Pretty, Romantic and Thrifty Valentine Tablescape

Three lovely ladies at three lovely blogs host three lovely parties each week. Our Hostesses are:

Leigh at Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday

Susan at Between Naps of the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Suzanne at Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Grab something to drink, a snack, get your jammies on, grab a quilt and snuggle up to your laptop while you visit each of these blogs!

I hope you enjoy my thrift store finds, some new little goodies and lots of pretty for Valentines Day.

First thing on the table was a vintage linen white tablecloth. I got it at a secondhand store last year for $1.59. Then deep red textured place mats. bought at Walmart clearanced for $1.00 each. For dishes I started with using a inexpensive set of white with gold rimmed dishes made by Gibson. I got a 16 piece set for $3.50 last Spring at Salvation Army. I bought a red Valentine garland at The Christmas Tree Shops for $1.00. I cut it up to fit around the dinner plates.

These red and white transferware salad plates were bought on clearance at TJ Maxx. I got 2 of them. Each were $1.25.

Then I added the white and gold saucer. The matching bowl I set to the side of the place setting.

I then added these beautiful Royal Albert Val D'Or Bone China tea cups (made in 1961. The design is a Montrose shape). I just think they are so elegant looking. I got 2 teacups in perfect condition for $1.00 (for both).

Next I added these gold and white rose design wine glasses. I don't know the maker or era. I got a set of 4 at a secondhand store for $1.75.

Then these pretty little cut glass aperitif glasses. These are so delicate and lovely in person. I got 6 of them for $2.00 at a flea market.

A little crocheted white heart. I have had these so long that I don't remember when, where or how much.

I added a cut glass dessert dish to the bowl. It actually has a pink tinge to it. These too, were bought at a secondhand store.

For the napkin and silverware I decided to use white linen napkins that have a small cutout flower in them. I got a set of 4 at Pier 1 clearanced for $1.98. I used my everyday silverware and put them into vintage pedestal white milk glass vases with a fruit raised design. I bought the cute heart napkin rings at The Christmas Tree Shops for $1.00 each.

I also bought these cute little treat boxes at the Christmas Tree Shops. There was 4 to a package for .59 cents! I set them in the dessert dishes.

I used these little glass and gold rimmed bowls filled with red hot candies and a tealight. 4 bowls were .99 cents at Goodwill.

A large pretty china platter for a centerpiece. Bought a couple of years ago at Salvation Army for $1.00.

I added my newly found glass and silver pitcher (posted about this past Sunday's). Hubby got me a couple of clearanced bouquets of flowers. I added some more garland on the platter. And added crystal candle holders and my "after Christmas clearanced" candles.

I just found this pretty cherub heart shaped plate at Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago. It was $1.50 and still in the original Dayton-Hudson box.

This beautiful china plate (Haviland France, Haviland & Co. Limoges ) was from an antique mall. I paid $2.00 for this pretty piece.

I added two pretty white and gold "lovebirds" on the plate.

Now, finally (did you take a nap? LOL I know, I have a ton of pictures) the finished table.

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  1. Diann I think this is one of the prettiest tables you have done! It just came together so sweetly. I love how creative you were with the heart garland! A wonderful thrifty and unique table just for you and your hubby. I love how not everything has to match to be elegant and romantic. I loved all the photos!

  2. Such a sweet, pretty table! Love it!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. I love the milk glass cup and the Haviland plate is so delicate. You did a beautiful job putting everything together. Have a week filled with love, Cherie

  4. I really love the white tea cups with the touch of gold trim.

    And, having the maiden name of Heavilin, I am ALWAYS partial to Haviland.

  5. Your china and dishes area beautiful! Lovely table setting.


  6. WOW...I need to go shopping with YOU, Diann!
    Your teacups look exactly like the ones in Beauty & the Beast!!
    I would kill for those candlesticks & you really scored on the white ♥ shaped plates!!
    Color me green with envy over everything on this table. :D Beautifully done!

  7. Very pretty! I love all the details! Great job!

  8. Diann, love your romantic table for two. The little flowered platter is adorable. I like the way you have wrapped the silver in the napkin and tucked it into the footed milk glass.

  9. Fun to see all your finds- doesn't a good bargain just warm your heart? I used red hots on my tablescape too - my husband loves them.

  10. My goodness, you have a wonderful eye for pretty things, frugally selected and beautifully assembled into your tablescape. Guests are your table must be fascinated and honored--I know I would be!

