Hearts and Flowers


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt didn’t take too many years of marriage to realize that if Valentine’s was going to have a romantic dinner it had best be at home.

While the hubby has many wonderful traits, thinking ahead to make dinner reservations for one of the busiest nights of the year isn’t one of them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s possible he wouldn’t even remember Valentine’s unless he saw it on the calendar or someone reminded him.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen he would call and suggest we go out for dinner.  Good deal I would think, but when the time came we’d go first one place then another only to find out there was no room.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter a couple of hours of being turned away, we’d go home, both of us a little irritated, for a bowl of cereal or on a good night a grilled cheese sandwich.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow we look back and laugh at those attempts as we enjoy dinner at home.   Sometimes it’s just the two of us, other times we have friends join us.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI think the other husbands are quite happy to come here as it takes the pressure off them to plan a special night out.  For all of us, it’s an enjoyable evening in a relaxed setting with what is usually pretty good food.

No matter how you acknowledge Valentine’s, I hope it is just right.

i so appreciate your visit and especially the comments you leave behind

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28 thoughts on “Hearts and Flowers

  1. I see it an excuse to have a good time and enjoy a good meal on a weekday (most times) and doing that at home is icing on the cake. Neither my husband nor I approve of the commercial aspect of it , so there goes out the window the flowers and such. I love that quirky candle holder on your table.

  2. We agree with you….more romantic at home….plus we don’t have to leave our puppy.
    I LOVE this table arrangement…it may be my favorite….so fun.

  3. Hi, Linda! I agree with you, it can be so romantic at home (even with my kids around!) Very beautiful tablescape. Can I ask you where did you buy those white candle holders with the birds on the top? They are amazing! 🙂

  4. I’ve never been a big Valentine’s person except with my children. I’d much rather stay home and cook or do something as a family. This year we are heading to enjoy an afternoon Buffalo Sabres game and then a nice home cooked meal of Hawaiian Chicken I will cook in the crockpot! As always, love your table!!! Tina

  5. LOVE this table Linda, the whimsical flowers and bright colors make for such a happy setting! Love the ceramic lovebirds goblet, that is fabulous!! I’m with you, Valentine’s dinner at home is much more fun! Great idea to invite other couples too!
    Jenna

  6. We long ago gave up going out on Valentine’s night. You table setting is charming. I’d love to gather here with good friends and share the evening. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  7. We don’t try to fight the crowds on Valentines day. We have had some special meals at home. This year we have reservations for lunch tomorrow at a nice steakhouse close to us with easy parking!! Fun table decorations!

  8. Very pretty and colorful tablescape. I loved how the tulips stems made your centerpiece so airy and open. The combination of your whole setting looks very art deco to me…I love it! We stay home as well especially after having the same experience as you trying to find last minute accomadations, not fun. Joining you from Tablescape Thursday.

  9. What a beautiful tablescape! This is so nice and I’m sure you had a very romantic dinner together. Thank you for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic week!

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