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12 February, 2013

My Early Spring Almost-Too-Late for Valentine's Day Centerpiece

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ironstone and Tulips4I don’t know about you, but I need a little bit of spring...with maybe some Valentine's Day thrown in before I am too late!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT KittyAnd our Miss Kitty is in complete agreement with me since…

Christmas mess …we are still in the process of taking down our Christmas decorations due to our recent holiday photo shoot with Country Sampler magazine! Woo hoo! I’m still beaming about that one!  :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ironstone and Tulips3 So when I passed these tulips in the grocery store, I knew what I needed to do!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Red Cliff Ironstone Tea Set I pulled out my vintage Red Cliff ironstone tea set to create something light and springy for the breakfast room table!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY French Linens I also took out my homemade “vintage” French linens

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Salt & Pepper …and these wonderful frenchy rooster salt and pepper shakers…a gift from my friend Babs at Upstairs Downstairs

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT flatware …and another sweet gift...from a dear reader, Jackie…this lovely vintage flatware in my favorite grapey pattern!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT TulipAnd of course, the inspiration for it all…these wonderful pink and white tulips…ready to do double duty for Valentine’s Day and an early peek into spring!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT heart And…maybe just a little bit of my leftover Christmas thrown in for good measure!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ironstone and Tulips4 And there you have it…my early Spring/almost-too-late for Valentine’s Day centerpiece! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Valentine/ early spring centerpiece! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

French Country Cottage for the Six Days of Spring Party
French Country Cottage for It's a Spring Thing Linky Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. How refreshing for Valentine's Day - which isn't til tomorrow so how could you possible be almost late? :) Don't you just love pure white everything-for-the-table?

  2. Very pretty, Debbie! The flatware is a nice gift...I think of you whenever I see something with grapes on it! :)


  3. That's beautiful Debbie. I can't wait to see your house in the magazine. You know, when Christmas is over I just have to put it all away. Were you just so excited that you didn't mind?

  4. I love your spring-y vignette...and a Red Cliff vessel is perfect for those gorgeous tulips. I see Miss Kitty is right there helping you, like any good feline should be!

  5. How pretty!! I am luving the ironstone and the flatware.Oh, I luv the frenchy salt and pepper shakers as well.. Let's be honest here, I luv it all.
    Hugs, Gee

  6. This centerpiece is so fresh and lovely! I adore tulips and the white ironstone is a perfect setting for them. I know you are busy taking down Christmas but I am still excited with you about your photo shoot! So exciting! Tell Miss Kitty she is gorgeous! hugs, Linda

  7. Debbie, it's just the inspiration I needed for my own table. I like the grouping of white with the tulips. Perfect!

  8. You had me at that teaset. So lovely. I adore tone on tone stoneware.

  9. Perfect vignette for Spring and Valentine's Day! Love the Red Cliff pieces, and OMGosh, I had forgotten about the Frenchy rooster and hen s&p.
    Congratulations on the photo shoot! You certainly deserve the recognition. Can't wait to see that issue of Country Sampler!
    Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day,

  10. Beautiful vignette, Debbie! That basket tray works perfectly to hold everything. Your whites are so pretty, too.

  11. Never too late for that kind of beauty! Love it! Glad the cat got in on the action!!

  12. It's all so pretty, Deb. I so need some Spring. Love the flat-ware. What a nice gift to receive. "Hi Kitty" Hugs, Deb

  13. Your centerpiece is gorgeous!! Love the pink tulips and white dishes for Valentine's Day!

    Congratulations on the Country Sampler photo shoot! I'll be watching for it next winter. :)

  14. Debbie, your centerpiece is fabulous! Love the tulips in your white pitcher. Still wishing I had bought that white pitcher I saw last week at Ross Dress For Less. I've got to have a tulip bouquet! Thanks for the inspiration. Helen

  15. Debbie,
    Lovely Valentine's Day Tablescape, dear friend!!!
    I adore the rooster that is looking back toward the living room Christmas decor!!!
    He, too, seems to be a bit confused!!! Ha!
    Miss Kitty is such a lovely lady!
    Your white china tea set is exquisite!!!

