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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vietri Love

It's no secret that I have a

serious case of

"dish love".

When out shopping I'm always drawn to tables

set with the hand-crafted and exquisitely hand-painted

Vietri Italian Dinnerware.

Red Hearts for Valentine's Day

Pair up perfectly with the lacy

goodness of Vietri's Incanto.

~ De Medici Dots ~ Baroque Curves ~

~ Antique Lace ~ Olive Branches ~ Wildflowers ~

Add in red Vietri stems for a touch of sass.

A simple centerpiece of luscious

red hearts atop stacked red glass cake stands . . .

Sandwiched between a pair of

Incanto claw footed candleholders

that make a statement all their own

with a majestic height of 20".

Each piece in this pattern is enchanting.

The sculptural layers against the

matelasse placemats make a regal

statement upon the red linen cloth.

Reverse the scenario with a

formal white cloth for a totally different look.

Start with a textural red placemat,

then add on the layers of Incanto.

Watch the magic as the

textures play against each other.

They are certain to enchant your valentine.

Toss in a touch of sparkle . . .

And loads of chocolate hearts.

Ah, yes!

Vietri Love

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Seaside Entertaining

with Vietri Incanto Aqua.

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  1. Both of your settings are so beautiful I would have a hard time choosing between the two.

    Thank You for sharing them and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!


  2. We lost our last real china shop in town a few years ago. All that's left is a department store with a very lackluster china department - often dusty, not often changed around, little flair shown. How I love to go into a shop that displays beautiful things to pique the imagination.

  3. I love Vietri too, but we have to go out of state to see it! What beautiful displays and such fabulous plates. Love, love, love!

  4. I love Vietri and have a few different sets. I don't have the Incanto but would love to. The tables are just beautiful.

  5. Wow, something else to 'ooh and ah' over with every pic! Love the polka dot glasses and great centerpiece:@)

  6. I'm crazy about the candlestick base... Wow!

  7. I love Vietri, too, Sarah. Lovely post!

  8. I love that maker too. We have a store here that sells it and I drool over it everytime I go there. Love the red polka dot glasses!

  9. What beautiful images you have for us today, each one prettier the the one that went before.
    I would love to browse around this store for an hour or two!

  10. Both settings are gorgeous and perfect for Valentine's Day. Love the candle holders and the polka dot stems.

  11. I also LOVE the Vietri line -- my favorite shop in Little Rock had a glorious display when I was there last weekend. I really like the red and white you've featured here. I didn't see glassware like the wonderful red with white dots you showed us -- fab!

  12. Oh golly just gorgeous Sarah!
    The textures and the china make for a simply elegant table!
    Love it!

  13. Vietri is one of my favorites. Loved it the first time I found it. I don't have any and wish I did.

    Beautiful tables.

  14. What lovely dishes and such gorgeous displays. Each simple but elegant setting makes me want to sit right down for a glass of champagne!

  15. I just love how earthy and organic the beautiful Vietri patterns are. I think they're yhummy. Such pretty tablees these are!

  16. Beautiful table settings, how could I choose from them?!...so I won't! I love everything Italian, they're great with designing, and this Vietri plates are fab, I love the look they have, like a Roman style. Lovely tables. Happy Valentine's.

  17. Those stems are amazing! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table!

  18. Sarah, I have a true love for Vietri. Thankfully my husband admires it too and we have several of the Incanto plates, bowls and a platter. My Vietri Valentine table has been set since Monday, and I'll post it on Saturday once I have time to take photos. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!

  19. Your red stemware is to die for - just lovely!

  20. Oh, yes...me too!!! I LOVE Vietri!!! Their dishes are always so unique wiht such beautiful, interesting shapes and textures!

    Their basic white is never basic...yet clasically timeless!!!!!! I SO wish I had some!!!!


  21. You have some fabulous Vietri pieces, I love the bowls!

  22. Oh, I bet you were at Breeds! Oh, I miss that place so much! Love the red and while polka glasses! Those Incanto claw footed candleholders are awesome! Great post!

  23. They are both such lovely tablescapes! The Vietri is stunning!

  24. I think I need that Polka Dot Stemware, and some polka dot flatware too! :)

  25. I love dishes too Sarah. I can't seem to pass them by without stopping. In fact today, I bought a few pretty Spring ones. I love those napkin rings.

  26. I absolutely love those Vietri stems with the polka dots. Sass is right! They're perfect.

  27. How beautiful, Sarah! ( love your dishes, actually, I love everything....Christine

  28. Such beautiful tablescapes-perfect for Valentine's Day!


  29. Beautiful tablescapes! So romantic! I love those polka dot stems!

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  30. Oh what lovely tables....I would love to be sitting there enjoying a cup of tea with you!!

  31. Beautiful, just beautiful! There are so many nice things in this line. Those stems are so pretty, yet whimsical, as well. Glad you shared. :-) Sue

  32. Just gorgeous, Sarah! I want a set of these myself! Loved your chocolate post...so many yummy photos! Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  33. Happy Valentine's Day!
    So very beautiful.

  34. Beautiful, both tables, but I prefer the white cloth scape. Love the De Medici Dots, whimsical and romantic. Fun! Happy Valentines. ~CJ

  35. Yes, you DO have a serious case of
    "dish love" but you're not alone in this affliction. LOL Move over!

    These photos are delicious eye candy & I'm head over heels in love with that HUGE candlestick!!! Wow!

