Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Brunch

 
     Well, the day has arrived when we think about pink, red and chocolate! I decided to do something different this year and set my table for brunch. I found the polka dot egg cups in Florida at Christmas and I used them as the inspiration for my table. I don't actually have a lot of Valentine decorations, so I'm sure you have seen most of these things on other tables I have done.

 
     I actually had white coffee mugs on the table and I decided to get a little "tacky" and put a Valentine mug at each place setting. After all, Valentine's Day is a fun holiday.
 
 
     Both plates are from Crate and Barrel, paired with sterling flatware. I rolled the napkins into rosettes and placed them in the egg cups.

 
     I really wanted to show you my beautiful new tablecloth (the napkins actually match, you just can't tell with them rolled). It was a Christmas gift from my Dad. He bought it on some island when he took a cruise in last fall. The photos really just don't do it justice. It is gorgeous and would have looked even better if I hadn't been too lazy to go get the leaf for the table!
 

 
I've had this cocoa pitcher for many years.
It wouldn't be breakfast without a little cocoa...

 
...and of course, heart shaped marshmallows.

 
     I used small cordial stemware as juice glasses. I get a kick out of mixing the sterling and crystal with the silly coffee mugs. I think you should always have a little something unexpected on the table.

 
 

     I did put pink and red candles on the table,
 but I'm not sure they were needed for brunch.



 
This photo is to show you just how lovely the tablecloth is.
As I pointed out, it would be even prettier if I had made the table larger.


 
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. Please stop and say hello.
 
 
I'm also joining Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen
for Let's Dish!
 
 

11 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so pretty, Sue! The first thing I noticed was the beautiful tablecloth. Love the dishes and cute mugs, too! I have zip when it comes to Valentine's Day decorations! Funny, I'm such a romantic! Do you have dinner plans or are you making something special? After all, your table is already set!

How about this sunshine? It smells like spring! :)

XO,
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun table Sue! I love the polka dot egg cups with the rose napkins and the curly Q plates! How nice of your father to think of you and pick up the beautiful table cloth while on vaca-enjoy:@)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! I like the mugs - they add a cute touch. The table cloth is so pretty - a real treasure.
Have a great day tomorrow.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Suz,
Loved your Valentine's table, so pretty. Your plates are so pretty and what a great idea, putting the napkin in the egg cups, very cute, and I loved the addition of the cute mugs,
like you said after all it is valentines day.....and they look so cute. Centerpc was lovely too.
and that tablecloth is gorgeous, what a nice gift, bet the napkins are really pretty too.
Very sweet and lovely table and am sure it will be greatly enjoyed.
Blessings, Nellie
and
Happy Valentine's Day hon
Hope you get loved on real good!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love this pretty table Sue!
The colors, the tablecloth, that flatware.
It's all cheery and pretty.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a beautiful tablescape. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D This is such a cute table. I love the Crate and Barrel plates, and the little egg cups are so cute! Heart-shaped marshmallows are the *cutest*

xo,
RJ

Marlis said...

gorgeous.. Your father knows his girl! This tablecloth is stunning. Love the dishes, crate and barrel, really? Hope your Valentine's was fabulous. xo marlis

mountain mama said...

oh...how sweet. i love the napkins in the egg cups...very creative!

Gypsy Heart said...

A beautiful table! The tablecloth is just exquisite. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person. The dishes are just my style ~ love them!
Hope you had a wonderful brunch...the table is perfect for a celebration.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

A beautiful table! The tablecloth is just exquisite. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person. The dishes are just my style ~ love them!
Hope you had a wonderful brunch...the table is perfect for a celebration.

xo
Pat