Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Love is in the Air or on the Table!

Welcome to the first Tablescape Thursday! Thanks to Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for hosting this. You should visit her blog and view her romantic tablescape and also check out everybody else's who are participating. I was going to wait until next week to post this but since it's already set up, I might as well post it now. Besides, I might get busy next week to prepare for a formal mardi gras party we are attending.
For this set up, I chose a red tablecloth and a white lace runner. I found the wooden roses at dollar tree and I thought they were unusual and I like unusual things.
For a centerpiece, I used a little ceramic box, not really sure what it is used for but I thought the color will work, I added the roses and found a little planter with a cherub on either side, lined it with a napkin with a heart and placed the box with roses in there. I thought it made an interesting layer. I used a crystal tumbler and a wine stemware with a red heart in it. I found it at Walgreens. Do you see the squiggly stem? I also added block letters spelled "True Love" and a cherub sitting on the letters spelled "LOVE". Do you think I have enough love on this table? LOL!
I lined the beaded basket with a red paper heart doily and I plan to put some macaroons in there, which are my hubby's favorites.
I found this crystal candlestick holder from Home Goods store in Pensacola last weekend. I searched and searched for another one but couldn't find any. It was on sale for $5 so I bought it anyway.
I used a red heart placemat, my lace plate charger, Princess House Pavilion dinner plate and a Valentine's salad plate I found at TJ Maxx for $2.99.
just another view
and another
It is chilly tonight so I burned wood in the fireplace.
I hope you enjoyed my Valentine's table for 2. We will just use it for lunch on Valentine's Day because we will be going to a mardi gras ball at night. Thanks for coming. I am off to see the other tablescapes now.
Thanks again, Susan, for hosting this fun event!







39 comments:

Cindy J. said...

Christine! Beautiful photos.. Oh with the fire light and candles so romantic. Love your candle sticks, my goodness each one of these you do is better than the one before. You are so talented. Love it. Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Christine,
You have set a very romantic table for two. It's dreamy with the beautiful glow from the fire.
The Gold cherub is adorable.
A perfect Valentine setting.
Love the candlestick from Homegoods as well.

My husband and I met and married in Pensacola almost ten years ago. We were neighbors in an apartment complex while he was finishing flight school. Small world huh?

You almost won my giveaway tonight! When my hubby came home and I asked him to pick a letter at first he picked "X". LOL!
I reminded him pretty much no first names begin with an X so try again. Then he picked "C". Your initial twice in one night so to speak! I had 8 people with C first names though so he chose number 1 which was Chari's comment.

Too funny!
~Melissa :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, what a pretty, romantic tablescape. Love that valentine salad plate, and your roses and candles- so romantic. A mardi gras ball sounds like so much fun. laurie

Cynthia said...

Hi Christine,
I love your valentine table. All your neat finds from the dollar tree and homegoods. Those wooden roses look great and that little cherub sitting on the letters is just too cute. Great job, Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful table Christine. You have such a talent for this. I love all of your finds, they work perfectly for a romantic valentine's day table! Kathy

Linda said...

That's a great table.....very warm and inviting. Bien fait! Linda

Candy said...

Lovely table. Love all the different dishes and the pretty rose plate. Love is in the air!
Candy

Zoey said...

BEautiful room setting for this beautiful table. What's nicer than a warm fire and a candlelit lunch?

I love the wooden roses. I would have bought them, too!

prof en retraite said...

How romantic, Christine! I see you and I both have discovered Dollar tree! Hey...they have some unusual stuff if you look! The salad plates are perfect! But my favorite is the wine glasses with the hearts in them! I haven't seen those anywhere! Great job!...Debbie

A Hint of Home said...

Beautifully done. Love the fire and candles. Your dishes are very pretty.

marty39 said...

Christine, another wonderful tablescape. You really do have a wonderful knack for putting things together in such a beautiful way. I love all the hearts and the wine glasses with hearts are just perfect. Love the wood roses. Have fun at the Mardi Gras ball. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

The candles, the fire, the glasses and the plates everything is beautiful and perfect. I don't know how you do it. How long does it take you and when do you start thinking about it? Thank you for sharing!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, what a beautiful and romantic table for 2. Your wood roses are wonderful. have fun at your party. hugs ~lynne~

Ma'dame French said...