  16. What a pretty french looking table. The round basket set in the middle of the table is so beautiful... just such pretty style!You table looks fresh and sweet... just he right touch of red to work for Valentine's day... and tulips to make me long for spring!

  17. Thanks for the touch of spring, Deb. I love the rooster salt and peppper they are very pretty.


  18. Beautiful centerpiece! Your blog is one of the blogs that inspired me to push the POST button last night on my attempt at blogging. I have a booth at Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors and have recognized items in some of your posts...Thanks for sharing!

  19. Love! Your tea set is gorgeous! The tulips look great in the teapot- a nice touch of spring. I haven't done any Valentine decorating this year. I like your idea better- a pink spring-y vignette will last much longer!

  20. I almost bought tulips yesterday at the grocery store. Yours are so pretty. I love the round basket and the bEAUTIFUL flatware!!! COME ON SPRING!!! XO, Pinky

  21. Congratulations, Debbie, that is wonderful!

    We are under 2 ft of snow in NY, so Spring is very far away for us! We are in a winter wonderland with more on the way tonight and on the weekend.

  22. Congratulations on your wonderful news! I'd say you're right on time for Valentine's Day.

    Love how tulip drape a bit and are so graceful!

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Congrats on the photo shoot and your centerpiece is a perfect to start thinking about Spring and a little Valentine's Day. Beautiful vintage Red Cliff ironstone tea set and your roosters are too cute too. I like the burlap piece to ground the centerpiece.

  24. A photo shoot for a magazine - how thrilling! Since you will be famous now, you probably will not be needing those adorable rooster salt and pepper shakers. When you are ready to dispose of them, I will gladly send you my address - hahaha. Seriously, those are eye-catchers! Lovely centerpiece and those pink tulips are just meant for spring!

  25. Beautiful vintage Red Cliff ironstone tea set and the tulips are great! Have some salt and pepper chicken shakers - now I have to go and see where I put them. Guess I have tooooooooo much stuff LOL

  26. Such a pretty post! I love your tulips...They are such a reminder that Spring will come.
    I'm glad I 'm not the only one that lets my kitties get up on the table to investigate. Oh, just what would we do without our whiskered friends?
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Carolynn >^^<

  27. Congratulation on the shoot...I will be looking for it next from the grocery store can be so nice. Tulips are my favorite, When they start showing up I get a bunch once a week with the groceries. Since I use the husbands debit card to pay....I say Yes, my husband buys me flowers every week....hahaha

  28. Tulips are a lovely addition to your Valentine's vignette. I always adore stacked plates.
    Your ironstone is fabulous. It makes a beautiful statement. Happy Valentine's day

  29. What a nice Frenchy table, Debbie, with your roosters and those cute towels. The tulips make me long for spring and sunshine. It's cold here! Congrats again on your magazine shoot.:-)

  30. spring feeling =)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

  31. Your kitty helper is super cute :)

  32. So pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  33. So pretty! Love your cat...

  34. Breathtaking beauty at it's best!!! I love Tulips, and yes I also love everything about the French style, soo romantic and fresh, keep up the good work!!! I am a new blogger, is nice to find new frends!!

  35. I love your page... such gorgeous photos :) xx

  36. Hi Debbie! Oh, your centerpiece is just gorgeous! You always do put together the prettiest vignettes! Love seeing your little fuzzy faces.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  37. Hi Debbie. Whenever I see a pretty display and I click on it, it turns out to be you. I don't know why I'm surprised but I always am. I must be really attracted to the stuff you put together. This is so pretty and just looks like a very springtime vignette. I love it, Happy Monday..Judy

  38. Ironstone makes everything look good!!
    Mary Alice


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie