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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Party with Laurie



So fun, I have been looking forward to this wonderful Valentine's Party that is being hosted by Laurie @ Bargain Hunting & Chatting With Laurie. Be sure to visit her and see what she has created and a list of all the other participants.

I've set a table just for my sweetie and me. A little candle light, some candy, maybe some champagne and a wonderful Chicken Marsala dinner.


I kept the centerpiece to a minimum, just a cloche with a beautiful flower, some candles and our wedding picture.


The stemmed votives and the cloche being elevated on a cakestand just adds a little elegance.


A simple placesetting with a small heart shaped box of chocolates. Just enough to say "I love you".


The salad plate are the famous Big Lots dishes. I seem to use these all the time.


Pretty rose flower plates from Pier One found on sale for $1.49 each. I used the pink napking with these since the flowers are both pink and red, and the pink looked more romantic to me. The chargers are ones I've had for a long time and I love the shape of them.


Two simple stems. I have had the goblets for years and the wine came from the GW. Setting everything on a lace tablecloth seemed like the finishing touch.


Our wedding picture 25 yrs. ago. I still think he's the most wonderful man in all the world.


We looked a whole lot younger then. Can you believe that he helped me make this dress by cutting out lace flowers for weeks. Now that is really a keeper.


Just a simple intimate dinner for two.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.

68 comments:

  1. Oh Marty....this is soooo lovely! I adore your white chargers & those Pier One plates are just delicious! I wish I had a lace tablecloth like yours. I must put tablecloths down on my shopping list. My glass table needs to be covered for some future TT's. :D

    I've got our wedding picture up today, too!
    Happy Lovers Day to you & your sweetie!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  2. Awwwwww, Marty look at you in your wedding dress! So beautiful. And your table is lovely. I am wild about about lace! I also did a table for two and used many special things from my wedding. I guess that Valentine's Day just brings thoughts of our most special day to us.
    Yvonne

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  3. That is so romantic Marty! I love your beautiful table and those amazing Pier 1 dishes, but the best part of the whole tablescape is that happy wedding picture!

    Best wishes for a happy Valentine's,
    Natasha.

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  4. Oh, oH, OH! I just LOVE those plates, Marty ... gorgeous table setting. You do have the 'touch'.

    Happy Valentine's
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

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  5. Marty just look at how beautiful you look, what a handsome couple. there is no better tablesetting than one for you and your sweetie, Hugs Kathysue

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  6. Beautiful Valentine's table setting, Marty. Your honey will feel so loved. Love the wedding pic. You were such a lovely bride and continue to display lovliness to all around you. Hey...I carried daisies too in my bouquet. love them.

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  7. Marty to me this is Romance...I loved seeing you and your Husband on your wedding day how fun...I did the same thing for laurie's party girl good minds and all...Beautiful table my friend...Hope you have a Blessed VD girl...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. What a sweet post. How pretty you were on your wedding day! I love the floral plate!

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  9. Your Valentine table is so romantic!!!

    I love how the light reflects in the red wrappers on the candy boxes.

    You were a beautiful bride!
    Rhonda

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  10. Love the plates and the wedding picture on the table was a wonderful idea!! Your wedding dress is an extra special treasure because of the love that went into it-Beautiful!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  11. Oh Marty,
    Just a gorgeous table and those plates, what a deal! I love the wedding photos, you made your dress? You are a talented lady and you were a beautiful bride! Hugs, Cindy

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  12. What a romantic table Marty. I loved seeing your wedding picture, you are just beaming! And he helped you make your dress??? A definite keeper! I loved this post Marty. Hugs, Kat

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  13. The table looks lovely, as usual. I like that you used your wedding photo as part of the tablescape. You haven't changed a bit. You had the most tiny waist. The dress is so pretty. I think it's nice that you made it and that DH helped.

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  14. Such a heartwarming table. Any man that will help you sew, well, you must have known you had a keeper!

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  15. Wow! He helped you make your wedding dress!?!?! You did find a keeper!.
    Love the table setting.