Truly enchanting!!! Love all the love on the table (lol) Hugs French;)

Glenda said...

Everything looks divine. I wish I could back up to that cosy fire right now. Maybe DH will build one later this evening.

That stemware IS rather unusual, and like you, I enjoy things that are different. Hope the party is a good one.

Lady Katherine said...

It is all so lovely, I love the beaded glass, and the heart plate! Just love it, can I borrow it for Valentine Day? lol I was expecting to see a lovely peacock! The candle holders, lovely with the crystal. Those wooden rose are great!

Maryrose said...

How lucky are you to have a cozy fire with a beautiful table. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.
Maryrose
PS - you can never have too much love.

~CC Catherine said...

Susan, so fun and cute! Love the romantic and low lights...VERY NICE! ~CC Catherine

ellen b said...

Very pretty Christine. I really like the romantic candlelight shots! Happy Thursday to you.

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY ROMANTIC table!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Bo said...

Hi Christine...I knew I'd see something special when I saw you had posted for TT...and what a feast for the eyes...I WANT your charger plates!!
And while I'm at it, I want those Dollar Tree roses as well...I hope you can take some photos at the Mardi Gras Ball for us to see.. ;-) Bo

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Another table with the "wow" factor!!! Great job Christine...thank you very much for sharing and inspiring.

Kim Chalfant said...

It looks so cozy & romantic. And no, you can never have too much love on a table. lol. Great job!

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl this is so pretty and romantic...love the roses and those lunch plates..bet you had fun doing this..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nicole ~ said...

I agree with everyone, it really looks so cozy and romantic.

twizzis said...

Oh Christine, what a fantastical table setting. It's so obvious the thoughtfulness and care you demonstrate towards your family and home. I wish you a magical evening, my friend.

DEB said...

A very inviting tablescape!

Shelia said...

So beautiful Christene. You really have such beautiful things and never disappoint me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Picket said...

Ohhhh such a pretty setting girl and I loved that little plate from TJ MAXX! You made everything look so cozy and intimate..perfect for two! Thanks for coming by...I hope you have a great weekend!

Martha said...

A great Valentine's table

Susan said...

Wonderful valentine's day table!

Susan

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a sweet romantic table!

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Christine, stop by my blog when you get a chance and pick up your award! Hugs, Kathy

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Christine...this has got to be one of the very prettiest Valentine's Tablescape that I've ever seen...it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

I love those pretty little Valentine plates that you got from TJ Max for only $2.99...they're so pretty...you got a great deal!!! And...I just love that white ceramic basket in your centerpiece...I'd love to have one like that!!! It's all so beautiful...and so romantic in the candlelight!!! You did a fabulous job with this tablescape!!!

Well my friend, just wanted to stop by and say hello and see how you were doing. Have a great weekend...do you have any plans?

Love ya Sweetie,
Chari

ann said...

HOW did I miss this.Oh christine this is exquisite.You are SOOOOOOOOOO good at this.You could actually charge for your services.It just takes my breath.And the added charm is the fire.Perfection.Sheer perfection...Ann

lvroftiques said...

Oh Christine it's so pretty! I love your plates! And the way you layered the items in the cherub bowl! I never find anything cool like those roses at our dollar tree *sighs* And I want to hear all about the mardi gras ball! Will you wear a gown? And will you be taking pics? *winks* Vanna

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

This is beautiful, Christine...don't you just love having a warm fire burning near by while you dine! This will make for a very romantic breakfast...candlelight, beautiful table and a roaring fire...love it! Susan

Tomarie said...

What a warm and beautiful tablescape! And so oh la la romantic! :-) L~

Kathysue said...

Hi C, You take the best photos,Now this is just "PRETTY" and it looks so romantic.Everything you touch you bring beauty too it.Love all your special touches.Hugs Kathysue

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