Valentine Greetings

I’m Greeting Valentine’s Day with Vintage-Inspired Wishes~ filled with Sweet Treats!

 Sweet sentiments from GODIVA Gems Message Truffles ~ beg to be unwrapped. . .

And tempt~ so my surplus of chocolate  has been packaged in pails from World Market for party favors~

Instead of cookies, I’m hoping to find my glass filled with bubbles on Valentine’s Day :)

My lacy embossed plates, accompany my scallop-bordered runner, and delicate beaded-edge napkins in a celebration of romance. . .

. . . a feminine contrast to their previous appearance~ scaring up a Witches’ Brew and digging up literary inspiration~

  A filigree silver footed dish is serving up strawberry & chocolate meringue cookies, also from World Market~

Paired with a token taste of Red Velvet for Valentine’s Day~

 Leftover Red Velvet Cupcakes~ crumbled & topped with a  meringue cookie~ for a quick, mini parfait~

A fun and tasty way to use cupcakes slightly past their peak of freshness~ moistened and layered with chocolate & whipped cream~

Valentine Greetings Details:

Vintage Greetings Pails/ World Market

Runner/ HomeGoods

Matelasse Coverlet/ Kohl’s

Dishes~ Ralph Lauren  Sophia/HomeGoods

Champagne Flutes/ Z Gallerie

Flatware/ Horchow

Napkins, Red Goblets & Parfait Glasses/Pier 1

Leaf Spoons/ Tuesday Morning

Wishing you Lots of Love this Valentine’s Day~


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  51 comments for “Valentine Greetings

  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    February 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

    You ALWAYS have the most wonderful tablescapes that you so creatively present as a total story…a truly romantic setting..Love the red velvet parfaits..

  2. February 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

    This is so fun. You made me smile with all your pretties on the table. I love the buckets.. on your beautiful plates. Great idea on the cupcake parfaits! Fabulous.. Happy Valentine’s xo marlis

  3. February 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Your table is spectacular! You are so creative. I love your table runner. It tempts me to pull out my old crochet hooks and get started. I love the candies all over, so cute. Great idea for the cupcakes. Everything is wonderful. So happy I found you.

  4. February 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Cute post.. amazing colors !! Got you pinned ~~ Hope you have a great holiday and may lots of chocolate come your way !!

  5. Pat
    February 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Ah~h~h…so romantic…I’m swooning over EVERYTHING I see! That lace table runner was the first to catch my eye…the silver compote full of pink and white merignue cookies…and the red velvet parfait desserts. Set another plate…I’m on my way! Seriously, this is exquisitely done for Valentine’s Day, dear friend! Thank you for showing us just how wonderfully we can enjoy this holiday!

  6. February 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring…A lovely and deliciously scrumptious table… and speaking of delicious and scrumptious…what in the world do you do with all the tempting goodies after one of your photo shoots? Surely you and hubby do not eat it all!?!

    I love your Tuesday Morning leaf spoons… Alas, we have no Tuesday Morning store in the islands…!

  7. afoodie
    February 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I’ll bet the clerks at Home Goods, World Market and Tuesday Morning all know you on a first name basis. I NEVER find stuff like that when I go to those stores. Your plates are to swoon over (dishaholics do that) and your presentation is over-the-top as usual. My favorite blog.

  8. February 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Another charming tablescape! Your beautiful white china looks so romantic. I really love the beaded edged charger, too.

    What a super idea for using up cupcakes (not that they would last long enough in my house)! They look so elegant in their tasting parfaits.

    The sweet little tin baskets are the perfect topping for your plate stack. Who wouldn’t be excited to sit down at this fun Valentine table?

  9. February 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Your tablescapre are all so beautiful! Oh! To be entertained at your home would be a wonderful experience!

