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!


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