2/03/2011

~Be Still My Heart~

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I have been doing a little
 "dish playing"! I have been playing with a few different place settings for
 a Valentine table. So far I have done three different table settings. I haven't
 quite decided yet...which one that I will use for Valentines Day. In the
 meantime, I thought I would share one of the place settings...called
"Be Still My Heart".  I hope that you enjoy!
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~Be Still My Heart~
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Here we are...in my french country dining room.
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 I really do enjoy creating Valentine tablescapes! As you can
 see...the walls in my dining room are a deep red color...making
 Valentine decorating a cinch! Hehe!
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Several weeks ago, I decorated my dining room buffet for
 winter...adding a little Valentines Day flair to the vignette.
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A red, white, and silver color theme for the buffet's decor
 with a little greenery thrown into the mix. A white metal bird cage,
 silver candlesticks, mercury glass finials and orbs...just sing an "Ode to
 Valentine's Day"...and then....there are the cherubs!
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 What is Valentine's Day without cherubs?
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This sweet cherub is made out of masonary and is quite
 heavy. He is holding a pretty silver satin ribbon with a key.
Ahhhh...the key to my heart!
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The place setting for "Be Still My Heart" was created around the
 buffet vignette and the exsisting table centerpiece.
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If you would like to see more of my buffet vignette and table centerpiece
 (the how to's)...just click HERE.
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Shimmering siver and a deep rich red make for a very romantic
 table...don't you think?
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"Be Still My Heart" Place Setting....
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A silver charger plate with embossed roses around the rim.
A solid, deep red colored dinner plate.
A white dinner plate with a silver "ringed" rim.
A solid, deep red colored salad plate.
A red toile dessert plate.
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Layers and layers of pretty plates!
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And...the place setting is topped with a mercury glass heart
 with swirly...twirly...white organza ribbon!
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Ahhhh...be still my heart!
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I found the pretty red toile dessert plates at TJ Maxx last
 year...this is the first time that I have used them! Something
 new...and something special for Valentine's Day!
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The manufacturers mark says "Queen's" (with an ensigna of a crown)
Est. 1795...made in Malaysia.
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Ahhh...red toile with beautiful bucolic scenes!
Definitely one of my favorite things!
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Stemware...embossed with beautiful winter scenery!
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A rich, red colored satin dinner napkin to coordinate with
 the place setting.
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You know...I think every color looks pretty with silver, but dark
 red paired with silver is my favorite!
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Using one of my favorite silver teapot napkin rings.
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A pretty stack of extra dessert plates and a cherub to serenade us!
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A second mercury glass heart decorates the stack of dessert plates!
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 I found these pretty ornaments at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I have
 used them so many times in my teas and tablescapes...they are definitely
 one of my favorite things!
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Another pretty ornament sits at the feet of the cherub.
 Oooh...so silvery...so frenchy!
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I wanted a few photos of the mercury glass heart with the
deep red dinner napkin. They really do make a beautiful picture...
don't you think?
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"Be Still My Heart"
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Well my friends...I hope you enjoyed the "Be Still My Heart"
 Valentine place setting! I sure had fun creating it! I hope to share
 the other Valentine place settings that I have been working on soon.
  So stay tuned! I love playing dishes! Hehe!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.
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Thank you, Susan and Laurie...for hosting these great parties for us!
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Well dear friends, thank you so much for coming by today!
 I always enjoy your visits! Please leave me a note and let me know
 that you were here...I would love to visit with you!
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Happy Valentine's Day!

41 comments:

podso said...

So pretty, Chari!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, you better believe I love it, and where oh where did you find that amazing heart! I adore it! Love all the layers and the textures. You do it well, girlfriend!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Honey at 2805 said...

This is so exqusite! It's "be still my heart" everytime I see one of your tablescapes!

Lori E said...

Mercury glass hearts. How awesome are those. Wow. They do look great with the red napkin. I really like the red toile plates.

Terri said...

Those mercury glass hearts are amazing. I love the whole setting. Thanks for sharing it with us!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Mercury glass hearts? I've never seen one but I am SO in love with them! What beauty they add to your gorgeous tablescape! Hugs! ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow! Girl you always blow my socks off.. this is incredible. I love the stacks of plates with the different textures surrounding them. I'm so in love with all your silver and mercury glass. Now, you know you have my addrees.. I'm sure as soon as the lane is cleared UPS will be at my door with a box full of goodies.... aahhhh if only in my dreams...
hugs ~lynne~

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, that very first photo had me sighing -- so gorgeous! The mercury glass hearts are just the perfect touch, and I love the toile dessert plates. You really have a wonderful eye for design, and your photography is great! I have a red dining room, too, so you've gotten me thinking. . . .

Karen said...

OOH! I love it - the silver and deep red are so elegant & rich looking. I love the hearts - tied with ribbon (where did you find those treasures?) Enjoyed looking!

Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach said...

I love the many layers you put together at each place setting. The heart ornaments are lovely.
Merri
http://www.milwaukeeinteriordesigncoach.com/

Lana said...

You know I love this....absolutely love it!!!!

The silver goes so well with the red and white. I have lots of red in my house and frequently pair it with gold, but after this tablescape I really want to try the red with silver!!!

I adore those gorgeous silver napkin rings, too!! Precious!

And the buffet decorations are to die for!!!!

Everything is amazing!!!

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog recently as I always love to hear from you and your oh so kind and friendly way--truly, thank you from the bottom of my heart. My blog is so tiny and I loved hearing from you!!!

