Happy Tuesday, dear friends! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Can you believe that this is the last week of January? Where has the month gone? Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, but there is no need to worry. Today, I am joining my talented tablescaping friends to bring you some beautiful Valentine’s Day inspiration. Our wonderful leader and organizer is the sweet Rita at Panoply. A list and links to the participants can be found at the end of this post.
The theme for my table is all things pink and lots of pretty roses. La vie en rose seemed to be the perfect title. It is a french phrase meaning “life in pink” or “life in rosy hues.” Several weeks ago, my daughter Caroline and I were watching one of our favorite movies, Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn. It is the perfect love story and in the movie Sabrina says the perfect line.
“La vie en rose. It is the French way of saying, ‘I am looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.’ “
I chose to set a cozy table for two in front of the fireplace. To create the perfect Valentine’s Day setting, my grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china and lots of glorious roses seem to be a most fitting choice.
For the centerpiece, I chose red and bright pink roses accented by light pink spray roses. Lilac colored alstroemeria and seeded eucalyptus add additional interest to the arrangement. A pink mercury glass hurricane is the perfect vessel to hold the bouquet.
At each placesetting, tiny glass vases hold small bouquets of additional roses and seeded eucalyptus. Tucked under each bouquet is a battenburg lace napkin.
A lace table runner runs down the center of the table. The flatware I chose to use is Hotel Vintage by Wallace.
A Waterford candlestick holder with a pink flameless candle adds a special romantic touch and a little sparkle.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
-1 Corinthians 13
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of the heart.”
“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.”
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”
My sweet friends, I am so happy that you joined me today. Please be sure to visit my other friend’s tables. Thank you so much for your kind words and visits. Take care and have a most happy and blessed day!
Life and Linda – Love Is in the Air!
Debbee’s Buzz – Puttin’ on the Ritz for Romantic Table
My Hubbard Home – Valentine’s Day Sweet Rustic Table Setting
Me and My Captain – Be My Valentine
Everyday Living – Reservations for 2 at the Sunshine Cottage
Home is Where the Boat Is – ‘Owl’ Be Your Valentine
Panoply – I Only Have ‘Ice’ for You, Valentine
Karins Kottage – Easy Valentine Table Decor Tips
The Little Yellow Corner Store – Having a Big Heart for Plaid and a Valentine’s Day Tablescape Blog Hop
Thrifting Wonderland – Valentine’s Day Tea
My Thrift Store Addiction – Home is Where the Heart Is – Whimsical Valentine Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul – Bee Mine, Valentine!
Dinner at Eight – A Little Romance for Valentine’s Day
The Painted Apron – Hugs & Kisses & Valentine Wishes
Bleu Belle Interiors – La vie en Rose
The Bookish Dilettante – Valentine’s Day Tradition
Zucchini Sisters – Hugs and Kisses Valentine Tablescape
Pandora’s Box – Valentine Table for Two
Red Cottage Chronicles – A Romantic Table Setting for Valentine’s Day
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Plant One on Me