Friday, February 13, 2015

Marie Antoinette Tablescape

Marie Antoinette inspired plates

With a suggestion from a friend on what to do for a post on Valentine’s Day, an obvious choice seemed easy enough, “use your Marie Antoinette plates and do a tablescape!” These very lovely designed, 'Ladies in Waiting' plates from Anthropologie were gifted to me for Christmas a few years back by my sister and seemed the perfect theme for a Valentine’s Day table setting. 
I wanted to set a small table for four in my study. The round table I’m using is usually stacked tall with my favorite art, travel and decorating books. After setting the table and photographing the tablescape I decided to leave the table set. I think I will put it to good use over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

 Pink and red roses for a valentine centerpiece

Place setting sketch effect

Simple black placemat

Napkin rings with a little sparkle, Potterybarn

Four Ladies in Waiting

Watercolored roses

Goblets from Anthropologie

I want to wish all of my dear friends a sweet and Happy Valentin’s Day. Thank you for your visit and I would love for you to leave a comment, it’s the only way I know you were here!


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  1. OH, Emily, it turned out perfectly. I do adore these darling plates! I knew you would set the perfect valentine table with red and black. Bravo!
    Love the tablesetting sketch. It reminds me of the paper placemats that one can purchase.
    Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend!

  2. How much fun are those plates ! Your table is very inviting and in a beautiful setting. visiting from Pink Saturday.

  3. Hi, Emily! Have you any idea of the carnage I would leave in the wake of getting to those "Ladies in Waiting" plates??!?!???!! Those are magnificent!!!! I don't know how you were able to hang onto them for so long before pulling them out for a fabulous tablescape! They are just perfect!!!

    Your centerpiece flowers are absolutely beautiful, and I love the photo of the pink and red roses together. SO pretty!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you, my sweet, and continue to enjoy those splendiferous plates!!!!!

  4. Definitely a setting fit for the great lady.

  5. Beautiful tablesetting and Love the beautiful roses in the vase!

  6. I love everything about your tables cape, especially that you have a round dining table.

  7. What a perfect table! Your plates are really quite special and I love the details you've put together with them. Happy Valentine's Day.

  8. Emily, your table is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love, love, love every element. Happy Valentine's, sweet friend. I've missed you.♥ Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day.

  9. Emily, your table is just perfect! I shop Anthropologie when I 'm in the mood for something a little whimsical and feminine :) Those goblets are so pretty and the plates are so fun. Oh goodness.. those hats!! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day:) xxleslie

  10. Happy Valentine's Day, Emily! You have set a delightful table of ladies in waiting--your guests will never want to leave:) It's been quite warm here, and I've been outside cleaning up garden beds--very early, even for here.

  11. Fabulous plates and such a gorgeous table! I love to set tables in unexpected rooms for fun dinners!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  12. Oh Emily this setting is just gorgeous! Very romantic.

  13. Fabulous Emily!! First the plates are just entirely too much fun! Love the romantic setting for 4 with traditional roses and napkin bling! All of your photo effects are great too, love the sketched one where you can really appreciate the details on the plates. You have made this a very special Valentine's Day! We are on the coast and worried about the weather the next few days, trying to convince my husband to stay for a few days so we don't have to go north to ice~stay cozy and safe

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your plates ... and napkin rings ... and goblets ... and roses ... and music. :) Perfection!
    One of these days I must visit Anthropologie, and when I do you bet I'll think of you.
    Happy Valentine's, friend.

  15. Emily, your table turned out to be an elegant and welcoming place to join you. I love the deep red vase full of Valentine roses.
    Thank you for sharing the ladies and your table for Mosaic Monday.

  16. Your plates are just gorgeous! Everything looks so nice for a romantic dinner. How nice! Enjoy your evening my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  17. I love love love those plates. They are unique and very elegant. What a delightful gift. And your table is pure sophisticated elegance.

    I do enjoy visitingAnthropologie. It is a great store. Have a wonderful week.


  18. Hello, dear Emily! I was visiting Janet from Rosemary-Thyme when I saw your sweet comment on her recent blog name caught my attention so I had to come for a visit :) You have a delightful place here and your photos are simply lovely! I am happily following along and I look forward to visiting again. Enjoy your week! Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

  19. Visiting from Mosaic Monday, your beautiful link caught my attention, and then to see this most gorgeous Valentine tablescape, was a lovely surprise. Gorgeous styling of your lovely Marie Antoinette table.


  20. A beautiful tablesetting and perfect for Valentine's -- an inspired idea.

    Now, I have to know -- you didn't just set the table, did you? What did you serve at that gorgeous setting! It deserved to be filled with dazzling treats!

  21. Emily, I really enjoyed the table setting. Good Job. Sylvia

  22. Absolutely STUNNING, dear Emily. Just beautiful....every bit of it.

  23. Your tablescape is gorgeous! The plates are awesome and so very unique, I've never seen anything as such!
    Awesome photography as well.

  24. Hi Emily! Oh, your table is gorgeous! I love your sweet little plates and the roses are beautiful! Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  25. I love this table, Emily! Those are the coolest plates...and I want some of those napkin rings! Need to see if there is a PB up in the city.
    Enjoy the rest of the week!

  26. Dearest Emily, thank you for your kind words. They warm my heart.

  27. Love your tablescape it was lovely and one of a kind,i am just visiting but had to leave a comment.I loved the music.Thanks.

  28. Wonderful. Simply wonderful. I'm in love with your plates.
    Your home ain't too shabby either.

    Have you done a tablescape for Bastille Day?? I've always wanted to, but always found myself too exhausted after setting up and taking down things for our big bash on the 4th.
    I'm sure that wouldn't be the case if I had those plates.

  29. Wow! What beautiful plates. The tablescape is so elegant. I love it! Valerie

  30. Emily, I love the plates and the roses are just gorgeous! Such a pretty setting with the French doors behind! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines! Hubby and I enjoy fondue at home. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  31. What a great idea- those plates were a perfect choice and the flowers are beautiful! Love the stemware- so pretty!

  32. Love this table and it's depth of color!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  33. I can hear the chatter of 4 ladies - having a wonderful time around that table! Cake- must serve cake!

  34. Those plates are great! You could use them for Mardi Gras too! Love the napkin rings.

  35. As kids would say your plates are da bomb! They add such a great touch of whimsy to your otherwise elegant table.

  36. I agree...the plates are perfect for Valentines! Love the look and the red napkins are the perfect pop of color.

  37. I love your table setting, especially the plates.

  38. I love them! Thank so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  39. Your table is gorgeous Emily! Love the plates! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  40. Hi Emily! I'm still enjoying your pretty table and I love those plates. Thank you for popping in to see me and your kind comments.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  41. absolutely beatiful! the plates and the whole decoration!




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