Hello Dear Readers!
It’s a very happy Monday as today is Monday Morning Blooms,
when I and my very amazingly talented Monday Morning Bloom friends,
Lidy, Mary, Pam and Yvonne,
happily create wonderful floral inspiration for you to enjoy.
Their beautiful images of their floral creations and links to their posts are below.
Our common theme today is Valentine’s Day.
This year’s Valentine’s Day table is one I created for me and my Love.
I set out to create a table for two that would please both myself and the hubby.
I created this Valentine’s Day table to reflect both of our likes
and when it all came together, he gave it the thumbs up.
PRETTY IN PINK VALENTINE’S DAY TABLE
I placed the arrangement in my MacKenzie-Childs teapot to add another design
and maybe a bit of drama to compliment the pink and florals.
I used four different flowers:
+ Parrot Tulips
+ Gerbera Daisies
+ Pink Roses
+ Dark Pink Variegated Spray Roses
Baby’s Breath and Seeded Eucalyptus were used for filler.
I cannot think of a Valentine’s Day that my hubby and I have missed
since we have known each other and that’s a lot of Valentine’s Days.
The count is more than 50, but keep in mind that we have known each other since the 2nd Grade!
In the past, I have done a few arrangements in this MacKenzie Childs teapot,
and yes, I do use it to make tea too! 🙂
I was excited to see that my local Whole Foods had Parrot Tulips.
I was not planning to use more than 3 different flowers;
however, who can resist Parrot Tulips!
All of the other flowers and filler are from Trader Joe’s.
A bit of a warning though, these tulips keep growing in a vase of water…
so plan on tweaking the arrangement to cut them back down to size!
The ones that are at the top surface of the arrangement had grown 2 inches in one day!
I so love the shades of pink against the pale blue french armoire.
I set the table to include two of my hubby’s favorite desserts.
Cheesecake and fruit! I love cake; however,
I have been on a gluten free or almost gluten free diet and these Petit Fours are perfect.
Another favorite of mine is chocolate covered marshmallows
and was very happy to have found these at the grocery store
as it went with my “drink theme”.
I pulled a “Mary” on the next image.
She is well known for the “unexpected” in her photos.
Now to my drink theme . . . well, I love a great champagne;
however, my hubby prefers ice tea or water.
When there is no time to prepare his favorite cheesecake, Banana Pudding Cheesecake,
my local grocery store has a great plain New York style cheesecake topped with fruit.
I just add more fruit and there you have a pretty dessert.
Enamelware MacKenzie-Childs dinner/charger and salad plates
are combined with my pretty vintage Copeland Spode Rosebud Chintz dinner plates.
Many years ago, I loved to collect sweet little vintage handmade napkins with some simple
embellishments of embroidery.
I thought that one of these sets of those napkins I collected would be perfect for this setting.
Because I use floral preservative and I do not want to compromise the inside of the teapot,
therefore, I placed a dollar store cylindrical glass container
inside the teapot to use as my “vase” for the flowers.
When doing an arrangement in a vase, I select the flowers that will be in tallest
and place them in the container first and then work my way down and around with the
various levels. After that is all done, I save a few flowers to place in the sides
of the arrangement to add an asymmetrical shape to prevent the arrangement from
being too round.
I hope you enjoyed my Pretty in Pink Valentine’s Day table as much as I loved creating it!
Now it is time for you to see the other fabulous Valentine’s Day creations
from my ever so sweet and talented friends of Monday Morning Blooms.
The links to their posts are below their most beautiful images.
And ME! ~ ~ Housepitality Designs
So much great inspiration above for you to gather for your own Valentine’s Day creations
to make your HEART HAPPY and others too!!
I wish you all a most beautiful day!!!