Hugs,
Lana

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Oh my goodness Chari, your table is absolutely, positively gorgeous!! I love your china, your colors, your accessories, etc! It's such a joy to see your decorations. Thanks so much for sharing.

Have a great day!
Pam

Kelly said...

"Be Still My Heart"....what a great title! The cupids, the stemware, the heart on top of the toile plate....so sweet!

Kelly

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I so love this gorgeous table!
To me it is, the most elegant and pretty Valentine's table around!
LOVE those red and white plates and the little silver hearts are just perfect!
Especially when paired with the silver chargers!
It reminds of a romance novel...
or calgon just take me away! hehehe,
Thanks for your sweet note dear.
It made my day!
Hugs,
Cindy

At The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous! Of course! :-) I think those napkins are so rich and elegant and really the entire tablescape screams "love"! We are having a V-day linky party at our new blog on the 12th and would love it if you would consider linking this up Chari!
Vanessa

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, I just adore all of your tablescapes. Your china and then all the wonderful silver elements that you incorporate are just stunning. Again, one of my favorite all time tables. I think I say that every time don't I!!! lol I really do like it. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

Oh Chari, your tablescape is absolutely beautiful. I love the mercury glass hearts. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

SavannahGranny said...

Chari, this is so beautiful. I always love your tablescapes. The deep red and silver is most beautiful. Your photography is awesome. Hugs, Ginger

shopannies said...

I love the red and silver it is so beautiful

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, everything is so pretty Chari! The shot of the dessert plates is spectacular! Enjoy:@)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari, Chari,

What a beautiful table!!! As always, luxurious and rich looking. I love all your tablescapes. Thanks for sharing with us!

Sherry said...

Chari,
This is just beautiful! I love your dessert plate find. They are gorgeous and perfect for Valentine's day.
Sherry

Natasha said...

This is so romantic! I love those toile plates and the cherubs are so gorgeous. You always have the best ideas!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi!!!!! Thanks for stopping by tonight! I have been cleaning and organizing the downstairs storage since 2:00 this afternoon so I've not had much of a chance to get online and look at more posts. My back started hurting, so I'm taking a short break. I am so glad you stopped in so that I got to see yours quickly. My eyes went STRAIGHT to that beautiful silver rimmed dinner plate! That is so unique! After oohing and aahing over that for awhile, I focused on the dessert plate. Fabulous. No...F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! So classic! I LOVE classic! Hope you're having better weather than we are here in the Kansas City area. Expected to be -9 tonight with wind chills in the -20s. Yippee....NOT!!! :-( Have a great Super Bowl weekend, and I'll see ya next week!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl NO ONE could do it better than you..WOW!! Be Still My Heart..just perfect my Dear Sis..Your good your really good girl..Len is going tobe gone Sunday to Reno..If your home I thought I would call and give you our schedule for trip..Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari!! I LOVE your tablescape! It is just so beautiful and elegant. Those little napkin rings are adorable too. Everything is so pretty!!

I'm sorry I haven't commented in a while. I've been doing alot of blogstocking lately...lol. Take care, Kristen

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Chari,
Romance is in the air over here :)
Loving the cranberry/reds and silver brightens Valentine love :)
You always have such rich holiday table and so well dressed.

Thank you, girl for your beautiful visit and comment I will treasure, Thank you for being so kind.

Keep inspiring beauty.
xx
Dore

Theresa said...

Be still my heart!!!! Love your setting, those red toile plates paired with the napkins and those tiny napkin rings... SIGH! TOO beautiful for words!

Hope you will have a blessed and warm day in your sweet home! HUGS!

Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

Be Still My Heart~ What a perfect title for a beautiful table. Love that heart! The layers and textures just blended so well and made things romantic. Love it!
Andrea

Barbara said...

Chari! This is so richly romantic! I just love each and every little detail. Those mercury hearts are just the perfect touch to all those gorgeous layers.

Dreamgoddess said...

OMG, that is one more gorgeous table setting! I adore the silver mercury hearts on the beautiful red napkins. I love how you layered all the items and those silver rimmed plates are to die for! I would love, love, love to find a set of those. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Nicole ~ said...

This is definately a beautiful and romantic setting. You have such beautiful accents to make this wonderful setting. I just adore those precious tea pot napkin rings you have.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Jean said...

So very lovely! It's perfect.

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Well your Valentine's table is so beautiful!! All that red and silver looks fantastic against those red walls! I've been travelling alot and have missed blogging..hopefully will get back in the swing of things! As always you set a gorgeous table..I really love those mercury glass hearts!!

Miss Bloomers

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You have the perfect setting for Valentine's Day in your beautiful red dining room. I love your pretty toile dishes and the cherubs

xinex said...

Oh so pretty and romantic, Chari. I especially love the toile plates...Christine

Maggie said...

Chari, it all looks just stunning. Everything goes so well together, you are one talented lady!

iamclarizze said...

very elegant for heart's day. love all your stuffs here. i am your new follower.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this post is appropriately named. While scrolling through your photos, I kept thinking "Be still my heart"! Of course, you know I love those toile dessert plates. Your layers of plates are gorgeous. That silver rim on one plate is gorgeous. The mercury glass is always so romantic looking - perfect for a V'tine table. Your buffet looks gorgeous too. Thank you for linking all of this beauty to Favorite Things. laurie

Marigene said...

It is always a treat to visit you, Chari...very romantic table. I have those same dessert plates. I love the mercury glass hearts.

Nancy said...

Chari, This is one beautiful scape! I like everything about it. I love am a sucker for bucolic scenes on plates too and red is one of my fave colors. The silver hearts are so pretty laid on the plate.

Absolutely gorgeous!

Nancy