Tablescape Tuesday: XOXO

“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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  1. lulu says:

    I am like a broken record telling you how much I enjoy your creativity! Like you and your hubby, we enjoy Valentine’s meal at home though this year we will celebrate with a group of friends and none of us will have prepared the meal! BTW, thanks for reminding me to use books for height.

  2. Jann Olson says:

    The roses are gorgeous! All of the things you pulled look beautiful with the book. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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