Saturday, February 12, 2011

VALENTINE TABLES, OH MY!

I started working on my table setting for Valentine Day.  Nothing was making me happy.  I kept playing with my dishes and finally came up with four place settings.  Now I need your help.  Which one do you like??  

Valentine #1
I do love Pink and these layers on a heart printed place mat is soft and sweet

Valentine #2
Traditional Red & White


Valentine #3
How Pink is too pink?

Valentine #4
A little more non-traditional


So let me know which place setting you would choose?  

I'm linking up to these fun parties!
At Laurie's fun Valentine Party

and 

and a new to me party
 with Sherry

Happy Junkin,

Linda

60 comments:

Christine said...

They are all beautiful but I prefer #4.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like them all Linda but #3 let's you use those fun retro plates for a holiday-that has my vote:@)

KobysCache said...

My fav is #2. I'm just a traditional sort of gal!

Sherry said...

They are all really pretty. I like #4 and #1. They would all make beautiful tables.
Sherry

Sharing Shadymont said...

#4 would be my choice.

They are all beautiful!

Susan said...

I really really like #4 Linda!!

Kim said...

They are all beautiful Linda, but I'm partial to number 4 also. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!
xoxo,
Kim

Douce France..... said...

I will choose #2 ! It calls for a Valentine Romantic and Passionated diner for two!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

#1! Pink is my favourite colour!

Donnie said...

I love them all but #2 stands out so well with the red/white combination. Have a great Valentine's Day.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, they are all wonderful. Maybe #4 if I really have to choose. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Charlotte said...

They are all lovely but I am drawn to #3. Happy Valentine's

Annesphamily said...

I love them all Linda! But the black and white with red at the end is so pretty and lacy looking. Happy Valentine's Day! I miss visiting you. I am hoping to get back on track. Love and Hugs Anne

Chatty Crone said...

For Valentines day I like number 2, but my favorite is number 1. Tough choice. Happy Valentine's Day.

sandie

Vonlipi said...

I prefer no 3, love that mid-century plate.

Did I mention I LOOOOOVVVEE your Paris themed header?

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I love pink more than most , but the 4th with red and black is really pretty! judy

Sue said...

Linda, I am lovin' #1 because of that gorgeous pink plate and bowl! It's subtle and sweet. :-)
~ Sue

Jojo said...

I love #1 and #4. Thanks for letting us vote!

Deb said...

#4 for me, Linda.

Marigene said...

My choices in order would be #3 and #4. I really like #3 with the vintage plate...yes, I see that it is a lot of pink, but it is so pretty...so you, too!

Kathleen said...

They are all lovely, really! The pink plates that looks like dots is sweet!
Marigene doesn't like pink, so her vote doesn't count,, LOL!

gail said...

I Linda-2 or 3 for me but a very hard choice. You did such a great job with these.
Missed you!
hugs,
gail

thriftshopadventures said...

#3 is my favorite!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, they are all so pretty and so different from each other. When I saw that soft pink in the first one, I thought that was my fav. Then I scrolled to the last one, and I loved how unique it was. I'd be happy sitting at any of these place settings for Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing this for my Valentine party. laurie

Sharon said...

I love all of them but my favorite is #4.

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I'm all over number 1......pink, pink, pink!
But I also like the last one. You have so many pretty settings to choose from and all of them are beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

mrs. c said...

Call me crazy, but number 1 is my favorite. I think because it is a little different. I do like pink but I just like the sark color in the plates anchors it. Have a great weekend!

mrs. c said...

Oh no, I said number 1 but i meant number 4!

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, I don't think I'll be much help here...I can't make a decision when they're all so pretty!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Linda!

Thanks for popping by.....Yep, feeling ever so much better now.... Surely it must be the end. :-)

Now, I am pink crazy....and don't think there could EVAH be toooo much of the sweet color, but in this instance, I'm actually leaning toward the traditional red and white..... It's so crisp and I love the contrast. :-)

But, that being said... I love the others too.


Huggies,
Spencer

Susan said...

