Candlelight Supper: January 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Je T'aime Valentine Tablescape

Je T'aime.  I Love You....

Tablescape for two.  My husband and I will be sitting down to this table.  

The colors are a little non-traditional for Valentine's Day.  I wanted to change it up a bit.  

 If you click on the photo it will enlarge for a closeup!


 At the time of this Tablescape I had only one white Je T'aime plate so I used a lavender Baci (meaning "kisses") plate for the second place-setting.  Even though the shades of lavender vary, I love them all, as lavender is my favorite color!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Tablescape

Hugs & Kisses Valentine Tablescape...

My inspiration?  The adorable red crystal Hershey kisses!

When I purchased the crystal Kisses a couple of years ago, I could hardly wait to do a tablescape with them.  I wanted it to be just right!  There is a surprise under each crystal kiss.   Each white heart salad plate has "Hugs and Kisses" embossed on them.  So of course I had to use them for this tablescape.  I had a lot of fun designing this table.  Can't wait to share it with my family..  That is who will be dining with me this time.  

If you click on the photo it will enlarge and you can get a closer look at the details...




With love and hugs and kisses for my guests.  I can't wait to share this table with them!




 Each place setting has the adorable large red crystal Hershey Kiss.  Filled with Hershey's hugs and kisses chocolate candy.  The lid lifts off so you can fill with whatever treat you would like.



I really thought the Red Crystal was quite beautiful.  The "Kiss" is made in a clear crystal as well.




The centerpiece below is a large very heavy crystal Heart Vase.  It is 2 pieces.  The romantic phrase two hearts make a whole has been used by me to describe this vase.  Purchased from the Martha Stewart by Mail catalog.  I purchased all she had left when the catalog closed and sold them.  I kept 2 for myself...  Photo below shows the vase without flowers. 




The flowers look so striking in this vase.  What a great modern design.  Vase made in Poland, renowned for their glass work.












I used a red heart shaped wreath that fit around the base of the vase.  The vase is sitting on one of my porcelain charger plates.










 Wrapping red velvet flocked heart ribbon around the doubled gold and white napkins.


 Views of the plate stack. With a view of each individual plate used.








This adorable hugs and kisses embossed plate along with the crystal Hershey kiss were the inspiration for this table.



 The red plate was a new purchase this year.  From Kohl's.  I thought the design on the rim mimicked the scallop of the top of a heart.



 At the bottom of the stock is a clear view of the porcelain charger plate with a gold beaded placemat.  The tablecloth is red burlap.   I wanted to make this table both casual and sophisticated, and welcoming.





I will be posting this on Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch.  A Great Blog!




Thanks for looking!  I love comments, so please leave one.

Items purchased in part from;   Macy's, crystal Hershey Kisses.  Home Goods,  placemats.  White porcelain charger plates, Village Whites.  Crystal 2 Hearts Make a Whole vase from Martha Stewart by Mail.  Red burlap tablecloth, Blooming Sales.  Wreath, grocery store.  Red dinner plates Kohl's.   Heart plates Pottery Barn (years ago).  Roses, Costco.  I'm participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hot Lips Valentine's Tablescape

A Twist on the Traditional Heart Theme Valentine's Day Tablescape.



I fell in love with these adorable Red Lips Bowls from Tai Pan Trading.  They sell out fast!   A fun amusing Valentine's Day tablescape!







                                Happy, happy, happy smiling red lips.