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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Will You Be My Valentine?



Valentine's Day 

is just around the corner.




So today's table 

is set for two.



My valentine likes 

simplicity and loves chocolate.



So the table is set with layers of bold

bands of gold and brown upon white.




Square red placemats anchor the Ambiance Vintage Garden chargers, while gold ruffled edge glass plates hold Kate Spade Cordell Place Chocolate salad plates by Lenox. The wide, chocolate brown border is a nice compliment to the petite berry bowls in our wedding china, Palermo Brown by Richard Ginori.




Brown enamel flatware by Christophe

continues the chocolate brown theme.




As do the 

crystal stems by Denby.




To add some fluff and a feminine touch to the layers of chocolate, I tucked in colorful napkins by April Cornell. The rosy plaid sprinkled with the bright blooms offered the perfect touch of pink.




This shy little girl has 

a message for her valentine . . .




"Will you be my valentine?"




Off goes cupid's arrow zooming

right to her sweetheart's heart!




With a box of chocolates in hand,

I do think he IS her valentine.




Chocolates by Lina's Coco Couture.

Here, have a heart!



~HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ~

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57 comments:

  1. That is so cute! I love the pink with the brown. You also have the cutest little vintagy fellows hanging around at every holiday. Very fun!
    Sherry

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  2. Hi there!!!
    Your tablescape is so very cute and cheery.

    Absolutely uplifting!
    So glad I got to visit your blog,
    d from homehaven

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  3. What a fun tablescape! I love that little boy and girl sculpture! Thanks for sharing, Nan

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  4. Sarah -- I love your take on Valentine's -- the chocolate brown plates are so beautiful. Your chocolates are amazing! Isn't it wonderful what they can do with chocolate these days. I love all your whimsical decorations too. Joni

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  5. Sarah,
    Your Valentine's Day post brings back my thoughts of childhood. Making those Valentine boxes to hold all the Valentines. Writing the TO: and the FROM: from your list of classmates. Remember? I always wanted to leave the 'mean kid' in our class without a Valentine from me. . .but Mother, being of "Southern upbringing" said, "If you give one Valentine out. . .you give them all out!". She was right. I now know that 'mean kid' needed love more than the rest! Thank you for this sweet Valentine Day post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  6. Hi Sarah, Your table is so pretty and it was very clever to do a chocolate theme with the brown china and that gorgeous Christophe flatware! Happy Valentine's Day! Linda

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  7. Hey Sarah, Your table truly is lovely. I love the layering and the colors together. Very ahhh, shall we say sweet? :)

    Donna

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  8. Very Sweet Sarah!
    I love all the ME stuff!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Pamela :)

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  9. I am real fan of pink and brown and your table mixed it so well and brought in loads of romance too. Absolutely wonderful. Love the chocolates!!

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  10. Oh so yummy! Chocolate plates. I love the decorations. So sweet.

    - The Tablescaper

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  11. Love your whimsy in your adorable Valentine couple! They are precious... and those little cupcakes and heart boxes are SO adorable! Love all your details... Those chocolates look SO YUMMY! I'll have to go over and pick up a few of my Hubby's favorite at our local chocolate maker tomorrow...Can't Forget my Sweetie!
    Happy Valentines Day Sarah,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  12. Really cute post ... love the cupcakes! I think VDay is all about chocolate .. .can't get enough of it! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hi Sherry! Oh, what a sweet little post! You have the sweetest little pretties and this little Valentine couple are precious!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. What a very cute tablescape, Sarah. Love the little girl and boy...Christine

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  15. So cute and nice variation on the red and pink. Love the brown, creams and then the shot of pinks with the napkins! Love your centerpiece, those characters are too cute!

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  16. I LOVE your chocolates and your little cupcakes! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I am one of your followers, have a wonderful evening!

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  17. You always set the most chic and charming table, dear Sarah. You have such beautiful things and you sure know how to use them.

    Blogger has absolutely driven me crazy today. This morning, my blog page was so big, I couldn't even see all of it. Then, the more the day went on, the slower loading ...I was just plain pissed by nightfall. Now, at 1 in the morning, things are moving like crazy. Guess during the day, the traffic was so heavy on blogs that it just slowed things down. I'm liking blogger much more now. :)))

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  18. Sarah,
    your sweethearts are a delight and the place settings are gorgeous.
    The ME boxes add an extra touch of whimsy, lovely post.

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  19. So pretty Sarah! Lovin' the browns and the gold chargers! I hope to remember the cupid's arrow and make a topper for my V-Day feather tree like that for next year:@)

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  20. Sarah~ I love your layered chocolate, gold & creamy white place settings! Your colorful pink napkins set it off beautifully. What a fun, whimsical Valentine's couple on your tray serving up ME boxes too :-)

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  21. The perfect setting for you and your valentine. I love the gold with the brown. Stunning!

