“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
but the greatest of these is love”
1 Corinthians 13:13
It’s Tuesday and you know what that means here at Everyday Living…tablescape!! From the blog’s beginning, I have posted a dining tablescape, but today I digress. You can see my Valentine’s settings here: Love is in the Air! and here: Sweet & Simple.
In an early celebration of Valentine’s, Butch and I went to dinner this past Friday at our favorite restaurant in Birmingham, Bottega. It was a perfect meal and we enjoyed getting away for a few hours! AND to top off an excellent night out, our culinary hero, Mr. Frank Stitt himself actually came to our table! No trip to Birmingham is complete without a stop at Whole Foods for items that we can’t find in our smaller city. While shopping, Butch spotted a great buy on roses…red, white, pink, and yellow-two dozen for $22.99! Now he likes a good deal and I love flowers, so we left the store with two dozen red roses! Win! On Saturday morning, I thought I would arrange and display them in our foyer rather than our dining room. I gathered accessories from different rooms that gave a romantic feel to the space-just in time for Valentine’s Day! I love having a different look to enjoy!!
With the exception of the lamps, the vignette on the foyer chest is completely changed. I love the ornate detail of the gold mirror and it makes the small space more spacious!
The roses are the star feature!
I added a rattan tray for texture. This helps to pull together dissimilar accessories!
I always add books…I have so many! They make a great foundation and they can add height to objects. The colors of the accessories add a romantic touch!
This sweet covered Fitz and Floyd bowl was a gift. The detail is beautiful!
I have a small collection of miniature jeweled boxes. This one adds a little glitz to the vignette!
A majolica plate adds more color. Majolica is a collectible that has soared in price since I found this one in the back of a musty antique shop thirty years ago. Should have bought more!!
A scented votive in the turquoise glass (Anthropologie) adds warmth and a heavenly smell!
Red roses always speak romance!
The hand painted Maitland-Smith chest lends itself to a romantic feel!!
The book cover was the inspiration for the tablescape! Its title is “Vintage Vavoom-Romantic Decorating with one-of-a-kind Finds!”
The textured sunny walls are a great background!
The lamps add elegance to our small foyer. You can see the antique grandfather clock reflected in the mirror!
Butch and I will celebrate Valentine’s at home, as we always do. My planned menu is:
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