The foundation for my Valentine’s Day table setting is this statement centerpiece, a tree of faux red roses, from Meli Melo, and a table runner covered with little hearts which I found on Etsy. The rose tree centerpiece is flanked by dramatic mauve tapers designed by Creative Candles (see prior post). The candlesticks are decorated with pearl wreaths from Home Sweet Home. The Limoges serving pieces filled with chocolates are straight from Le Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt, Paris (see prior post). The tablecloth is Lenox-Opal Innocence pattern which can be found at Macy’s.
For the place settings, I layered three red patterned plates-starting with vintage “Connecticut Laurel” porcelain dishes designed exclusively for G. Fox and Co. by Wedgewood of Etruria and Barlaston, made in England (see prior post), then English transferware marked Athena Bisto England, and topped with these cute “sweetheart” plates from Crate & Barrel featuring rows of handpainted hearts. I chose deep red dinner napkins from Sur la Table with pearl napkin rings from Once Upon a Table. The silver, 1942 Watson Sterling Silver Windsor Rose, belonged to my husband’s grandmother.
The stemware is vintage Villeroy & Boche Boston Red (Ruby) Claret Wine glasses (eBay). The champagne flutes, purchased at French Bleu Vintage, are from the first year of issue of the Limited Edition Anemone & “PJ” Design featuring white Anemones on Gold Stems interlaced with Gold “PJ” Initials- “Perrier Jouet” is etched onto the base of each glass. The seasonal heart-shaped coasters are from Home Goods.