Showing posts with label VALENTINE TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VALENTINE TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Thursday, February 5, 2015

VALENTINE PAR-TAY!

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Valentine Party

Laurie asked me, the Queen of Hearts, to co-host her party.  After we all have a little par-tay food, we'll go over to see what you are sharing for the annual Valentine par-tay.  We are so excited!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VALENTINE TABLE FOR FOUR

VALENTINE TABLE

Today's table really uses a variety of types of dinnerware - from formal to very cheap casual. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ROMANCE ON THE TABLE

Romantic Table

Do you think my sweetheart might object to a table set with pastels and floral decor?  For this table, I used my mother's table square over a lavender colored tablecloth.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

IT IS NOT A CHRISTMAS TREE!

I guess I took an unscheduled and unannounced blog break.  Taking down Christmas décor left me soooo uninspired.  
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I can usually go along, happily blogging.  But sometimes I hit this wall.  A wall with writing on it.  The writing says “what is your blog about?; what can you post that anyone would want to come see?; and why do you even have a blog?”
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As much as I love my contacts with all of you, the questions on that wall often stop me in my tracks.
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When I look at the unique, clever (even brilliant) ideas that people are posting on their blogs, that wall of questions pops up in front of my computer, and I can’t make myself post.
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Does that happen to other bloggers, or is it just me?
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I wouldn’t have to worry about THE WALL if all of you other bloggers weren’t so talented. 
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So, would all you brilliant bloggers just dial it down a notch?
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I mean, how do you keep coming up with all of these ideas and projects?
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You amaze me and you intimidate me.  Who has time to come look at my left-over Christmas tree, decorated for Valentine’s Day, when you are out there posting new, innovative ideas?
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Howevah (I say, with my best Arkansas accent), I want to blog, so I’m gonna blog.
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In case you were yawning your way through another tablescape on my blog, I’ll leave you with a kiss (nothing like chocolate to bribe a blog reader to return to my blog).  I’ve always said I’d never make it as a salesperson.  My pitch would be, “you wouldn’t want to buy this, would you?”  I guess that carries over to blogging too.
(Red metal charger topped by: white metal charger, red heart doily, clear glass plate, white compote.  Heart doily purchased at $ Store, everything else from estate sales.)
I will be hosting my third annual Valentine link up party on February 11th.  I sure do hope you’ll join in, and spread the love with a Valentine-related post.
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I’m partying at Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Our tiny grandson seems to face a new medical battle every day, so please continue to pray for him.  Thank you for visiting me.  laurie
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A HEARTFELT POST

Those hearts on the backs of the chairs are made of felt, so that makes this a “heartfelt” post.  (It’s hard coming up with post titles, so there are no limits to what I might resort to when I title my posts!)
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OVRHD W HEARTS
PLACE STG W HEART
Since I only have six of the heart-shaped plates (from Target several years ago), I used these patterned plates for the the place setting on each end of the table (can’t recall where I got these).PLACE STG W PTRND PLATE
A clear, glass plate tops a Valentine paper dessert plate, which tops a paper heart doily, which tops a white metal charger!
PLACE STG WO HEART
The keys to my heart are napkin holders (napkin rings from a going out of business sale at a gift store years ago; linens from an estate sale a couple of years ago).
KEYS TO HEART
I chose to use this flatware, because the pattern name is “Eternally Yours”.
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I couldn’t get a good picture of the flower cart on my vintage glasses (from an estate sale years ago), so I put a piece of white paper inside this glass for the photo.
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Scottie dogs are serving the salt and pepper.
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I’m not even going to tell you how many times I copied the front and back of this Valentine card, attempting to get them right-side-up on both sides, so they would show the front and the back from each side of the table.
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CARD BACK
HEART ORNAMENTS
These are the dollar store ornaments that just keep on giving.  I had them on the backs of my chairs for Christmas Eve dinner.  I intended to tell everyone to take one home, but I completely forgot.  (I really did forget.  I wasn’t even thinking about using these for Valentine’s Day décor.)
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
But since I still had them, I flipped them over and hung them back onto the chairs for this Valentine’s table.
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INVITE - GVWAY
Thank you so much for visiting my heartfelt post.  Laurie

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