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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Party at Bargain Hunting & Chatting With Laurie

Valentine Party

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 am doing a repeat from last year.  I've got so many projects going on I just couldn't come up with anything new.  Hope you don't mind a repeat.  I really didn't want to miss the party.

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 26 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.


  1. What a lovely table! I've got the exact stemware on the right side ~ Longchamps. Love that you used your wedding photo in the tablescape~ such a handsome couple! How sweet your hubby helped you with your dress. Mine helped me cut all the tulle for the rice bags! Sweet memories.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  2. Oh Marty, What a gorgeous couple! Anyone "We" know(wink,wink)...You are so Beautiful! Your table is SO romantic and I LOVE those rose plates...Your tablecloth has such timeless beauty. Quaker Lace is the very first lace I had when I got married back in the 70s...Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Valentines Day,

    Hugs to you, Donna

  3. Such a sweet tablescape and I love the wedding photo! He sounds like he's definitely a keeper!

  4. A beautiful Lady then and now!,lovely couple,I sure see the love, and he was so sweet to help with your wedding gown,love this post.
    PS..Hope you don't mind but I gave you an award.

  5. Beautiful it...yada, yada, yada...YOU MADE YOUR WEDDING DRESS???? but of course you did...did ya make your wedding cake too? I need a nap!!

  6. Hi Marty,
    You have set a lovely Valentine Table for two! Your wedding photo is such a wonderful sentimental touch! I love the beautiful flowers under the cloche! A perfect table setting for a perfect dinner! ~Susie

  7. What a beautiful Valentine's table. So gorgeous. I love your wedding picture and I can't believe you made your own dress (well, yes I can believe it but I am so impressed).

  8. It is still a beautiful table! Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Marty, I love the whole table... but the wedding photo was just my favorite part!
    Have a pretty day!

  10. Marty,

    I love your table for two. The picture of you and your husband is so nice. You really haven't changed a lot. Great looking couple!

    Happy Valentine's!

  11. thanks for sharing your wedding look so very happy!

  12. HI Marty! What a beautiful wedding couple! Yes, ma'am, he's a keeper - cutting out lace flowers - now that's love! You were a beautiful bride and look at that smile!
    Your table is just filled with romance! Beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. This is so worthy of a repeat! What a cute couple ya'll are! I love all your special touches!

  14. Lovely Marty!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  15. How special Marty, so glad you reposted this! Could tell it was you by the beautiful smile:@)

  16. I didn't get to see this last year, so I'm really glad you reposted it. It's lovely. Your floral holiday tableware is perfect for a delightful Valentine's Dinner with your special honey - and you are so wise to treasure your special family moments and memories. Enjoy!

  17. Marty, what a wonderful wife and sweetheart you are! I hope he appreciates you, because you're very romantic.

  18. Your tablescape for two is perfectly romantic and intimate! I hope you two lovebirds have a great valentines day!

  19. What a lovely table and what a sweet husband!

  20. Marty, you can post this beautiful table to link to my blog any time! I remember you saying that your husband had help cut out the lace for your wedding gown!! I'm sure that was a sign that you had picked a real winner. Your wedding photograph is beautiful. Love those floral plates, and I can't believe you got such a deal on them. The lace cloth really is just perfect for this romantic setting. Thank you so much for linking your beautiful table to the Valentine Party. Hugs, laurie

  21. He's is a keeper Marty..I would be scared to death to ask Len to cut anything for me girl ha ha!! I love your romantic table and girl your still a bride ha ha!! Love ya my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  22. Oh Marty what a wonderfully romantic table setting!! The two of you made/and make a beautiful couple. And yes any man who'll cut out lace for a wedding dress for WEEKS is a KEEPER for sure!!Awwwwwww! Vanna

  23. What a special man that would help you make your dress by cutting out lace flowers! Your table is very romantic. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  24. What a great price on those gorgeous plates from Pier One. I need to remember to pop in there & check the sales every so often.

    Happy weekend!


  25. Just beautiful ...I love your dishes and the cloth is lovely.
    Happiest Valentine......

  26. I thought the wedding picture was the bestest idea ever. happy valentines day. Drop by my blog and visit anytime. Richard at

  27. Marty, sweet table for two. Love seeing the wedding photo. What a beautiful bride!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart.
    ~ Sarah

  28. Hello my dear Marty!

    For someone who doesn't really "do" Valentine's Day I think that you did pretty well. :)

  29. Marty,
    I so remember this post from last year!I was impressed with the love in your writing as you speak of your sweet husband. The thought of him cutting out those flowers truly was an act of love. You two enjoy the evening! Thank you for sharing this again! It will be etched in my mind, sweetly , for years to come!

  30. Lovely Valentine table! Happy Valentine's Day!