Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Valentines

I just could not wait for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's. Valentines Day is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas and I just love a pretty table! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I hope you don't mind my noting each item. I just have learned that so many times other bloggers want to know where you found it and about how much it cost so they might find it also.
Red chargers, heart dinner plate and the sweetest salad dish that I found at my grocery store (I know, again!) for $1.00 each.

The dinner plates and I do have small dessert dishes to match were from Target 2 years ago at the dollar stop - back when it really was a dollar.

Napkins last year Target. Black napkin rings I have had for years.

I used my Grandma's silver. I unfortunately do not have a complete set...but it is so precious.

Aren't these cute. Hubby saw them at the grocery store today while we were doing our "Senior Day Discount" shopping. Perfect for speading lemon curd on the scones.

These beaded coasters I have patiently waited for a while now. They finally went on sale and then our discount made them affordable!

I JUST LOVE these Miss Debbie cakes. I look for them every Valentines Day. They are going in the freezer as soon as I am finished....

I tried to get the pattern of my mom's Crystal glasses. I put out the compote glasses. They are from 1948 and are very delicate. But guess what??? I am using them...no more saving!!!


I love these heart candles that I believe I got at the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago...nope, I am not burning them...see the precious bead at the bottom of the wick?

The LOVE and XOXO are tags from Walgreens for packages.

Squealing...do you hear it???? yep that is me! I just had to have these birdie salt and pepper shaker from Cracker Barrel. Out came the gift card from Christmas!

I sorta have a bird and heart theme going on here. Birdbath was a clearance find last spring. I put mini heart candles in it.


Now you should hear laughing....I tried, really I did to do an aerial shot like you are so good at. I should have got the step stool...but I didn't. I will try to get better,


**Ladies, I wanted to tell you that I just spoke with my doctor. Unfortunately, I did not get great results from my PET scan. The cancer has reared its ugly head again and it appears I will be going back on chemo. To say that we are disappointed is putting it mildly, but we have seen disappointment before in many ways and the Lord has been through all with us. The doctor told me that I should not make this worse than it is...this is treatable...and I should be able to get back into remission. I really know that some of you regularly pray for me and I am so thankful...this is the only reason I share this news. Please lets continue on with joy and thanksgiving for each day and blessing and not dwell on this. If anything changes, I will share it with you, I promise. Thank you my blogging friends.***

78 comments:

Heather said...

very cute! i love so many of your items, especially the birdie s & p shakers and the napkins!

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay, early or not, your table is so beautiful! I love all of your Valentine dishes!! I need some! I was in Cracker Barrel yesterday and saw those little salt and peppers and almost bought them. Now you're making me wish I had! Love it all and so glad you're using those delicate glasses.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

salmagundi said...

I see why you had to have those salt & pepper shakers - they are so cute!! The whole table says 'love'! Sally

Linda said...

What fun that table is! Makes a perfect place to enjoy a meal (or yummy Valetine's cakes!) on Valentine's Day!! So pretty Ceeky!!

That is needlepunch that you asked me about. It is like hooking a rug only with floss instead. You need a special tool and a gripper frame to hold the fabric tight, but then you can use most any pattern that can be filled in and you use muslin or other tightweave cloth for the pattern. VERY easy once you have that tool! http://www.colonialcrafts.com/category/Needlepunch/c34 this is where I get my supplies and from
http://www.farmhousewoolens.com/index.php

google needele punch and you'll get tons of links!!

Kathy said...

A gorgeous table, CeeKay, as always. I love the "love birds" and your mothers crystal (I could see the pattern). It's all beautiful - fit for a Valentine romance!
xo...Kathy

A Hint of Home said...

Super job! You have such a knack at finding all the accessories to go with every tablescape. This is one of my favs. I love the heart plates. Too cute! How nice to have your family heirlooms.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a pretty pretty table. I love it. I want to buy groceries where you do!!!
Roberta Anne

Happy @ Home said...

What a LOVEly table. The salt & peppers are adorable. I think they have such cute things at Cracker Barrel.

Susan said...

Very pretty Valentine's day tab many things about it.... all the little details you added make it the perfect table!

Susan

Trez said...

beautiful table! Love your blog. I am a new follower. Get well soon!

Linda said...

