In these strangest of times, I'm looking forward to a little romance for Valentine's Day! I've eagerly set a table for two that whispers 'love'.
“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain” ~ William Shakespeare
Lovingly prepared foods, effervescent champagne, chocolate mousse for dessert. Feeling cozy in the midst of winter. A bit of poetry to set the mood. Romance is in the air!
I'm delighted to be joining a group of twenty stylists for a Valentine's Day tablescape hop. If you've "buzzed" over from Sarah's Hyacinths For The Soul, welcome! You'll find the links for all the Valentine tables at the end of this post.
There are reds and pinks, gold and crystal, and candlelight to delight the senses!
"Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine." ~ Ben Jonson
Water glasses etched with laurel leaves are paired with rose-colored flutes.
French champagne waits in a heavily cut crystal wine coaster.
The centerpiece is simply two pairs of crystal candle sticks; one pair is clear, the other is topped by red cups.
They sit on a vibrant field of flowers, a gorgeous hand-embroidered scarf from the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City that my husband brought back for me.
"Love at the lips was touch as sweet as I could bear; And once that seemed too much; I lived on air" ~ Robert Frost
Glass votives with red inset hearts on the buffet are a more obvious nod to Valentine's Day.
"And we loved with a love that was more than love" ~ Edgar Allan Poe
Thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this valentine blog hop! Enjoy visiting all the wonderful stylists for inspiration for a heart-filled day! Next up is Jenna from The Painted Apron with hugs and kisses and valentine wishes.
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 You are here!
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
Water glasses | Fostoria 'Holly Clear'
Champagne flutes | Ebeling & Reuss (importers of European crystal) 'Marchioness'
Plates | Royal Doulton 'Alice'
Clear candlesticks | WaterfordRed+clear candlesticks | Rogaska 'Weston'