Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pink Polka Dot~ Tablescape Thursday

Have you been busy baking for your Valentine????

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Are you working hard planning a romantic dinner for 2???


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Have you been reading the latest articles about how to make the evening wonderful??

Maybe a special bottle of wine??  This one is really  special.

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See the label??  Valentino  Vineyards !  No, not Rudolph Valentino, my friends, Gail and Carl…Gail stomps the grapes herself, not bad for an Irish gal! :)

Even better..they were married on Valentine’s Day..long time ago..in a SNOW STORM… She became a Valentino on Valentine's Day...I remember it well.  My strappy high heels getting all wet in the snow! 

Will you make a special ♥ cake, deep, dark moist chocolate ??

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Me either..:)

But I did set the table for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch..please stop in and see  her table Wed. night..and all the other entries this week.

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I used these pretty napkins sent to me by my friend Kay from the Holiday Forum.  I have been waiting for a special occasion to use them..Thanks, Kay!

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I took one of my lion’s head bowls and used it as a base for some pretty pink flowers, with some pink velvety hearts stuck in…

The pink and white cloth is a duvet I bought to use on tables.  The other side you will see at some future date..:)

table 3145The pink glasses have a little stem and scalloped edge..They are from Lenox..

The clear stems have a tulip shape and are from Dansk.table 3148Pink heavy cotton placemat, white ceramic charger, Noritake, white hearts were a gift from Gail last year.

I used my mother’s everyday silver from my last post.

Heart shaped pink bells hold the polka dot  place card.

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table 3132White pitcher by Godinger, candlesticks are Mikassa, they were a gift from a little boy in my class many years ago. I put some of those silver hearts underneath.

The pink dotted plates are from Christmas Tree Shops, a few weeks ago.

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   The heart shaped mini casserole is from CTS, as well as the little pots of roses.. Don’t you just ♥ a bargain?  (that’s their motto in their ads)  :)

I know I am early for this, but we are supposed to get a nor’easter tomorrow, and who knows if the cable will stay on!

Thanks so much for visiting, I’ll be back for Foodie Friday and of course Laurie’s big party .


  1. Oh, your table setting is gorgeous! I love your new napkins and those pretty dishes! I'd love to sit here. Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Kathleen, I really, really like your table, pink dishes, tablecloth, flowers and all! I am even getting so I like pink more than I did a few months ago...used some in my TT this week, too.

  3. Kathleen - I love your table. Tomorrow is my parents 65th anniversary! I'll have to pretend that they're enjoying a dinner at your table.
    In actuality, they'll be at home alone and because of the storm (which has started just within the last hour here in NJ - at approx (9:00) I won't be going to visit them tomorrow. That's okay, because after 65 years I guess they've got it all figured out :)

  4. Fabulous table setting. I love the pink polkadot plate and the napkins are very pretty. You set a lovely table. Happy Valentine's Day...Kim

  5. I'll be on a plane on Valentines Day so I won't be cooking! Love your table. The polka dots and stripes are great!!

  6. Kathleen, you always set a gorgeous table! And what a sweet way to do shrimp cocktail. You always have such great ideas, so well presented.

    Stay warm and dry for the big storm! They already canceled the children's school and work!


  7. Kathleen this is such a pretty tablesetting. I love the soft pink colors and all your lovely accessories. The heart shaped
    plates are too cute. When I was
    at CTS last week and saw the Polka
    Dot Plates...I smiled, because I just knew you'd have them. They look wonderful, especially with those lovely napkins.

  8. This is really a very romantic, sweet and adorable Valentine's table, Kathleen. I like all the pinks in it. And the food! So many great ideas. I especially like how the shrimp are arranged in a heart....Christine

  9. Hi....love those polka dot plates and they look so cute with the striped table cover....but the best was the shrimp shaped into a heart....Happy Valentines Day!

  10. I saved your idea for the shrimp shaped into a heart :-) Love those polka dot plates. Happy Valentine's Day and a Happy Anniversary to your friends! We share their anniversary.