    Happy Lovers Day to you & your sweet hubby,

  36. Oh how lovely! The textures are so scrumptious! I love that tiered cake plates together..very eye catching!
    Blessings, Doni

  37. Hi Sarah...

    Ooooh...both tables are splendid! I love the Incanto pattern with it's lacy detailing...very pretty! Ohhh my...and the candleholders are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these beautiful Valentine tables with us for Laurie's party!

    I also wanted to thank you for your sweet note of condolances...thank you, sweet lady!

    Warmest wishes,

  38. Sarah,
    Both of them are gorgeous! Their line of china has always been a favorite of mine.
    Anyone would love to sit down to a to either setting for a romantic Valentines dinner!

  39. What a lovely, lovely Valentine's Day table. I love everything, especially the hearts in all of the dishes.

  40. Hi Sarah, I love some of these newer patterns of Vietri that you showed. I have some of the older patterns: the Cucina fresca (green and gold) and the polka-dot Pellini that I mix and match. Those Valentine's tablesettings are fabulous.

  41. Sarah,
    Lovely tablescapes! Gorgeous dishes! Stunning cake stands! I think the red linen tablecloth speaks of passion and romance to me! Thank you for sharing!

  42. Sarah, I share your love for Italian dinnerware. Both tables are stylish and perfect for celebrating love. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day.

  43. Those candle holders are stunning and I just love the polka dot glasses. Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  44. Sarah~ I share your Vietri Love! I used to pop thru their showroom at market and drool for a good 30-45 minutes when I was supposed to be working! I'm wild about those gorgeous stems too :)

  45. Your post this week is candy to the "eye." Happy Valentine's Day.
    Joyce M

  46. Wow, these are gorgeous! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

  47. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful setting. I can see why you are so in love with it. The dishes are exquisite, and I love the stemware. The polka dots are the crowning glory.

    That tablecloth screams of romance and love amidst this beautiful Italian dinnerware. Thank you for taking me along today sweet friend.

    Have a glorious weekend and Happy Valentine's Day as well. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  48. Wow, two beautiful tablescapes, I love them !

  49. Beautiful table setting...love those dishes! I also love the red and white theme...it is so romantic!

  50. So lovely! Have a wonderful Valentine's holiday! Cheers, Andrea

  51. I love them both. Lucky you to have store near by with such beautiful displays and dishware. So nice to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  52. Hi lovely lady.
    We have a Chocolate shop by us also. All your photos are just gorgeous Sarah!
    The textures and the china make for a simply elegant table! I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentines Day with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  53. Oh, my gosh! Those stems are to die for. So cute. I'd love a set.

  54. Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

    Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

  55. Both are beautiful! thanks for sharing Joann

  56. I love Vietri, too! And the displays you featured are beautiful. My husband has a friend who works for Vietri, and I always thought it sounded like a really neat job :)

  57. I love that you shop with your camera! What a great way to record your inspirations. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. Happy Valentine's Day. ~CJ

  58. I love the Vietri too. I remember the aqua table from awhile back and have been in love ever since. Happy Valentine's Day!

  59. Hi Sarah,
    this table is really perfect for Valentines day. I love all Italian style!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  60. This is a gorgeous holiday tablescape, Sarah! Hope you have a beautiful Valentine's day!

  61. Sarah, What a perfect Valentine's Day post with this lovely Vietri table. I love the layered place settings using different patterns and of course the red and white. The very sassy stems are gorgeous and the candleholders could easily find their way home with me. I have a set of Vecchio Red and love to use it at Christmas. The red hearts are so pretty and wouldn't last long as a centerpiece here!
    Happy Valentine's Day…….

    The French Hutch

  62. Your Valentine tablescape is gorgeous, Sarah! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  63. Gorgeous! I love the stemware! A little playfulness in the middle of all that classiness.
    Happy Valentine's Day to a classy lady!

  64. What a gorgeous Valentines Day tablescape!
    I want to skip work today and pop around to see all the heart decor on blogs instead!

    Happy Valentines Day Sarah!

  65. Such a pretty table! Happy Valentine's Day Sarah!

  66. In DishSpeak, V is for Vietri. What an enjoyable tour! I hope you had a delicious Valentine's Day. XX00

  67. Sarah, I hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day. I had to come back for a second look at the Vietri, and to admire those candlestick holders. I set a Vietri table for our anniversary celebration yesterday.

  68. I love this! Vietri is a beautiful product, I have never seen this pattern nor the dishes in white - purely blissful paired with the red! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  69. Ooh, ooh, ooh! This would have attracted by eye, too. It is stunning.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah. And, I hope you had a great Valentine's Day.♥

  70. Such stunning pictures!!
    The letter holder you asked about on my blog is available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93069539/vintage-ornate-brass-letter-rack-or

    Take care!

  71. What gorgeous place settings. I love the white and red combo, even though it is traditional--can't be beat in my opinion. I love red hearts too.

  72. Beautiful table settings...just breathtaking! Thank you so much for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane today and leaving such a lovely comment. I'm following you now...have a great day!

  73. Such a lovely Valentine table, and such a lovely couple! Joni

  74. Sarah, This is a beautiful table and Vietri makes the prettiest dishes. Hugs, Sherry


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