Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Colors of Love

Welcome to The Colors of Love!

I'm part of a group of far flung dish friends who love to share ideas for incorporating our passions for dishes and vintage tablecloths into our daily lives. Gathering collections of beautiful things to use and not just display, we are known as the Dish Divas or Tablecloth Fairies, as we often bestow unexpected gifts upon our fellow collectors and share a mutual love for Homer Laughlin dinnerware and both contemporary and vintage table linens. Today we're having our first linky party, hosted by

Candy at The Little Round Table.

Other divas participating in today's party include~

Elaine from Dishing With CaraFaye

Becky from Random Musings of a Deco Lady

and of course all of
YOU!

Here's wishing you a most Happy Valentines Day from
Coast-To-Coast and Shore-To Shore around the world!

Scarlet is the color of love on my tabletop.





























The goods~

reproduction Valentine cloth by Moda
Pier One napkins
HLCCA polka dot Fiesta dinnerware
Gibson flatware
Villeroy and Boch Boston glassware
Anchor Hocking Ruby Red tumblers
vintage Valentine vases

I'm also sharing this table for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock, where the letter of the week is R. After all, scarlet by its other name of red is still the color of love!

45 comments:

  1. FABU! Now don't the dots go wonderfully with that tablecloth? And I really like how you've incorporated the vintage Valentine vases. So pretty!

    Becky

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  2. This looks great Daphne! Lovin' the tablecloth and polka dots! Your gumdrop tree is cute! I ordered one at Christmas, waited well over 2 weeks for it to arrive and it was broken, I was so bummed. Enjoy your pretty table:@)

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  3. Oh, D! You've outdone yourself! That tablescape is just the epitome of joyous romance..! The Fiesta dots and gumdrop tree are all decked out for the holiday...what a happy looking table! It's all just beautiful! Love it!!!

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  4. Daphne, will you be my Valentine????

    Love the cloth and how welcoming this vision of red and white is! This really is the top contender for the traditional colors of love.

    Candy

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  5. Hi Daphne, Yes, red is the color of passionate love and I am passionately in love with those vintage vases! I have never seen one! I see that you live near Boston--we were so happy there, but left to go to grad school and then work in NYC. I am following you so I can keep up with your new tables and your adventures in Boston! Linda

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  6. That was very pretty and so red.

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  7. Oh, your table is pure Valentine perfection! From your precious tablecloth to your dishes and accessories - darling! You even have a gum drop tree! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. What a fun and cheerful table. Love it!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love polka dots, and your table is so alive with them! I also really like your napkin fold in the ring! Very nice! Have a happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. The Polka Dots and Hearts are a great combination! Your entire table has such beautiful details. I love the candy centerpiece! ~ Susie

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  11. What a marvelous tablecloth! And I love the polka dots. Your photo of the placesetting alone is just wonderful -- love it!

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  12. Fun table ... love that red and white and those darling little cupids. Love is definitely in the air.

    Maryrose

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  13. love the red hearts,
    the color of love is beautiful, isn't it?

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  14. A LOVE Festive table setting! Love the Vintage Valentine Vases! All very inspirational!

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  15. One beautiful table!!! I'm enamored with you this table from the grand tablecloth to the dishes to the candy tree, to the polka dot plates, the blanket stitched napkins!!! LOVE this table.

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  16. What a fun table! The tablecloth goes so well.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. What a fun table, your collection of all things red and hearts is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I really love all the patterns that you used here. Even the flatware is two different but coordinating patterns. I LOVE that.

    Such a fun and colorful table.

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  19. The gumdrop tree made the perfect centerpiece.

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  20. I love your gumdrop tree! I haven't seen one in so long!

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  21. Very festive!
    Like what you have created.

    May you have a great valentine's day,
    d

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  22. Every detail of your table is perfect. I love the dishes. I love the silverware. The vintage vases are to die for. The napkins...oh my goodness. LOVE it all. Lori L

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  23. Such a great table, but the gumdrop tree stole my heart. This takes me back to my youth and my grandmother's gumdrop tree that somehow just disappeared. Thanks for the lovely memory.

