Friday, February 3, 2012

ROMANCING THE HOME ~ TABLESCAPES














Romancing The Home 

Last weekend we had a few unexpected guests. To Keep things simple, I set an intimate table for four in the study/living room rather that in the dining room. To keep it casual, I used placemats to offset the new Marie Antoinette plates and added bowls and salad plates from my buffet set.


Since February 14 is approaching I decided to use the same table (I already had everything pulled out I needed), and do a Valentine's Day tablescape. To add a touch of romance to the setting I used a white tablecloth and added a cherub container to the table for four I already had. For even more amore I added some books of poetry and paper valentines. A simple menu is planned so the evening will be easy and fun for the hostess.


Are you as enamored with Cupid as me? If you celebrate, how do you plan to spend your Valentine's Day? I would love to hear!



Visiting one of my favorite posts from last year. A tablescape using this sculpture as the centerpiece. 

One of my favorite containers, sculpture by Hayes Parker



Dinner in the Study














Romantic Tablescape for Valentine's Day

























Romantic Candlelight










62 comments:

  1. Emily, your table is full of enchanting details that would wow any valentine. The centerpiece is gorgeous. What a wonderful piece to have around the house. You know I adore your new set of plate and adding in the poetry books is a perfect touch. Well done! ~ sarah

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  2. Gorgeous tablescape! I just love the Marie plates. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  3. Beautiful things and ideas. Thx for sharing

    HPS

    LL

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  4. What a beautiful tablescape. Gave me some ideas. I also love your interior. Very nice.
    Happy pink Saturday

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  5. What a beautiful setting for a romantic dinner! I ADORE the cherub centerpiece...wow!! I love cherubs, too. Happy PS!

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  6. Romantic and inviting ... who wouldn't love to dine with you!
    Happy PS

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  7. Wow! Just stunning! The lighting, china, crystal, accessories! Love the Marie Antoinette dishes - have never seen those before! What fun!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. Lovely. I have always adored clear glass dishes. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  9. Your Valentine will swoon when he sees what's in store!

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  10. I'm your newest follower, Emily! My oldest grandson is named Connor, also. xoxoxo

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous and I mean FABULOUS table setting that was and your room is to die for!!! I am now totally jealous and want a study like that, which will be hard as I do not have a study!!!

    Still I can dream, thanks for sharing, Maureen.

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  12. Simply beautiful tablescape and the centerpiece with the cupids/putti, is perfect for Valentine's Day. Have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  13. Beautiful table, Emily. I love the centerpiece, gorgeous.

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  14. Gorgoeus tablescape for Valentine's, Emily. Beautiful dishes, linens, stems, everything is lovely. I love your dining room as well, very beautiful! Happy Valentine's and happy Sunday. Just dropped from Seasonal Sunday's.
    FABBY

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  15. Emily,your post is just beautiful. I love every aspect, such a great job. Thanks.

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  16. Your table is beautiful...especially the stems and that rustic cherub planter--love the contrast between the two! I have a large serving bowl that matches your set--I've never seen the place setting pieces! They're beautiful!

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  17. Such a beautifully romantic table, the glasses, the votives, just lovely.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. Love it all... what an eye you have!!!
    HPS and have a wonderful weekend!
    Smiles~
    Gypsea Nurse

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  19. Great photos! I love those plates as well - very stylish indeed! xx

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  20. You have all the right things to create a lovely and very romantic table. I like the idea of dining in an unexpected place.

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  21. Looks very romantic and wonderful. Pat

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  22. Hi Emily! Your table is so beautiful! Love all the elements and all of the views you've shown!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. WOW! So gorgeously elegant! And oh soooo romantic!I love how you used the gauzy white tablecloths in layers and the beautiful plates topped with the crystal bowls with hints of gold. The sparkling crystals,the cherub planter and the vintage poetry books make everything so deliciously romantic! I loved peeking through your french doors at this beautiful table:) Beautiful post!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  24. What a gorgeous table...so many beautiful things! And I wonder how great that book must be..."The 50 Greatest Love letters of all time". I'm going to look for that book! ♥

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  25. Hi dear, thank you for visit, I'm happy, I loved your blog, so many beautiful things so romantics, wonderful post. kisses. sorry my english:)

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  26. Beautiful table setting. Very romantic looking, hope you had a great meal.

