Thursday

Pink Valentine Party


 I decided to have pink for a Valentine's Day engagement lunch celebration. I've had these pink dishes so long I've forgotten where or when I bought them, or were they a gift?? I've had them stored waaaay up in the top of our (high) kitchen cabinets. My tall husband even had a hard time reaching them.

The pink color isn't this dark, they tend to look darker stacked together.



The sun was shining but I still had a hard time getting a picture of the true pink color.

The pink dinner and salad plates and bowl are on top of a clear plate. The delicate white lace tablecloth is layered over a pink tablecloth. The clear plastic handled flatware is from Ross several years ago.

The "diamond" rings are used as napkin rings. The napkins are white sheer voile.


The centerpiece is simple, but pretty, a crystal bowl filled with pink faux peonies and hydrangeas. One of my favorite figurines I call Valentine girl also graces the centerpiece.
 

 These miniature pink heart shaped salt and pepper shakers are at each end of the table.


Some of you always notice the Old Country Roses china in our china cabinet.  

 I have changed the OCR Christmas plates to these OCR topiary plates.


 I have two types of the OCR topiary plates:
 I  haven't done an Old Country Roses tablescape in a long time, maybe I will do one soon.

 
This is an imaginary engagement luncheon.I wish I had thought to do this one last year after my grandson became engaged. (They married in October!)

I found the "diamond rings" at Dollar Tree recently and couldn't resist buying them for a tablescape!


The silk pink flowers also came from Dollar Tree. The rings and the flowers were the only things I bought to do this tablescape. Very inexpensive!

This light tablescape is a welcome sight during our winter months. It fits in just fine here in Florida with our sunshine sometimes daily. We have had some gloomy gray chilly days the past month though.

The "crystal" goblets are also from Dollar Tree a few years ago.

 I'm linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.
I'm also linking to Diane's Valentine Party, click here for lots of fun!

 Here's a place for you! Enjoy!
Katherine

17 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, what a pretty in pink table!

I love the pink dishes, and those diamond rings are just so clever! I can't believe you found those, and how perfect for Valentine's Day!

xo

Sheila

tablescapesbybev said...

Score! Don't know which I like better, the pink Depression glass or the Old Country Roses...

Alycia Nichols said...

Very pretty, Katherine! I'm glad you remembered you had these pretty dishes! It's neat how the reflection from the bowl & salad plate above and that from the tablecloth beneath make the dinner plate look pink, too!

I have never seen the topiary OCR design. How lovely!!! It's great that you have 2 different versions of it to mix and match!

I hope you and Joe have a great weekend and that the occasional sunshine is a big part of it! Enjoy!

Lady of the Manor said...

Lovely and romantic table. Love your pink depression glass dishes! Have a warm weekend.

Love Bears All Things said...

Looks like depression glassware.....I've always liked it....
Mama Bear

thepaintedapron.com said...

pretty in pink Katherine! love the bling napkin rings!
Jenna

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Kathrine, your table is gorgeous. I love your pink glass dishes and all the pretty details you added.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Hugs

Kathleen said...

Those plates are lovely! They could be used with so many colors! Your OCR plates are so pretty!
I did pink too, very flowery! :)
Hope it is warm in sunny FL.

Debbie said...

OK, first: Please do an Old Country Roses table soon. I happen to love that pattern and would love to see it.

As for the pink engagement one, I love that. Pink is actually my favorite color (kind of like yellow for you) so I'm drawn to anything pink. I've seen those dishes for years and always wanted some. When I go to the antique malls and places where they are, I'm always looking and too cheap to buy. All I have are a few pieces, not enough to make a table.

Yours is so lovely, and I love the lace over the pale pink for the tablecloth. That was the perfect choice.

(I love seeing you tablescape. It seems like a few of my old favorites came out for Valentines Day. I am just getting around to visiting and finding that out. )

Creations By Cindy said...

Katherine, I love it all but those cute little heart shaped salt and pepper shakes caught my eye! I love them! Love how you used the ring for a napkin ring! Everything is so pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty and sweet. Love the tablecloth.

Hope you'll link to Seasonal Sundays!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a sweet tablescape. That lace tablecloth is gorgeous over the pink, and your Valentine girl is just precious. The "diamond" napkin rings are perfect for an engagement party. Thank you so much for linking to my Valentine party. laurie

Marilyn said...

So pretty in pink.
I am loving pink for Valentine's and you did it up so nicely.

Tea in Texas said...

Love the use of glass tableware as a tablescape. Also I love the china in your cabinets. The lace tablecloth was the strong base from which your built your table.
come visit my blog, Pam

Miss Merry said...

The pink depression glass place settings are just stunning on your table. Isn't the Dollar Tree wonderful? I will have to keep my eye out for those diamond rings! I am in love with the topiary dishes in your cabinet. I just changed out my Christmas china for something more "Springy". Happy Valentine's Day!

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Rettabug said...

Loved seeing this pretty in pink table...those might be depression glass, but I can't tell from the photo.

And " We have had some gloomy gray chilly days the past month though."...excuse me, but you are NOT allowed to complain!!! LOL

Hugs,
Rett