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  24. Wow! A perfect Valentine table. You have captured it perfectly. All of the red is lovely. I just love looking at it. Happy Vzlentine's Day! Linda

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  25. Love your valentines tablescape, romantic and fun. Happy TT.

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  26. Hi Daphne...

    My friend, your scarlet red Valentine's table is simply gorgeous! Ohhh...I love the traditional red and white Valentine colors and your's are especially sweet since you mixed the red and white polka dots and checks...love that!!! What a pretty tablecloth...it's just stunning and really makes a grand statement all on it's own! Your place settings...sooo pretty! Again, I just adore the polka dotted plates and flatware! I really enjoyed your vintage valentine planters...so beautiful and really unique! One of my favorite things about your beautiful table was the dinner napkins! Ohhhh my gosh, they are gorgeous...love that beautiful red stitching! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Valentine table with us! And...thank you so much for hosting the "Coast to Coast...The Color of Love" party...I am having so much fun!

    I also wanted to thank you for all of your sweet notes that you've left on my Valentine place settings! You are so sweet! After you left the note about my pink and green place setting, I went ahead and added my link to it as well. Thank you so much for the personal invitation, my friend!

    Warmest Valentine wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  27. This is my kinda table!!! All I can say is... Wow - lots of Pizazzzz! Very beautiful!

    Happy Valentines Day! Mrs. S.

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  28. Daphne, you reminded to pull my gumdrop tree for Valentine's Day - had put it away after Christmas! Beautiful table- thanks for sharing...

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  29. ACK!!!!!!!!!!! Can I come over for lunch? lol
    I collect heart items and this looks like heaven to me.

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  30. Makes me want to come to lunch!

    ;)

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  31. I love the timeless feel you've created with your cheerful Valentine's table. Great energy and wonderful sense of fun!

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  32. I love the wonderful "feel" of that table, it's fun and energetic!

    Can I come to lunch?

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  33. That is about the sweetest table! I love all the hearts...exactly what I wished I had. Adorable. Totally adorable! :)
    Mona

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  34. I love your table ... the centerpiece tree is fantastic! thanks for sharing.

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  35. Love it! All that red and white just pops. The table cloth is great, and all that candy looks delicious!

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  36. Thank you for your kind words, everyone! I'm so glad you came to the table! For those in shopping mode, the gumdrop tree came from Solutions and the tablecloth came from Nanalulu's Linen Closet, both on-line vendors just a google search away. The candy hearts on the gumdrop tree came from CVS. Vintage Valentine vases are lurking on ebay, in thrift shops and antique stores everywhere. The four seen here were all made in Japan.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  37. This is a really cute table! I love these vintage tablecloths you girls collect. If I ever see a good one I am snagging it. The red is just beautiful!
    Sherry

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  38. What a pretty Valentine's table!

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  39. How great! A really pretty tablecloth, Love the all that candy! Rotally adorable!!!
    Hope you visit me, your very welcome.
    Happy Valentine's
    FABBY

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  40. Daphne, That is just way too cute, you did a fabulous job, I am a little jealous! Now I want a gumdrop tree and I have been looking at those planters on Ebay for years. Now I just have to have a couple! Just when I think I don't need another thing! My Valentine Party is Sunday so I will be posting some photos on my blog later. Thanks so much for sharing & thanks for the shout out on the tablecloth. Luanne - Nanalulus Linens & Handkerchiefs

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  41. Beautiful! Thanks for checking out my blog. Off to look at some of your other dishes.

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  42. Daphne, what an absolutely rich and happy tablescape you have shared with us here.

    I love the mix of colors, textures and patterns...

    And the cat 'bookends' in the first picture really made me smile.

    Thanks for a wonderful link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "R".

    Thank you for linking up. I enjoyed my visit here today.

    A+

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  43. What a great Valentine's table! Love the polka dots! How fun it would be to sit at your charming table. What a darling Valentine tree!

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