  11. I really should use some of my dishes more often..You do!! Very pretty..I've never seen the ruffled cookie cutter..you have as Lulu would say Super Spy powers:)

  12. I'm not much of a pastel person, but I love your table, Kathleen, and all the beautiful shades of pink that you've brought together. The polka dot plates and the napkins are my favs.

  13. Would love to transport that entire table to my house!! Love the whimsy of the polka dot plates and all the heart pieces..even though I'm not a "heart" person usually. You make them look so elegant!
    I remember the "shrimp" heart..still think it is so cute!

  14. Another beautiful tablescape, I just love how you put so many pieces together and it all comes together so elegantly. I love the pink polka dots with the white hearts!

    your post is pretty in pink

  15. Oh this is so pretty. I love all of it. YOur pretty heart shaped dishes and I love the napkins and the cloth. Beautiful stems too. Everything is just lovely. Hugs, Marty

  16. Your make every tablescape beautiful and I always enjoy seeing your creativity. What cute heart-shaped bells!

    That's quite a story about your friend, Gail! She doesn't really stomp the grapes herself, does she? I have visions of Lucille Ball in my head!

  17. Katleen your pretty pink tablescape is so beautifully feminine. You always put everyhting together so well.

    So far the snow storm hasn't been too bad...more coming later, however, so I hope I'm not jinxing myself.

    XO Pat

  18. PS Does Gail and hubby own a vineyard on the north fork or east end? It's on my agenda to visit a vineyard this summer.

  19. Thanks for visiting my new blog! Your Valentine's post is just the absolute best! Do you know if Christmas Tree Shops is online? I don't think I have ever seen one, and I keep seeing the cutest dishes on the blogs from there. I have been looking forever for a few pink things, and cannot seem to find any here in the Heart of Dixie.


  20. I've never seen shrimp done like that...very clever. I love the polka dots and those bell hearts are so sweet. It is a beautiful table.


  21. Oh Kathleen...I ♥ ♥ ♥ this whole scene!!!

    The shrimp arranged in a heart on a bed of lettuce with the red cocktail sauce in the middle is just brilliant. May I benchmark this? It's just perfect along with all the rest of your pink.

    I used red this year but I'm going to bookmark your pictures & maybe go with all pink next year for our anniversary.

    Thanks so much for sharing these pretty pictures!

  22. Oh Kathleen,
    You must know just how much I love this table! Polka dots, pinks, very cool placemats and glassware! Oh, and the centerpiece is gorgeous! Your tables are the hardest for me to look at and the most fun. Hard, because I always want just what you have! Your tables drive me to shop! hehe. Love It! Cindy

  23. Kathleen, I love all the polka dots on the polka dot background. ... You're definitely getting good use out of the lions-head soup tureen. ... The cookies and the cake look delicious, but the shrimp is calling my name. ... A very pretty post.

  24. To begin with, the shrimp thing is brilliant. I'm using that idea FOR SURE. And when I get compliments, I'm not mentioning your name.

    Love the polka dot and strip combo. I would probably never have thought to put the two together, but I know it can be done now.

    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas on your blog.

  25. What a great table for T TH! My favorite? The shrimp--easy adn great idea--made me chuckle!
    :0) Tara

  26. Kathleen, This is the perfectly pink table! I think you are so clever to use a duvet as a tablecloth. Brilliant and perfect for the tablescape. There are so many wonderful details on this table! Layers and layers- just what delights me! So, So pretty!
    Great Valentine's day food too.

  27. What a wonderful table you have set, so pretty. I love the striped pink cloth. Happy V Day to you.

  28. So pretty! So romantic! I really like all the details, the pattern mixes, all of it! And those heart shaped cocktail shrimp are the cutest!

    Be safe in the storm!


  29. Oh what beautiful pinkness on your table! Love the pretty napkins and you know I love those pink goblets. Cutest pink polka dotted plates and heart plates too -- All together lovely.

