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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tablescape Thursday – Ruby Red for Valentine’s Day

The dining room table is set for dinner for family on Sunday, Valentine’s Day.

I chose to use ruby red Avon "Cape Cod" glass dishes, placed on oval embroidered place mats. Cape Cod goblets set on white paper lace doilies as coasters are accompanied by matching tumblers for water.

The napkins have lace corners and are set in the Cape Cod napkin rings. The flatware is Oneida "Raphael" stainless.

The centerpiece includes two Cape Cod vases with white flowers, set on white paper lace heart doilies. In between the vases a Cape Cod footed bowl holds a decoupage heart-shaped box on a white paper lace heart, next to a larger decoupage heart box made by one of my sisters.

For some Valentine charm, three white ceramic cupids sit on red paper hearts and hold dried rose buds.

The two end settings have paper lace heart doilies with heart shaped candy tins.

The side setting plates have heart shaped candy boxes.

At first I had planned to use a pale pink tablecloth, but decided to use these placemats for a less frilly look. The dark dishes and glass ware are given visual relief with the light colored napkins and place mats. The touches of red and white reinforce the Valentine theme.

Be sure to visit our hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday posts.


ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love the Avon Cape Cod - it's very beautiful and your little cherubs are so cute.

Mimi said...

Beautiful red and white table. Happy Valentine's to you!

vignette design said...

I've never seen the Avon Cape Cod before. It is lovely!

Rettabug said...

Lucky you to have so much beautiful red. I know it photographs dark but it really is beautiful in person! I have a few pieces but not like YOUR collection. :)
I occasionally put a battery operated candle down inside the vases for a neat effect.

Carrie said...

Great idea, Rettabug... I'll try that!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Such lovely dishes. I really like the glass plates. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Carrie, those plates and stemware are beautiful. Such a pretty V'tine table. laurie