Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I love Valentine's Day! I always bring out a few of my favorite cards and "gifts of love" from years past to display on a tray or on The French Hutch. This year we will be dining at a friends home but I still wanted to set a romantic table for two in the den.

I love to set a table in front of the fireplace. Using a table I normally use to hold photographs is just the right size. 

For the centerpiece I am using my MacKenzie-Childs flower pot and ivy wreath. I added the beautiful copper heart and bow, a gift sent to me last year from my sweet friend Sarah at Hyacinths for The Soul

These round black placemats are perfect for the place setting. Courtly Check dinner and salad plates and lidded chowder bowls 

I love the stack!

"Gifts of love" from my sister Iris
Limoges Eiffel Tower and Herend cat add a pop of color

Jay Strongwater bird and chick

Pewter Cherub I couldn't resist I found on clearance

Herend mouse

Stemware ~ Anthropologie
gifts from my husband

International Sterling ~ Spring Glory
gifted to us years ago by my mother-in-law

My perfect table for two

Mercury glass candles for candlelight

"Books of Love" and orchids for the coffee table

Do you love to decorate for Valentine's Day? I would love to hear how you enjoy decorating your home. And, my table will be used this week!
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Sunday, February 5, 2017


Hello everyone and hello February! I can’t believe we are already into the second month of the new year. I have no idea where January disappeared to. 

I wanted to set a little table for you with a few of my new favorite things. My sister has an eye for great bargains and new discoveries.  First is an adorable set of felt woodland animals from Magic Cabin. I do love collecting these little animals, especially for the holidays. This set comes with a darling felt acorn with it’s own door so the set stores away in the acorn.  Included in the set, a raccoon, squirrel, rabbit, fox, mouse and a blue bird. Iris knew my love for these little creatures and knew how much I would enjoy them, she also made sure they were age appropriate, three plus! I must say, I don’t think I would give this to a three year old, very small pieces. 

Here is the little green door, closed in photo above and open below 

Next is a new found confections shop from Maggie Louise, an Austin, Texas based company (I am not advertising, jut a wonderful gift). One of my Christmas gifts was a classic sampler box of confections. The unique customization of hand painted chocolates are unique and creative, little works of art. If you are looking for a different kind of “box of chocolates,” perhaps for a special gift, go here for a look. I will be ordering for gifts, great selection inspired by travel, art, fashion pop culture and my favorite, southern charm.

Combining these two gifts I decide to include my favorite winter scene dinnerware and set a table for two. I am using my Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic Ruby, along with the felt animals and candy for a fun tablescape.

Mr. Rabbit finds it hard to climb through the fence

He does find his way into the garden for a nibble nibble on a little candy mushroom

The forrest garden is covered in green moss and dried roses 
a perfect place for little mushrooms to grow

Enters Miss Mouse, she loves a nibble nibble in the garden too

A platter of chocolate treats

Setting the table in the study ~ my study usually looks a little something like this

Clearing the books and adding a green moss runner to the table

I decided to use one of the maidenhair ferns from Christmas

Vietri Rosso Vecchio Red dinner plates

Juliska party plates and bowls

Serving bowl on stand holds the simple centerpiece 

Party plates and latte cups

Large serving platter

Juliska glassware

I hope you enjoyed this little wintery scene table for two. February is the final month I use this pattern and it will soon be time to put away until next year. I think I may leave this table set to enjoy for a little while longer but the delicious candy won’t last long! I love hearing from you and hope you will leave a comment so I know you stopped by. As always, thank you for your visit.