Feb 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday


Every month my husband and I lead a couples Bible Study. Each month a different couple in the group hosts the study at their home and we've made it a tradition to have dinner together first. Saturday, Valentine's Day, was our turn to host the Bible study. What a great evening to have a couple's party! We had a great evening together.

I used a red tablecloth with a 6" red velvet band all around and embroidered flowers at the corners. I bought it after Christmas. The flowers at the corners are probably small poinsettia's, but you really can't tell that when it's on the table. It looks totally appropriate for use all winter.



I dressed my table all in red, pink, and white. I started with heart shaped white lace doilies at each place setting. I used white china with pink floral trim, topped with a clear glass dinner plate and matching bread and butter plates. My napkins were pink printed with Valentine conversation hearts. I love these napkin rings. They look more like pearl bracelets.
Centerpiece: I started with an antique pedestal cake stand in pink milk glass. I added a cream colored angel, then wrapped and twirled some red heart foil garland around it. I scattered some pink foam hearts on the tablecloth around the centerpiece.




A couple of old fashioned valentines were held by glittering cherubs on two sides of the centerpiece. Crystal embellished candle sticks were placed on the other two sides. Pink votives in clear glass holders glowed at each place setting.



I placed my favorite pink goblets on rosy pink felt coasters...

Thank you for visiting my Tablescape Thursday post today - I hope your Valentine's Day was as lovely as mine! Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch to find links for many more wonderful Tablescape Thursday posts.

47 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Kathy,

Your tablescape for your Valentine's Day Bible Study was just beautiful! I love your china and pink goblets, perfect for any dinner but very special on this evening. I also like the centerpiece. I am finding so many interesting uses for cake pedestals and this was adorable with the cherub. :-)

I bet all of the couples had a lovely time. Thanks for sharing!!

xoxo
Janie

Heather said...

ooh very pretty and very Valentine!

Susan said...

Beautiful Valentin's day table...love the red velvet edged tablecloth....beautifull!

Hope everyone had a nice time!

Susan

BECKY said...

Such a pretty tablescape!! I so wanted to do one this time, but couldn't get around to pick up a couple of extra things I needed!!
WAHHHHH!

Maybe next week!!

Sweet blessings,
Becky

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Very cute table! Love those pearl napkin rings & that votive is sooo unique.

~CC Catherine said...

Love the Valentine's Dinner Tablescape Ms. Kathy! ;) Everything from the pearl napkin rings, to the sweet precious angel on the cake stand...the delightful patterned dinner plate, and I adore the little Valentine Candy napkins...it was all super! We also have two couples from our church that we meet twice monthly for dinner and fellowship. It's part of our monthly highlights getting together with these couples! Great share today! ~CC Catherine ;)

Cori G. said...

Hi Kathy,
What a sweet Valentine's table. I'm sure all your Bible Study buddies felt well loved and spoiled.

Have a fun evening!

Cori

Susan said...

I love your table! Your tablecloth is beautiful!

Technonana said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful table, and all of these great ideas!!
Thinking of starting my own couples Bible Study Club!! I may ask you for some ideas!!
Love,
Sharon

Pink Slippers said...

I just loved your table setting.
The napkin rings are really neat.
The couples must have really enjoyed themselves.
Wendy

ellen b said...

Hi Kathy!
I really love this great table setting you created! Beautiful!...

Janie's World said...

Very pretty Valentine's Day table. I loved the read tablecloth.

Katy said...

Wow! Wonderful table! Love those napkins!!!

dana said...

Hi Kathy! Your Valentine's Day Study group table was wonderful! I love every little detail you included in that tablescape--I'll bet your friends were impressed! The cake plate (wow! pink milk glass--I don't think I've ever seen that!)with the angel entwined in hearts was just perfect!

I hope your dear buddy CeeKay is having a wonderful birthday getaway! How awesome that you two have been friends for so long!

