Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Romantic Valentine's Dinner

Hello everyone,
         We enjoyed a beautiful but cold winter day today. I love the sunlight streaming into our home-it just seems so cheerful.
Last week I found this rather elegant china sitting in a box at the thrift shop so I scooped it up for an elegant Valentine's Day dinner. I know it is not Valentine's Day yet, but you know how organized I am. Ha! Ha!
Some beautiful creamy roses were the perfect match.

The wood fireplace is crackling in the background.
There were six cups and saucers in the box too.

The beautiful Noritake teapot was a  gift from a lovely couple from Newfoundland who came for a garden tour last summer. I will always treasure it-thank you,Sandra!


Well, the table is set now all I have to do is cook!

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday  and Bernideen's Tea Time for Friend's Sharing Tea.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn



34 comments:

Deborah said...

Such a elegant setting Carolyn!
Love the way you make your home so beautiful...it always, always looks so welcoming and inviting.
A Valentines Day Dinner...perfect!
I'm sure it will be splendid..no matter what day in February it is :)
Winter Blessings!

Deborah xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful set, Carolyn. I'm so glad you saved it and gave it a second chance to be used. I love your soup tureen, too.

Anne said...

What a beautiful setting.You find the pretties dishes.

It's All Connected said...

What a fabulous find. That table in front of the fire is so inviting! ~ Maureen

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Oh, I love the quiet elegance of this new set of tableware. And, is that the beautiful teapot that my friend Sandy gave you when she visited last June? I think I recognize it from a photo on the internet when I was helping her choose one for you??? I'd love to see a close up of it (if it's the one). Lol
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh what a lovely tablescape you have created, Carolyn!

And what a sweet find! That will go year round with nearly everything!

And should you not be serving tea (gasp) or coffee, those are the perfect size and shape cups for a wonderful hot creamed soup....lobster bisque? Maybe cream of mushroom with wild rice? clam chowder?

MMMMMMMMMM. Your tablescape just made me very hungry.

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

I would love to have a romantic Valentine's dinner but hubby can't see the point he always says we do not need a special day to show each other how much we love each other and I do agree but as I have gotten older I am becomeing more sentimental

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Carolyn,
Wow, that's a beautiful table...and what a find, too!!! Your NOritake teapot blends well with the dishes, too :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Beautiful Valentine setting. The fire looks lovely in the background.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Greetings from Australia♥

Riet said...

What a beautiful tablesetting. I love the roses and I adore the beautiful noritake teapot. Beautiful.

Nostalgia said...

Simply adorable! Hugs form Croatia!

Landbohaven said...

Smuk borddækning.
Tak for kigget.
Ha` en god dag.

C G said...

Un décor chaleureux pour faire oublier le froid glacial !
Le Jardin du Clos

sabrymagic said...

Che tavola meravigliosa ca Carolyn:D
Baci dall'Italia
Sabry!!

Noelle said...

Very, very, very pretty!!!

Robin said...

Beautiful monochromatic look. I'm not a fan of red so this is my kind of Valentine table. Great find with those dishes and the teapot is so pretty!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Tricia said...

What a find those pretty dishes were! I love the textures you've included in this mostly monochromatic table. The roses ARE the perfect touch! Enjoy a cozy romantic dinner by the fire!

Susan said...

Well my gosh, Carolyn, those white dishes are very beautiful. Good job treasure hunting! Love the white roses to match. I'd LOVE to have a Valentine dinner in your lovely setting. Susan

Jan said...

Oh how I do love that crocheted table cloth. One of yours? Your tablescape is simply beautiful.

Alycia Nichols said...

Unbelievably romantic!!! I think people tend to forget just how dreamy a room full of white can be! Gorgeous!!!

Nette said...

You are one lucky lady with a great sense of beauty! Beautiful table settings.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Carolyn,

You make me drool with your find. I just found 4 cups with creamy color and with golden line. 2 days ago.

Now, I now, what to do with that. TY so much for the ideas.

Happy TS...

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
/chie

Madelief said...

Your all white table looks very chique Carolyn! I hope you will have a lovely dinner!

Lieve groet,

Madelief x

Linda said...

I'm here again, Carolyn! I just noticed the close shot of the Noritake teapot. I must have missed it earlier. I do love it, very elegant, indeed. I hope you enjoy it as it came from my friend Sandy's beautiful store, A Special Touch, here in Newfoundland. The colours are so sweet and dainty aren't they?! Just like you! Lol

I hope you and Andrew are having a nice evening. I've been invited to a breast cancer support group tonight (my first ever) to talk about Pink Days in Bloom! Exciting news - just learned today that we have a generous donation of a patio table, chairs, and sunbrella ensemble for our Pink Days fundraising ticket 'Patio Makeover' feature prize. Hooray! It's been busy with being back to work and all, but I hope to be in touch soon...

Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Jonell said...

Thanks! you have just inspired me..already in my head I am setting up my round table in front of my fireplace, planning the menu and choosing the pretty dishes,et..will post pictures on my blog http://mygrammashouse.blogspot.com

Beautiful "shades if white".thank you for sharing with us~

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Carolyn
I'm happy to see you found me and my new addiction Blogging...Wow you have alot of beautiful dishes, and your pics are amazing as always...Caralyn there are a few things about blogging I can't figure out on my own I was wondering if you could help me out..We could even get together, after all ,I think we are probably close to one another...Blessings Lori....

Entertaining Women said...

The box in the thrift shop certainly held a diamond in the rough. Beautiful tables cape! Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Texas Tea Party said...

Georgeous cream and white table! The thrift store was a great place to find beautiful china if you were lucky and you were! The fire and mood is so warm and inviting! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Tea Party! Pam

Carol said...

Carolyn, It seems like everyday is Valentine's day in your romantic and lovely home. A great find for you and all the white go so well together. Your photos are so inviting and stunning. Hugs, Carol

Taunnie said...

Carolyn, you have created the most elegant and sophisticated table. I really wish I was there to look at everything close up. It's truely a table to linger at, perfect for romance!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful post Carolyn, love the softness of your tablescape. Truly lovely. Thanks.

Victoria Mische said...

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Jonell said...

Can't imagine you can read ALL these! just in case-DID ANYONE MENTION don't despair if you missed out setting up this wonderful scene for your sweetheart on valentines..DO IT NOW-use your best,your PRETTIES anytime..that just gives u an excuse to post it toSHARE W US!