Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Share the Love at Laurie's Valentine Party

Weddings of 4 kids and a wedding proposal of 1.
Calling all the lovers out there! Come join Laurie's Valentine Party at and since I am sharing a Valentine tablescape, I am also joining Susan at I hope I don't miss anything because I am preposting this since I won't be here on the actual date. I will be enjoying my grandbabies (3 by then, I hope) in Florida. Although I can still blog while I am away, my photos are loaded in my big computer which is staying here.

How do you like my chocolate candles? They smell like chocolate too. Yummylicious!

I am almost tempted to eat them, good thing they are hot and I get burned before I could take a bite, lol.

Hmmm, I wonder if anybody ate some. What happened to the rest?

Heart salad and red dinner plates from Marshall's.

I couldn't decide which of the 2 I would use for the napkin ring so why not use both?

I got this frame idea from another blogger but unfortunately, I cannot remember who. If anybody remembers, please leave me a comment so I can give credit where it's due. I was originally going to hang the heart plaque at the back of the chair but I thought this is a better idea.

And here's where the other plaque went, in front of the fireplace. The driftwood box holds a set of dominoes. This is our game room, remember?

Isn't that a romantic sunset view? The sky kinda matches the glow of the candles.

Sheffield silver candlesticks.
The goblets are from the dollar store, for uh....$1 each.

The champagne glass with a red heart is from Walgreens. I bought a pair last year and they came with the heart tea light candle holders.

Do you like the wooden bird? I like how its wings are spread out.

Daytime view. Does anybody know how to clean glass with chlorine water marks? The polaris pool cleaner always shoots water into the glass and I have rubbed and rubbed them with glass cleaner but I can't seem to get rid of the stain.

My hula hoop area did not stay empty for too long. The emptiness was driving me crazy so I moved the 2 leather ottomans here, temporarily of course. Everything is temporary at our house because I constantly move stuff around.

For the record, I am still able to do my hula hoops because the hoop twirls higher than the ottoman. Yipee!

Hope you enjoyed the parties. Now let's go visit the rest of the participants by going to Laurie's and Susan's.

Thanks for coming by!


Donna said...

Hi, Christine,
Lovely table, and what a great view you get of the sunset.Pretty!


Sue said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time with the little ones. Your chocolate candles are so cute...didn't you hate to light them?

Everything looks beautiful, as always!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Gorgeous! as usual :o) Yum! Love your chocolate candles!

And absolutely lovely wedding photos and proposal pic!

Aw! Enjoy your grandbabies! (How exciting! Can't wait til we start getting some grandbabies :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, what a beautiful table you set. First time I have seen hor heard of chocolate candles. Enjoy those grandbabies.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the table setting. Those candles are so cute. Have a wonderful time in Florida.

Anonymous said...

HI Christine! Oh, congratulations on your new grandbaby! What a blessing your daughter and baby are doing great! I'm so happy for you! Not too long from now I'm hoping to say this too!
Your table is so pretty, as always! I've never seen chocolate candles before and they do look like real chocolate! I can almost smell them. Your dishes are so lovely!
Take care and again best wishes to your new little family member.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;0

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty -- and Happy Valentine's with your new little love!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, this is so pretty! Your V'tines table looks wonderful. I'm loving those place mats, and your pretty heart shaped dishes. The frame with the heart is such a unique idea for the table, and it looks so pretty. I also loved all of the wedding photos. What a beautiful family (with one cute new member)! Thank you so much for joining the party with this beautiful table and photos. (Those ottomons are sooo good looking). laurie

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, how nice! I love those chocolate candles. The heart shaped plates are great too.

Marigene said...

How romantic your table is, and you aren't even there to enjoy it...yes, a new grandbaby is so much more enjoyable!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

All of your red is just perfect for Valentines. Those little chocolate candles are the cutest things I've seen! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

susan said...

Girl, you are on the ball!--getting this done in advance! Love those candles! They look like the real thing! Have fun with the babies--I'm envious :)

Debbiedoos said...

So charming!!~ I love looking at your pics, they are so pretty and so happy, it is just a pleasure to drop on by here!!~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just lovely girl...Congrats on your new Grandson...I bet your so happy..I hope baby and mama are doing great....Be safe my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Christine, sooo pretty, I love all the little settings, so romantic and those chocolate candles well they look so real, I can't believe someone did not try to eat them...Love the post...Phyllis

Anita Diaz said...

What a pretty table! Love those chocolate candles and the Sheffield candle holders. Beautiful:-)

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Ohhh! To have that beautiful sunset as a backdrop to your gorgeous V's day table is so romantic! Everything looks perfect for the occasion!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
Your table is so gorgeous! I love this, it's so charming! Those heart plates are the cutest I've seen! What a romantic setting, looking out to your pool. Loved the wedding photos and CONGRATS ON THE NEW GRANDBABY! That is so exciting, enjoy your time in Florida~ Hugs, Cindy

Michelle said...

