Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Tablescape

When I was bought a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store last week,
without giving it much thought, I bought pink.
They turned out to be a perfect centrepiece for a Valentine's tablescape.

So I started setting the table with some red, white and pinks.

When I first started to put together my pieces,
I knew I wanted to to have chocolates as part of my setting.
So I popped out to Walmart and came home with some cute Russell Stover
small heart shaped chocolate boxes.
Before my tablescape was even finished, so were the chocolates. Gone.
Luckily I only bought two - I know me too well.
I have no discipline sometimes!

Defeated, I went out to the dollar store to buy
another round of chocolate and other Valentine's sweets.
 I knew I would not be tempted to eat their chocolate.
So this is what I came home with.

These chocolate red heart thingys.
To place inside the dessert bowls.

Small chocolate pink hearts.

And of course, candy love hearts.

I used a cute red and white polka dotted tea towel to go under my centrepiece.
My mother gave this to me for Christmas - she knows I love red.

Red chargers under white Better Homes & Garden dinner and salads plate.
I bought these at Walmart a few years back.
Then for a wee bit of colour, I added my pink Royal Albert Serenity dessert bowls.

A wide view of my dining room, plus a glimpse of my new IKEA sofa.
The white shag throw on the sofa I picked up on sale for $7.98 at Meijer's in Port Huron MI.
Still no pillows on the sofa, just can't find anything I like so far that isn't crazy expensive.

So now you ask me, how are the chocolates fairing?
Now that the tablescape is finished and pictures have been taken?

Haven't had not even one.
But my son is home this weekend, need I say more!  Gone.  :)

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  1. I love your table setting. XOXO I would eat the chocolates too, so this time I used a container of strawberries.

    The hearts with the messages never made it to the table. I did get to read a few before they were eaten. Did you notice the text lingo on them?

  2. Ah, I'm a total sucker with chocolate too.

  3. Your tablescape is lovely! That has never been something that I put any time into, but I love looking at the design work of others. I think, by the time I'm done cooking I have no energy for anything else! Your flowers are beautiful too!! Happy Valentine's Day!!
    Blessings, Diane

  4. How pretty and festive! I love the vase - it sets the tone so beautifully.

  5. Oh what a beautiful table setting! The chocolates are a lovely touch and those pink flowers! LOVE! xoxo Jen

  6. Such a lovely table....I love the pop of red!

  7. Diane,
    Your Valentine's Tablescape is stunning, dear one!
    I adore how the Royal Albert bowls add the touch of romance to this setting!!!
    Visiting from Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday!
    From my~heart~to~yours. . .Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Love the chocolate touches and the pretty bowls.

  9. Those gorgeous pink flowers really brighten up the room! I know what you mean about chocolate - it is disappearing from my candy dishes at an alarming rate, too. And your table is very lovely! Happy Valentine's Day.

  10. Pretty, the flowers imply spring might be around the corner, right? :) Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  11. Looked pretty! I actually pinned this, will aim for something similar next year hopefully!