  10. February 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Your table is just lovely, so many inspiring ideas! It makes me want to start baking goodies right now :)
    Cheers, Andrea

  11. February 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Mary, another stunning creation! You certainly know how to have fun. I’d love to tag along as your cart rolls down the aisles of these shops. You know just what to add into that cart to create amazing tablescapes. Love the idea of the red velvet parfaits ~ yummy! Lacey plates and even a heart on the flatware ~ this is a very romantic table. Your valentine guests are going to be swooning. ~ Sarah

  12. February 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Always so happy to pick your post out of a party, Mary (I do get my email notice, but don’t always get to see it during the day). The runner caught my eye immediately–it’s beautiful,as is the rest of the table. Just wondering if you have just one, eensy place still open for one more guest??? :)

  13. February 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Another big Wow! What a lovely Valentine table and that delicious look so deliciousl

  14. dayle
    February 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    That last photo is my favorite.

    Recently discovered your lovely blog and look forward to visiting often.

  15. February 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    All I can say is Wow! Honestly, it is so beautiful I really don’t know what to say. Whoever sits at this table you have set so wonderfully is going to feel so very special…and loved!

  16. February 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    P.S. Forgot to say what adorable doggies you have!

  17. February 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    so beyond adorable… i was so happy with just the visuals… and then you fed us again! those little shot glasses are fabulous, i have some at the beach, i need to think out of the liquid pool and make mini morsels too! i adore merringue too, well and cake… and chocolate… ok the only food group i excell at is SUGAR! thanks for a beautiful afternoon catching up with you… heavy sigh~

  18. February 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

    You always find the most wonderful things to put into your tablescapes and other post, I love them all!
    Truly scrumptious.

  19. February 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you for this lovely and inspiring post! I’ve been so busy with necessary household things, that Valentine’s Day is going to pass me by this year, alas.

  20. February 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Oh Mary…I am lovin’ all that vintage lace & luscious treats! I don’t suppose I’ll ever get to make those parfaits though, because there are NEVER leftover cupcakes around THIS house! LOL
    Yours are very pretty & all your table pieces so wonderful…CUTE spoons!!!

    We’ll be popping open some Austi on the 14th to celebrate 25 years of marriage! I do ♥♥♥ Austi!


  21. February 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I loved EVERYTHING! I especially loved the little dessert glasses, they look delicious, and easy, too!

  22. February 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    So cute. Love all of the vintage looking labels. Great idea on the parfaits.

    – The Tablescaper

  23. February 9, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Oh, my goodness, I would swoon if that cupcake parfait was set before me! Great idea! I really love the pretty runner — lovely lacey edges — and those pails are adorable!

  24. February 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

    The parfait is genius, now I am going to have to keep an eye out for those glasses!

    Gorgeous and beautifully photographed as always, Mary.

  25. February 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    You’ve done a beautiful job as usual, gorgeous table! I love the little buckets, they are adorable.

  26. February 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

    One of the prettiest Valentine tables ever!
    Love the vintage inspired pails, the china, the glassware and all the yummy goodies!
    Simply Stunning!

  27. February 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Wow! Great table. The lace embossed plates, lace napkins and runner all work beautifully together. This is going to be a great, bubbly party. Have a lovely Valentines Day. ~CJ

  28. February 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Ooh, weeeeeeeeeee!!!! This is beautiful!!! The lace runner is absolutely exquisite! Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like pretty lace! That has got to be a booger bear to iron after laundering, though! The cookies in the champagne glass are so cute, but I hope you do get that bubbly come next week! Love the parfaits, too! Great way to use leftover dessert to make something that tastes great and looks spectacular! You KNOW I love the little dessert spoons!!! This is really, really pretty, Mary!

  29. February 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

    You always have the most exquisite tables! I can tell you put so much thought into each one. I love the little pails and I haven’t bought the Godiva gems for Valentine’s Day – they are adorable with their little sayings. I think they are delicious and we have had them many times so I better get some of these for Valentine’s. Maybe make a trail with them for hubby!!!

    This would be such a fun, sugary sweet table to sit down to! Wish I could be invited over every time!

