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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

VALENTINE DINNER FOR TWO

Valentine Dinner

I’m sharing a Valentine dinner for two tablescape today.

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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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”.

FLATWARE

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.

SLT PEPPER BOTH STS

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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.

CARD FRONT

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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Thank you so much for visiting my heartfelt post.  Laurie