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February 11, 2016

Romance and Whimsical Valentine's Day Dining

I'll start right out with the whimsical!
This queen of hearts is the head of the table for this year's Valentines Day!  

Check out those crazy stockings and shoes!

I created a ring of white roses laid around her feet on this metal cutwork cake stand for some romantic touches. 

These glittery red and purple heart champagne flutes add more to the whimsy!  The checkered napkins mimic the stockings on the Queen of Hearts!

Some whimsical Love and XOXO coffee mugs for those who prefer something else to drink!  I filled the ramekins with chocolates instead of baking little cakes with them.

A pop of more red with these cute polka dot salad plates. Their lacy edge mimics the lacy look on the white dinner plates (totally unplanned).

The heart shaped placemats are both whimsical and romantic! The black flatware reflected the lines of the placemats so they were an easy choice.

The tablecloths were chosen to add romance to the table.  

A few more hearts are hanging around on the chandelier but I barely got a shot of them with the table.

I'd like to believe Love Is All Around Us!
Gods Love, Puppy Love, Children's Love, Couple's Love, etc...

Unlike the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland this Queen of Hearts is all sweetness!  She's all about the party!

Romance and Whimsical

Thank you for visiting and I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Black and White Tablecloth- Boscov's "Laura Ashley Cassandra"
Gold Tablecloth- Boscov's- "Concord Solid Fabric"
Red Pin Stripe Heart shaped Placemats from Boscov's
Red Polka dot Salad Plates- 222 Fifth "Home Cupboard- Red"
White Dishes from Pier 1 "Lacy"
Black and flatware by Godinger (One King's Lane- a while ago)
Red Heart Ramekins by Chantal (T.J. Maxx)
Heart Champagne Flutes- TMD
Mugs by Roscher (T.J. Maxx)
Queen of Hearts found at Pier 1
Cutwork metal cake stand- clearance T.J. Maxx
White roses came off of 3 mini rose sprays from Michael's


  1. Oh my goodness, those mugs are to die for! Your table is adorable all set for Valentine's Day. I'm feeling like I'd better up my game for my family at this point. :)

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your post is really special and we are happy to have you here.

  2. Your table is just precious! I know your family and guests feel so special when they sit down at this table!

  3. Your Queen of hearts delights me!! Goodness what a darling table.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. I just love your Queen of Hearts and the combination of the red and white polka dots with the black checks! You look all set of Valentine's Day at your house!

  5. For once I didn't need the candle light to be romanced away. That's an incredible setting with too lovely pieces.
    That joyful and eccentric Queen and the checkered napkins would have sold this to me if I needed it go beyond that gorgeous tablecloth.
    Congratulations! That's a Winner!!!!

  6. This is a fabulous and romantic table, Liz! Love that sweet Queen of hearts and how you embellished the cake stand! Love the dishes and checked napkins not to mention that tablecloth! BRAVO!!!! Wising you a romantic Valentine's day!!!

  7. Liz,
    I LOVE everything in this post including that adorable light up LOVE sign!! So sweet!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  8. Liz, this is fabulous! As a lover of MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check pattern particularly, this really resonates with me. You've done a great job (love the evening light, too). I do believe love is more than just the day too, and I wish you lots of it!
    Rita C at Panoply

  9. What a beautiful table Liz. Such charm and warmth from your Queen of Hearts to your beautiful tableware. Love is all around us. I enjoyed your post.

  10. So fun and beautifully coordinated! Love the pic with the LOVE sign lit in the background and your fab Queen's face & upper section in focus - terrific!

  11. The Queen of the tablescapes has captured my heart!

  12. Love this table Liz. The queen of hearts caught my eye. She would have been great on my checked table. Lovely table with the lacy plates and checks. Even your shelf has tied in beautifully.

  13. Hi Liz, WOW I am swooning over this tablescape. You know the black, white and red jut speak to me. Love the queen of hearts. What a great statement piece. Love the heart placemats, plates, cups and oh the tablecloth. Be still my heart!! The sign in the background is awesome. You just know how to set a table and make it special.
    Happy Valentine's!!

  14. So gorgeous, Liz. I love the combined colors and patterns. And your Queen of Hearts is a perfect. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  15. Liz, What a beautiful table. I love the dishes. You have made your table so pretty for your Valentine's meal. Blessings to you, hope your day is a great one. xoxo,Susie

  16. Liz,
    Adorable Valentine's day (Night) tablescape!
    May the Queen of Hearts sprinkle some glittering romance on you, dear friend!
    Happy Valentine'sDay!

  17. Yes. romance and whimsy at its best...I LOVE the Queen of Hearts....she is so beautiful and magical!....Happy Valentine's Day Liz!!!!

  18. So fun and so pretty! I love the sharp contrasts of the black and red and white. Your queen of hearts is adorable. I also really love your heart trees there on the side table. Joining you today from Tablescape Thursday

  19. Love your table so full of whimsy, Liz. I was just admiring tge Queen of Hearts on Sarah's table too. Happy Valentine's Day!...Christine

  20. Liz, your table is perfect for celebrating love! I see we had the same muse for Valentine inspiration. Isn't the Queen of Hearts adorable? The minute I saw her in the Pier 1 add, I was on pins and needles until the next morning when I could drive out to the store. I was so happy to see that they still had her. She makes such a statement! We also had the same thought on hanging a bit of love from the chandy. I don't often do that, but Valentine's Day seems appropriate. Hope your day was filled with treats from your sweetheart.

  21. I couldn't agree with you more! Whimsy and Valentines is perfect and you nailed it here!

  22. You have the same Queen of Hearts as Sarah, Liz! She makes the perfect centerpiece for your whimsical table. Those polka dot plates are just darling, and I love the checkered napkins. What a fun ❤️ Tablescape!

  23. Lovely table Liz, the centerpiece is just beautiful. Have a great day!

  24. I LOVE this Liz! I think your queen perched on the pedestal in a ring of roses is brilliant! I saw her on another blog and went straight to Pier 1 to find one but they were sold out, boo hoo, she's adorable! The white love mugs, the polka dot plates, and checked napkins are all so cute!

  25. Oh Liz, this is beautiful! I love your Queen of Hearts centerpiece. The entire table is perfect! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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