This tablescape might be about my LOVE for my spouse but it also pays homage to something else.
His LOVE of snow!
I didn't have to set the table with a "snow/winter" theme, we have the REAL THING as a backdrop!
This Valentine's Day, we will be dining in what feels like, a SNOW CAVE! The 'scape is purposely darker so you can focus on what is beyond the window.
Mr. Delight has shoveled the roof twice and along with the amount of snow we've had, we can no longer see the street and barely have any daylight coming in our four front windows. He LOVES it! (an avid downhill skier!)
But for those of you who are NOT so enamored by snow, let's take a closer look at what's on the table!
I got this lovely birdcage for Christmas from hubby (okay, I picked it out, bought it, wrapped it and said it was from him! Would he have thought to buy me a "birdcage"? I think not!)
I decorated it all up with a LOVE theme for the two lovebirds inside.
In the pic below, you can see the front door even has a "heart" shape on it.
When set on a pedestal cake plate, I thought it made a nice centerpiece/side-piece on our table for two.
I used two of these swirly heart shaped salad plates and set a small glass heart on each plate.
I layered them on square black plates and square white chargers. The flatware has clear acrylic handles which pick up the colour of the placemat below.
A tall black champagne flute and a full rounded red wine glass reveal what our libations for the evening will be!
Now, let's see how the tablescape looks in the more romantic setting of darkness...
Do you feel the LOVE?
It was actually Mr. Delight's idea a few years back to put a table near these windows.
We enjoy a lot of our meals here.
Even these Lovebirds are getting in the spirit of things.
The snow is so close to the window
Candlelight is the best way to create romantic ambiance.
What will we be putting on these plates?
While it doesn't seem like very "romantic" food, hubby has made a request for ham with pineapple glaze and scalloped potatoes....
...followed by Raspberry Trifle for dessert
Happy Valentine's Day!
If you can't fight the white stuff you might as well embrace it!
I will be linking this post to these fantastic blogs:
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
A Valentine's Party at Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie
The Colors of Love Coast to Coast at The Little Round Table