Friday, February 12, 2016


A Winter Valentine's Day Tablescape

While thinking about a Valentine's Day tablescape I decided to set a table with a casual and cozy feel. With our chilly days I knew the Juliska Winter Frolic would be perfect mixed with my gold band Tartan plates from Williams Sonoma.  I love the winter scenes from Frolic, I use or display this set from December through February. Red and white works for Christmas and Valentine's Day and is always a favorite here. 

Setting the table in the breakfast area of the kitchen keeps it casual, using just a few hearts and valentines to decorate the table. I am using the WS tartan runner that matches the plates and for the centerpiece I filled my octagon shaped blue and white porcelain container with the miniature daffodils, Narcissus Tete-a-Tete I picked up at Trader Joe's, they are so sensibly priced there. After I enjoy them inside I will put them in the garage to dry and plant later.  Yellow and blue, always a winning combination, especially in February and the daffodil just happens to be my favorite flower. I have them scattered throughout my beds and they are up and should be blooming soon. 

Napkins are stitched with a pine branch with berries, TJ Maxx

Tartan napkin rings from Williams Sonoma

Candle holders auction, made in Portugal 

Serving platter and bowl

Simply beautiful

 Kitchen vignettes

Frosty Ferns in Tartan lunchbox

Wishing you a sweet and happy Valentine's Day

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  1. Emily, this is perfect valentine table! I love the Winter Frolic pattern, and each time I see you set a table with this set makes me wish I had a set of my own. Love seeing all your pretty details. I agree, Trader Joe's is a great place to find reasonably priced special flowers. I bought my tulips there for my table and also picked up one of those heart topiaries too. Sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Beauty always on your blog, very very nice your article, i love your valentine table
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Thanks !!!

  3. wonderful table Emily, the winter frolic works so well with the tartan~ it's old fashioned romance with a pop of hope for spring with the bright sweet daffodils! I love love the old lunch box with the plant and vintage Valentine! Let me know next time you go to Trader Joe's, we should round up Ellen and meet for lunch! Happy Valentines Day~

  4. I love those Winter Frolic dishes, and I'm always a fan of plaids. Your table is so pretty. Happy Valentine's Day.

  5. Hi Emily, I too pick up pretty blooms at Trader Joes;)and I also have daffodils in a blue and white container at the moment! Your dishes are just lovely and the red and white is so festive for the day of LOVE coming up tomorrow! Have fun;)

  6. It's all so beautiful! The little tartan lunchbox takes the prize for 'Best Valentine's Decoration' in my opinion!

  7. You managed to create a Valentine's table that's beautiful without being cheesy at all! Great job, I love it!

  8. Oh Emily, those BEARS at the end are so darling!!!!!!! And your Tartan tablescape is a wonderful surprise, so original! Blessings to you for the rest of the year's celebrations, and thank you so much for stopping by. My comments were not functioning for the longest time; I tried reactivating them to no avail until yesterday, I pushed a button and VOILĂ€, they came back!

    Have a terrific week!

  9. I love your Juliska set, Emily, always admired them. They are perfect for winter. I love the plaid chargers too. I have them also. What a beautiful Valentines table all around. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the pot they're in..,,Christine

  10. Love your music, Emily. Your tablescape is lovely and so full of great details. The scenes on your pattern are so sweet and it looks great with the plaid. I love your darling silver hearts. Clever to add the daffodils for a touch of spring we are ready for.My daffs are opening. Vintage valentines and tartan lunch box are perfect touches.
    I spy your french chandy!!! Love it. Enjoyed this so much.

  11. What a pretty Valentine table, Emily! I've always loved those dishes and they can be used from Christmas, through winter. The mini daffodils add such a pretty touch and I love the tartan filled lunchbox. Hope you had a Happy ❤️ Day!

  12. Such a lovely table. I especially like the napkins and the daffodils.

  13. What a gorgeous table! I ♥ the tartan with Juliska. For some reason your blog doesn't show up on my sidebar, so I miss lots of posts.
    Have a great week, Emily.

  14. Your valentine table is enchanting. I especially love the patterned china set -- the scenes are so simply and lovely with the red and white. Perfect with the crystal, pretty napkins and wonderful metal hearts! Such perfect details -- your Valentine is very lucky!

  15. Hi Emily, I love these Juliska dishes and I was just admiring them at our local Juliska store a few weeks ago. I have been wanting to add them to my collection and your table with the tartan is convincing me I must do it!! So inviting! And your hutch is fabulous in black! The dishes are just popping off. Now I'm tempted to get out some black paint for a piece in my dining room which I have never liked. This might be the solution! Thank you, as usual, for the inspiration I always find here. Linda

  16. I’m loving your pairing of the Juliska plates with the red tartan. I’m obviously late in commenting on this older post, but it seems very fresh, cheerful combination. Would you kindly tell me about your silverware, please? I like how the knife handle has such heft, and the curve on it. Thank you.




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