I’m sharing a Valentine dinner for two tablescape today.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I guess I took an unscheduled and unannounced blog break. Taking down Christmas décor left me soooo uninspired.
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?”
As much as I love my contacts with all of you, the questions on that wall often stop me in my tracks.
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.
Does that happen to other bloggers, or is it just me?
I wouldn’t have to worry about THE WALL if all of you other bloggers weren’t so talented.
So, would all you brilliant bloggers just dial it down a notch?
I mean, how do you keep coming up with all of these ideas and projects?
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?
Howevah (I say, with my best Arkansas accent), I want to blog, so I’m gonna blog.
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.
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
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!)
A clear, glass plate tops a Valentine paper dessert plate, which tops a paper heart doily, which tops a white metal charger!
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).
I chose to use this flatware, because the pattern name is “Eternally Yours”.
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.
Scottie dogs are serving the salt and pepper.
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.
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.)
But since I still had them, I flipped them over and hung them back onto the chairs for this Valentine’s table.
Thank you so much for visiting my heartfelt post. Laurie