Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SHARE THE LOVE

This past weekend, I shared the love with my family, as we shared a meal (my family thinks that having a meal cooked for them any time of the year is sharing the love).

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For the salad course, I turned my leaf-shaped bowls in a direction that I thought suggested a heart.  I used a Dollar store red charger under my white metal chargers.  Dinner plates are Fitz and Floyd Country Plaid.

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A heart-shaped dessert plate served as a coaster.

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Napkin rings were keys to the heart.

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I put the roll in a Valentine cupcake holder under a cloche.  Soft butter filled the little red pot.

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Salt and pepper shakers at each end of the table:

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Napkins, edged with hearts became bows on the topiaries.  They were also used to conceal the pots.  (Christmas wreath topiaries are marked down now!)

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The only photo I took of the full centerpiece was before I had finished setting the table.

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You will find links to incredible tablescapes at Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  I’m also linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

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I’m so glad you came for a visit.  I hope you’ll come back soon.  laurie

38 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, what a beautiful table set with love. I love your coasters, and your salad bowls turned as the shape of the heart is just too sweet.. Your napkin rings full of keys are wonderful. The little dog salt and pepper shakers won my heart... I'm needing some of them, can we still get them?? I hope this last storm has all of you down your way doing ok.. hugs ~lynne~

DogsMom said...

Your breaking announcement on the tv cracked me up and I forgot all the wonderful comments I wanted to make about your amazing table!

Kathleen said...

You always have the best family celebrations! What wonderful memories you are creating. The tables look so festive. So many interesting pieces!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Laurie, what a fun and welcoming table! I love the touches of plaid, and your centerpiece looks great! I know your family was thrilled to dine at such a festive table.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You created a very pretty and fun table setting. I agree with Kathleen - You are creating wonderful memories for your family.
Stay warm.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So much love at this table! The plaid plates are so pretty and I love the doggie S&P's ~ everything just glows! Can't wait for your Par-Tay also!! hugs, Linda

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
Thanks for sharing the love. Your tablesetting is absolutely gorgeous. It features everything I love, love, love! Those plaid plates! Do you know how much they sell for at Replacements? A lot! They really mix well with your Valentine decor!
I'm hoping I get my act together for a Valentine table. I want to join your "Par-tay!" ~Delores

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The table looks beautiful Laurie, bet you had a great time! Lovin' the plaid plates-too fun:@)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

So ptetty Laurie! Love the salt and pepper shakes and the heart tree!

I know everyone had a wonderful time!

Lou Cinda

Olive Cooper said...

Gorgeous Laurie. Love the plaid plates especially♥♥♥

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful tablescape...love your white tree.

Blessings,
Linda

Terra said...

This is a happy and creative table, and the wine goblets are especially pretty.

Pat said...

So pretty Laurie! I love those plaid plates.

xinex said...

Your beautiful table is really full of love, Laurie.Great idea using red chargers under the white pierced ones....Christine

Carol said...

Beautiful. Lovin' the reds!

Mary said...

Love your Westie S&P's and I'm mad for your plaid plates!

Marlis said...

I am simply charmed by your lovely table. the pierced chargers are beautiful. I love the napkin rings too.

A Toile Tale said...

Laurie -
The plaid plates for Valentine's Day are genius! And the double chargers to show off the lace effect! Love it!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

lulumusing said...

There are so many things to like at this table that it's hard to find a favorite, but I think it might be the key napkin rings. Delightful!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

ove your fun and sweet valentine table. Love those pups and the plaid plates.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laurie! How CUTE! Where do I start??? First, I am wild over plaid, so your Scotties and your FF plates are wonderful. And I am absolutely going to steal those white plates. Are they chargers??? Where did you find them? And the cute hearts and the clever use of the leaf as a heart... you did a super job here. Your family is very lucky, indeed.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

You have so many interesting pieces! I love your your bookshelves and the way they make your room so warm and inviting! I will get ready for the Par-Tay ;o)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Another GREAT Laurie fun table..girl I really don't know how you can sleep with the BOSS and still find time to do all you do and everything is just so beatiful..OK I want to be you when I grow up..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful table you set!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your table is So Beautiful! I studied every detail and although I LOVED IT ALL... My favorite thing is your little white westie dogs AND the plaid plates... "PERFECT"! Thank you for inviting us into your home!
Hugs to you,
Donna

CAS said...

Your table decor looks so warm and inviting and festive. It's no wonder your family enjoys getting together for meals. I want to come, please?
CAS

Shelia said...

Oh, Laurie, you just set the best tables! Now I'm all over those little dog salt and peppers! :) How precious.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

susan said...

Laurie-You outdid yourself! I LOVE the key napkin rings and you have a LOT of cloches. They are adorable. The whole table is beautiful and as everyone has noted "set with love" :) Now, what did you have to eat???

Marigene said...

Laurie, in case you are interested, I am up for adoption! You have the most beautiful ecletic tables...this one is no exception...only you would put a Christmas tree, hearts, milk glass, tartans and turn a leaf so it looks like a heart together on one table! I ♥ it...

SavannahGranny said...

You rock again! Love the beautiful tablescape. I especially love napkin rings. The topiaries are beautiful and such a deal. Hugs, Ginger

Sue said...

I love the use of the plaid in this tablescape, Laurie! Those little doggies are adorable! And the cloche is too, too cute. You've done such a sweet job on this lovey dovey table setting.
xo Sue

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Laurie...your plates, your arrangements, your stemware, your napkins, etc...all is SUPER! I love your tablescape, your little dogs, with the plads, the dishes...WOW!
It's so great to see a Xmas tree, done in such a way that goes sooo incredible with Valentine's Season, you're a very talented gal. Congrats.
I'll be honored with your visit, you're welcome to in advance. Humbly yours. Happy Valentines-
XOXO
FABBY

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Entertaining Women said...

Love your puppy s&p's...I have a pair of seated silver ones from a good friend...so cute. You've set a wonderful table for your family. They are truly blessed to have you making such lovely preparations for them. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Lady Katherine said...

I love the table, the tree, the keys! Every special touch! Always wonderful!

Denise Marie said...

Wow, Laurie!! Love everything but those napkin rings are amazing! Way to show your family how much you love them.

AshTreeCottage said...

Wow, wow, wow ~ I love everything about this ~ every little detail. Just fabulous girl!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sarah said...

Laurie, don't know how I missed seeing this one on Thursday. Sorry to be late. Love seeing your table set for Valentines. The layers with the plaid plates and the leaf bowls work perfectly. I'm a long time fan of plaid and just recently added some plaid plates to the cupboard, along with a great GW find of a set of plaid cups and saucers. I kept looking for plates, even went back another day to see if they might surface. Sure wish I had the matching plates. Thanks for sharing the love ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great table. Your family is right, anytime your family gathers around the table is a sign of love.

Thanks for bringing your wonderful table to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper