Friday, February 8, 2013

PINK CASTLES AND PRETTY PINK TULIPS











Pink Castles and Valentines


I have a small collection of Pink Castles by Johnson Brothers I have been collecting the past several years. It is one of my favorites patterns and colors and it is expensive even on sale. So, I just wait until I find it at discount stores and hope to eventually have place settings for eight. A few weeks ago I found six round platters I will use as plates. Mixing and matching with solid red and white were options for a tablescape. Last year I set a romantic tablescape in the study. This year I set the table in the dining room for my early Valentines family lunch. I used the pretty pink tulips I bought earlier this week so I could make photographs early. 



Using crystal biscuit jars for the tulips, I filled a punchbowl with a Maidenhair fern for the centerpiece. 







Vietri Rosso Vecchio Red








I decided to use my white ironstone















A Valentine card for each setting, lots of sparkle!





Candlelight







Quimper displayed on buffet














Thanks for your visit. Hope you will leave a comment so I will know you stopped by.

43 comments:

  1. Lovely! Happy Pink Saturday (early)

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  2. Gorgeous! Love it. The Quimper is also impressive. I did a table today too but with a four year old, one only has a little bit of time! (You'll see!)

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Jillian

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  3. You have a truly lovely home filled with so much beauty.

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  4. Oh my goodness!! Gorgeous. Love your blog and your beautiful home.
    Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day! xo Tami

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  5. Hi, Emily! I was thrown off by the new header (new to me, anyway!) at first. I keep forgetting that it's possible to change headers!!! I saw the Quimper plates you used to have in your header in your post. Your table is beautiful, and I love the Pink Castles design. Isn't it crazy how much those pieces cost??!?!! Had we only known oh-so-many years ago!!! I have probably told you this before, but it bears repeating: I LOVE your hardwood floors!!!!!!!! They are truly a sight to behold!!! Your dining room is so pretty (the window treatment is outta sight the way it puddles to the floor!), and you just make it that much prettier every time you put together one of these knockout tablescapes. I hope that you and yours enjoy a peaceful, loving and very happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. A beautiful post and so love the music. HPS
    Michelle

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  7. Your dining room is beautiful... clasic elegance! the drapes are just gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful,elegant and so inviting ! I know lunch will be a delight.

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  9. Beautiful photos---I love that pattern as well!

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  10. Gorgeous table, Emily. I really like that pattern! I need to treat myself to some tulips! xo

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  11. What beautiful dishes and a lovely table you have set. Lucky guests to be coming for dinner. It's just elegantly beautiful.
    Cindy

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  12. Beautiful elegant table, Emily. Your dining room is gorgeous.

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  13. Emily, your early valentine dinner table is absolutely beautiful with your pretty red tulips, crystal details, and red and white dishes. A table full of love!

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  14. I love Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles dinnerware! And, of course, the pink is the best! Your table looks just lovely and the tulips are perfect!
    Robin

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  15. Beautiful! I love love love Old Britain Castles and tulips. We have lots of the plates but not many of the serving pieces. I'm not stuck on them being older so I find them inexpensively around town.

    Your dining room is so pretty and inspiring me today.

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  16. Emily, Your table is absolutely lovely. The Old Britain Castles pattern is one of my favorites, too..actually I like almost anything by Johnson Bros. I love your tulips and maidenhair fern in the punch bowl and biscuit barrel. Great photos, too...especially the ones by candle light. Hugs, Babs

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  17. So pretty! Those tulips are lovely on your table and the transferware is gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  18. Gorgeous Emily, every images is just beautiful. Love your Johnson Bros collection of Old Britain Castle plus the roses with the centerpiece are perfect. The punch is such a wonderful piece to use in the center.

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  19. Your setting is very pretty and the tulips are beautiful! Happy Valentine's Week-enjoy:@)

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  20. How pretty. I liked the Vietri in red, too. Love the castles pattern! :D

    I hope y'all had a great weekend. We were driving through the rain and tornadoes in Mississippi this afternoon. SO happy to BE HOME!!!

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  21. Love the stack!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. I'll be using my red and white transferware on Valentine's Day - I just love it all. I mix and match between my English Castles and other patterns - somehow it all works.

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  23. Beautiful tulips and a lovely tablescape! Your dishes are pretty. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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  24. Lovely! I love the white ironstone instead of the red. Your love of Francais is apparent and sweetly represented. I just found you through The Dedicated House. I'm your latest follower and I'm hoping you'll follow me back.

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  25. An elegant Valentine's table and how romantic to be served on plates with castles.
    Judith

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  26. How gorgeous, Emily, your whole dining room is, actually your whole house, lol! I love how you created the centerpiece, made it look very elegant. I love the Pink Castle dishes, I have a set of Old Britain castles but I brought them to the the FL vacation house that we just bought....Christine

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  27. What an absolutely lovely and romantic table, Emily! That pretty china pattern is new to me- I'm certain you feel lucky to own it. Your tulips make it look like spring!

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  28. Hi, I'm visiting from Seasonal Sunday. Your tablesetting is so lovely, love the Johnson Bros. dishes. Your home looks very inviting and the colors are so striking against the black background of your blog..Happy Monday..Judy

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  29. Oh I love the wire cloche with the hearts, so pretty and your tablescape is gorgeous. Love the castle transferware, and the tulips, stunning. Your dining room is so beautiful. I love the larger pictures at the end of your post, so nice to see all the detail. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  30. Very pretty and romantic table! I love Johnson Bros. dishes too..they are always finished so nicely and have great patterns! Cute wire cloche!

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  31. You've set a beautiful table filled with love. I love the wire heart cloche!

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  32. Hi Emily, I love your JB dishes. I only have four dinner plates, but I LOVE them. I love the idea of using a fern in your punch bowl. My punch bowl doesn't get any use these days, but a plant in it would make me happy. Your wire heart cloche is adorable. Happy ❤ Day!

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  33. Stunning, absolutely stunning! I can see why you collect those pink castles, and I hope you are able to complete the set very soon. Those pink tulips have me yearning for Spring!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  34. Such a lovely table! I've never seen the Pink Castle pattern before, so very pretty and I love the way you've mixed your other pieces with it. I adore your tulips, such a yummy pink.

    Happy Valentines Day to you!

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  35. Lovely tablescape! The Pink Castle pattern is stunning!

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  36. Hi Emily! Gosh, everything you set on your table is just so lovely! I feel like I have been on a tour of your dining room to see all the pretty pictures. I hope your family appreciated all the work you put into making such a lovely tablescape. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

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  37. Emily, this is beautiful. This JB pattern is a favorite of mine. Your dining room is gorgeous, and of course, I LOVE your pretty Quimper pieces. Putting the tulips in a biscuit jar is such a lovely idea. I need to get a biscuit jar. Thank you so much for linking to my party. Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

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  38. Hi Emily,

    Thank you for the dining tour. Your home seems so warm and welcoming and your dining room, is to drool for. I really love every china wares you have.

    Mismatching is an awesome game (at least, me).

    Happy w/end, girl and I just want to tell you that there are so many cherubs that I want to bring me back home, §:-)

    Hugs,
    /CC girl

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  39. Just lovely! You will be one of the features on Monday at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  40. Emily your dining room is GORGEOUS!! I kept scrolling up and down to make sure I didn't miss anything! Loved it all!

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  41. So lovely to look at. Beautiful and warm home.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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