Saturday, February 8, 2014

~A Valentine's Setting For Two~

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, and Dear Hubby out of town, I thought it would be a perfect time to try to pull together a Valentine's setting for two. 

A couple of Christmases ago, Neiman Marcus and Target partnered together; and put together an assortment of items, by several famous designers, that would be perfect for holiday gifts. I was immediately smitten with a boxed set of dessert plates by Tracy Reece. 

They were beautifully boxed in sets of four...

Instead of purchasing them in that moment, I figured I would wait and get them later. Well, as it always goes...SOLD OUT! I checked online, as well...SOLD OUT! Instead of driving all over town to look for them, I just decided it wasn't meant to be. Fast forward to Christmas. My best friend, Donna, and I got together to exchange Christmas gifts. She insisted that I open mine right away! Imagine my delight when I saw these...

Not one, but two boxed sets of Tracy Reece dessert plates! I guess after over twenty-five years of friendship, we know each other pretty well! I had never mentioned to anyone that I wanted these! So, I decided that it would be fun to set a Valentine's table for two, using one of the patterns.

I thought this color/pattern would be pretty for Valentine's Day and it layers beautifully over this creamy, textured salad plate. The creamy color has a hint of red in the embossed trim...

To compliment the Valentine's theme, I used a mix of reds and chocolates. The chocolate tablecloth and chocolate metallic taper candles mix wonderfully with the pops of red. I just added some crystal, a soup tureen, some creamy hydrangeas, and a couple of love birds. The funky starburst napkin rings are from ZGallerie...

I'll probably tinker with this setting throughout the week; but, at least, I have a starting point. I don't usually do a lot of decor for Valentine's Day; but, I like to add a 'little something' to the breakfast table.

What about you? Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
I'd love to hear from you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by; and have a
Happy Valentine's Day!!

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