January & February are wonderful months to reconnect intimately with dear friends.
The hubbub of the holidays are over, kids are back in school and the weather is conducive to cozy chats.
I am sharing a Valentine’s Day table set for just this type of reconnecting.
I set my table with fine china, crystal, gold flatware and beautiful flowers to honor a special friendship.
I chose pink alstroemeria aka Peruvian lilies and vibrant magenta roses for the color, but also as both are long lasting cut flowers.
The alstroemeria in particular has a very long vase life.
The meal will be my sweet potato & arugula frittata which is perfect for morning, afternoon or even evening. You can get the recipe HERE.
The Valentine’s Day table is located in my kitchen . The spot where everyone ends up and feels most at home any time of the day.
Intimate and elevated is the perfect setting when hosting a cherished friend.
It says I value you, want to honor you, yet we can be figuratively & literally at home together.
For a twist on a traditional vase, I used a vintage tin candy box.
The candy box is from Louis Sherry ~ does anyone remember that confectioner?
When I spied this tin box at an estate sale, I was at first a bit disappointed that the top no longer closed completely, but then I had this idea…
Glad to be able to try it out for this table setting.
I have several other unusual vase ideas in my book, My Soulful Home ~ a year in flowers. You can have a look HERE.
Read on for how I got water to these alstroemeria & roses in the candy tin.
For more Valentine inspired ideas listen to my podcast, Decorating Tips & Tricks.
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To keep the flowers hydrated in the non-water proof Louis Sherry tin, I double bagged two bunches of flowers in separate ziploc baggies and used a rubber band to secure the tops closed.
Because the flowers perch on an angle in the tin this worked perfectly.
I love the way the bright blooms peek out from the patina’ed tin.
Treat yourself and a dear friend of yours to some time to reconnect. Our busy lives often keep us from spending time with those who are important to us.
Do yourself a favor and make a plan to meet a friend and catch up even if it is by phone.
You will both be the better for taking the time.
** Kelly **