Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday.
A celebration of love & friendship marked with paper hearts, cards, sweet treats, cupids & flowers.
Today I am part of the Styled & Set Valentine’s Day Tour organized by Lory of Designthusiasm.
If you are following along and have come over from Blesser’ House or any of the other blogs ~ welcome! I hope you are enjoying the tour. If you started the tour here, all the wonderful posts are linked at the bottom.
Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to make a bit of a fuss over those we adore.
I suggest making a special fuss over the ones who are usually the fuss’ers not the fuss’es . The special women in your life who make the other 364 days special for their people.
Treat them to a few hours in each others company, at a lovely table, with decadent treats & maybe even some champagne.
Time in the company of my friends always leaves me feeling renewed. Laughter, shared stories and advice flying around the table acts like fuel to refill my tank.
I bet you feel the same way. The years fly by too quickly not to sometimes just stop the bustle and connect with those we love.
That’s to my mind what Valentine’s day is all about.
If you agree and want to set a special table to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends I have some suggestions for you.
Valentine’s Day with Friends
Make it over the top feminine…its just the girls so why not?!
Mix and match hand painted plates, estate sale tea cups and layer on the florals.
Use the colors of the day pinks & reds as pops.
I laid a bright pink ribbon down the center of my pale yellow striped grain sack runner and used pink flowers & plates painted with pink florals for just enough sweetness.
A note on the centerpiece make it lush, but make it low so everyone can see each other.
I created mine in a trio of vessels all corralled on a vintage dressing table mirrored tray.
As I love the mash up of rustic & refined I prefer a runner so the rough hewn table bumps up against the crystal & china.
Get yourself a set of gold flatware for just these types of special occasions. The gold makes the place settings say “this is not everyday”!
Have the gathering start at an off time like 11 or 4 ~ brunch or tea time.
Chances are your guests will be less in demand by their usual suspects at those times of day. Serve tea sure, but have some bubbly or Rose’ on hand too.
Regardless of the time use candles.
and light them…
You will have more to talk about then time to talk, but it would be fun to add to the table something Valentine-y. Maybe a book of classic love poems.
Even better than love poems, I placed a pile of old love letters I found at an estate sale. They are tied with string, fragile and yellowed, but definitely read-able. See them in the upper right corner of the table?
My Valentine wish for you is that you can find the time connect with those you love.
You have plenty of time to make plans to do just that…and once you are done visiting all the blogs on this beautiful tour you will have so many ideas on how to celebrate you’ll be readier than Cupid himself!
Thanks for coming by today. Now head on over to the other blogs for more Valentine inspiration. The tour will last all week, so pop back over so you can get the rest of the links. I will be updating them daily. I don’t want you to miss a thing!
xx Kelly xx