Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hearts and Flowers

Plus Two Stories and Surprise Ending!
 You all have gone to a progressive dinner. Well, this is a progressive tablescape because it started at home, then I went to Lubbock, Tx. My son gave me my Birthday present of this gorgeous bouquet of flowers, a Birthday cookie and a Birthday cake! I know many of you say "Oh my I got flowers". This was very special for I just never get fresh flowers, and my son actually picked them out and then stood in front of the bouquet to hide them, then stepped aside to surprise me!
The lovely white lilies and the beautiful red matte glass vase were the colors I was using for my Valentines Day table. The bouquet added just to right accent to the centerpiece. I moved the girl figure to show the pretty shape of the vase.
The lilies traveled back home safely and the aroma drifts through the room as I walk by.  So, the flowers added the finishing touch along with a few small changes. The next time I need to finish a tablescape I will just go to Lubbock, Texas and my son will present me with just what I need!
 Will you Be Mine?  My Valentine?
Before I begin, The second story.....
 The Valentine Figures are by the artist, Jenene Mortimer was on display at Market Street in their Dish department. Market Street is a grocery store with everything you need plus all the china, crystal, flatware and decorations for a table. It is every dish lovers dream. The figures just had to come to the Valentine's Party!

Who will Kiss Me? My Sweetheart on Valentine's Day!
It begins at a store where you probably all shop!
 I began by going to Home Goods. I found nothing with even a bit of decorations for Valentine's, but candy. In the next block was a Ross store, I usually never go there because I never find what I'm looking for at the time. I walked to the home area in Ross and there a full display of all things Valentine.  Place mats, runners, tablecloths, mugs, plates, bowls, trays, salt and pepper sets, and decorations what a happy find. The place mat was also a great item from Ross!
 As you can see, I am into the hearts, red and white theme! The tablecloth was a Ross purchase from the second or third store that I went into.
The red salad and dinner plates were a great purchase at the Crate and Barrel outlet. The red heart accent plates are from the Ross store!
 The mugs are from Ross!

 The tea towel/napkins are a Ross find!
The white heart was from the Market Street Dish department!
 The tray matches the accent plate and you guessed it a Ross purchase!
 The tea did come from Home Goods around Christmas time. I got several tins because I liked the colored labels and like to try out new teas. Someone left a comment at Christmas about the Green tea with the Green label by Tea of Life and asked if I liked the flavor and I love it! The Pink label is a Green tea with Raspberry flavor added to make a special flavor just for the party. I also enjoy it with sweets.
 The Red teapot is Le Creuset from their outlet in Dallas. I waited to purchase them when they had a discount on their red items.
The gold sugar and creamer are by Royal Winton. I found them at one of my favorite antique stores several years ago.

THE END OF These Stories But for the ......... Next Story!
Look in other places and always hope for a SURPRISE!
If you want to read a WARM, FUZZY STORY go to my last posting!
It has a special SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!


kitty said...

What a fun table! I love all your purchases as they are perfect for your theme. Wasn't that sweet of your dear son, too?? I saw those darling figurines at my Market Street. They are so whimsical and fun.

Lavender Cottage said...

You were able to find some nice Valentine table accents. I did see your new baby in the previous post, what a sweetie!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a cutie that pup is! I love your fun red themed table. The figurines are all so cute and I love the red teapot. Your flowers are beautiful, by the way, and a lovely surprise! Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely week.


Snap said...

What a fun Valentine table! Love your new teapot. I didn't know LeCruset made teapots!

Millie said...

Those little figures are so all the red!

Stephanie said...

Your table is so delightful and charming! What lovely flowers :)

Have a beautiful day.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a darling Valentine tablescape! You were lucky to fnd those sweet figurines! We don't have a Ross where I live, so when I'm traveling I like to stop in and look. I've found a few tea things recently which is fun. Have a great week!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Beautiful daylilies from your son. They have a wonderful aroma. I love your valentine's day decor and the red teapot is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a lovely week.

Beth said...

Your table is so beautiful! Love the dishes and your little figurines. You have a sweet new baby too! We also have a new puppy; ours was born on 11/10. I enjoyed my visit today!
Hugs, Beth

Beth said...

Pam, I forgot to say that your flowers are beautiful. I think those are Casablanca lilies, and you can grow them in your garden. They are so fragrant!!!

Diane said...