  30. Kathleen, this is so pretty. That duvet makes a perfect tablecloth. I've got to find some bargain polka dot plates. Those are so cute. Did you put those pretty little pink bells together in the shape of a heart? I want some of those too. Thanks for mentioning the party. (I'm getting so nervous about McLinky-I hope everything goes okay). laurie

  31. Kathleen:

    I so love this talblescape. I love the duvet/tablecloth. The stripe is perfect. The tablecloth designers should learn a thing or two. The mix of the white with pink polka dot (including the placecard) is wonderful. It's just lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

  32. Beautiful! Love the pink polka dot plates!! Great tablescape!

  33. Oh what a CUTE table! I love your pink. I used that same color scheme for my table this week too. Isn't it fun to set a pretty table? Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  34. Your table is just beautiful, I love all the details and really love the white heart plates, they are just so cute....the place mats are a beautiful shade of pink, thanks for sharing your wonderful table...Phyllis

  35. I really love pink for Valentine's day and your table setting is so perfect! I love everything about it but those pink and white polka dot plates are just adorable!

    Best wishes for a happy Valentines,

  36. I just love this pink!!! I am working on a pink table with some Hazel Atlas pink crinoline and this has inspired me! Gorgeous!!

  37. Such a pretty pink! Everything looks perfect for Valentine's Day! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

  38. WOW, Kathleen, you made it to the #1 spot! How nice to see your lovely tablescape and funny post first! That Luvs is so sweet to sent you those pretty napkins and you've set a beautiful tablescape around them. I really like your polka dot pink plates with the white heart shaped ones on top. The little pots of roses are perfect! A very pretty table for two! Hope Mike enjoys it!


  39. This table is SO sweet and pretty! Love it!
    xoxo Pattie

  40. Your table is so pretty, I love polka dots - wish I could find those dishes!

  41. I love your table kathleen. Those little covered heart dishes are darling.


  42. Such a sweet "Pretty in Pink" tablescape! I love how soft the table looks. Nicely done!

  43. So pretty! Your blog is so yummy and beautiful!


  44. Did your cable stay on? Mine did, but the snowblower died.

    Gorgeous table, Kathleen, I love the pinks!

  45. Looks like there is a lot of romance emanating from your kitchen! Maybe it's a good thing that you're snowed in...you can snuggle in and enjoy. Everything looks beautiful.

  46. The shrimp heart was genius!~ I love it all, very pretty and romantic. Happy Valentines day!!~

  47. I adore your Valentine tablescape. How I wish there was a Christmas Tree Shop here in California. I love bargains!!! I love the shrimp idea as well. I'm going to do that for Valentine's Day now. And hopefully I will make cupcakes.

  48. I love this table! The colors are so soft and romantic. So many beautiful pieces - gorgeous!!

  49. Kathleen, your table is gorgeous & so inviting.

    Nope! I asked him out to dinner (him is DH) & the same yearly reply 'oh, that'll be nice' ... so I am thinking EXPENSIVE, again ... chuckle!

    Happy Valentine's
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

  50. Now that's pink perfection! Everything looks gorgeous, especially those heart plates!


  51. I Love your PINK Valentine's table and LOVE the idea of putting the shrimp in a heart shape! I will do that for sure!!!! Hope you get a chance to come see my V's Table too, I practically LIVE at CTS!!!!!!!!!!! YES, I LOVE a bargain:):) Xo, Pinky

  52. love the shrimp trick. I'll have to do that in my pink heart shaped ruffled bowls for my wedding anniversary this summer.

    it is all very sweet and well done.

  53. Amazing.Gorgeous. The pink is very romantic.
    Us? We don't do much for Valentines day. I think of it as simply a Hallmark creation.

  54. What a wonderfully festive table, Kathleen! Enjoyed this post.


    Sheila :-)

  55. Beautiful table! Love the shrimp idea!

  56. Its so pretty and delicate I love the pink.

  57. Looks beautiful and delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Lia

  58. I love polka dots but pink polka dots are over the top...WOW! Such a pretty table..love all the pink!

  59. I love it... So pretty in pink! I am making a deep, rich, dark chocolate cake for Valentine's Day. Mmmm...

  60. Beautiful Kathleen! I love this pink and white color scheme...just love it!

  61. Yes! Yes, to everything!...
    ...except for the romantic table setting. I don't do tables as gracefully. And I can't foresee that changing for the better.

    Beautifully done!

  62. Kathleen, I'm late arriving but wanted to say this table is pinkalicious! Love those dotty plates.


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