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February 5, 2014

Valentine Sweetness

Roses, Wine, Chocolates, and the color Red
all speak Valentine's Day to me!

 In Sept. 2010 I created this rose and artichoke topiary which I blogged about "here"   I pulled it out of storage and pinned these red hearts onto it for my Valentine's centerpiece.

 Last year I picked up these Juliska heart shaped dishes on a sale.  The fleur-de-lis glass plates came from Dillard's during one of their clearance sales and the red & green tartan dishes were on clearance at Cracker Barrel in December.
I definitely didn't imagine using them for a Valentine's table, but they gave me the kind of countryesque look I wanted.

I saw this sweet Love Letter Pocket bag made by Kathy's Creative Home Expressions blog.  I visited her Etsy page and had to have it.  I tied it to the chair and added some roses.

 I've set out this sweet port style wine which is lovely paired with appetizers or desserts such as chocolates or brownies.

I elevated the topiary and added a lace doily.
The napkins are covered in hearts and I chose to set them in the stemware for added height.

 I added these little birds to represent "love birds" 

I dressed out this chocolate brown candle with a ribbon and a napkin ring

A cute find at Hobby Lobby

 A few sweets for the soul!



 Romance
Valentine Sweetness



P.S.- The ruby red berry and thread plates by Juliska are 
on sale at Neiman Marcus right now. 

I am joining
Between Naps on the Porch
for
Tablescape Thursday

Bargain Decorating With Laurie
for
Valentine's Par-tay


25 comments:

  1. Liz. I always love pops of red.

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  2. What a sweet tablescape! The topiary with the artichokes is just wonderful!

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  3. Liz, I love the addition of the plaid plates! And the heart-shaped Juliska plates are gorgeous. I really like your centerpiece, too. I enjoyed reading how all the elements came together so beautifully!

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  4. Well you had me with the darling topiary Liz, the setting is perfect. Do you have Dillard's up your way? Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Get OUTTA here!!! That runner is from Hobby Lobby??!?!!! So cute!!! I didn't see those at any of the Hobby Lobby stores here. What a neat addition to pull your centerpiece together!

    Great job on the topiary! Pinning those hearts to it gives it an entirely new look without permanently changing it...a trait I just LOVE in decorating! I also really like that capital it's sitting on. I need to get my hips to an architectural store and get a couple of those!

    I really like that sweet pocket bag!!! What a great idea to fill it with roses! That REALLY looks like something from "Little Women"!!! Love it!

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  6. Hi Liz! Oh, the topiary is gorgeous and the little hearts look pretty on it too. You have the knack! :) The little bag is darling and the roses are so pretty.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your kind comments.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Liz, what a beautiful table! The topiary is amazing. Love, love every detail!

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  8. Ah, port and chocolate, two of my favorite things, especially when enjoyed at a table so lovely as yours.

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  9. This is just lovely and I bet it was fun putting it all together too. I love the topiary - what a great way to reuse things you have. The plates are gorgeous too.

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  10. Your topiary is fabulous and how fun to add a new touch and use it again for another event. What a romantic table you have set with roses and chocolates and candles. It is perfect.
    Those heart plates are beautiful - what a find.

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  11. What a great idea using the plaid plates, they really are cute; You were very creative with the topiary, the entire table is so sweet.

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  12. Such a beautiful table with the topiary, red hearts, port and chocolates. What a great find on the beautiful heart plates. Looks like a fun evening, with all of your lovely details. My favorite is that gorgeous topiary.

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  13. What a pretty table setting, so romantic! Every detail is so charming...loved the two love birds, how cute! And the heart shaped plate is my favorite and fits the theme delightfully. The gorgeous topiary take stage center stage...beautiful job! Hugs, Poppy

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  14. Thanks so much for the shout out, Liz! : ) The bag looks great with the roses as a part of your table setting. I love your topiary. The whole table looks so romantic. The runner is so pretty. I'm going to see if my Hobby Lobby has any left. Maybe I'll get lucky and they will be on clearance!

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  15. The Love Letter bag is adorable, and looks perfect on your chair. How talented you are to create the rose and artichoke topiary. Beautiful! xo

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  16. I love the addition of your hearts to your topiary, it makes the perfect Valentine centerpiece! Your table is so romantic by candlelight too. Sweets are good for the soul :)

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  17. Lovely and romantic Valentine tablescape Liz, I love the red heart valentine plates, they are so sweet! The topiary decorated in hearts works wonderfully with all of the other elements. The runner with the embroidered hearts brings the perfectly.

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  18. I absolutely LOVE your topiary with artichokes, roses, and hearts! It looks so great on the pedestal with your new heart plates, and I love that vintage sack of roses on the chair~
    Jenna

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  19. Beautiful. Love your heart plates and that great table runner.

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  20. It is all beautiful, but I can't get over the beauty of the Juliska heart shaped plates.

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  21. I love all the elements in your table, but especially your heart-shaped plates and the perfect runner! What a lovely scene you have set. Thanks for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  22. This is so pretty, Liz. Your tree is gorgeous. I can't believe you made that. I love your plaid dishes and the heart dishes too. I wish I'd seen that table runner at H.L. It is so pretty. Thank you so much for linking to the party. laurie

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  23. How could I forget to mention that adorable pocket bag. I think I need to go see if she has any more of those. laurie

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  24. Liz, your table is lovely. Hope you enjoyed a special Valentine's Day.
    Love the Juliska heart plates. I gave a set of these to a friend for Christmas. They have now been discounted. '-(

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