Beautiful table....love the little s & p birdie shakers...I'm inspired to do a Valentine's tablescape for next week after seeing yours! Blessings, healing, and good health to you. Linda

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, there is so much love on your table, the dishes, the stem ware, the napkins, the napkin holders, the centerpiece. I love it all! I did not know you were on the cancer battle! I wish you The Very Best! Stay positive and be happy, then you can attack it with all this love you have shown not only today, but everyday! I got my results, I am known at every hospital or testing place in Jackson. So the doc came and talked to me, before sending the report to my main doc. Mine is not good either, which I already knew. But hoping to get a window, for some therapy, before surgery. If you need to talk, I am here! I know how draining it can be on one. I do love your dishes! The table is so lovely! Now I just love Little Debbie cakes!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, the butter knife, and the bird bath,is so wonderful! I want a bird bath!

claudie said...

Dear Ceekay
First I'm sorry to hear of your news and I will say a prayer for you tonight. I promise.
Second your table is absolutely stunning. I love everything you have shown us.I cannot pick just one thing.
Love is in the air.
Love Claudie
xo

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

How pretty! I love the black, red & white. The bird & heart theme is adorable. I love knowing where you bought everything. You did a wonderful job. I hope you visit again.

I am so sorry that you have to go through treatment again. Keep your faith. I am praying for you!

For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:37 KJV
Hugs, Terrie

Ma'dame French said...

So many goodies to look well a really pretty table;) French

Cynthia said...

Hi Ceekay,
I just love the black with the red. All the great finds, the beautiful dishes and those birdie salt and pepper shakers. That centerpiece with the birdbath is just perfect! loved it, Cindy

Sit A Spell said...

Newbie to your blog...what a fun table. I love birds! I have just prayed for endurance for you as you travel this path once again.

Sit A Spell said...

Just saw your map of states you've seen...blue or white...I could not tell. If you have not seen Arkansas...you must! There is some beautiful country there with southern hospitality to boot! (yes, I grew up there!)

tardevil said...

Oh, Ceekay! I'm so sorry to hear the scan had results that could have been better, but you have the right attitude. I will add you to my prayer list. Your table is beautiful. I didn't think anyone could out-do Susan's today, but yours is right up there. I was going to do a Valentine one, but you ladies have hit the ball out of the park, so I think I'm going to bow out! I love those red glasses & cute CB birds. Love the Target plates too. Best of luck to you!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I just love the bird bath and all the attention to detail, so pretty!
I have been waiting to hear the results of the test. I feel so deeply for you that you have to go through more chemo. You have people who care out here!
Valerie

Miss Janice said...

What a cute tablescape...love the dishes and the napkins, and those darling salt & pepper shakers! Just all to cute:-) We shall not dwell on it...but, remember you in our prayers!
Miss Janice

Martha said...

What a shopper! What a pretty Valentine's table. Love the bird and heart theme!

Liza said...

Awesome setting of table for Valentines Day diner!!

Candy said...

Pretty table and really cute accents.
Candy

Terri and Bob said...

Will add you to my prayer list.

Love the table. LOVE THE TABLE. I think you did a great job putting all that together into one lovely piece. That's talent!

Pudgeduck said...

Love you table! I am sorry about your report. Of course our prayers for you will be answered! I keep hoping that I will run into you at a discount store in our area! Maybe we will meet sometime!

Roeshel said...

Your table is so sweet! I love the everything about it. The birdie salt and pepper shakers and your 'bird bath' are my favorites!

Zoey said...

You have a great assortment of Valentine table decor. It's all beautiful. How unique to combine birds and hearts. Love the new s & p shakers.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Ceekay...I love yuor tablescape! You found some real bargains. My favorite thing is the birdbath!!! I love it! Your salt adn pepper shakers are precious! Beautiful job!
Ceekay...I will be thinking of you and praying that you will soon be in remission!...hugs...Debbie

Jadehollow said...

Ceekay.. Great job on sucha beautiful tablescape. I love everything!
I'm so sorry to hear you'll be going through treatments again. May God give you peaceful comfort, physical healing , and may He answer all the prayer warriors praying on your behalf. In Jesus Precious Name..
Blessed Hugs,
Debbie

Cathy said...

What a wonderful table! I wish I had your sense of style. It is really lovely. Of course, prayers are being said as I type. You are in my thoughts. Take care.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hey Ceekay,
Love your Valentine tablescape! How lovely! Of course I have had a love affair with Red for ages and you just can't go wrong using red and white. What time should I come over? :-)
Warmly,
Alisa

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty Valentine table, Ceekay!

ann said...

God bless you dear.I will pray for you.
Mean time your table is so precious.I love everything about it.And the bargains you got.What grocery store?Those are darling.I guess I'd better be thinking about the "V"DAY...Ann

ellen b said...

Ceekay! I love, love, love your Valentine table and all your great heart thingees. So sweet! You put together a fabulous table for us to enjoy!

