! Kudos to you for encouraging her creativity! Happy Valentines Day!

  44. Your table for two is soooooo perfect to sit with your Valentine. I just love everything about it.......especially all that pink!!! That flatware from Horchow is gorgeous. Your little helper did a great job with her tablescaping. I love the mismatched flatware......too cute!!
    Hugs, Katherine S.

  45. Sure can tell where the little one gets her talent. Your tablescapes are always breathtaking. She definately has talent and a bright future "in the dishes" and a very creative grandmother.

  46. That feather topiary just stole my heart! Have a sweet Valentines Day!

  47. Love your pink & cream layers on your table for two! Your granddaughter's mixing of the flatware is too cute :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

  48. Inspirational romantic table! I have many of the same elements...you have given me some ideas!!

  49. Everything is so Romantic and Beautiful! And, your granddaughter's table-Well Done!
    Thank you for joining my Friday Pretties! It is certainly Pretty over here. :)

  50. I lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful Tablescapes for Valentine's Day!! You always know how to put it all together sweet lady.I put my Valentine's Day Tablescape on also come see.
    I hope you have a Great Weekend ~~

  51. jackie! i've never commented on you blog, though i check it everyday for a new post. but i loooove this tablescape. my favorite of all you've ever done! you are so creative. love you xoxo

  52. Your Valentine table looks gorgeous! I love your little lovebirds. How precious of your little grand daughter to set up her own table!!!

  53. Beautiful tablescape, I love your dishes, the red chargers are perfect, pulls it all together. Tableware is so special from your ancestors, your lucky to have them. You have a young tablescaper in the making too! I adore pink in the table.
    Come say hello, I'll be so happy.

  54. Be Still my heart...AND Creme Brule! My fav!! I am so happy you posted for Pink Sat. I lost the link to your beautiful blog...but have it now. Follower for life :)

    Have a beautiful weekend. You are always full of beautiful ideas and designs. What a treat.

    xo Molly

  55. I love a table for two! Yours is gorgeous!

  56. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Love your setting, especially the tray, is that a cake tray?

    ~ Gabriela ~

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  58. Jacqueline, your table is sooo sweet and sooo romantic. I love the feather heart, and that heart-shaped tray is so pretty. the tectures of all of the plates in each setting is lucious. And how cute that your granddaughter is following your footsteps. What a tablescaping blogger she is going to grow up to be! Thank you for linking this to the party. laurie

  59. Oh I love LOVE! Particularly when it is pink.

    Happy hearts day to you and yours.

  60. Oh I just love your pretty pink and white table setting- it's just perfect for Valentines day! Of course your granddaughters table is just so sweet & charming too- she seems to be taking after you in the art of setting a beautiful table! :) Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  61. Looks like your granddaughter is catching on to the art of tables. You set a very good example, my dear. I'm surprised she didn't try to talk you out of a few feathers!

  62. I love this!!

    Susan and Bentley

  63. I love your romantic pink table for two! The pink and cream plate stack topped with a heart shaped creme brulee is too darling!
    I also was especially admrining the vintage pink Depression glassware! Love it!

  64. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  65. Bonjour,
    I'm from Cameroun, Africa
    to discover the beautiful tables


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