A Valentine's table for you! A chance to bring out everything that's red, pink, gold, or covered with hearts and flowers and showcase it. The center of the table features two Valentine handkerchiefs that I purchased on eBay. Vase is milk glass, bought at a tag sale. Used some gold heart doilies that I had on hand, and used a few more playing cards to connect to the Living Room.
Above, left: Napkin is a Cath Kidston; Plate was a flea market find; Limoges Cups & Saucers were my paternal grandmother's; Other linens are from tag sales.
Above, right: When you're entertaining kids, they appreciate having littlelittles around to keep them occupied while listening to boring grown-up talk. Nifty little chair was from a friend; Doll dishes are from a tag sale.
It's my opinion (and welcome to it!) that in Winter, you can layer and layer your linens, plates, etc. It's just a more cozy look for cold weather, and of course: gives you an excuse to haul out your neat junk and see how it all interacts. In Summer, for me, a more stripped-down look helps the house look cooler. And who wants tons of linens laying around, soaking up all that humidity? Ugh.