Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage:#18: Valentine's Day Tablescape

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
Today I'm sharing my
Valentine's Day Table featuring
my Great Grandmother's china.
I started with a light pink, damask, vintage
tablecloth I purchased at an auction
about ten years ago. I love it and for
occasions like Valentine's Day and Easter,
it is the perfect foundation.
Then I added some white,
elegant cloth placemats.

I was surprised when I tried the red
chargers... they looked so much
better than the gold I had tried earlier.

This sweet pastel pattern is
 by Homer Laughlin.

Made in 1948 according to the date

stamped on the back.

Then with matching cloth napkins
and some Dove chocolate hearts...
I also added a little color
by popping them into
 the wine glasses too!

While I was looking for things to use
I found these lovely candle rings I
bought at a shop in Cape May
called "Swede Things in America."
Totally forgot about them and was very
happy to use them again!
And what's a Valentine tablescape
without a little bit of romance?
These are dried roses from a bouquet
my dear hubby gave me a few weeks ago.
They were perfect for the setting!
And remember when I was
thinking about making the word "LOVE,"
like this one that I saw in another shop?
Turns out I found them in a local wholesaler's showroom! I've added a new category, here, to
my shop called "Vintage Inspired!" 
Along with my current inventory of vintage and antiques, I'm going to be offering home décor
and gifts with a modern day, vintage flair!
Well, enough about me, let's get back to the party.
Here are this week's features
from last week's participants:
Betsy from My Salvaged Treasures,
found an old radio speaker and
turned it into this cute night light.
shared this lovely shoe shine box, turned centerpiece! Beautiful!
And Tea Cottage Pretties
shared some of her Limoges china
collection. Be still my heart! Lovely.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Now it's your turn!
Let's Talk Vintage!

Also linking to What's it Wednesday with Ivy and Elephants.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a lovely tablescape! My first time here; thank you for hosting!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful table; your great grandmothers china is gorgeous! Thanks so much for featuring my repurposed radio speaker.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian,
Your Valentine's table is very elegant. That's so nice that you have your g-grandmother's china, lucky you. :)
Thanks so much for hosting and have a "LOVE"ly week!

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

Thanks so much for the party!!


518Frenchgirl said...

Such a beautiful table, I also have that pale pink damask tablecloth. Since Valentine's Day is my birthday, I better get going on doing our tablescape. Thanks for your inspiring posts and invitations to vintage finds.

Diana said...

Love your beautiful, Valentine's table, Jillian. Heirlooms are so precious, aren't they? I have a few of my grandmothers Homer Laughlin plates, and I love them. Thanks for hosting!

Deanies Stash said...

You Valentine's Day tablescape is gorgeous! How nice to use your great grandma's china. Thank you for hosting. Happy Valentine's Day!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Your Great Grandmothers china is gorgeous! Love all of this weeks features. Thanks for hosting.

My thrift store addiction said...

Jillian, your table is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting and also for featuring my shoe shine box centerpiece! Blessings, Cecilia

Miss Kathy said...

Blessings, Jillian! Very excited for your new shop series--you are truly expanding! Lovely table, but what are you serving? Such a treasure to have your great grandmother's china--on Ed's side of the family?

Look out for my book--coming to you in the mail by next week sometime!! Love to hear your review of it when you have a chance. Thanks for your support, dear lady. More to come!