  11. This is my kind of table that I love, a thrifty vintage mixed with new. I love that candle idea using the candy. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend Diann!

  12. Very fun & romantic......really like the votive in the red hearts candy! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  13. Very creative to put the garland around the charger. Beautiful glassware. Happy Valentines day

  14. What a beautiful, perfect Valentine's table. I love all the little details. That cup is so delicate and beautiful.

  15. I LOVE your tablescape. I have those same dishes from TJMAXX--what a deal!! You'll have to come visit and see my table :)


  16. Gorgeous setting you are so good at this!

  17. Lovely. Great for Valentine's Day dinner.

  18. Everything is so pretty but my favorite is the pair of candlesticks holder with the dangling crystals...Christine

  19. Wow, you sure do know how to make thrifty look gorgeous! Your table is beautiful and what bargains you've found! I love the little crocheted hearts, so dainty and pretty!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

    Kat :)

  20. What a lovely table you've set! Love all of your pretty dishes! I love all the pictures - just can't get enough!
    Thank you for popping in to see me and your sweet comments!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Beautiful table, with lots of vintage touches. I love the little birds on the plate, so cute! Have a great VTT!

  22. Diann, Your table is just gorgeous.The dishes are beautiful,and I love the shape of the cup. Everything is just so pretty. Happy VTT.. have a great weekend.

  23. What a lovely festive table...especially when it's all lit up! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

  24. It will be a very lucky person who gets to eat at that beautiful table! Happy Valentine's Day! Warm hugs, Esther

  25. What a gorgeous table, I love how you mixed and matched all the different pieces- great idea!

  26. Your Valentine's table is beautiful! I love those aperitif glasses.


  27. Beautiful table. I like the way you placed the silverware.

  28. Very pretty:)
    Happy Valentine's Day! and TT day~~~

    Kay Ellen

  29. Diann I am so envious that is all I can say ^_^

    VTT~ Old horns

  30. What a beautiful table scape. Such lovely finds!!

  31. W!O!W! Diann! That is a gorgeous and thrifty tablescape!
    Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville.

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  32. Have never seen crystal candlestick holders with the crystals hanging before and the twist red candles make them pop! Would you share where you found your treasures for the beautiful table scape? Thank You! for sharing. Happy Valentines Day!

  33. Such a pretty romantic Valentines table setting! Thanks for sharing!


  34. Karyl,

    Hi and thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a lovely comment! The crystal candles sticks (bought at Salvation Army $1.59 for the pair) have bobeches on top of them with the hanging crystals. I found a Christmas shop in Ohio called "The Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe" this past summer. Here is their website:

    They had these pretty bobeches for a decent price. I think I paid $4.95 each for them which I almost choked paying that atthe time but, after trying to find them with the hanging crystals and seeing the prices, I changed my mind! LOL

    The candles were an after Christmas sale at TJ Maxx (I posted about it here....

  35. Thank ou everyone for such wonderful comments! I really do appreciate your thoughts on this tablescape. It was a lot of fun to put together!

  36. WOW, you have done a beautiful job combining your tablescape and vintage too. This is festive and sweet for valentines. Good job.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  37. Those are some really nice ceramics. I particularly like the angels arafted on the plate and the roses crafted on the transparent cup.

  38. I love the golden rose glasses.

  39. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh my...I do declare you are the Queen of Great Bargains, Diann!!! You created this fabulous Valentine's Day table for little of nothing and it looks sooo rich and regal!!! I mean...just $3.50 for an entire set of dishes? OMG!!! And they are sooo pretty...very formal looking! Ohhh...and I love the footed tea cups and saucers...gorgeous!!! Your place settings are sooo pretty, my friend! I don't know how you do it! Ohh...and I also just adore that beautiful white heart plate with the embossed favorite!!! I also really like how you placed your pretty napkins with the silverware in those beautiful milk glass goblets...great idea and sooo pretty! Girlfriend, you did GOOD!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous table with us...what a treat!!!

    Also just wanted to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for leaving such a sweet note! Loved it!!!

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day, my sweet friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  40. So pretty! Will you be serving a fantastic meal for your honey with this display?

  41. Love this! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs, Lia

  42. How pretty! I can't get over all the great bargins you got! A pretty table on a budget even. WOW!


  43. This looks pretty, fun, romantic and whimsical too! Excellent!

  44. Oh your table setting are so beautiful---whata talent you have for making displys that are georous


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