Monday, February 8, 2016

A Romantic Celebration of Love & Life

I always "Love" to impress my honey for Valentine's Day with a beautiful, romantic tablescape and a delicious dinner that I make for him at home. 
This year is no different as far as trying to impress him....it's just much more sentimental since his recent surgeries after his heart attack and small stroke.
The most important thing in this world is having my soulmate, who loves me like no other, to hold me at night and wake up next to me  for the rest of my life!
This very sentimental love quote is so perfect for us...Chip Gaines, from Fixer Upper, read it to his wife Joanna, for their anniversary on an episode that I recently watched.
I just had to use it!

 I made a cover up to put on the ice bucket.
One for the front



and another, by me, for the back. 
 Here's a peek of this year's romantic tablescape in black, white and red and rose petals, too.

 Layers of textures and patterns make the most eye catching place settings to me. This one began with a black and white checkered table cover...the design that's been making it's way into our kitchen decor. 
A "place mat" of rose petals, in red,and the shape of a heart just speaks of the occasion.
A trio of plates with different designs and heirloom flatware tied with love stamped satin ribbon
 all sit attractively on top.


This is a little look down from above

 and a few views from straight on.

Accents of some kind usually end up on the chairs 
as did these pillow case roses, a satin adorned, version
from last year's evening of romance & love
 
The votive candlescape centerpiece is a sight to behold


especially when lit for the evening's ambiance.

A small ironstone compote holds a red pillar candle with fresh red roses and a white satin ribbon to finish it off.
Conversation hearts, of a non-edible kind, will be waiting to play a fun Valentine love game!
I'm hoping to make some more to add to our selections to get a bit more risque ;) 
It's fun to add occasional fun touches to the chandelier, too

 with more handmade creations
and store bought ones, too.
For more heart inspirations this post, on my first salt dough creations, is here
 
Honey always asks to take me out to some place special....I just always prefer to enjoy things like this and the intimacy of home!
 Wishing you all the most special time celebrating with the love of your life.... I'm off to plan the meal!

7 comments:

Kristi Anderson said...

Love everything about this!!!! You're my inspiration ♡

Cindy Rasley said...

Just Beautiful!

Christine Graves said...

Your post is too cute! I loved Chip's quote too, I thought it was really sweet. Your table is beautiful, you did a wonderful job! Your wonderful hubby is going to love it!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How beautiful it all looks! Love the color combo and all of the details. I may steal the quotes. My hubby had a massive heart attack three years ago and I feel the same way -- I don't take a single day for granted. Enjoy your special dinner -- I do the same type of thing so working on my menu today :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Awww. love this tablescape. You know how I love red and black. Great quotes too. This post is all about Valentines. Have a fabulous Valentines Janet. xo

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Your husband is one lucky man! What a lovely tablescape. And I'm sure the meal was fabulous, too! Thanks for linking up over at Vintage Charm! Hope to see you there again this Thursday.
xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home]

The Charm of Home said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!