Love the table setting and the chocolate candles. I especially loved the family photos and congratulations on the new addition to the family!! Thank you for the comments on my blog, Michelle

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty! Don't think I have seen chocolate candles before.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hit publish to fast! Wanted to say you have a great looking family.

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

A very pretty tablescape! love the wedding photos above.

I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip! Be safe!

Sarah said...

Christine, this is all so beautiful. But Wow! How did you get all this done and still get yourself to Florida. You are totally amazing! Thanks for sharing these photos. Love the wedding shots and your table is stunning!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your tablescape. I love the idea of hanging the sign from an empty frame. I'm going to try that as well.

★Carol★ said...

Hi, I'm here from Laurie's Valentine Party! Your table is just lovely, and so are all of your decorations! I especially love the picture with the pool out there in the background!

Natasha in Oz said...

You are so organised preparing this before your exciting time with your newest member of the family!

Beautiful table Christine.

Best Valentine's wishes,

Unknown said...

Oh I love the candles. I really have to look for some of these. And they would make great Valentine gifts to my nieces who have just started to decorate. Lovely!

Barb said...

Hi Christine, just lovely. The table is so soft and romantic. Love the pics!

Happy Valentines,
Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table. Love the plates, but my favorite are the chocolate candles. Yummy! Rosie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a wonderful Valentine table...I adore your heart shaped plates...beautiful! Don't you love the red that comes with this holiday?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Christie Hines said...

I love the Valentines Tablescape...and the mosaic of the wedding photos of your children are beautiful...I know you are so proud of them!
Big hugs,

Denise Marie said...

very cute, always surround your family with love and joy.

Unknown said...

Stunning. I love how the birds look on your table setting. They are one of my favorite Valentine icons. Your eye for beautiful things show in your postings. Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy Forida.

The Tablescaper said...

Very prety and festive!

- The Tablescaper

American Homemaker said...

Very, very pretty :)

Miss Janice said...

Oooooooh, I'm loving the heart-shape dishes, those choc candles, and the precious placemats! Great job...we love it!

SmilingSally said...

Christine, what a beautiful setting you have for a romantic meal. I KNEW that you'd have everything fixed just right.

I looked at your other posts and congratulations on that new grandbaby. You sure make a young, pretty grandmother. Have a great day!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

My friend, I just know that you're having the time of your life with those grandbabies and the precious new little one! Enjoy!!!

My ohhh, my! What a lovely Valentine table you set! The chocolate candles are adorable! I don't think I've ever smelled a chocolate candle...I think I would like it! Love your pretty Valentine plates and ohhh...those gorgeous red placemats! Where did you find your placemats? Love those!!! What a great hang your pretty heart from the's really pretty! Love all the pretties that you used for the centerpiece! Beautiful table, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the party! Girl, you're so good...getting all this together while you're in Florida and taking care of your grandbabies! Bet you're also enjoying that nice Florida climate...a nice break from the cold!

Love ya,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, this is just gorgeous. You always do the best tables. I love the pretty dishes and crystal. The view outside with the sunset is just stunning. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Decor To Adore said...

Such beautiful couples.

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Anonymous said...

Hello Christine, Your tablescape is lovely! I really like those chocolate candles. I had never heard of anything like that before. Everything is very pretty. How exciting! A new grandbaby! Many blessing to you and your family.

Lisa said...

Your tablesetting is so pretty! Your plates and napkin ring are so sweet, but my favorite thing has got to be your cute candy candles. They are adorable! I bet they smell delish. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful Valentines Day table you have set! I have never ever seen one prettier I don't believe. I wish I could find my Valentines Day decor but I haven't unearthed them as yet. I loved seeing yours!
And..thank you for the precious comments you always leave on my blog! They never fail to make me smile!

joyh82 said...

Wow, what a romantic tablescape. Love your stemware and the little dove is so cute. Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Rettabug said...

Totally AWESOME Valentines Day tables, Christine! I love all your beautiful items.

Enjoy those g'kidlets...they grow up waaaay too fast. Mine are coming over on Sunday to help us celebrate our anniversary. I can't wait!


Blondie's Journal said...

I loved seeing the wedding pictures. Your daughters look so much like you!! And how could they not be beautiful with you as their mother!!

Your table is lovely. So romantic!! I have never seen candles like the chocolates that look so real!! Your dishes and crystal and candles are just perfect!!

I joined late and I am afraid my post is a little boring! lol!!

Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie!!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful brides!

Your Valentine tablescape is gorgeous! Many pretty details!


Kathleen said...

What a pretty table! So romantic!
I loved seeing all those beautiful brides!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so lovely!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table Christine! Can't wait to hear about the new baby!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

It is all very beautiful ! Congratulations on the new grand baby! Happy Valentine's Day !

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