Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Love

I have about a million irons in the fire, but I didn't want to miss all the wonderful parties for Valentine's, so this is a repeat from last year.  Hope that works.

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 napkin 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.

I am joining the following parties:

Laura @Decor To Adore for Be My Valentine
Lucy @ Craftberry Bush for Inspiration Gallery Thursday
Yvonne @ Stonegable  for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits Thursday
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki @ The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy @ A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Richella @ Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Pamela @ From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Desirie @ The 36th Avenue for 36th Avenue Party Thursday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday

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  1. Sometimes life gets in the way so you've got to do a repeat! Love that you have your wedding photo on your Valentine's table.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Your sweet tablescape is just perfect for a romantic dinner with your hubs! I adore your roses plates - and putting your beautiful bride pic on the table is genius - a great idea, Marty

  3. Marty, your Valentine's table is so pretty and romantic. Hope your day will be special for you and your Valentine tomorrow.

  4. Elegant,and soft, love this Marty!
    I so love your beautiful wedding pic too, so fun to see!
    Hugs friend,

  5. Beautiful and romantic setting, Marty! I love that you put your wedding picture on the table, too. I may have to steal that idea. I am also making chicken for our Valentine's dinner, but the dessert is something new I'm trying and I think hubby will love it.

  6. We get busy and it is ok to share and old post. I am glad you did because I would have missed this. Very lovely and so romantic. Beautiful china pattern and I love your wedding picture.

    The French Hutch

  7. Love your tablescape Marty. Your flowered dishes are so pretty and I love your wedding picture.

  8. I remember this...and I remember that beautiful wedding picture!

  9. I just adore that picture of the two of you! The floral dishes are amazing!

    Can't wait for you to link up tomorrow. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Oh, Marty your table is so pretty and I love seeing your beautiful wedding snap! You haven't changed a bit! And yep, you got a good one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. How romantic! Beautiful table.


  12. Marty,
    I loved this tablescape last year...and I LOVE this tablescape still!!!
    That amazing photo of you on your Wedding Day adds to the overall ambiance of the festivities of the day!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend. . .from my~heart~to~yours!!!

  13. Good morning, Marty! Your place settings, your decorating, everything you do is always so elegant! Simply beautiful!
    I didn't do the cloche party because I have ONE! Just one! I am "cloche" handicapped!
    Maybe next time. Of course I could take it all out and redo it over and Probably not a great idea! LOL

  14. Oh my, we thought alike! I also did a romantic table for two and like you, we might have chanpagne too, lol..I love your table setting and all the dishes, just lovely! The lace tablecloth is gorgeous, too. You both were such a handsome couple and the picture of your wedding is beautiful!...CAN'T BELIEVE your sweetheart helped you cut out the lace flowers for your wedding dress!!! I am sooo impressed!! I am also impressed you made that lovely dress, such talented lady you are! I hope you get to visit my cloches if you ever have a little time. HAPPY VALENTINE'S!

  15. So sweet...enjoy your Love & Kisses Day!

  16. Your table is so sweet and lovely, Marty. Sounds like God blessed you with a wonderful man. Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

  17. Very pretty Marty. I don't remember this from last year so it's new to me!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. Very pretty! Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

  19. Beautiful table and beautiful couple, Marty.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  20. I love how you included your wedding photo! I know what you mean about those Big Lot plates. I have something that looks very similar that I got from the Dollar Store and I seem to use those all the time as well! Happy Valentine's Day :) Hope you can stop by to see my tablescape.

  21. Sounds like you do the same as I for Valentine's and that's cook at home. That has been the case for most of our married years, but the hubby surprised me and we are actually going out tonight.

  22. Marty, Your table is beautiful and what a pretty wedding photo! Thank you for joining the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  23. beautiful. I hope your valentines day was a sweet one. thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

  24. You created a great spot to make another great memory with the love of your life. Happy Belated Valentine's day!

  25. What a special setting Marty! It looks just right for the two of you. And he sure is a keeper...cutting all those flowers! Thank you for sharing this special moment with us at TTF.

  26. What a sweet setting, Marty! I'm glad you repeated it, because I missed the first time. I loved seeing your wedding pic and yes, he's a keeper for helping you cut out lace. What a guy!

  27. What a sweet picture of you two Marty! Love your plates! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!