Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Multi Color Valentine Still Spells L*O*V*E

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with ~CC's Sweetheart Dinner!
Please be sure to knock on Susan's door at "Between Naps On The Porch" where you'll get to see many other Tablescapes today!
It all starts with Romantic Lighting...
I added a romantic floral centerpiece near the table...
Our favorite bottle of wine...
Valentine's Day is about love~
So, whatever colors & patterns I use to decorate with, it's all about making it "Romantic"
This Tablescape has a layered look :
  • Italian made Periwinkle Lavender Chargers
  • Dinner plates pattern called, The Cellar, purchased at Macy's
  • Salad plates, one of my favorites to mix and match with many dishes I have, are made by Furio Home, and are also made in Italy.
  • I love the look and feel of the Vintage ecru crocheted tablecloth under the tablescape that I picked up at one of my favorite Antique Shops in Lavonia, GA.

A Romantic Tablescape for Two...and dinner is ready!

Adorable Salt & Pepper shakers made by "Gibson", a very inexpensive but sweet line that I love to purchase when I can. Dinner:

Light Salad consisting of Mandarin Oranges & Almonds

New York Strip Steak with Caramelized Onions & Yellow Squash, & Parsley Potatoes

Even Dessert time deserves special delicate lighting...I found these adorable miniature crystal pineapple candle holders (set of 4) at a yard sale for $5 and they had a complete set of candles with them. Strewn along the tablescape is iridescent garland and hearts.
The Dinner plates have been removed...and it's time for a light and low fat dessert!
  • The dessert plate is a lacy white heart shaped porcelain plate (GW), which is placed on top of a lovely heart shaped pink floral plate by Andrea by Sadek.
  • Notice the little teapot on the Italian gold tea tray in the background, it matches the pink floral plate.
  • Sugar & Fat Free Vanilla Pudding Pie with Choco Graham Cracker Crust & Fresh Strawberries, drizzled with Hershey's Lite Choco Syrup
  • Herbal Green Tea served in lovely tea cups

This was my favorite Tablescape to put together, because my Beloved and I actually sat down and enjoyed the Tablescape and "really" ate the food! ;)

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Don't forget to drop by Susan's to enjoy everyone else & their Tablescapes!

Au Revoir, ~CC Catherine


ceekay said...

Those pineapple candle holders are great! I just love them.

Blondie's Journal said...


What a lovely table! Just loved everything from your place settings to the little birdie salt & pepper shakers.

Finally, a tablescape with food that will be eaten!! I would love to have your dessert recipe, or at least how to assemble it.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! :-)


Myrna said...

I feel like I was in the south of France--ohh so romantic! Beautiful table!

Cynthia said...

I'm lovin the blue and yellow plates, the crocheted tablecloth, the pineapple candle holders, the heart shaped dessert plates and of course the great looking food. Lovely! Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful. I love your dinnerwear, especially the blue and yellow. And dinner looks fabulous! Kathy

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hey CC!
I really like the blue and yellow dishes! Yellow is probably my favorite color. V-day doesn't have to be red, pink and white! Romance comes in all forms and colors! Your pretty candlelight takes care of setting the mood! Lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!
You meal looked yummy especially dessert!

carolinajewel said...

What a great table! You captured the Valentine's Day spirit without all the red and pink! :D Jewel

marty39 said...

What a beautiful tablescape and so romantic. I love the little heart shaped plated and the lovely tablecloth. Everything is just so pretty. The food looked wonderful also. Hugs, Marty

Joyce said...

A very nice romantic table and food for you both to share.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Candy said...

And that is what it's all about. Glad you both enjoyed your lovely creation. Too cute heart shaped plate.
Happy Heart Day, Candy

Terri and Bob said...

It is definitely a romantic meal! Love the bird salt and pepper shakers. The blue and yellow dishes are gorgeous!

Susan said...

Love you blue and yellow...vey romantic...who says valentines day has to be red and pink!


Kathleen Ellis said...

LOVE-ly tablescape...romantic and cozy...mmmm...the food looks soooo delicious...I can smell it now!
See you soon my sweet friend!
Happy Valentine's Day!
those strawberry shortcake scones you referred to in a comment...will any of those be making it to my place??? :-)

prof en retraite said...

Hi CC...I love the blue and yellow...such a nice departure from all the red for Valentines Day! And I LOVE that you actually used the tablescape!! Have a great weekend...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely, Cathrine! You've done a great job of setting the mood with your tablescape. I also like the fact that you chose to do a different color scheme than red. I particularly like the way you used your pedestal base in the grouping and all the floating candles. AND those plates that are heart-shaped are wonderful. The food looks yummy, too.

This just made me smile!


Sheila :-)

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely table. I love that you included the delightful photos of your delicious meal. Thank you.
Roberta Anne

ann said...


April said...

Hi Catherine~
I can't believe you lived in Harrisburg, too! How funny! We were there only 18 months, sadly enough. We were in Orchard Park...ever heard of it?

Thanks for letting me know about the luncheon. Sounds like fun, but I'm quite a ways from there...not far from the South Carolina border, in fact! Maybe I can make it another time!

Love your pretty tablescape,by the way!

Sandy said...

i love it that this was your favorite - when i see tablescapes i'm always asking - who's sitting in the chairs? LOL.

great, beautiful post.

Mama said...

Hello Catherine, your lighting is so Romantic, I love your Italian dishes and I can almost smell the food too, yum, Kathy.

Rhondi said...

Hi Catherine
Thanks for leaving me a comment. I love tomeet new bloggers. Your table looks very pretty and oh so romantic!
Hope you'll stop by again for a visit. The kettle is always on.
Hugs, Rhondi

Melissa Miller said...

You created an elegant tablescape.
The dessert sounds sooo yummy. :)

Kathleen Ellis said...

OH YAY!!! I can taste them right now! OF COURSE I want my BD gift early...especially if it's purple! What a silly question!

Rose Haven said...

Everything looks so pretty Catherine! The dessert absolutely looks scrumptious!


Linda C said...

Everything so pretty!

I have an award to share with you:)
Please stop by and pick it up!

Linda C

Kim Chalfant said...

You are right. It doesn't have to be pink & red to be romantic. You proved that point. And I know what you mean about Gibson, very affordable. Great job.

beth at aunties said...

It is lovely romantic Valentine dinner tablescape. The 'healthy' food looks wonderful and the dessert is asking to be hand fed by your mate. I too would love the recipe! I bet you both enjoyed the meal very much.
I adore the pineapple candle holders,but I love anything pineapple:)
It is beautiful! Thank You for your wonderful comments you ahve added to my blog.

Happy Valentines!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love all the details in your table Catherine! And I love that you stepped out of the box & used non-traditional Valentin'es color!

ellen b said...

What a very fun table and how great that you enjoyed a meal at it! The food looks so darn good!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a lovely table.. I love the blue and refreshing.. your meal looks yummy.. as well as the bottle of wine.. :-))
I apologize for being so late in gettin around.. lots of doctor runs for hubby.. I appreciate you visiting the toile tablescape..
Happy Valentine's Day my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Very inviting table. Your yellow and blue dishes are just beautiful! Your meal looks yummy!

Connie said...

I came over from Karen's at Some Days are Diamonds. We've been friends for years. I love the blue dishes and enjoyed reading your recent posts. Connie

Miss Janice said...

Love this tablescape...the china is beautiful and the food looks delish!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

All so beautiful!