Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Love

Finally, our weather has cooled off enough for me to get outside and set a table... I thought I would do this little table suitable for a Valentine's Day breakfast with Mr FH.  I shifted  lugged my table and chairs off the front porch (in Australia we call it a verandah but I think porch is so much more romantic..) and set them up under a tree in the shade. Then I gathered up lots of vintage bits and pieces I had put away just for a table like this and packed it all up in a picnic hamper..





I love the soft creamy white colours of the old china and the cute bowls I added for fruit.





How beautiful are these wonderful old salt and peper shakers? When I found them they were so dirty I have had to scrub them clean - I haven't used silver cleaner as I really love them the way they are.


Life on the farm looks pretty good here - it's hard to believe we had the most amazing storm yesterday...














I found a box of vintage cutlery but sadly most of the bone handles have all broken so I will be on the look out for some replacements.


I will be joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for her lovely Tablescape Thursday to see all the wonderful tables this week.

Suzy

 Sorry these photos are a bit blurry - I have had to send my camera 'away' - does anyone else wonder where 'away' is and why it takes so long for anything to come back???

18 comments:

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow I just love the beautiful setting out in the country, it is so pretty and fresh, I love the dishes and the beautiful cover for table and the chair....Wish I had that wonderful flatware you showed, sooooo lovely...Phyllis

D said...

Hi,
Thanks for stopping by. I love your pretty setting in the country. I signed up to follow you. :)

D

vignette design said...

Ok, you "win!" This is just stunning! I love everything, from the picnic basket to the setting with the dishes. Love the ecru crocheted throw with the wicker chairs. The vintage flatware killed me. Bone handled knives and hotel silver are so what I'm looking for right now. If I'm not following you, I sure am now.

Dining Delight said...

How different (to a Canadian)to see a Valentine's tablescape outside! Guess that is a real perk living in your neck of the woods! The picnic basket and setting look very inviting and romantic!

DD

Rettabug said...

We've got kids living in AU, (Queensland) so this glimpse of the holiday in your area is like a sneak peak at what they might be having.
Its all very lovely & you've reminded me that I have a ♥ shaped candle somewhere that I'd forgotten about. Must go hunt that down.
Thanks for sharing a wee bit of your location.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Suzy, Your farm landscape is breath-taking! As is your little table. I agree, the salt and pepper shakers are wonderful just the way they are! The setting for your table is perfect-the shade of the tree and the pretty chairs with the girly pillows. The picture of your cuttlery is very artistic. I would love to come and join you!
Yvonne

Mimi said...

What a gorgeous setting for a picnic...the dishes with the yellow and blue are striking. Wish that we had to worry about being so hot we can't get out of doors...not gonna happen for a few more months! Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

Hi Suzy,
That is such a pretty spot for a little picnic. I can almost feel the breeze, and the warmth of the air in the shade of those trees!
Your china, crystal and flatware all create a very romantic ambiance, especially with the wicker chairs and the crocheted throw.
What a nice way to spend the afternoon.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Mrs. P. said...

The temperature here is hovering at freezing..your outdoor tablescape looks devine :)

Blessings!
Gail

Denise Marie said...

romantic little spot

Petite Little Bee said...

So dainty and beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs, Lia

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful post and a very romantic setting!

Leisa said...

What a beautiful romantic setting - I love it all!

Kim said...

This is just so beautiful - I can't believe you brought these lovely dishes outdoors - it looks so romantic! Thanks for linking up with my first party attempt.

Young Wife said...

How pretty! We call it a porch here in Texas, but I would have said verandah was more romantic. ;)

concretenprimroses said...

how charming and romantic! I particularly love the china. I dont think I've ever seen delphiniums on old china before. Stunning!
Kathy

concretenprimroses said...

Very charming and romantic. I particularly love the china. I don't think I've seen delphiniums on old china before. Delightful!
Kathy

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my! What a beautiful and romantic setting! I LOVE the soft natural colors paired with bright white. I just came over from Cheap Chic Home and am so glad I did. You have a new follower.
Patricia :o)