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  22. Sarah you always have the neatest things, the perfect thing for any occasion. I love seeing your table setting for various occasions.

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  23. It's all so beautiful and I love the shy little boy and girl. The chocolates look scrumptious!

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  24. Good morning special lady!

    That touch of pink plaid and the chocolates are the perfect touch! So very pretty and inviting for a pair of lovers.

    Thanks so much for joining my first linky party on The Little Round Table and I hope that you will be able to visit again soon.

    Candy

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  25. A different take on the valentine setting. with the "chocolate inspired dishes. Those little cupcakes are adorable as are the two figurines!

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  26. So so cute!I love the way you play~Such wonderful treasures you have.

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  27. I love the idea of using "chocolate" dishes for a Valentine table. It's just perfect. I loved everything as I always do when I visit you, but that little fellow is the most adorable part. I love the little look on his face. I think that's the exact same look the twitterpated little boy had in my story.

    Just precious. An all around wonderful table.

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  28. Your table is just so fun and whimsical. hugs ~lynne~

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  29. That's marvelous! Love the warm, romantic colors of your table setting! Such a Delightsome table -
    HUGS
    Happy Valentines!
    Kathy

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  30. This is such a sweet tablescape, Sarah, and the faux cupcakes and chocolates are so adorable and so wonderfully fat free! :)

    We have decided to dine out to celebrate Valentine's Day on the weekend. It will probably be a local place..and most likely Be a Japanese restuarant where we'll have sushi and sashimi as we've both have an urge for that lately. What are you mkaing for dinner to serve on these wonderful place settings?

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  31. A perfectly exquisite table - absolutely what I would love - chocolate and gold. Those ruffled gold plates - oh my oh my! And the chocolate goblets, wow.

    Everything is just wonderful. I love the little cuties with the collection of fun Valentine's boxes, glad you collect and save yours too. What a great table. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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  32. THanks for entering my giveaway Sarah!
    All your entrees are in!
    Pamela :)

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  33. Your table is so pretty. I just love all your tin hearts...what a cute collection!

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  34. You can't go wrong with cupcakes and chocolate! :-)

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  35. A beautiful tablescape for a Valentine's dinner for two. I love the color combination you used. A nice twist on Valentine's Day.
    Jane

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  36. This is so cute Sarah, I love the color combo and the whimsy of the entire table. Really adorable! You have such cute collections.

    Nancy

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  37. This is so cute Sarah, I love the color combo and the whimsy of the entire table. Really adorable! You have such cute collections.

    Nancy

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  38. A perfect table for Valentine's Day with your sweetheart!

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  39. How charming your Valentine Table is. Love the darling couple.

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  40. Oh Sarah your killing me with all this great ME stuff you keep showning girl...Again another great and beautiful only you can do table..Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  41. What a lovely table and such a beautiful blog. Now I know to stop by often.

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  42. What a beautiful table setting... One made for love :-)
    Another friday favorite for sure!

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  43. Your center piece is quite charming and amusing. Love your crystal too!

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  44. Just as it should be - a treat for two.

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  45. Love your valentine table. Lucky you to have someone to share it with. Like your little fiqures so whimsical.

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  46. Your Valentine table is delightful! I love all your sweet touches and your silver tray is so pretty too! You know silver is just popping out at me!! lol! Thank you for sharing at my party this week! :)

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  47. The Kate Spade dishes are beautiful and I like the napkins you selected to go with them!

    Katherine

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  48. Sarah, what a beautiful gold/brown/white table...I wouldn't have thought to use that combination for Valentine, but it works so nicely...my husband would like that better than the pink I have used! Your centerpiece is adorable.

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  49. Everything you do is so lovely and thank you for the Valentine dinner invitation. I will be there with bells on. :) xoxo

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  50. This is so elegant and lovely. The warmth of love shows through beautifully. So sweet. Thanks for adding this to The Valentines Party!

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  51. Love your Valentine's day Vignette. The paper mache' items are adorable! I linked up to your party. Thanks for hosting. I am also now a follower. :)
    xo,
    Sena (By the Bluegrass)

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  52. Yes, I remember this one! Chocolate and gold! Just beautiful.

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  53. This is so darling. I am so sensitive that I may not (as in, can not give my self permission) to read Chocolate Chocalate. If I even look at it on a shelf in a store, I gain ten pounds. Now that is sensitive, wouldn't you agree. I love your review. Il recommend it to my skinny sister!
    Could you write something about kale or arugula? This is what I'm giving my Valentine.

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  54. I loved seeing this table again. Your wedding china is classy and timeless! Thanks for linking it up at my impromptu party.

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  55. Sarah, what a sophisticated pattern you chose as a bride! I went to Replacements to get a better look at it -- lovely! And it's wonderful with the Kate Spade dishes you added in this tablescape.

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