Mini-Carnations and Ramekins…

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.


My simple Valentine’s tablescape….Dinner for four!

My 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.

A closer look at the ramekins bursting with color from the mini-carnations.

ow 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!

Wintery Valentine Tablescape

It is really cold outside,  we had a few snow flurries last night but no snow on the ground.  Thinking about snow led me to do this small tablescape composed of all white and off-white pieces.  I’m thinking you are familiar with my dishes and glassware. I’ve shared the details with you before.  What I haven’t shown you is this vintage tablecloth made out of linen and lace.  I only use it for special occasions, I’m thinking it is well over 50 years old.  Me too!


Linen and Lace star motif in the center of the table-topper, as you can see it had been hand stitched and over the years well preserved with love and a little mending here and there.

The tray in the center of the table displays  a cloche with a sweet birdie inside, a sugar and creamer set, a Fenton glassware dish with a candle and a white ceramic dish holding a sweet spring bouquet (faux).

Mikasa dishes,  Irish Stemware and Silver flatware in this picture.

The glass cloche was placed on a milk-glass pedestal.  Inside the cloche a small ceramic bird is resting on a grapevine wreath  while keeping his feathers out of the snow (faux snow). Attached to the cloche with a satin ribbon is my favorite heart, made out of wood and painted white, I use it in many vignettes and never get tired of it.

Another look at the all- white Winter  Valentine tablescape…very simple, calm and serene.  I just love the warm glow of candle-light on a wintery day.

As I cleared the table, I moved the sweetheart cloche over onto the sideboard and took one last picture.

Blessings to you on this wonderful day….I’m so glad you stopped by!