Valentines Day is for the Birds...Love Birds that is!
Valentines Day is approaching very quickly. Typically this holiday comes and goes in our household with nary a nod from my husband as he doesn't "do" what he calls Hallmark holidays. When our kids were little I would give them little gifts with lots of hearts and stuffed animals and of course sweets. Later when they were in college I would send care packages to them with a more grown up version of the same. I have also given my husband cards, chocolates and yes, even once, a stuffed bear. But now that the kids are in their own homes, with their own sweeties, the excitement of a one-sided holiday has lost it zing.
Or has it?
This year I decided to decorate the table in a romantic theme for this soon to be neglected day.
In truth, I was demonstrating a PartyLite party at my house and instead of a typical demonstration, the hostess and I opted to show our guests how to decorate using PartyLite products. I loved that she decided toward a Valentines Day theme as I was going to suggest that to her anyway. Great minds think alike. I loved how it turned out! So much so, I decided to keep it up until after the 14th. Maybe, just maybe, it will work it's magic on the man I love, despite his resistance to the idea of being romantic. He did take the pictures for me. That's something .... right?
Here is our table in all it's romantic splendor.
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It was my sweetie's idea to add the bottle of wine for a bit more touch of romance. I think he's been holding out on me. Maybe like the wine, it's finally his time!!
The place setting. I loved adding a pop of red to this otherwise soft and romantic color scheme.
In the center of the table is PartyLite's Garden Sanctuary Candle Terrarium.
I wired hearts through the openings of the top of this gorgeous terrarium. The entire Glo-Lite candle inside glows when lit adding a soft glow all around.
Hershey's Kisses in this beautiful rose bowl adds more interest to the table. This bowl matches a teacup set I sent my momma a long time ago.
A bird sits atop the terrarium
Layers. See this blog for sourcing the plates.
These two love birds are getting pretty serious. Geesh, get a nest!
You may recognize these from my Christmas table this year. These Pier 1 balls work beautifully with this color scheme. I love the glamour it adds to the table.
Glass taper holders with scentless, dripless tapers. A must for every table.
This little birdhouse has made it's debut on my table before. See this again here.
Grandma's buffet is not left out. A black feather and bird ties in beautifully with the table.
The Garden Sanctuary Wire Hurricane set by PartyLite does double duty as a wine bucket, but much more romantic. The Fluer de lis was the unexpected pop on this already passionate setting. I was glad to be able to use this unique piece from Hobby Lobby again. See It's Your Move for the last time I used this one. Coincidentally it was last year at this time.
The china hutch reflects romance as well with this Customizable Tealight Centerpiece by PartyLite. I added silk rose petals in and around this piece as well as the table itself.
These pictures were shot by my honey during the daytime. At night when all the candles and tea lights are lit, the dining room is definitely a romantic atmosphere.
I hope you enjoyed this table, and maybe it will even inspire you toward a romantic evening with the one you love. I'm open to suggestions for the perfect dinner to serve on this table.
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." - Judy Garland
I'd love it if you would leave a comment with inspiration!!
Join me and many others over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday for more inspiration.
Sources: All photos by Dave Howell at http://davidjhowell.blogspot.com
PartyLite products can be found at my PartyLite website.