Hope you are having a great week! Dana

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Your table is beautiful! I'm sure your attendees were thrilled you would go to all of this specialness just for them. I love your centerpiece too! So lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

What a lovely Valentine's tablescape. Your guests must have been so impressed. I love everything about it from the centerpiece to the tablecloth but what attracted me the most is the second to the last picture. Is that a candleholder with hanging crystal prisms on it? It's gorgeous!...Christine

justabeachkat said...

Beautiful!

Hugs!
Kat

Dixie said...

Kathy... beautiful tablescape... I love all your sweet and cherished things... pretty pink... love love the plates and angels! blessings. Dixie

Maryrose said...

Kathy,
Loved your Valentine's table. Pretty pearl napkin rings, I bet everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks of sharing, Maryrose

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I got engaged on Valentine's Day in 1973. Your wedding photo reminded me of that time. Your table was just lovely. Everything has a pink glow. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathy, your table for your Bible study was just lovely. I loved your cherubs holding the hearts..your plates are just "gorgeous". your centerpiece is wonderful..don't you just love cakestands? They can be used in so many different ways..
hugs ~lynne~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

The whole table looks beautiful. I love the pink and the red, the napkins, and the table settings. Absolutely wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Linda said...

That is a gorgeous table and I love the runner - can't tell it's Christmas. I know your guests were impressed and felt welcomed! Beautiful. Linda

santamaker said...

Gorgeous!

carolinajewel said...

What a lovely table! I especially like the look of the patterned glass plate over the china! Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

carolinajewel said...

What a lovely table! I especially like the patterned glass plate over the china one. Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

CC said...

I love this table as well! The centerpiece is ingenious! I'll have to try that one. The tablecloth looks so beautiful!

Thanks for showing us such a great table. :-D

Carolyn

JudyBug said...

I love this table! The tablecloth is so pretty and yes, I would use it all thru the winter. Cute napkins!!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Blessings

Barbara said...

beautyful!

Neabear said...

Beautiful! You did a great job with this tablescape. I am sure your guests loved it too.

Gollum said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous! The cherub with the winding vine is breathtaking, but so are the candy heart napkins, the dishes, just everything! What a lovely tablescape for your Bible study group.

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day--and such a beautiful table too. The napkins are adorable. I do love those conversation hearts! ~Kathy

mishebe said...

Love those napkins. And the cherubs. mishelle

Fifi Flowers said...

Your guests must've loved your table! Very LOVELY!

ceekay said...

Your table turned out perfect. The cherub was the best touch! Talk to you soon.

LaurenFaythe said...

What a fun Valentine's party for your Bible Study! I bet you all had a wonderful time!

Sue said...

Loved the napkins!! how cute are they?? thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you come back soon. Sue in Atlanta

Chari said...

Hello Kathy...

This is my very first time to visit your blog...so nice to meet you!!!

First of all, I would like to say that I think it's great that you have a monthly home Bible Study! I love the informal home studies, I think you can really get in and learn the Bible that way and have such a nice time fellowshipping!

Your Valentines Day tablescape is absolutely gorgeous...I bet your guests felt really special! The red tablecloth with the velvet banding and embroidered flowers is gorgeous!!! And...I think that your centerpiece just "makes" the table...so very pretty!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

janet said...

your table is so lovely, the glass against the red is stunning
hugs
janet

Penny said...

This tablescape is so sweet ~
Very creative. The china lovely.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kathy...What lucky couples to sit at this table! I love your beautiful china and the pearl napkin rings are beautiful. I think I may have some very similar. :-) Thanks for sharing this gorgeous table...just beautiful!

Danette said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I'm sitting here with my hand over my mouth as I ooh and aah over your more than gorgeous table. LOVE that tablecloth. And like you said, what a fun month to host the Bible study!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a LOVE-ly table to entertain your special guests at, Kathy!
Have a fabulous weekend!
;-D

Lady Katherine said...

Beautiful! I love the centerpiece, the dishes,adore! The tablecoth, wow its so lovely! I would use it al year too! I love the coasters! Just love it all!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful Valentine's Day tablescape! Great job, putting it together, I really like all the accessories!

Katherine

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