A day late, Valentine Table

excessfroufrouFebruary 15, 2011

Saturday night we had a Valentine Dinner. I wanted to post earlier, but my new computer crashed and I'm now waiting for a new one. Anyhoo, there was eight of us, I used black and red plates and bowls from $ Tree. I first used only the red chargers, but they looked lost till I added the placemats. I wanted real roses, but Wal-mart doubled theirs from $10 to $20 for Valentines, so I made do with silk, the velvet and foam cherubs came from a local $ store. As usual with all the preparations for the party I didn't get any pix of the food, the best part. DH made shrimp and grits and we had all kinds of appetizers, salad and bread and flan with cherries for dessert. The little hearts held Valentine candy for carry home favors. Note we still had lots of snow on the ground from our giant snow storm last Wednesday.

Frou

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slinkey

Frou..I'm so glad you posted this..your table is lovely!
The color combination is very dramatic. I think by adding the crocheted mats was the perfect touch to set off your plates and chargers and your stems are beautiful.I remember when you got those plates... they look so pretty...I forgot they were from $Tree... if you didn't mention it, I would have never guessed. - The stores always jack up the prices on flowers around VDay. I think your faux roses look just lovely.
Sounds like you had a very nice dinner and with DH cooking such yummy food...what more could you ask for!! lol

jane

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 1:38PM
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Marlene Kindred

What a pretty table Frou! Can't hardly believe those plates came from Dollar Tree! Very striking looking...just beautiful!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 5:27PM
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ladypat1

Very dramatic and beautiful. Love the black tablecloth. The crocheted placemats really set things off, as does the boa!

Pat

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 6:05PM
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jeannespines

frou...very RICH & bold! Love the R&B combo! Your cherubs silhouttes are so cute & look lovely w/roses! Your room is so very pretty w/the pearls hanging from your chandi & even the snow outside (have you had enough now?)

I also agree that the crocheted placemats set off the pretty placesettings! Great Valentine-y t'scape! TFS! Jeanne S. (& menu, ummmm, sounds good!)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 6:47PM
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nana2010_gw

Love your table, Frou. The black table cloth is the perfect backdrop for the lace placemats and pretty dishes. Dollar Tree has some cool things. No one would ever know the roses are silk. The boa gives the table a flirty look. I think the cupids are adorable. Dinner sounds delicious.
NanaK

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 8:10PM
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christmascandy

This is lovely. It is very striking and the placemats set it off perfectly.
The CP with the cupids is wonderful!

It is all "mahvelous darling", LOL

TFS,
Candy

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 9:09PM
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phonegirl

Frou, agree with all the above comments. Oh so pretty and love the crocheted place mats on the black tc. Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner with plenty of food and the perfect dessert!

You have posted so many beautiful tables lately and I Love It!

Punk

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 9:44PM
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excessfroufrou

My new job is closer to the $Tree, so I've become an addict, but I've found out the more often you go the more likely you are to find the good stuff. I bought a whole new set of bright striped plates and wine glasses last week, I'll try to post pix. A funny thing about the boa, DH asked if we we're going to eat with those feathers on the table, you would think he would know by now. Jeanne, yes I'm tired of the snow now, but it sure was pretty.
Frou

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 12:13PM
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luvstocraft

Gorgeous tablescape, Frou. Love the cherubs and roses centerpiece. That red boa was the perfect touch. The stemware you used looks so sparkly in your pictures--the light reflecting off the snow outside was just right! ;o)

Haven't had lunch yet, so reading about your yummy food made me hungry! Glad you had a good time.

Luvs

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 2:19PM
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nana2010_gw

Frou, I saw those plates at $tree and they SCREAMED MARDI GRAS to me....So of course I had to have them, along with the wine glasses and water glasses. I have to get a few more things and then the table will be complete. Mardi Gras colors are so bright and cheerful just what we need at this time of year.
NanaK

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 1:47PM
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Purplemoon

I love your table, Frou.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 11:43PM
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