Hi everyone! One of the things I enjoy about creating tablescapes is discovering colors that I think look fabulous together. I opened the cabinet where I keep placemats and pulled out these well used yellow ones and started building on them as a base. The red, white and yellow just all seemed to blend beautifully together!
In years past I used this Valentine glass/vase as a holder for straws. This year it is a vase holding flowers, heart picks and pearls. I wadded up a couple red napkins in the bottom to act as "filler" and also to cover up the bottoms of the flowers.
The red tones carry through on the saucers, napkins and small heart dishes. And do you notice that something is missing? I only discovered it after I had taken the pics and loaded them up on the computer but, if you notice, let me know in the comments.
You know, this is a very simple table setting that anyone can mimic if you wish. Look through your cabinets and see what you have that you would enjoy using to create a fun tablescape for Valentine's, or any day!
Now, for something a bit different. I spent some time crafting last evening and got around to creating more of a "winter type" wreath for our front door. This wreath wouldn't look like much without the crystal snowflakes which add such a nice sparkle! It matches the other sparkly items in the foyer and is so cheerful to see when we walk by, especially at night when the foyer looks like ice is sparkling.
And, finally, here is some yummy soup I made for dinner last night. It was a simple vegetable soup with a tomato sauce and chicken broth base topped with a special couscous. I sauteed onions, mushrooms and spinach and added to the couscous before topping the soup to add some heartiness to the meal. It was SO good!
Let me know what you have been eating, crafting and enjoying in your world. And enjoy a lovely Valentine's Day. Be kind to yourself!
Until Next Time,
I loved seeing your Valentine tablescape, your lovely sparkly wreath, and your delicious-looking soup! With the sparkles and the sunny yellow and vibrant red, your home decor looks so cheery right in the middle of winter. I haven't thought about using couscous in soup, but it sounds very good. I like both the flavor and the texture of couscous, so I'm keeping it in mind for my next pot of soup.
Thank you, Sharon. I think you will enjoy the couscous in your soup. I had never tried it until a lady served soup with couscous at a retreat I attended years ago. I loved it and now serve soup that way often.
Cute Valentine's Day tablescape!! Love the pretty wreath!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I enjoyed being part of the Tour!!
Very pretty Debbie! Yellow is such a cheerful color and does work beautifully with your red dishes! I like how you used red napkins as a filler for the vase. The soup looks delicious! I make soup a lot all winter, usually being creative like you were with this one. Nothing like a comforting bowl of soup on a chilly day! (I don't notice anything missing!)
Thanks, Debbie. It was a fun tour!
Thank you, Karen. We love soup and eat it pretty often. It's nice to add a little something "extra" to make it taste even better! I hope you have a good Valentine's Day and do something to treat yourself!
Love the wreath for your front door. I wasn't energetic enough to get a Valentine's setting done this year, but I do like yours.
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