“Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage”: A Small Valentine’s Dinner Party!

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

I have decided I might have a small dinner party on Friday evening in celebration of cupid’s special day. I thought it would be nice to use some of my pink/red tabletop pieces from over at our lake house. I have pulled out a fun faux bois tablecloth made from a Brunshwig and Fils fabric called, “Wood Cardinal” .

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

And I will pair this fabric with my Johnson Brother’s “ English Chippendale” in “pink”. I love this pattern because it combines several shades of pink and red.

Perhaps I will fill my Johnson Brothers British Castles tureen with parrot tulips.

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

A generous bunch of “Silver Parrot” tulips would be stunning in the tureen, and bring in all of the shades of pink and red in both of the transferware patterns! February seems to cry out for tulips right out of the garden, but sadly I will have to buy these, as the tulips in the garden at Chestnut Cottage have yet to show their lovely faces.

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Other wonderful parrot tulip bulbs for your garden that would be beautiful also are Super Parrot, Queensland , and Ice Cream tulips. Wonderful shades of pink and white and green to go with them.

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

 I searched around for some rosy pink stemware (not at Chestnut Cottage, because there is none!) I love this ruby colored pattern from the Italian company Nason Moretti.

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

I have this pattern in green and adore it…perhaps I will put the ruby color on my never ending “wish list”!

I also love these beautiful pink wine glasses from Nina Campbell’s shop in London.

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Finish this intimate little tablescape with your favorite sterling flatware and freshly ironed white linen napkins and you have a table ready for a romantic evening at home.

Enjoy…and

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

valentines day entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

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4 Responses to “Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage”: A Small Valentine’s Dinner Party!

  1. The Nason Moretti Torse goblet has also been on my “list” for a while, too, and I adore the faux bois fabric…so versatile. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  2. Kathryn says:

    Thanks Cherry Kay! Glad you enjoyed!

  3. franki says:

    So beautiful! We celebrated “Hearts Day” on a dinner/cruise on the restored “African Queen.” “Here’s lookin at you kiddo!!” “Hearts!” franki

  4. Kathryn says:

    Sounds like fun…you lucky girl!

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