Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A Valentine Table for Two

I am joining Rita @ Panoply, and a group of very talented and creative bloggers for a Valentine Table Setting Hop!  

These two books, by Susan Branch,  always get me in the mood to celebrate the February holiday!

My table is set for two, my special guy and I!

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tsu

This is a simple setting of stack of three dishes:

I painted the wine glasses and little chalkboard hearts:

There are a few ways to fold a napkin in a 'heart' and this is one way:

A centerpiece of fresh flowers are in my favorite vase....

...and there is a set of  red heart fairy lights intertwined through the flowers:

"Love recognizes no barriers" Maya Angelou

I have a set of 8 of these White Embassy fused glass luncheon plates by Sydenstricker.  
You can read about the late artist HERE
These dishes are still available HERE

The red dinner dishes are a favorite of mine (Matceramica, made in Portugal).

The heart dishes are from MacKenzie-Childs and can be purchased HERE

If you are looking for inspiration, you have come to the right place!  Visit these very creative and talented bloggers to see their table settings for Valentines day:

Life and Linda - Love Is in the Air!
Me and My Captain - Be My Valentine
Home is Where the Boat Is - 'Owl' Be Your Valentine
Thrifting Wonderland - Valentine's Day Tea
My Thrift Store Addiction -   Whimsical Valentine Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul - Bee Mine, Valentine!
Bleu Belle Interiors -  La vie en Rose
The Bookish Dilettante - Valentine's Day Tradition
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Plant One on Me
Pandora's Box - Valentine Table for Two YOU ARE HERE

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Hi Patti! Thanks for sharing the heart napkin fold instructions--a picture really does say a thousand words! Your Valentine table is lovely. Pinned! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. What a pretty ❤️ themed table for two, Patti. Your painted goblets are just beautiful and I’m crazy about your red dishes, red flatware and your heart shaped napkin. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

  3. Fun little table Patti. I adore how you used MKC. Loving the black, white and red. Great job on painting the goblets.

  4. Wow, Patti! I did not realize that those luncheon plates are actually all white until I clicked on your link. - Yes, even though you did show them off to the side - this girl is not real quick!! They show beautifully against your red plate and let that pattern shine through! Very pretty!! Have a lovely Valentine's day!

  5. Lovely table! I have the same 2 Susan Branch books. I display every year and love to read through them. Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Ooh, Patti, those Sydenstricker plates are beautiful! You temptress, you! Your glass painting rivals the real deal, I'm tellin' ya - beautiful touch to the table. And I love that quote from Lao Tsu. Flowers in winter are such a welcome thing. Yours look so pretty with the lights strung among them. I think I may need to look into that Sweets for the Sweet all desserts book. Mr. P and I both love our sweets! I love the creativity you bring to the blog hop, with both your craft and style (MC style!). Thanks for being a part of this hop, Patti, and Happy Valentine season.

  7. Patti, your table is fantastic! love the twinkle lights in your centerpiece: The Courtly Check vase is one of my favorites. I also like the CC heart-shaped plates. Thanks for the heart napkin fold tutorial. I actually made Cupid's arrows for mine, and forgot to write the tutorial for it, LOL! I love how you painted the wine glasses and hearts, too. VERY CUTE!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Ricki Jill

  8. Soooo pretty Patti, so MacKenzie-Childs, and I love how your napkin fold matches your plates! What a beautiful quote to be inspired by and your flowers are wonderful. Of course I love your hand painted glasses and the Courtly Check heart plates :) You are ready for lots of Valentine fun!

  9. Patti, this is such a beautiful table set for two. I love all of you MC pieces. I am swooning over the pretty handpainted glasses and sweet heart plates. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. What a fun way to fold the napkins! The MC pieces are so pretty! I think I have a couple of Susan Branch books but not those two. Her books are always so fun to look at. You are so talented to paint the glasses!

  11. Beautiful plate stack and I love your heart-shape napkin fold with the black and white check trim. Your painted glasses and sweet chalkboard hearts are beautiful too! Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

  12. Hi Patti, what a lovely job you did on your painted glasses. They really add to the overall special look of your table. the flower centerpiece was in the perfect container and co-ordinated beautifully with your plates. I love napkin folds and the heart one is a special favorite. Thanks for listing the "how-to".
    Lynne, thrifting Wonderland

  13. Very pretty, Patti. I love the napkin fold and those white plates are stunning!

  14. Very pretty, Patti! I love the hand painted glasses.

  15. Patti, I love the twinkle lights in your flowers…I have a fondness for ruffled carnations. This is a striking table for two with your hand painted glasses, Courtly Check heart plates, and the gorgeous white plates. The napkin fold is just lovely. It is a pleasure to hop with you. Enjoy the sweet Valentine’s season!

  16. Patti, you're a gal after my own heart as I also like to use special napkin folds and hand paint stemware. I've never painted ones for Valentines Day, and yours are fabulous! Love how you gave them a MC look to coordinate with your other pieces and furnishings. The napkins you chose for the heart-shape give them a real "wow" factor. A lovely setting for a loving couple.

  17. So pretty Patti and I'm sure you and your honey will enjoy this Valentine Day tablescape. Your MKC collection is amazing, I couldn't help but notice your background pieces. Have a great day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  18. Such a pretty table setting, Patti. I really love it and your black and white pieces (MC) are perfect. Love the napkin folding info. Thanks- xo Dina

  19. Patti, I always love seeing your mixture of your MKC collection and the various other pieces, whether it is combined with red items for Valentine's Day or lace and a pink and turquoise. It is always a whimsical and classic. I adore the chalkboard heart too and the stemware. A very fun table. Happy Valentine's Day.

  20. Patti, this is such a charming table, perfect for a relaxed dinner for the two of you! I love that you used artist's plates. They have an intricate design that feels romantic! The flowers are lovely, especially in the dramatic vase.

  21. What a beautiful table Patti! Have a wonderful week!

  22. Aww Patti! Such a fun and festive table! I love the hand painted wine glasses. Well done! I have yet to purchase any MKC pieces but you have inspired me to check out the vases! I love your centrepiece! The fresh flowers amazing against the check! Your plate stack is stunning! Oh, and I really appreciate then napkin tutorial! So cute :)