Hello all! I hope you all are enjoying a happy, productive week this week. I have been really dragging my feet on doing anything for Valentine's Day. Last weekend Mini really made me feel guilty about my lack of interest in V-Day. Strange, since she is usually so anti-girl/emotional stuff and very non-commercial holiday. Guess having a sweet boyfriend that spoils her has made her rethink her stance. Teeheehee
I have finally managed to put together a sweet simple Valentine's Day table. Normally I prepare a nice dinner and some type of yummy dessert and that will be our plan for tomorrow. I am planning grilled fish and what I hope turns out to be spectacular chocolate cream filled mini heart cakes for dessert (I will let you know how that goes).
In the meantime please tour my table.
A white tablecloth is topped with red and white gingham and a heart patterned table topper as the base. Red square and white square plates that were gifts from Wonder Hubby years back are place setting dishes.
The napkin rings were made last year and are two types of ribbon and adorable little velvet hearts. I love how to texture of the napkins mimics the gingham.
The milk glass dishes will hold ice cream balls to accompany mini heart cakes on the Valentine's plates. I am so glad I requested to receive these from my Grandmothers dish collection.
My coffee can makeover turns up a part of the centerpiece. Love the polka dots!
Birds eye view.
I had to toss in at least one piece of Fiesta! It is the oh so obvious heart shaped bowl below.
I had to use my new love on the table. I have been eyeing this Mosser cake plate for at least a year. My dad really surprised me when he gave it to me for Christmas :) I was/am one happy girl. I love that it is square, red and, oh heck I just love it!
Now I just need to add some chocolate and we are all set for Smooch Day!
While we are celebrating V-Day and love I wanted to share what I did/saw yesterday.
I had to pick up my buddy Tammy for a day of junkin yesterday and she wanted to share a new collection she has with me. This chick finds the coolest stuff!
It seems that she was recently at a yard sale and saw a box filled with postcards and old Valentines that the owner planned to throw away. So she ended up with all of them.
I would have never thought to really look at them but she did. Good thing she did too, these Valentine cards are adorable and date back to the 1930's! She has them displayed in a photo album. I took just a few photos to share with you.
I just love these! The graphics and the wording are wonderful.
I must apologize, it never dawned on me to turn the book when I took pics so you will have to view with your head turned (duh I know, but I was just in a rush to go junkin and not thinking).
Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a Happy Smooch Day!
I did actually complete the mini cakes. White Almond with White Almond Frosting....even though I am in NO DANGER of being recruited into a band of traveling cake decorators I thought they turned out pretty well for 5 yes 5 hours of work!
I am joining