The Romance of Old Country Roses

Many years ago, I started collecting Royal Albert Old Country Roses. I fell in love with the teacups!…

Today, they remain in my open dining room hutch, until I can gather enough items for ANOTHER collection..

…….until then….I shall continue to enjoy the “Romance of the Roses…..

So I present my Romantic Valentine’s Day tablescape…….Hope you enjoy my collection as much as I do….


Set the majority of the table with the Royal Albert Old Country Roses


The place setting…Royal Albert OCR..A heart dish from the D.T. Sur Table..I placed a white ceramic flower
ornament inside the napkin..Water Goblet, Waterford..


So what’s a romantic setting without writing “I Love You” with lipstick on a mirror!


And a kiss from cupid..Cupid from the D.T. Sur Table


And candles..I found more mirrors at the D.T. emporium…for of course, one dollar..and to think I previously
purchased those at A.C. Moore for $2.99..uggh..


The antique high chair in the background is always set for a tea party that my granddaughter has each time she visits…


The centerpiece..A vase on an inverted bowl…Love to invert items!..Tulips from Trader Joe’s..





The goodies..strawberries are natural hearts..


The delightful cookies have pistachios and a date good..They are from Damascus..a gift from a neighbor.


Come sit with me and have some tea….




My OCR Chintz two tiered tray…with faux candy and tarts..


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So here’s a kiss that’s blown your way, to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my tablescape..Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate any comments that you may have!

Joining the following parties:

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday
Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday
On Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
Serendipity and Spice Manic Monday
The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday
The Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays

On Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday

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  1. There is a beauty to your table that is very appealing. I have china that would mesh beautifully with yours. Also, I am very impressed that you are posting every day. That does take time!

  2. Love your country rose china, magenta table cloth, tea pot, and vase overflowing with tulips. Very romantic table design. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

  3. Old Country Roses is such a pretty pattern. And is a perfect pattern for Valentines.. Love your table!

  4. What a beautiful collection…love the roses. And those tulips are gorgeous! I couldn’t help but notice…there you go turning things upside down again. :0 LOL!
    You created a lovely, romantic Valentine’s table…

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  5. Shirley,

    I think you need to write an e-book on tablescapes. Everytime I visit you absolutely amaze me! You take such care with each detail!

    PS Thank you for your wonderful words on my blog!

  6. Linda Miller says

    Another beautiful table, Shirley. Old Country Roses really lends itself to the romance of Valentine’s Day. And the lipstick message on the mirror is a wonderful touch!

  7. OH MY! That is absolutely gorgeous!! You always have the most amazing tablescapes! Can I please be invited to your house one day:P

  8. Ooooh I love this tablescape! Your centerpiece is fabulous!! You know I too love to flip things upside down to use things for another purpose 🙂 greta ideas and beautiful dishes!

    Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!!


  9. Happy TT ! Everything is perfectly done … love the creative idea of the lipstick writing.. may have to borrow that one..:) ..xo HHL

  10. I love Old Country Roses. Your table is beautiful!!

  11. I agree – the shape of the teacup is important in choosing china! Your china looks wonderful on that burgundy tablecloth, and I am in love with your gorgeous centerpiece! The tulips look so graceful!

  12. Lucky you I love the dishes and you created a beautiful tablescape.Happy Valentines day

  13. So very lovely! I collect Old Country Roses as well. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  14. Beautiful pattern, and it is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Don’t you just hate it when you buy a bunch of something and athen you find it for WAY cheaper somewhere else?!?!??!! Those little mirrors are so cute, but I know it hurts to have paid triple. Sigh! You are not alone, my sister! 🙂 The tulips are awesome! I love the variegated colors!!!!!! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  15. This is my favorite china pattern too! I have service for 6 with accompanying pieces. I, too, started with a tea cup! Your table is just beautiful and what better for valentine’s day than roses!!! :ipstick love notes on the mirror-very romantic!

  16. Linds McBride says

    your tabe is beautiful. I am planning to do a high tea with the same dishes, but the one thing I cannot find is the tablecloth. Yours is perfect. Where did you find it, and what is the color called?

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