A Pink Tablescape at Granbery Manor

Happy Valentines Day, Dear Readers! Today I’m sharing the pink tablescape I presently have set in the dining hall of Granbery Manor. Last week, I hosted a little romantic dinner for my daughters and their young men and was inspired to set the table in pink for the Valentines holiday.

dining room at granbery manor

Although I post images of Granbery frequently on Instagram, some of you have reached out asking for me to share more “after” photos on the blog. You’ll see that our dining hall restoration and decoration is completed, and we try to enjoy it every day.

Almost all of the furnishings here are from our former home, Stoneybrook Acres, just a couple of streets over from where we live now.

pink and green tablescape

 

As you can probably tell, I like to call houses and even rooms by romantic names, which I is why I prefer to call it my “dining hall” instead of “dining room,” haha! I like to imagine that I live in the English countryside, maybe the Cotswolds (which I am kind of obsessed with).

fabric pennant banner bunting

 

The pennant flag garland I hung from the mantel is called “bunting” by the Brits, and my younger daughter sewed yards and yards of it for my older daughter’s wedding last year. It’s so pretty to use it to decorate for special occasions, like this Valentine dinner. Oh, and I originally bought those standing candelabras from Facebook Marketplace for our daughter’s wedding, as well!

pink and green dining room color scheme

 

green dining room Granbery Manor

 

The tablescape started with a white textured tablecloth, with a smaller patterned one draped across the top of it at an angle. This is a Morris & Co. Strawberry Thief pattern that I actually bought in the Cotwolds when we took a big family trip to England five years ago.

william morris tablecloth

 

Floral family china, pink vintage glassware, and inexpensive gold chargers set the tone for table. I pulled out an old napkin folding book and fashioned flowers out of these pink linen napkins.

flower napkin folding

 

I pulled some pink pottery and flower pots from my hutch and added tea lights to create a romantic dinner experience.

pink and green table setting

 

Mr. Man and I bought this 1970s china hutch when we were early married and painted it creamy white. I’ve changed out the paper in the back of it a few times over the years (it’s repositionable shelf liner!), which is currently a pink geometric pattern:

white painted china hutch with green geometric cole & son wallpaper

 

You may be wondering about the actual dinner I served.

Cooking isn’t my forte, so the tablescape looked better than the dinner tasted, I have no doubt!!! I served a ready-to-go pork tenderloin from Costco, mixed roasted vegetables (the frozen variety bag), Sister Schubert rolls, and those presliced frozen Pillsbury heart cookies. Martha Stewart, I am not . . .

how to pink tablescape

 

pink tablescape

Are you setting a pretty table for your Valentine, or maybe for your Galentines?

Truth: we are actually going out for Mexican tonight. 🙂

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Lissa
Lissa
3 months ago

This is so, so lovely! I love photos of your manor home! (I call my “dining” room the breakfast room, because it’s too tiny to be called anything else).

Laura P.
Laura P.
3 months ago

Very pretty, Kristie! The kids must have felt so special being served in style! Aren’t Sister Schubert rolls the best?! I’m not on instagram so I haven’t seen your updates. The dining hall is so beautiful! I especially love your wallpaper and the table linens, and your gorgeous chandelier. What a lovely room!

Susan
Susan
3 months ago

THANK YOU! I love your home so much and hope you will continue to share photos of it here. I don’t have instagram so I miss out 🙂

Sandra
Sandra
3 months ago

Curious about your lamps on the mantle-do they plug in or is there a neat trick for lamps with no outlet? I would love to have some soft light in the evening on my mantle. Love the wallpaper! I actually went to the estate sale and saw the before dining hall. Gorgeous transformation!

Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones
3 months ago

Have you ever been to the Cotswolds? It’s amazing! One of the most amazing places I’ve ever been! You have a stunningly beautiful home!

Debra Compton
Debra Compton
3 months ago

I love that wallpaper!! And I too referred to our former dining room as the dining hall! Lol! Also love all things British and especially the Cotswolds!! We’re on the same page!!

Amy
Amy
3 months ago

Love this Kristie! I, too, love the Cotswolds and your home DOES have that feel. This is lovely and I noticed those lamps and wondered the same thing…very nice feel to have them there and I bet it’s so pretty at night!

patti
patti
3 months ago

Love the renovation in the dining hall. Beautiful table setting. Any chance you can offer suggestions for a 90 inch round dining table?

Lynnette Miller
Lynnette Miller
3 months ago

So pretty!!

Jessica
Jessica
3 months ago

Oh it looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your dining hall with us 💚

patti
patti
3 months ago

Kristie,
I was wondering if you had any suggestions/ideas for how to accessorize a round dining table, so many candle holders are long and rectangular and designed for rectangular tables. I enjoy using my tablecloths (although 90″ round is hard to procure) but dread cleaning them, any suggestions for layering as you did with your table?

Michelle
Michelle
3 months ago

Whats the green paint color you used on the wall?

Marcy Terwilliger
Marcy Terwilliger
3 months ago

The fold of the napkins really grabbed my eye, like flowers opening up for springtime. Pink, glorious pink is pretty anywhere you put it but with green it’s such a match. First time to notice the soft green lamps on the mantle and those lovely pillows on the chairs. The china cabinet is always a favorite and they are so much fun to change things around inside. All you need now are red strawberries dipped in white chocolate and a special hot tea to enjoy the afternoon with friends.

Pamela
Pamela
2 months ago

You’re dining hall turned out beautifully. Somehow I missed this post in my inbox till now. Thank you for putting it on your blog as I do not use Instagram and have been wondering how your renovations were going on this grand home. So happy for you to have this project to create a lovely home. I too am an Anglophile.

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