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  16. What a beautiful table. What a wonderful marriage. Your husband sounds like a "keeper!" Enjoy your Valentine's Day with "the one."

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  17. Marty, this is so pretty. I love, love the wedding pics....just perfect.

    Happy Valentines,
    Barb ♥

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  18. Marty-What a goodlooking couple! Your wedding dress was just beautiful. The Pier One plates were a deal and I LOVE your tablecloth. Happy Valentine's to you!

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  19. The mix of the three plates is divine! The varied colors, shapes, and textures is so pretty!! I'm guessing I'm not invited to this dinner for you and your sweetie. Maybe another time! :)

    Amy

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  20. Marty, what a lovely table you have set. Using a photo of your wedding day as part of the tablesetting is a wonderful idea.
    Simple and beautiful with soft candlelight is always the way to go. I wish I had done more of it for Patrick. He would have loved it. Especially the candles part of it. He was a romantic, totally!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  21. Beautiful and yes, romantic! I love those chargers ~

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  22. You made your wedding dress, Marty? Wow! It's gorgeous and you look lovely in it. What a beautiful wedding picture. I love your tablescape. I love the charger plates and the cloche presentation. Pretty and romantic table and beautiful couple!...Christine

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  23. What a beautiful wedding dress and bride. Very pretty table setting. And romantic. Rosie

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  24. aawwww so sweet marty!lovely setting..happy valentines dear friend..

    love ,silvia

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  25. Oh Marty! Your wedding picture is just beautiful. I was looking at it and thinking how pretty your dress was, and then you said that your groom helped you cut out the lace flowers for it! What a wonderful way to start a marriage. Your table is so pretty (I came sooo close to buying those floral dishes at Pier 1 the other day, but couldn't think of where I had a shelf to put them.) I have always really liked those chargers. They are just the prettiest shape, and if they were still available, I'd be trying to find a place to put those too! Thank you so much for this beautiful addition to the party. laurie

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  26. So sweet. Love the flowers in the cloche and you picture, so personal. Lezlee

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  27. What a romantic table! Your wedding photo reveals a truly happy couple.
    Enjoy your V-day...

    Hugs,
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  28. Marty, it is such fun to see your wedding photo. Beautiful table! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  29. Your table is lovely, but the best part is your precious photo! I love that you showed it. That tablecloth is gorgous, as are your dishes -- Happy Valentine's Day!
    xo, Andrea

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  30. Hi Marty! Oh, I love your post. You were such a beautiful bride and look at your gorgeous smile! Your hubby is so cute too! Your table is lovely as always! Happy Birthday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. Ahhh, what a lovely wedding couple you made.
    Your table is just beautiful.

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  32. Oh Marty, lovely table, but really a most lovely story. He helped you cut the lace for your wedding gown?!?!? Amazing.

    I'm sure you'll have a most romantic Valentine's day, all of these years later.

    - The Tablescaper

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  33. Oh Marty! What a beautiful dress and a beautiful little story to go with it. I love wedding pictures! You glow, just like very bride should. Lucky you and Happy Valentines Day to you both!

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  34. Marty,
    More true love for Valentine's Day. Such a lovely wedding picture. A man who cuts out lace flowers for his bride's wedding dress is sure a keeper. What an awesome thing for him to do. Small intimate dinner's are the best, in my opinion on Valentine's Day.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  35. Your table is so pretty! Your wedding photo on the table is such a great idea...so romantic!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  36. Marty, I loved the post, loved the dishes and the wonderful picture of you and your sweetie...wow I bet that brings back memories..your table looks beautiful and the menu sounds delightful thanks for sharing my friend...Phyllis

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  37. What a beautiful bride you were and you both look so happy. I love your china and those candles make
    it look very romantic. Have a Happy Valentines Day!

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  38. You are a beautiful bride!! Very pretty tablescape!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Katherine

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  39. Marty this table is gorgeous!

    I enjoyed seeing your beautiful wedding photo. How pretty you looked that special day!