Mama said...

Hi Ceekay, Your tablescape is beautiful, the birds and the hearts are perfect for Valentine's day, you have such an eye for detail, I love how you used the little words for love and xoxo. I wish you well Ceekay, hugs, Kathy.

Melissa Miller said...

HI CEEKAY,
I LOVE THE VALENTINE TABLE AND THE PRECIOUS BIRDBATH IS DARLING! WONDERFUL JOB!

I'M SO SORRY ABOUT THE RESULTS. I CAN PROMISE YOU I'LL BE PRAYING FOR YOUR RECOVERY.

TAKE CARE, MELISSA :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh so beautiful!!! You set the prettiest table! I love everything you have! I realized TODAY that I have NOTHING to put up around my house for Valentine's Day. I have no clue why this holiday has escaped me in purchasing cute stuff to display! I'm heading out this weekend to find a few things to place in my kitchen...please don't tell the Colonel!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like you will be celebrating Valentines Day in style!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

BECKY said...

Hey sweetie, You got my heart this Valentine's day!! I totally resisted purchasing those little birdy salt and pepper shakers at Cracker Barrel last week,(and it was HARD!!) and now I'm thinking I need to go back and get them!! ;o)

This tablescape just makes me so happy!! Of course, you know I love the birdies, but you put everything else together so nicely, and inexpensively...the best thing!! Very, very fun!!

You know I'll be praying! God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ask or even think! That's what I'm holding onto for you!!

Peace and Joy to you,
Becky

Kim Chalfant said...

I love your Valentine's table. And I love, love, love your birdie salt & pepper shakers. I wish we had a Cracker Barrel here in Southern California. I love that store.

I also love the Little Debbie heart cakes. I almost forgot I have them. Thanks for reminding me. And thanks for sharing your fabulous tablescape.

We'll keep you in our prayers. Take care.

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Very lovely table with the exception of Grandma's silver flatware. Too outdated..let me do you a favor and take them off your hands:-)...Great job.

Kathleen Ellis said...

What an absolutely lovely table! Just adorable!!! Love the hearts and birds...and the birdbath!
Will pray for speedy recovery...keep looking up, not around! He is faithful!
;-D

Bo said...

Oh Ceekay, I was just happily bouncing along with your wonderful tablescape photos...when I read of your future treatments...Please know that although I am new to you as a blogger, you are in my heart and my immediate prayers right this minute! From what I've read before of your journey, I think you are such a GREAT role model & I think God is showing the rest of us through you...with prayer, all things are possible!
Much love, ;-) Bo ♥

Lynda said...

Such a beautiful setting, and on a budget, too! I just love your heart dishes. A lucky guest to be invited to your home!

Jean said...

I love the napkins and the dishes. Great job!
Jean in Virginia

Janie's World said...

I love your tablescape! It is sooo happy and speaks to my heart. I'm sorry to hear about your relapse with cancer. Keep positive and be strong!!! Take joy in everyday!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Ceekay this is all just so romantic looking and I love that you told where you got everything and its cost..love those salt and peppers shakers they are just to sweet...BRAVO!! you did a wonderful job..just beautiful girl..prays coming your way girl..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the "cupcake" served in teh antique compote!

I'm so sorry about your news. I will keep you in my prayers Ceekay.

dana said...

Dear CeeKay,

With the tons of prayers and well wishes being sent up for you to the Lord above you will certainly receive a fast remission from this health issue. You are such a sweetie--I hope you feel the big old hug being sent to you from my spot here in Independence, MO!!!

Now, about that magnificent table setting!! First-that was one swell aerial shot!! Too funny! I loved all of the sweet little items you pulled together for that great Valentine's tablescape!!! Every thing was perfect--right down to those Little Debbie's. Dang it, now that's all I can think about!!! I'll be picking up some of those babies tomorrow!!

I'm so glad you are USING your great items---we all need to enjoy our precious belongings!!

L, Dana

Lisa said...

What a lovely table- thanks for sharing! You are brave and strong and faithful-
2 Timothy1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of
power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Best wishes to you. My deepest trials have brought me closer to my Heavenly Father and I have truly felt His loving arms around me.
Go get 'em girl!

xinex said...

I love your table, so so very pretty! I love all your heart stuff and that bird bath compote is precious. You really have a great Valentine collection and you got great deals on them. Lucky you!...Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your Valentine tablescape is absolutely GORGEOUS!! PERFECT! I love it all! The love birds are like icing on the cake!!!

I'm sorry to hear your news, but your attitude is wonderful and that always helps. God will see you through!

