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Monday, February 4, 2013

A French Country Inspired Valentine Tablescape

A huge “Thank you” to everyone who shared such good wishes for Rêve. As you can imagine I have had France on my mind and recently created a French Country inspired tablescape for Valentine’s Day.

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The French word for love is of course amour. Valentine’s Day (la Saint Valentin) is enthusiastically celebrated by the French who love to use lots of red and natural elements.

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For the centerpiece I stacked a few coverless paperback romance novels on top of one another and topped them with a simple bouquet of roses and eucalyptus.

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A bit of romantic ambience was added with candlelight. Vintage jello molds were filled with red hots and topped with an unscented white votive.

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Red hearts were created with a bit of cardstock, glitter and glue.  

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Each place setting featured a heart shaped favor filled with candy.

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Wicker chargers and red gingham ribbon add in some country charm.

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The chandelier was strung with a cute as a button Valentine garland.

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A bonne Saint-Valentin to be sure!

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Candy hearts or flowers?


Linking to:

Wow Us Wednesdays, Between Naps on the Porch, Bargain Hunting W/Laurie and A Stroll Thru Life

I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, February 14th!

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  1. Soooooooo beautiful Laura!!! I love this!!!!

  2. I love it ♥
    This is gorgeous romantic Valentine Table !

  3. Love this table!! The favorite!!


  4. This is so beautiful. I love everything. You really do create the most beautiful tablescapes. Hugs, Marty

  5. whaddaya mean you've had France on your mind lately.....I thought that's all you thought of......LOL

    Gorgeous tablescape pretty lady.

    Love ya'

  6. Very pretty, Laura! I love all the little touches you've added to your table. Very romantic looking!

  7. Laura,
    Your Valentine's table setting is lovely. I especially love the use of the wicker chargers with the red plates and paper hearts with gingham ribbon. The details on the silverware is exquisite.
    Your Friend,

  8. Your French inspired table top is so romantic and sweet. I love the cover-less books and the red gingham gives is so much charm.
    I like how you wove the ribbon through the paper hearts to make the little packages. You family will certainly enjoy a meal served with love. :)

  9. Your table is awesome . . . how very romantic. I is very plain to see that you put a lot of love into in.
    I have a question . . . do the red hots put off a cinnamon smell, while the candle is lit? I love the smell of cinnamon and the simply delightful way you used red hots in your design is so nostalgic.
    I love it :)
    You Rock!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  10. Darling! Love that you made the pockets out of paper are so talented!

  11. Totally charming. This table definitely delights! I saw the idea of sewing the doilies somewhere else too and thought, I need to do this. Your example is sweeter filled with candy. Thanks for sharing the idea and this beautiful, romantic table. ~ Sarah

  12. Oh that's so pretty and romantic. I love it!

  13. I love the beautiful settings.Very romantic. I also love the doily pockets. I was looking for an idea to hand out to my class at church and this is just the thing. Thanks for the idea. Now off to the store I go.

  14. Lovely Laura! As always! you certainly know how to create 'Decor to Adore'!

  15. OMG Laura, that is just gorgeous!
    I am so in love with your plates and tureen, wonderful!
    Your comment on my blog about brown lizards had me chuckling!!
    I always say to my son where's the green, where's the water? hehe.
    I guess the grass is always greener because right now I want some Arizona desert!
    Hugs friend,

  16. Laura,
    This is red done right!!!
    Such a romantic flair in your tablescape, dear friend!!!
    Almost as if Cupid had hit his mark with your chandelier decor!!!
    How sweet are those candy filled paper doily Valentine's? Too, Sweet!!!
    Thank you for inspiring us to set a romantic table for Valentine's Day!!!

  17. Flowers :-) Love your vignettes Laura!

  18. Hi Laura,

    This is so pretty and romantic! Everything looks so sweet and charming, but my very favorite thing is the candy-filled, paper heart favors. Those are darling!

    Have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  19. Laura, this is wonderful. So sweet! A perfect Valentine's Day setting. You can't go wrong with France on the mind : )

    Danielle xo

  20. I love all your love-ly details! :) Especially those little jello molds- I've never seen the individual serving size. Everything looks beautiful and romantic.

  21. i'm surprised you have any candy left, i thought i'd eaten it all!

  22. Laura, what a gorgeous tablescape! Every detail is just perfect. Love the dishes!

  23. Oh Yes! This is beautiful. I love the gingham with the toile on the table. It speaks to my heart. Very gorgeous!

  24. Small details makes things different.

    Love it!

    /CC girl

  25. Small details makes things different.

    Love it!

    /CC girl

  26. Your pictures are so beautiful and romantic. I love everything French and you did an awesome job! The colors are so pretty.

    Blessings, Carol

  27. Wonderfully creative favors! Very pretty!

  28. Charming!

    {No need reply, busy college girl!}


  29. Beautiful! Love the tins filled with red hots and tea lights! So cute.

  30. Just love the favors and the button chain.. Amazing. your attention to the details is what truly makes this a romantic and warm table. Love the dishes and the chargers!! xo marlis

  31. You are very creative, Laura. These are all so beautiful and so original....Christine

  32. Beautiful. Love the little heart packets with candy. laurie

  33. Pretty table - love the Red Hots surrounding the tea light!


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