Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Valentine's Breakfast Table

Setting up with a mix of dishes.
I brought the Red Willow dish set home with
me from North Carolina.
 I keep dragging things back to Florida! 
I'm using the breadboard that we just made
 for the centerpiece and topped it with
 the Red Willow tea set.
I kept the gingham checked pillowcases on
the seat cushions that I used during
Kept the stripped and quilted toss pillows
out too. I used two placemats, a white lace
vinyl over red flannel that reverses to
a  tartan plaid for another look.
 Churchill Red Willow and
Porsgrund Hearts and Pines.
Hearts and Pines salt & pepper set sits
 on the heart cut-out.
I like using the red and white for 
January and February.
Basically, I just like playing with dishes.


  1. I like playing with dishes too. I have the same red transferware ones. Love how you combined them with the boughs and hearts.

  2. Such a nice festive table! Love it! =D

  3. Oh how pretty. I love, love, love pretty plates. Beautiful!

  4. Wow, I really like beautiful red willow tea set. Thanks for sharing for more information please visit

  5. So very pretty. I love dishes and if I had the storage space I'd have many sets.

  6. Rita,
    Love your Valentine Tablescape!!!
    Unique heart and pinecone dishes truly set the romantic tone!
    P.S. Visiting from Susan's!!!

  7. Rita, this table setting is gorgeous and I'm so inspired to do my Valentine's with my red transferware too! But first, I'll make a kids one, as my grandgirls are visiting us for a week! Have a romantic weekend.

  8. I, too love playing with dishes! That is definitely a weakness of mine. I just can't figure out how to display all of them at the same time. I hate having them in cupboards. Love your blog & pictures!

  9. I love this. Especially those sweet heart dishes. I really like the red and white! The cutting board and the tea set are just wonderful in this setting. xo marlis

  10. Oh, so very pretty! I'm still 'diggin' that heart board of yours too!!

  11. What a pretty combination of dishes!! Looks great with the red checked seat and the pretty pillows too.

  12. Cute table and perfect for jauary and Valentine's too! The cutting bard is terrific. Love the dishes. XO, pinky

  13. I love the Red Willow dishes, and you've combined everything so nicely in your lovely tablescape! And how clever that the placemats give you two options--neat!

  14. Your china is so sweet, everything looks so bright and fresh!

  15. I like keeping the red and white theme from the holidays too. I love your breakfast table, so pretty. Love the dishes, you always seem to match dishes so well. I so want a heart cutting board, maybe I can get the hubs to make me one too!

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  17. Love the dishes, Rita! I love red any time of the year! It is definitely my favorite color. It makes me happy!!