  30. Pam
    February 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    A very romantic table for Valentine’s Day! Your vintage style pails are perfect with the candy fillings. The red tablecloth and the lacy runner and beautiful to showcase your china! The red velvet shot glass desserts look simple to create and so delicious. Happy Tea Party! Pam

  31. February 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    So festive and pretty – I love the table runner…and those desserts are so sweet!

  32. February 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    What impresses me about your tables is that they are not just table settings but a finished product. One of these days you’re going to have to tell me how much time you spend creating such perfection!

  33. February 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Ok, I am totally drooling over not just your gorgeous table, but all of the yummy looking treats! I love the cute little pails at each setting, and the red velvet parfaits are such a wonderful (and pretty!) idea! What could be better than chocolate and champagne!!

  34. February 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Your blog is always a feast for my eyes as you share so many delightful, inspirational pictures. Your guests must be so thrilled to sit at your table!!

  35. Pat
    February 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Such wonderful candy and parfait temptations, Mary! I’m glad they were only virtual as I’d have no will power to resist them! :)

    I love your pretty table runner! Your Valentine’s Day table is eye candy too!

  36. February 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Your table is beautiful. I love the idea of using the left over cupcakes in the little dessert glasses. I have walked past some similar and wondered “what on earth could I do with that”…now I know, thanks to your great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table and wonderful ideas. Have a great weekend.

  37. February 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Truly a delightful confection! Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  38. Tess
    February 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Wonderful table!! So pretty and all of the treats look delicious!

  39. February 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I am so very delighted to be the recipient of the audio version of the Night Circus – many, many thanks for your generous gift! I love visiting your site and seeing your ingenious and wonderful table settings and pictures. Really love the Valentine’s table – very adorable!

  40. February 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Oh my… so much to look at and take in. I love the sweet little treat buckets. They are precious. The dessert is mouth watering and I love the little heart cookies in the stemware! You are so very talented, Mary! It has been a pleasure, as always!

  41. February 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hi sweet Mary! Thanks for thinking of me. I am still in PAIN but am hanging in there. I hope I get some bubbles in my glass too but I doubt it:( We are in technology he–, no internet, no TV, no radio, no nothing. I am at my SIL’s on her laptop right now. YOur table makes me crave chocolate:):) XO, Pinky

  42. February 11, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Love everything, specially the little pails.
    Thanks for sharing.

  43. February 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    How pretty! And those little pails are so sweet. What a delightful Valentine’s spot.

  44. February 12, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Love it all, Mary! The dishes, the pails, the candy, the parfaits–ALL of it! Beautiful table! You inspire us with your lovely creations and beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing. I hope you get your bubbly!!

  45. February 12, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Oh what a great party!! I’d love to come!

  46. February 14, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Hi Mary! Wish I was going to be at your house for Valentine’s Day!!! Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day and hope you get your bubbly!!
    xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  47. Pam
    February 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Pretty for Valentines Day with a vinage feel is the perfect party table! I love the cute pails for they are the special feature to this tablescape. Hope you have fun with a little bubbly in the pretty champagnes plus a taste of Valentines cookies!


  48. February 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Ooooooh, Mary! So pretty! I love the vintage feel and the combination of pink, red & white with shades of chocolate and mocha mixed in. That lacy white runner is my favorite thing!!! I love the rounded ends! I love the white on white dish combination, too, that allows all the color to come from the decor. What a great idea to top your dessert with those little meringue cookies! I may have to “steal” that idea for future dessert presentations! I like the little heart cookies in the glass, but you’re right…I’d have to shake those bad boys right on out of there in favor of something to tickle my nose! :-) So pretty!!!!!!!!

  49. Rebecca Armstrong
    January 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Love the red matlasse table cloth/ throw. Where did you find it?

    • January 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      The coverlet came from Kohl’s :)

  50. February 13, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Mmmm loving it all! I’ll take one of those buckets thank you!! I love those Ralph Lauren white plates. I picked some of those up because I like how they look like they are a thick embossed paper. Those left over cake desserts are my favorite!

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