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  27. Just lovely - Romantic is the perfect word for this setting.

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  28. Love your blue cards!

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  29. I love your romantic Valentine's table-lots of beautiful details to enjoy!

    Carolyn

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  30. What a beautiful table setting! I love the whimsical plates and that planter is just gorgeous...I need to find one!!

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  31. Very beautiful! Love is in the air at your home. I think we are going to have a dinner at home with a few friends. Not set in stone yet.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  32. Just love your vintage valentines and your tablescape.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  33. Emily, what a pretty setting! These images are just stunning! Everything looks so warm and welcoming!

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  34. Oh My HEAVENS! Gorgeous tablescape and please
    tell me where oh where DID you find that cherub faced vessel????? I want one too!

    Love it.

    xox
    Alison

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  35. So beautiful So french! Love your beautiful home and the books are a nice touch,Joann

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  36. Lovely photos!
    Gloria

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  37. Oh your tablescape is fantastic. All of the china and crystal is stunning and so beautifully done. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Absolutely beautiful... and I too love cupid!
      Happy Blue Monday..
      Gypsea Nurse

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  38. All those puddling fabrics. Puddle wonderful to quote ee cummings.

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  39. Your tables are stunning, Emily. I love all the plates but my favorite is the centerpiece...Christine

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  40. What beautiful rooms! Everything looks gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  41. Beautiful tablescape, those black and white graphic plates are so pretty and unique! Thanks for sharing, Nan

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  42. Lovely! I'm loving the Marie Antoinette plates and that cherub centerpiece! Thanks for sharing! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  43. ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!!!

    Just found your blog and am your newest follower. Please come by for a visit!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  44. So beautiful and romantic..

    Visiting for Blue Monday! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/02/family-dinner-at-buffet-restaurant.html

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  45. I love how you used books as part of your tablescape---so pretty!

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  46. Oh my... What a beautiful table, Emily. I love how you shot it through the doors. I am going to try that.:-)

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  47. Beautiful table, Emily! I espoecially love the centerpiece and your pretty stemware. Thanks for linking to the open House party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  48. beautiful pictures, beautiful home too :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/my-9th-birthday-celebration.html

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  49. Oh Emily what a beautiful spot for Valentines dinner! I love that cherub centerpiece bowl! And yeppers you know I'm crazy for cherubs....And are you trying to drive me crazy with those Marie plates....because it's working! Lol! I immediately thought of you when I found that Longchamps plate *winks* Vanna

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  50. Your table is magnificent!! Lucky guests...its the perfect Valentines day dinner table!!
    I "tagged" you on my post today...stop by to get the details!

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  51. What a lovely home and such a romantic dining room. Just beautiful.

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  52. Emily, your cherub container just makes my heart go "pitter patter" it is so wonderful. Just beautiful tablesettings. I'm glad that you brought this post back to share at "Favorites On The First" container party.

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  53. Such a romantic table you are sharing in the dining room. Beautiful dishes and the tablecloth layers are so elegant, it's all so romantic and perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  54. Emily, glad to see this one again. I find setting a smaller table in another room is romantic in and of itself. Yours is sheer delight. The planter is such a marvelous piece! Smiling at seeing those cute plates again too. What fun!

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  55. Emily,Your tablescape is wonderfully romantic and perfect for Valentine's Day. The cherub sculpture container is gorgeous. Love it with the topiary in the center and your table cloth with the lace overlay. Lucky guests to enjoy your beautiful table.

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  56. Emily!
    Wow, what can I say? The most perfect, elegant and romantic Valentine's Day setting. Every little detail, from the cherub vase "container" to the dishes and the red drapery puddling on the floor so perfectly.... simply divine.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    We usually go out for a romantic dinner somewhere. Maybe this year we will stay in and I will find table setting inspirations from YOU!

    xoxox
    Alison

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  57. :D I love this romantic tablescape, Emily. That planter as a centerpiece is simply gorgeous!

    Linking from The Polo House,
    Ricki Jill

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