Candlelight Supper: Valentine in Paris Tablescape

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine in Paris Tablescape

                                                Romance in Paris

Done in shades of pink with cream accents, my tablescape has a Parisian theme with the little Eiffel tower desert plates surrounded by soft pinks and red hearts.

I have used items that reflect the design in my placemats.  The placemats were made from wrapping paper that I had laminated.  The wrapping paper came from France via Ebay.  

A golden crown suspended from the chandelier,  with keys, crowns, Valentine cards, a bird and of course the Eiffel Tower.  These same items are reflected in the print of the placemats.

My wonderful Macarons from the bakery Fillings & Emulsions.  The chef there participated in the Holiday Baking Championship on the Food Network this past holiday season.  Remember Adalberto?  Wonderful Reds and Pinks.  Some of the pink cookies are air-brushed with silver.  Some of the red ones are air-brushed with gold.  The flavors are incredible, a Pink Champagne flavor and a Passion fruit Chocolate.  I don't think I will make Macarons anymore because I am so lucky to have this wonderful bakery so close by and Macarons are one of their specialties.  Their prices are great as well. 

Remember Paris.  People have chosen symbols of their concern for Paris by using hearts, lockets, and peace signs.  My heart locket and keys from Crate and Barrel were Sold Out immediately.  Some people were going to France to attach them in special places to show that their hearts, love, and support were with the French people.

Each guest will receive this adorable little box of chocolates for a take home gift.

In this full view of the place mat, I think you can see that I have captured elements in my tablescape that reflect the design of the mat.

Some people ask me where I get my variety of items that I have used in my tablescapes.  I get most of the items in the most unusual and unexpected places.  It is so fun to find a surprise at some shop, bakery, grocery store, pharmacy, or even a gas station.  It seems like I can quite often spot something others don't notice.  At least my family thinks so.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to check out my latest Blog Post.  The romance of Valentine's Day whether in your heart or mind is a wonderful day to appreciate the love in our lives.  I love to share this day with all of my family and friends.  I hope you do too.

Please feel free to leave a comment.  I appreciate each and every one.

I will be sharing this post at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.



Sandra Lee said...

Stunning table Valerie! Everything about it is romantic and the detail is so lovely. I love the idea of laminating the wrapping paper and I can't wait to try it. Would love for you to share this at Celebrate Your Story link party. Here's the link!

Pam Richardson said...

Wow, what a gorgeous table, Valerie! I love the Paris theme and you used so much creativity. Now I would love to sit at your table for macarons...they are a favorite of mine. I was impressed that you have made them. I took a cooking class at Sur la Table, but I have yet to make them at home! Happy Valentine's! Pam @ Everyday Living

Unknown said...

Valerie every time you do a table I am blown away with your exception to detail. this table is stunning please tell me where I can get the little white ruffled cake plates and those exquisite delicate pink plates .you rocked this.Susie

Emily said...

Love is on the air!! Super cute. I love it. It looks so magical. I want to try all the candies and chocolate. All the trinkets and keys are just delightful. Wonderful table

Anonymous said...

Oh My! I Love every single thing about this tablescape! It just gets better and better! I would love to have this as my very own to entertain and celebrate this favorite holiday of mine! -Frances Walters

Sandra Lee said...

Thanks so much for sharing this at Celebrate Your Story link party and we hope you'll join us again.

Storypiece said...

Oh Valerie... this is so beautiful and I LOVE the plates. Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party! said...

You spent a lot of time on this fabulous table Valerie, the hanging crown with the Valentine trinkets is just brilliant! You've really set the romantic Paris Valentine scene and thought of everything!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful tablescape. I definitely feel the Parisian theme here. What special treats your guests get to enjoy, especially those yummy pro chef cookies. Love it all, it's so pretty! Joining you from Tablescape Thursday.

Dianne said...

This is so beautiful. My favorite element is the charger. Where in the world did you find those? Dianne

Bonnie said...

Coming to you from Everyday Living. I remember this post and thought I left a long comment. I enjoyed it and especially that you saved the sweet candy boxes.
I would love to have done the same. Especially one my Daddy gave me as a little girl. He gave my mother a large red velvet heart shaped one and my sister and I small ones just like our mothers. It's been a very long time and I see those boxes in my mind and am filled with such love.
Your tablescapes are lovely.