Such a fun table and I love all of your finds from Market Street - wish we had one of those in my town! The flowers are beautiful and I really love those heart shaped plates!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful progressive tablescape story. How fun as the elements came together. We have a Ross and that's it within 60 miles. Sigh ...I am DEPRIVED!!!! Love you story (s). Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a pretty and fun table. I love all the little "girls" holding their hearts. Great tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What an adorable Valentine Tablescape!!
Those figures are the cutest darn things!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!



How gorgeous, fun and whimsy this table is! I'm swooning with everything, specially the dishes!! I also love those Valentine's figurines. I'm gonna see your new baby, if I haven't..I adore new babies! Thank you for coming and for the sweet and kind comments, you made my day!!! Higs,

Tricia said...

What a sweet story about your flowers! They did add the perfect touch to your table. Your little figurines are ADORABLE! I've never heard of Market Street, but I will see if there's one within a reasonable distance! Love the heart-shaped plates atop the stack, too.

Marlis said...

Where is the nearest Crate and Barrel? Home Goods? And we both got hearts from Market Street. How funny, but I love it. I loved those figurines.. Now I'm sorry I didn't pick them up. Your table is soo very pretty. I just love your flowers too. a wonderfully thoughtful son! Gorgeous teapot.. omg, that is a wonderful table.. xo marlis

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love all the red going on her, and those figurines are so sweet and special. I usually don't find anything at Ross either! Fresh flowers are a treat around my home too! Your table is such a happy spot. Joni

Jacqueline said...

Your table is gorgeous and who knew that Ross would have so much! I agree, Home Goods had nothing this year and I never find anything at Ross so didn't even check, not that I needed much. I picked up some napkins at Home Goods but haven't used them yet. All of the fun plates and mugs and figurines make a stunning table, but the best part is the flowers and the delivery of them by a loving son!!! <3

xinex said...

Those Valentine figures are just adorable. The lowers are gorgeous, what a thoughtful son! Happy birthday to you!...Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

If my son surprised me like that, he'd better have a defibrillator on stand-by!!! :-) What a nice son!!! I like it that he put a little drama into the presentation! I'm going to make him read your post! Sweet table, Pam!

Gina said...

What a fun & pretty tablescape! I love the Jenene Mortimer figures...they are so cute!

Marigene said...

What a cute those little figures are adorable...are they wood? Your son has wonderful taste in flowers!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely story and a cute tabletop! I have only been in a Ross store once and it wasn't nearly as nice as Home Goods and I didn't really stay long enough to check out the bargains. I guess I need to give them a second look as they are popping up all over the place here in the Chicago suburbs. Thanks for stopping by my Dish Room.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Adorable table and those Valentine figurines have the sweetest looks. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great finds for your tabble. All the figurines are so cute and each so special. Love your heart dish pieces. Good stories and great Valentine table.

The Tablescaper said...

First of all, what a great table, but moreover, I love how it evolved. Those figurines are adorable!

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those figurines are just sooo cute. Your table looks beautiful, and the flowers are gorgeous. A belated Happy Birthday to you. I'd love for you to link this to my Valentine party. laurie

xinex said...

Nice surprise from your son, Pat! Your table is beautiful and love those figurines. I would really enjoy that store...Christine

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I've never heard of Market Street, but it sounds right up my alley. What a fun table!

Rettabug said...

Happy Birthday! What a thoughtful & caring son you've raised. The flowers are beautiful & so is your entire table. I'm coveting those Crate & Barrel plates with the ♥'s!

I think this might be my first visit to your blog & I'm straining my neck to see all your teapots in the background. I must go search older posts to get a better look at some.

Happy Lover's Day!

Sarah said...

What a darling table! The little valentine figures are adorable. I think the Market Street store would be a fun place to shop. Is it just a local store? I've not heard of it. Love the little accent plates and tray too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Entertaining Women said...

A Valentine treasure hunt with amazingly great rewards....terrific bounty! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. My sister lives in Lubbock....I love West Texas! Cherry Kay

Lulu said...

A progressive it. It couldn't be more perfect for Valentine's

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I just love those cute little figurines! They're adorable. Such a pretty Valentine's table.

hazel marec said...

Hi! I was looking at your BEAUTIFUL Valentine's Day tablescape for ideas for Valentines Day 2014, and I see that you said that you found your heart shaped accent plates at Ross. Who makes the plates? I would like to see if I can find some. I think that they are very unique!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! Have a very happy Valentine's Day!
Laura Marec