Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Pink Valentine's Day Setting

From the very beginning, I always said if this became more of a chore than a joy, I would stop.  I am still having fun, designing tablescapes, looking at everyone's gorgeous blogs and chatting with newfound blog friends.  But sometimes I feel that I am missing out on life, while sitting in front of this computer.  I will continue to post when I have time, and I will definitely continue to view all of your amazing, creative posts.  If I am slow to respond, or I neglect to make a comment, please forgive me.  I am limiting the amount of time I spend at this desk.  I did set a table this week in the Valentine mode, a bit vintage and nostalgic.
Valentine's Day is all about love, and this tablecloth was made by my first love, my mother.  It is very special to me.

Pink roses and baby's breath add a romantic touch.

Place setting consists of chargers from Tuesday Morning, white scroll plates (B on back?) from TJ Maxx, pink Bordello Pinheira cabbage plates, and Limoge bread and butter plate.

Stems were won at an auction, and I have no idea as to the manufacturer or pattern.  Do you know?  White vase is vintage, from an estate sale.

Another view of the stemware...
Cupid candlelabras were purchased at the local antique mall.

I'm not a real crafty-type person, but I did put these lacy luminaries together thanks to a tutorial from the wedding bistro at Bellenza.  So easy even I could do it!!  I added water and a floating candle.  Click here for the tutorial.
I also found these lovely pink napkins and napkin rings at an estate sale.  I loved the size and quality of the fabric.

You've seen this little guy before!

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your kind comments.
 Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I totally understand your feelings about blogging and real life. I have also learned it's not the end of the world to skip a week (or more!) but I look forward to anything you post in the future since your tables and their settings are so special. As far as this week, how wonderful that your mother made your tablecloth, I love pink so much more than red and I have a little "bored" angel this week too.

    Robin Flies South

  2. Hi, Betsy! I wish I DID know the pattern of the stemware, because it is really rockin'! It has a vintage feel to it, but I have no idea who its maker is. All the pink is so pretty and just makes me cross my legs at the ankle instead of sitting here like a lumberjack! Like Robin, I totally understand the balance that has to be kept. I was just saying this morning that I spend SO much time on the computer that I don't even know what's going on around me half the time. Being home alone most hours of the day doesn't help. I applaud you for recognizing that you need a little breather, and I'll just be glad to hear from you when I do and to see what you put together when you are feelin' it. Don't be a stranger! :-)

  3. I agree with you about spending too much time in front of the computer. I have become quite the couch potato, moving from the couch to the computer. Not good.

    But Betsy, your tables are always worth waiting for, this is gorgeous. I love everything about it. Those glasses are beautiful. I love the cherubs and roses, everything is just pink perfection. xo

  4. Hi Betsy- What a pretty table! Love the cupid candelabras! Those are so nice!
    Your Limoge's plates are beautiful and they look good with the other dishes.
    Your stemware is beautiful- I take a couple of pictures of things like this and send it to Replacements Ltd's help line and they usually can tell me something about it.
    I know what you mean about too much time behind the computer. I started to feel like quitting because of guilt but I decided the answer is just to budget the time. Somehow it starts to feel like a competition and work but it shouldn't feel that way. Do it at your pace and that's all that matters.

  5. What a Beautiful table. I adore your pink plates and the flowered ones are so precious! XO Cindy

  6. HI, I too have cut back. I was not getting much done, I was hurrying to post, I felt badly if I missed leaving a comment. So I too have cut way back. I'm so glad you set your pretty table. I love the cherub chandelier. absolutely fabulous. The tablecloth is a work of art.. love it.. the table is enchanting! xo marlis

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


  8. I, too, need to move my body away from the computer more than I have lately. Your table is beautiful. The crocheted tablecloth is stunning. It just amazes me how much work goes into making one. I think your glassware looks like Cambridge, but it is hard to tell by the photos. Check out Replacement, Ltd.

  9. Ooh! This is my favorite of all the tablescapes I've seen today - and I've seen a lot! I also did one - "Pretty in Pink". I love your centerpiece of pink roses in that gorgeous white vase!

  10. Really pretty and I LOVE your tablecloth! I'm working on one now and I figure it'll take me about a year or two to complete (if I ever get it done!)...So glad you're able to use it.

  11. Betsy...What a GORGEOUS blog you have. I have never even known about you and if I had I would have come alot sooner. Your tables are all STUNNING. Wow! I am so very very impressed. So much so that I'm not only following your blog but signed up for your blog by email. It has to be pretty special for me to do that. My jaw hit the flow at some of these tablescapes. You are so talented and truly have a flair for design. They all look like they are right out of a magazine...and they should be.

    THANKYOU for coming to my blog and making a comment. It means a great deal to me, especially as I am a fairly new blogger. Thats how I found you. And I am so glad I came. I'm looking forward to discovering all the wonderful things you do in your past posts.

    Thanks again and please do come back again.


  12. Your lovely table is spectacular! I don't even know where to start. I love every bit of it. Exquisite napkin rings! Love the little limoge plates. Wow.

  13. Absolutely stunning table!! I love everything on it, but my favorites are the gorgeous stemware, the pink cabbage dishes, and the sweet napkins and rings! So glad you are not stopping completely and I look forward to continuing to see your posts whenever the spirit moves you!!!!

  14. Beautiful, love the softness of the tablescape. The pink is so tender and love the pink cabbage dishes. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi Betsy, what an absolutely gorgeous table. You certainly are blessed in having a fabulous tablecloth made by your mum. Everything looks so pretty. And, I understand about getting a little tired of sitting at the computer whilst life passes by and I try not to spend all my time doing that, even though I am alone, but I certainly would miss my online friends if I didn't have them any more. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your table. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  16. So pretty, Betsy. I love the pink instead of red on Valentine's Day too. :)

  17. Hello
    I love your Pink Valentine table setting!!! So pretty

    Enjoy your day!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  18. Happy Valentine's, Betsy! That crocheted table cloth is a true heirloom...and your entire setting is just so romantic and sweet!

  19. Oh Dear what a delicate and romantic setting, the soft pink speak itself the language of heart and love, each and every thing from your table linen to napkins is so pretty and with such a pure feminine touch ...I really enjoyed each picture...So glad to visit you after a long time,sorry I was away because i was not on station and very busy with my brother's marriage ...
    Hope you will enjoy a visit at
    With love

  20. Hello!
    Thanks so much for your kind comments and visit to my blog.
    This tablescape is to die for because I LOVE pink. The lace tablecloth is gorgeous as are the little cherub accents.

    You never know who is reading and looking at your blog and the affect it has on them. And if it brings you joy then that is wonderful. I am glad that my story struck a chord for you...