Love is like a Cabbage
My love is like a cabbage
Divided into two
The leaves I give to others
The heart I give to you
This year, I began with my old favorite Ralph Lauren "Peyton" tablecloth. Then, I added a red beaded charger from the Dollar Store.
Next comes a Lenox "Opal Innocence Carved" dinner plate. I find that I want to use these plates every year for Valentine's Day. I love those romantic swirls on the edges! On top of the Lenox plate is actually a peppermint pattern salad plate from Bon-Ton, which is really supposed to be used at Christmas. However, I just could not resist the red and white colors!
The last little plate on top was a Cracker Barrel find a couple of years ago. The little dots are so sweet and I guess we see a little more pink - hard to avoid, I guess. Maybe, my husband will not notice - lol!!
For the glasses, I used an Artland "Iris" iced tea beverage and a "Red Swirl" goblet from Pier I.
The red napkins are ones that I have owned for many years, but I added a white doily and a tiny red ribbon to continue the red and white theme. The pretty flatware is an old silverplate pattern, "Jasmine", which belonged to my grandmother.
For the centerpiece, I grouped a tall red vase full of mixed flowers, a red glass compote with yummy Dove chocolates inside and an adorable cherub, which holds a tea light in the evenings. There is a really funny story that goes along with this cherub. When my oldest granddaughter did her Valentine tablescape for Tablescape Times Three, she used this cherub with a red votive candle inside. By the time she had finished photographing the blog, the candle had started to drip and red candle wax was "bleeding" through the holds of the basket the cherub holds. You can see that blog Here.
I cannot decided, if I want to serve the meal during the day, when the sunlight shines on all of the glass or...
in the evening, when the candles cast a glow on the table. It certainly looks more romantic this way and isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?
I am a pretty sentimental girl and this is certainly a day to get sentimental. I have a husband who deserves to be treated like royalty twice as much on this special day. I always want him to know how much I love and appreciate him, so I hope that he likes the table setting, despite the little touches of pink. No cabbage leaves for him - only the heart!!
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!!