I don’t often style a special table- but I did have the makings for a Valentine’s Day table, so I started working on it last week after I finished the dreaded ironing chore. I started out with a striped heart that I purchased last month from my friend, Debbie, who owns The Peddler House in Waynesville, Ohio. It was a Christmas ornament, but I knew it would be perfect for Cupid’s Day!
I simply hung it from the handle of a French inspired wire basket that is one in a trio of baskets whose home is usually on top of my kitchen island. It’s filled with a silver baby cup, a decorated glass bottle, and a small pot of ivy.
A ceramic bird and some some angelic cupids, all from The Dollar Tree, share the table with some red and white rosebuds.
I used some old books tied up in waxed twine to lift one of the cupids. Can you tell that he is blowing a kiss?
This is another view of the books and the cupids.
A second cupid sits on the white linen square and is surrounded by both white and red roses.
Do you have any idea what the rose is made from?
Take a closer look…….. All right, I’ll just tell you….. It’s a soap rose! Can you guess where it came from? The Dollar Tree!
Here’s a white rose as the background to a small glass heart.
I an enamored with silver pieces and I often favor the tarnished look over a glistening shine. This small candy dish made the perfect candle holder for this red pillar.
My favorite crazed tureen filled out some empty space on the table.
The table is set for the husband and myself. I used a square stoneware plate as a charger. It was purchased from Olde Time Pottery before our local store closed.I sure miss not having one anymore- ours was only a 10 minute drive away- now I have to drive an hour and a half to Columbus if I want to shop at one.
The white plate is from a set of Gibson dinnerware. I have 36 place settings & I use them when I host large parties. The clear acrylic flatware is from Target, as are the red and white contemporary salad plates. The plates were on clearance for 88¢, while I paid $2 apiece for the bowls. So, as you can see, the place settings are definitely frugal. They’re simple and perfect for a nice lunch for the husband and myself. I’m going to leave the table set up until Valentine’s Day and we can just used the other side of the table when we sit down for our other meals until then.
I will confess that we often eat in front of the television in the sunroom. We are children of the 60’s and very addicted to television! Plus, I have found so many shows to DVR and watch when we do have free time to spend together.
The sun was just starting to go down when I took this first shot of the blue hour.
The blue hour is progressing…..
Romantic candlelight as the sun drops into the night.
Last night, the husband and I were talking about the first box of candy he gave me for Valentine’s Day when we were dating in college. He said that I hung onto that heart shaped box for a while. Now how does he remember that? I have no recollection of it, at all. The only thing I can remember is that in that small college town, you had to buy boxes of candy in the drug store and cologne in the jewelry store! Must have been some special stuff back in the “olden” days. *grin* Everything is so much more readily available these days. Although, the box of milk chocolate turtles that I’m hoping the husband will give me on Cupid’s Day has to be purchased at the Esther Price Candy Store. It’s nothing short of decadent and oh so good. Maybe someone reading this post will give him a little nudge……
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