Mini-Carnations and Ramekins…

January 24, 2013 by 28 Comments

Hello sweet Friends!  I’m writing this post in the afternoon and may I tell you what the outside temperature reading is?  70 degrees! Unreal! I think there will be another cold front headed this way though.  In meantime I’m having some fun setting up a Valentine’s tablescape.  My inspiration?  Fun mini-carnations and ramekins!  These ramekins are great for small floral arrangements and perfect for keeping a low profile in the center of the table.Valentine's TableMy simple Valentine’s tablescape….Dinner for four!

Valentine's Table 1My dishes are mix and match…from Mikasa.  The dinner and salad plates are Mikasa Antique White, I own a set of twelve, the cup and saucer are Mikasa Italian Country Side, I own a set of four.  Stemware is also mix and match, the smaller set of glasses came from Germany.  The square pedestal cake plate came from Steinmart, silver flatware  – a wedding gift. The square table-topper with the alphabetical print also made it’s way from Germany.  It is so nice having a sweet sister living in Germany,  she always sends me the best gifts!  She is my only sibling and I miss her dearly at times.

Valentine's Table 2

Valentine's Table 3A closer look at the ramekins bursting with color from the mini-carnations.

Valentine's Table 4

How about you?  Do you have special plans for Valentine’s?  Maybe a nice dinner with your sweetheart?  I hope your Valentine’s Day will be a very special!    Thanks for stopping by,  your visits make me very happy!

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28 Responses to “Mini-Carnations and Ramekins…”
  1. Very, very lovely table! Those carnations are beautiful.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thinking about my valentine table for this year, but haven’t decided what I want to do. Your table is delightful. Love the square table topper from Germany. 😉

  3. This, to me, definies simple elegance! I just love this! The white with the hints of red is so striking! Just beautiful! =D

  4. I love the carnations in ramekins! What a clever idea! Your tables are always so pretty!

  5. What a beautiful tablescape, Moni! I love your silverware–what a unique shape they have, and fresh flowers in the wintertime are perfect. Have a great weekend!

  6. Susan says:

    70 degrees??? My, my are you a lucky girl! It has not been above freezing here for weeks. This morning it warmed up only enough to produce freezing rain that turned all of the roads and sidewalks into skating rinks. Yuck. However, I am safe inside enjoying your cheerful and pretty tablescape!

    Susan and Bentley

    • admin says:

      Thanks Susan, temps change in a hurry around here…I’m sure winter is not over yet! I hope you have a great weekend..stay warm!

  7. Jenna says:

    hi Moni,
    I love your tabletopper, that is gorgeous. And I am all about mix and match, it’s more fun to have lots of different things is my motto! Your table looks festive yet refined, lovely! Those carnations are so cute with the frilly red edges, I’m so glad you shared that close up photo.

  8. Laurie says:

    So pretty! The square pedestal cake plate filled with the sweet carnations is so pretty as the centerpiece!

  9. Kristina Noall says:

    How beautiful! I’m hoping I can at least IMITATE it for my husband on a Dollar Tree budget. 🙂 I LOVE LOVE LOVE the red mini carnations! They’re perfect!

  10. Nessie says:

    Hi Moni,
    It looks lovely. Can it be that you are a native German? I am, but I do live in Scotland.
    Have a lovely weekend,

  11. Brie says:

    How cute! I never would have thought of using ramekins as a vase, but they look adorable. And perfect for a table because the profile is low. Love the idea, thanks so much!

  12. Patty says:

    The simple red and white is so pretty. I like your idea with the carnations and ramekins.

  13. Linda says:

    Moni, Your table is so pretty! I love the Mikasa dishes mixed together. I have the Mikasa English Countryside and just love using it. The ramekins are a great idea for a low centerpiece! I use votive holders, but now I’ll add this idea to my tables. Linda

  14. Debbie says:

    What a pretty little white plate in that last picture! And the whole tablescape is lovely. I especially like the tablecloth. Lucky you to be on the receiving end of such thoughtful gifts!


  15. Brooke says:

    This is gorgeous! I love, love, love white dishes! The carnations are the perfect little touch! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

  16. Brandy says:

    such a pretty tablescape! I just love the bright flowers with your assorted white dishes 🙂

  17. Jennie says:

    Every time I visit a tablescape blog I come away with new inspiration. I have white ramekins just like yours and they make a fabulous low vase. The variegated carnations are just stunning with all of the white tableware as well. Beautiful!

  18. Diane says:

    So pretty – those carnations are just perfect for Valentine’s Day! Love all the white dishes!

  19. Mindy Howell says:

    Love the simplicity of this table and love the tablecloth! Thanks for sharing.

    Miss Mindy

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