Candlelight and Romance

Hello my friends.
Nothing says romance more to me than a Valentines table set with pretty dishes and candlelight!
We've all heard the saying, "opposites attract".  Well, you won't find anything more opposite than crystals and tin cups.  :)
A bit of whimsy that I love!!
I had some strands of crystals so I added them to the chandelier and then I slipped tin cups onto some of the ends.

I started with a white plate that has a heart rim that I bought at Target a few years ago.  Next came a vintage red bubble plate.  Then I topped it off with a milk glass saucer.  Years ago I bought a set of 4 dinner and saucer plates along with 4 goblets and a serving platter from my older sister.  Our youngest son has the dinner plates.  I left them at our previous home for him to use when we moved and I keep forgetting to get them back.
I've had the heart glasses for a long time.  They were just a $1 store purchase, but I still think they are sweet.

I've picked up a few other pieces of milk glass over the years.  My collection isn't huge, and most of it holds bathroom necessities in our basement bath.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I am hosting mini estate sales at my home to help out a friend with her Aunts estate.  She had over 50 head vases and I couldn't resist this sweet lady.  She screams 'Valentines' to me!
Everything is prettier on a vintage scale, don't you agree? 

Look at those ruby red lips.  Ohlala!!
Carnations from our local grocers top her off nicely.  (wink)
A little romantic candlelight.
This is one of my favorite quilts, and one of the easiest I've made as well.  I love the scallop border, the stripe binding,  and the polka dot back!
In fact, I couldn't decide which side to use up.  In the end. the pretty red and white squares won out.

This sweet basket was snagged at a yard sale for $2.  I use it to hold washcloths, but for now it holds hearts that I made using scraps.  I've added lace and little embellishments.

You know that this makes the red lover in me happy!
There are times that I just love my checkered chairs at the end of the table.  Valentines is one of those times!

I hope you find a little romance and candlelight this
Valentines Day!

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
Vintage Charm


Connie said...

hello Jann, such a pretty table and I love that quilt. Was it hard to add a scalloped binding? It makes such a lovely finish. Your are so talented!
Have a happy weekend.
Connie :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so pretty and festive, Jann!
My favorite part is the wonderful head vase full of fun!

Jill at Vintage and Co. said...

Lovely! Gives me some romantic inspiration! :) Enjoy the weekend, Jann!
Vintage and Co.

Jeanie said...

This is SO cheerful! I love that tablecloth -- wish I could find one just like it! I need to get my Valentine day mojo working now that I'm back. But no matter what I come up with I can tell you right now it won't be half as cute as this!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a lovely tablescape!! Love the red, white and the black!! Very Pretty!!
Thanks so much for always taking the time to stop by!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Friday Morning Jann. I agree everything is prettier on a vintage scale for sure! Your Valentines table is so pretty. Love your whimsy added too. Have a great weekend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann this is so pretty! I love milk glass but I'm downsizing my collections but I will keep a few pieces because they are stunning with red! Hugs!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How cute is all this! I'm snickering at the cups on the chandelier wondering why I hadn't thought to do this! Love the crystal beading- it's all so cute and the quilt tablecloth- perfect! I do love red and this makes me happy!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Love the quilt !

NanaDiana said...

What a fun mix of refined and casual. I love it, Jann. That red & white quilted top is really sweet...and I love the tin cups and polka dot candles. What a cute post- xo Diana

Mary said...

Love the quilt and all the red! What pattern did you use for the quilt? Love reading your blog....

Kim said...

What a vision splendid your Valentine's table is!! There is so much gorgeousness to drink in. Love everything, from the gorgeous red and white quilt, to Ruby Red Lips, to the blue chandelier dripping with red enamel ware. As for everything being prettier on a vintage scale, an unequivocal have no argument from me.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your table makes the red lover in me happy too! Such sweet pieces all put together perfectly. I just love a quilt as a tablecloth too!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful tablescape - love all the red and that quilt is to die for.

You certainly brought everything together so nicely - looks terrific.

Thanks so much for this great post.


Rose L said...

No romance here, but hope yours ends with fun! Wink wink!

Daniela said...

I love everything, just everything in this so romantic post of yours, darling Jann, thank you for sharing it all with us !

Wishing you a most wonderful weekend ever,
I'm sending blessings of joy to you

XO Dany

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jann, I love your beautiful Valentine styled table top. The quilt is amazing, so bright and cheery. I hope that you are staying warm in all of this cold and snow. Have a lovely weekend.
xoxo Jo

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Such a pretty Valentine's table. I love all the milkglass piece and the quilt is really beautiful... on both sides!

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh Jann, I adore every little thing about your Valentine tablescape--the quilted tablecloth, the milk glass & scale and of course the charming head vase! You chose well--she was my favorite of the lot! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--Pinned!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Jann, what an adorable Valentine table! Your quilt makes the prettiest tablecloth, and I'm loving that lady head vase. Your chandelier looks so cute, too.