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  40. Oh...this is so special. I love the flowered plates and it is fun to see your wedding picture. Mine was 35 years ago...we really were just kids, what were we thinking?

    This is just lovely.

    Sue

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  41. I love your wedding photo, Marty!!

    Beautiful table.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  42. You and your husband make a very handsome couple. And he is definely a "keeper". Your dress is beautiful as is your tablescape. I love your chargers and of course your cloche is so elegant with the flowers.
    Thanks for visiting my tablescape blog and I am looking forward to the cloche party next week.

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  43. Marty, your table is delightful! I love the idea of placing the wedding picture there. Have a great day!


    Note: Your cloche party is a WINTER CLOCHE PARTY, and I'm doing the winter!

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  44. Marty, you look so beautiful when you got married! And that gorgeous smile is just as radiant now in your blog pic. I love this table, it's so romantically nostalgic...

    Make sure to leave me some chocolate though. :-)

    Hugs!

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  45. I love your tablescape! Very nice. Someday if you have another luncheon I would love to swing by!

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  46. Beautiful table Marty. Don't you and Hubs look spiffy...Happy Valentines Day

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  47. I would NEVER have thought to put our wedding photo on the table--but what a great idea! Your romantic table looks just beautiful.

    We all looked younger back then, didn't we? What year were you married? We got married in June 1985. I can hardly believe it's been almost 25 years!

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  48. Such a beautiful table! I love the idea of putting your wedding picture on the table. That is so romantic. And I can't get over your Pier 1 dishes. What a steal! They are so pretty.

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  49. An individual box of chocolates no less!!! Wonderful. A beautiful setting to be sure.

    Thanks for visiting Marty!

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  50. Hi Marty, Your tablesetting is so pretty and romantic! Love the floral print dishes! :) Happy Valentines to you and yours! ~hugs, Rhonda

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  51. I LOVE that you used your wedding photo for your table. Your dinner sounds yummy & I am so glad I got to come & share your fun. Have a wonderful dinner! Happy Valentines Day! Charlene

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  52. How romantic, Marty! I love your tablescape! But best of all is your wedding picture! I scrolled down to catch up and I love your little granddaughter's cloche...so cute! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy V'day. It's snowing here!! Woo Hoo!! ...hugs...Debbie

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  53. Simple yet oh, so elegant! And you're right, if he's willing to cut out lace flowers for your dress, he IS a keeper! You definitely found a good one!
    Have a great Valentine's Day!
    Carol

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  54. Marty~~~

    Your table is absolutely lovely (and chicken Marsala is a favorite of mine!). I love the added touch of your wedding picture on the table. What a beautiful couple you make!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  55. Hi Marty! I love your wedding picture. You guys are so cute! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    ~Liz

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  56. I'm back again! Enjoyed seeing it all just as much!

    I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

    Happy Valentine's Day!!

    Katherine

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  57. Hi Marty, what a beautiful tablescape! Love the dishes and cloche...very pretty. How sweet of your hubby to help you make your wedding dress...boy! he is defintely a keeper! That is very rare. Have a wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day! Kristen

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  58. Yes, he is indeed a keeper!

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

    Happy hearts day!

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  59. Hi Marty!

    I love it! Those floral plates are just yummy....and I love the photo of you and your hubby. Adorable!

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  60. Beautiful!Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

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  61. Happy weekend to you Marty! Everything looks so lovely and romantic on your table! Hope you enjoy the day...

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  62. the wedding photo...
    a treasure beyond measure...
    and the only valentine decor a pair of lovebirds really need :)

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  63. I cried when I saw your wedding photo.. Thank you for sharing your lovely table and your cherished memory with us..Happy Valentines to you and your sweetie.
    Brightest Blessings
    Sonny

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  64. Love your wedding photo and your pretty Valentine's table -- so romantic!

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  65. Your wedding dress is just beautiful. I can't believe you made it and that he helped. That's true love!

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  66. What a lovely and romantic setting!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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