Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lynn’s Valentine Table Setting

Here is another Valentine’s Day table courtesy of Lynn this time.  Lynn always sets a beautiful table, so I asked if I could bring my camera to take pictures of her table when we joined them for dinner Sunday night.  I know, no pressure there! 
Lynn took the challenge and ran with it.  She also discovered a HomeGoods truth we all learn at some point.  She bought two valentine plates she liked at HomeGoods.  When she got them home, she realized that she really liked the dishes and should have bought more, but when she returned to HomeGoods, the plates were gone!  She had to buy a couple of the other valentine plates instead.  She said to me, “When you find something you like at HomeGoods, you have to buy it right away because it won’t be there when you get back.”  Sage advice.  But, you have to be careful because hunting at HomeGoods will become addictive!
 Lynn made a delicious dinner of short ribs from Dorie Greenspan’s From My French Table, brocollini and mashed potatoes.  I was supposed to take pictures of the food as well as the table, but my camera took a tumble, tripod and all, and ended up lens first on the floor, so no pictures of food.  You will have to take my word that dinner was great as usual.  (My camera lens should be all better after a couple of weeks of R&R at the Canon spa).

 Lynn outdid herself as usual on her table.  The red heart plates had matching bowls, and Lynn has had them for years.
 The cream plates with hearts came from HomeGoods.
The silver is Provence by Tiffany.

The crystal is Waterford – I don’t know the pattern.
We had a great time with Dad and Lynn, and Lynn’s table was beautiful as usual.

Check out Between Naps on the Porch for other great tablescapes.


  1. What a lovely table. Sage advice indeed about Home Goods. I've learned my lesson about both it and Tuesday Morning. Not that I need anything new, mind you, but what can I say? I'm addicted. My compliments to your friend, Lynn!

  2. Beautiful table, especially the vase overflowing with red tulips. And very true lessons about Home Goods. I've learned my lesson and appreciate how great they are about returns. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

  3. Beautifully decorated table! I like the plates!

  4. Just love everything here! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Gorgeous! Those tulips -- SO graceful! And the linens are just right with the pretty valentine dishes.

  6. What a beautiful table, I'm sure you all had a great time-enjoy:@)

  7. I just followed you Lynn...I saw your post and when I like them I inmediately follow! I love your plates, your Waterford glasses, the grogeous red tulips gives it the perfect accent, the hear-tablecloth is perfect, it puts everything together so well...just terrific!
    I'd love it if you have time to visit me, I just did a Valentines tea party for my granddaughters who are visiting me, they live 3 hours away and so their visit is a treat for me. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Valentines to you.

  8. Pattie, I'm sure I don't need any new dishes either, but that doesn't seem to stop me. I should probably just stay way from HomeGoods, but I can't! Thanks for dropping by.

    CJ, I'm sure the return policy is great, but once I get stuff home, I have a hard time taking it back.

    Jeannie, I will pass your nice comments on to Lynn. Thanks for visiting.

    Shel, Your table is beautiful too! I love the vintage sherry glasses.

    Tricia, Lynn always has beautiful flowers on her table. She's going to have to give me a lesson on tulip arranging.

    Lynn, We did have a wonderful time. I love your table runner. It is beautiful. Thanks for visiting!

    Fabby, Your granddaughters are adorable! They must have really loved their Valentines tea party. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  9. The Valentine plates are precious, and Tiffany silver and Waterford are always perfection. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay



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