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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love Is In The Air





~ Love Is In The Air ~





Amore Table ~ Vietri 

February 14

~ Valentine's Day ~



We Like To 

Skip The Reservations

And Eat At Home

~Offering A Little Inspiration ~

You can click the links 
to see the complete original 
post for each mosaic below.





















Joining









59 comments:

Pondside said...

It's all beautiful, but my eye was especially taken by the checkered hearts. I'm going to save that photo and try to copy the heart - I'm not very crafty, but I just love that heart!

Sue said...

Two hearts are better than one do the trick for me with those little Breton people falling in love all over the table.

They are all sweet Sarah- enjoy your Valentine.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Wishing you and your Valentine a special evening out. Love the red Vietri!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the polka dot post Sarah! Happy Valentine's Week-enjoy:@)

Diane said...

I am not sure where to start! I love all of the tables, especially the black and white check and the red and white polka dot ones. But then, there is the beautiful pink one - I cannot decide which is my favorite. They are all fabulous! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!!

Babs said...

We stay at home on Valentine's Day, too and your vignettes are chock-full of ideas for celebrating. Love the Courtly Check, and the Two Hearts looks. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Ron said...

Beautiful vignettes! Here in NOLA, Valentine's Day is looked over due to a week of Mardi Gras celebrations. Happy Valentine's Day! xo

Lavender Cottage said...

We always eat at home too and your mosaics have inspired me to be a little creative.

Olive said...

We really do not celebrate this holiday. Your collages are beautiful.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Love the checkered hearts....have a great day with those you love!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sarah, Your beautiful photos make delightful mosaics! Lovely Valentine post..........
Happy Valentine's Day.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sue said...

What a joy to see all of your mosaics and everything in them, Sarah! I especially love the black and white hearts. Your valentine celebration should be a special one based on all of these past photos. Enjoy!

Steph's Stitching said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweethearts!

The 2 Seasons said...

We are going to do a nice dinner at home as well. Now I am excited to see what I have around the house and have a pretty valentine table.

Lorrie said...

We like to eat at home, too. I need to start thinking about what to make and how to decorate the table - you've given me some good ideas.

On Crooked Creek said...

Sarah,
How do I love these Valentine Day Tablescapes? Let me count the ways!
I love the black & white checks with the red hearts! The tall twiggy centerpiece, the pink hydrangea candle ring, the adorable ME figurines, la Frenchy theme, simplistic red and white with polka dots...but Romance of the Cameo has stolen my heart!!!
Thank you, dear friend, for sharing your creative talents for lovely tablescapes with us!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful displays, I think I like the black and white check the most. It is just so eye-catching. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day.

Tea in Texas said...

Beautiful mosaics and great ideas for tablescapes. Market Street is in North and West Texas! The one I shop is in Allen and has a great deli, food court with so many different prepared foods to chose from it is wonderful. The florist has an area and the Dish area is separate and you never know what is being offered but I love their change with the seasons. Their West Texas stores in Lubbock is where I shop when I visit my son. He can't get me out of the store is his thought. Marlis of Creative Journeys lives there and has shown some pretty items from Market Street. It is a fun store to visit and I am always finding something new in their different departments. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Pam

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Sweet post :) Happy Valentine's Day!

kitty said...

We eat at home, too, Sarah! My heart is going pitter patter with all your pink, red and black and white! I love all your mosaics...so pretty. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the hearts hanging on ribbons. You always have so many lovely things in your home. Everything is picture perfect!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm with you, Sarah! We haven't eaten out on Valentine's Day in...well, quite frankly, I don't think we EVER have in our 22 years!!! That first photo is WILD!!!!! Art has sure come a long way!!! (Sometimes when I'm eating a really good meal, I WISH I had a fork that big!!!!!) :-)

The Tablescaper said...

So many beautiful images, hard to pick a favorite, but the black and white checkered hearts jumped right out at me! Love 'em.

- The Tablescaper

Bernideen said...

So many lovely collages here!

xinex said...

Beautiful photos, Sarah! Happy Valentine's Day!...Christine

Johanna said...