Hi Linda...All of your settings are very lovely but I'm going to go with Number 1 as my fave. Great job! Susan

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I have to say that I love #4, but why not have them all? Those hearts are all you need to make it festive!

Olga said...

I vote for number 3, but they all are very pretty!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Dianne said...

While all four are wonderful, I think #4 is so grown-up and sophisticated.

Sherry said...

Thanks for linking up Linda!
Sherry

Mary said...

My favorite is #4~ Happy Valentine's!

Olive Cooper said...

I like them all but I love #1. The soft pinks are so pretty♥

De tout, de rien said...

Oh that's a really tough one, Linda! I'd say for me, nos. 3 and 4. Love the retro plate soooo much and a big fan of pink, but the white with black with the contrasting red in no. 4 is really neat too!

I really love those heart shaped dishes!!

What's on the menu?

Happy Valentine's Day!

one gal's trash said...

Hi Linda!
I like #4...it's a little unexpected. Happy V Day!
xoxo
Pam

Oliva said...

All are gorgeous, but my favorite is #3. I love the retro look of the dinner plate...reminds me of Mom's dishes!

The Tablescaper said...

Hmm...it'a a toss up. Love the dinner plate of #4. Is that vintage? But I really love the soft pinks of #1. Who makes that pink dinner plate? It'a a beautiful shade.

Thanks for brining your Valentines to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Becky said...

So different, yet all lovely. I vote for #3 using the mid-century modern dishes. It's a very nice way to incorporate them into the holiday.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

It's a hard choice to make, but I'm voting for #4! Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Sherry

Pondside said...

I like all of them, but #4 is my favorite.

Vintage Christine said...

#3, because I collect that "atomic" pattern and I love it so much. What pieces do you have besides the plates? I really like the red, though. Well, why not set the table with one setting of each!!! Boobookitty just broke my sparkly eye Siamese cat so I'm not putting ANYTHING breakable out right now.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm going with #1...love me some PINK!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda -- I couldn't decide so I voted for 1, 2 and 4 -- I love those pink dinner plates. Joni

susan said...

Linda-Oh wow! These are all keepers! I have to say #1 is my favorite though. I adore those pink heart bowls! Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
I LOVE setting number 3 ! You sure know how to set a pretty table!
Warmly,
deb :)

the cape on the corner said...

i like the 4 b/c it reminds me of my dining room, but number one with the pink and white is just to sweet. how pink is too pink-that is funny!

Queenie said...

This was so fun Linda...they are all so pretty, but I think I'm gonna pick #1 as my favorite! Happy Valentine's Day to you :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Gail said...

Oh WOW, I know I'm late but I just wanted to let you know, I LOVE them all! No matter which one you used you could not have gone wrong....absolutely beautiful.

Happy Valentine's Day to you,
Gail

Cheryl said...

I like #2 but then again I'm a sucker for anything red and white. I like the vintage vibe from #3 too. Always enjoy your photos...these make me want to run downstairs and set the table but we're having Weight Watchers tonight so I'm not sure I'm feeling inspired enough...maybe tomorrow!
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

HELLO! I was just lucky and came across you blog this afternoon! I love it!
The valentine #4 was my favorite.
I love your Junkin Finds Friday party. Can't wait to join in.
Beth

~~Carol~~ said...

I think #3 is my favorite, because isn't that an atomic plate underneath the heart? I love that! Yes, that one definitely gets my vote!
Happy Valentine's Day,
Carol

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Junk drawer? What are talking about that was clean? LOL! Just kidding! Thanks for stopping by. I liked #2 the best with the traditional red and white, mostly because I love the shape of your white plates and the contrast of the red heart and the shape of the heart on top! They are all really nice though! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day!

Diann said...

All wonderful choices Linda! But, it should come as no surprise that #3 is my fav. Love the retro dishes!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

OK so I'm just a day late but my 2 cents worth...I love #1 but might try it with the big plate from #4 and the placemats from #3...
OK so its always been difficult for me to give a final answer:) But I do like all of the choices anyway:)
Terry

Jenny said...

Hi! I'm wayyyy too late but I liked number two! Which one did you end up using?

Sarah said...

Beautiful tables. I like the table #one. ;-)