Friday, January 31, 2014

Rustic and Romantic

With Valentine's Day approaching I had been thinking about setting an elegant and romantic table, complete with gorgeous flowers. But since the temperatures have been so frigid lately, I've been afraid to bring any flowers home.  They wouldn't look very romantic if they had frostbite!


After finding these mugs and bowls, I thought I might set a pretty "rustic and romantic" table instead.

 
 
We're expecting more snow and ice this weekend, so a table in front of the fireplace seems cozy.
 
 
 
I love these bowls and mugs.  The bowls will be perfect for chili or vegetable soup, don't you think?  The mugs' generous size ensures plenty of coffee, tea or hot chocolate!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aren't their handles unique?
 
 
 I love these farmhouse bowls from William Sonoma.  They coordinate with several other dishes I have so I'm using them a lot this winter.
 
 
 
These placemats help set the mood!
 
 
 
 
I used napkins, rings, plates and some vintage spoons to complete the place settings.

 
 
 
Continuing with the rustic forest theme, I brought together some décor I've been using elsewhere in our home.
 



 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Even though this isn't the most romantic table, I may be setting it again for a Valentine lunch with my sweetie this week!

 
  Hope you're staying warm and cozy!  Thanks for stopping by.
 

 
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21 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful and inspiring Winter and Valentine's tablescape, so warm and inviting with the pretty placemats, you wanna have some hot chocolate in those gorgeous mugs! I will make my Valentine's table on Monday for Wednesday when mother comes to spend the day with us. Have a lovely and warm weekend.
FABBY

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I wish I could pop on over! I am always so taken with tables set in front of fireplaces! It is just so wonderful in every way! And your forest theme is fantastic! I love those little animals and your natural elements! Beautiful job and stay warm...we are in for snow too! Nicole xoxo

allisamazing said...

What a wonderful combination of rustic winter and Valentine's Day! Love it :)

Erin said...

You have a wonderful blog! I would love to sit at your table by the fire on a snowy day!!! I love the rustic winter theme and the red and white!!

Charla said...

Lovely table! Those mug are wonderful. Stay warm today.

Christine Graves said...

What gorgeous pieces you have on your table...I love it! So genius adding red, white and brown...it totally blends and pops at the same time....and if those cute mugs with the very interesting handles turn up missing, it wasn't me that borrowed them without permission. lol

tablescapesbybev said...

I love this table! The bowls, mugs, centerpiece...it's all beautiful.

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a great winter/Valentine table! Love the woodland touches and your pinecone napkin rings!
Jenna

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Rustic Tablescape for Valentine's Day. You did a Beautiful job with the mix of dishes and I also love to mix on my Tablescapes. I am your newest follower on your blog now hoping you will also come join me and hoping you have a wonderful coming week with your family.
God Bless.
Diane

Sandy Stafford said...

Beautiful spot for a table. I don't think anything looks better than a table in front of a fireplace. Those mugs are so unique as well as the napkin rings. Loved it all. Thanks for visiting. Everyone that visits thinks that is the coziest of all the bedrooms.
Sandy

Charity Thomas said...

Love the mug handles! This is definitely a cozy warm eating spot!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your tablescape and your woodland creatures centerpiece is perfect. Great dishes and accessories. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a nice tablescape! Love your sweet little animals...
Blessings,
Cindy

Gina said...

What a pretty tablescape! It looks very cozy by the fireplace, too. I love your woodland centerpiece. It's perfect for this time of year!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Let's see...where do I start? The awesome red bowls or the gorgeous mugs? Or the deer on the table--are they wood??? Your table is sooo pretty, and so wintery yet warm! I'm so glad I stopped by--thanks to your stopping by my place! Thanks for doing so, and for taking the time to comment. I truly appreciate it! ~Zuni

Liz said...

Looks lovely and cosy!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rosie M. said...

I LOVE your table! Everything looks so well together, and I think it looks VERY romantic because it celebrates a table for two with a very cozy look. Your centerpiece is perfect (I love the porcupine!) Well done! Happy snuggling on Valentine's Day! Rosie @ the Magic Hutch
PS Thank you for your very special comments after you viewed my blog. They are appreciated!

Orange Blossom said...

Your centerpiece is so very cute! Thank you for sharing it with us! I found you featured at "A stroll thru life".

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi your table setting looks so pretty and perfect for the winter and Valentine's Day!
Julie

Jann Olson said...

I love the woodsy yet romantic feel this table setting has! I hopped over from A Stroll Thru Life. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's all about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared some time!
hugs,
Jann

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a perfect setting for a Valentine's dinner in front of the fire. I love those deer in your centerpiece, and those place mats are perfect for this setting. What great mugs. Thank you so much for linking this to my party. laurie