Hi Sarah,
each suggestion is just great. I love the elegant settings as well as the whimsy elements. You have so many cute items for Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing and I hope, you will have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

No way will be be going to a restaurant for Valentine's. Home it is and I will be fixing a very special red and chocolate dessert. :) Your images are wonderful Sarah and I wish you and your sweetheart a wonderful day. xo

Laurie Ritchey said...

how cute is that fork with the chocolate dipped heart on it! Your mosaics are all just beautiful, but you know which one is my fav. I'm going to click on the Quimper setting to go back to see it again. Thank you so much for joining the party. Happy Valentine's Day, sweet Sarah. laurie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Adorable pic with the chocolate heart in the fork! All your Valentines settings are gorgeous, but I do love the quimper, that is my fav! Thank you for your kind visit..xoxo
Fabby

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, I'm partial to the cameo collage, but so much originality here. We haven't done reservations for ages either! More fun at home!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have so many beautiful Valentine decorations!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Katherine

Tanya Runkle said...

What wonderful Valentine inspiration!! Thank you so much for linking up to Pretty Things this week and sharing your lovely photos :)

xo, Tanya
twelveOeight

Things and Thoughts said...

So delightful, so lovely post. It has brightened my day!Thank you !
Happy Valentine!
Olympia

Maggie said...

Gorgeous mosaics, every one, but my heart will always belong to Quimper!

Mary said...

Sarah~ So many beautiful offerings...I'm hard pressed to choose a favorite but I think it would have to be your Courtly Checks! We haven't made reservations in years since it's always so crowded & rushed. Thanks for the links and a chance to revisit. I love Twila's table and the wonderful Breton miniature wheel barrow! ♥

Stitchfork said...

I ❤ it all!!
Happy Valentine's Day Sarah!
xo
Cathy

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful images. I love so many of the Vietri designs. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Debra said...

Beautiful photos! Who needs candy ...there's enough EYE Candy right here! :)

Pat said...

Loved seeing all the beautiful Valentine's inspiration Sarah!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Shelia said...

Oh, Sarah, your post is making my heart go pitty pat! I love each snap and all of the hearts are so lovely! Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I think your post is just beautiful, love all the valentines,Love the pretty cameos, they are my favorite...

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Beautiful tablescapes! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a kind word on my Valentine's Buffet post. I appreciate your visit and your sweet comments. Happy Valentine's Day!
Blessings,
Nici

Maria C said...

All these collages are wonderful, but my favorite is the soft, pink one at the end! What fabulous dishes!

Bernideen said...

Wonderful collages - each looks like a Valentine! Thanks for linking to Open House!

Lulu said...

What a special collection of tables. Any one would do for me so I hope it's OK for me not to pick. Eating at home is the norm for us, but tonight we're actually going out....nice surprise!

Marigene said...

Lots of beautiful eye candy this week, Sarah.
We decided long ago that New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day dinners out were best celebrated on another date in order to avoid overpriced mediocre meals...therefore we eat also dine at home!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sarah, They are all beautiful tablescapes! I love your Quimper so of course that one is my favorite. Thanks for joining the Open House party.
xx, Sherry

Beth said...

Your collages are lovely, Sarah. My favorites are the third one and the last one. Happy Valentine's Day!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a wonderful treat! I have enjoyed each one of your darling Valentine's collages.
Thank you for sharing and for featuring so many of my favorite things.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Carolynn xoxo

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

All are so pretty! Thanks for your sweet note on my topiaries.
XO
Kristin

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am in love with all your red and pink hearted sweetness.

Thank you SO very much for linking up this Valentine goodness!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Sarah...you went all out didn't you!?!? The vignettes are lovely.

I want you to recycle this post in late January or early February to inspire me. Hopefully my kitchen will be put back together and I'll be more inclined to decorate!

Love this post! I love the Mary Engelbreit items....I love how well mary Engelbreit goes with MacKenzie-Childs.

xo,
RJ

Marlis said...

Sarah, each table is more spectacular than the previous one.. You have a beautiful eye for all things gorgeous! We too eat at home, but yesterday hopped in the car, drove to Applebees at 5:30, got right in and were home while the mad rush was going on. I hope your Valentine's day was filled with joy. xo marlis

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sarah,
Your Valentine post is just wonderful. We didn't go out this year either. Actually, I've been cooped up for two weeks; long story! Your images were fun to look at. Thank you for your visit and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

~ Liz ~ said...

These are completely adorable. So much to LOVE here! I'm especially drawn to the black and white check. The checked fabric is wonderful.
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

We did too!~ Love time alone with Dearest - your Valentine's decor is lovely The whimsy of the checkered tablescape reminds me of Mary Engelbreit.
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sherry said...

Lovely table for two! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Michele said...

what lovely valentine things! happy pink saturday! xo

Annesphamily said...

This was a perfect Valentine tribute! I am trying to catch up! I was having flu symptoms yesterday so it took away from my time here! Your collage is beautiful and all the sweet extras make me smile! Hugs Anne

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