Love,
Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I had to come back and take a second look, just drink it all in! It is just great!

I like to give details about things too, and give the cost if it was a good bargain! This shows that it's possible to decorate inexpensively!

As for the aerial view, don't do what I did once - I stood on top of the table and took the picture, only to see after it was posted on my blog, that my big toe was in the picture! Hee-hee!

Katherine

Oh, I also have a little heart spreader similar to yours, I forgot to get it out!

Linda said...

Oh, your table looks so pretty. I love all your sweet touches....the napkins, all the heart candles, that cute coaster and the cute little spreader and so much more. I love this season too....it just gives me a warm feeling.

Take care and you will be in my prayers...hugs, Linda

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh how lovely! I can't wait to start decorating my table for Valentine's. You are so inspiring! Blessings,Kathleen

SweetAnnee said...

Love love love your table scape.. Lots of treasures.

I will be praying for you ..makes me cry to
know you'll go thru chemo again..BUT I know
you will be fine.
Please keep in touch so I know how you are.
I do care!!!!

Love , Deena

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Ceekay, your table is just beautiful. I love that you mixed your grandmothers flatware.. oh my goodness what a gift to have.. All your other treasures on the table are wonderful. The cute birdie salt and pepper shakers stole my heart. :-) I've yet to get any valentine things..now I ask you what is wrong with that picture?? lol. I'll be praying for you during your next round of chemo darling.. Thanks for swinging in to see the blue and white with Miss Kitty and Mr. Mouse. I always enjoy when you stop by..many many hugs sent your way... hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

What a pretty table, I love all the little details !!

Happy early Valentine's Day to you,

Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Charli and me said...

Ceekay, Your Valentine's tablescape is absolutely beautiful. I especially like the idea of the red chargers. Those little birds are so sweet! Everything is so pretty.

I'm sorry to hear you have had a set back. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you proceed through your treatment.

Elizabeth G. said...

I LOVE your tablescape! Wow, what fun! Everything looks great.

Thanks for the tip about museum photo-ing. I will see if my camera has that setting.

Have a blessed day!
Elizabeth

Elaine said...

Truly a lovely Valentine table. You thought of everything. Just delightful!
Elaine :)

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Your table is beautiful. I love everything. Thank you for sharing it. I also wish you all the best with your treatments.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

~CC Catherine said...

Hey girl, How did I miss your Tablescape yesterday? Thought I made "all" the rounds! Drats.. Well, THIS one was not one to miss! This is gorgeous Ceekay! Totally...down to the little sweet napkins with the red etched hearts...and then down to the little beaded coasters...and the Miss Debbie cakes, my favorite! How sweet! ;) Thanks for your sweet comments you left for me! Hey, I have a giveaway that goes through Sunday, 2/8 at 8pm. It's on today's post for 2/6 under Show & Tell...hope you decide to accept the challenge! ;) ~CC Catherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a pretty table. So many things I love on it, but the birdbath and bird s/p shakers are so unique. Love those heart coasters. It's all so pretty.
I am putting you on my prayer list. laurie

JudyBug said...

Your table is so gorgeous! Your grocery store is obviously a LOT nicer than my grocery store. I'm envious!

I'm so sorry about your news. You will be in our prayers for a swift and complete return to remission!

celestina marie said...

Hi Ceekay, Oh my goodness is this wonderful. Your Valentine tablescape is beautiful. I wuold love to sit at your table. Beautiful!! All your special touches are perfect.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sue said...

Hi Ceekay....I love those little heart plates you found for a $1.00...and the little bird S&P's...your table is so inviting...

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, woman! You do know how to set a Valentine's table...I am not worthy!!! :-) This table knocks my socks off...love it! I would have squealed over those darling birds, too! And the patina of your Grandma's sterling flatware...you can even see it in your pics...what a treasure!
I am very sorry to hear you received bad news...and I applaud your strong faith and positive attitude. You know you have my prayers....Susan

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you.

BrassWillow said...

Just saw your blog. I LOVE the bird bath in the center of the table. Such a great idea. And those salt & pepper shakers are too cute.

Will be praying for you as you start back on chemo.

Joyce said...

I'm so sorry about the report from your doctor. I'm sure you must have been crushed. I've only been recently visiting you and especially love your tablescapes, but my heart goes out to you at this time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, hoping that God will give you the strength to make it through this. He does see us through things, you know that. He will be there for you.

You did a beautiful job on your Valentine table. You always find the neatest things in sometimes unlikely places.

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Hi Ceekay..I just came upon your blog and although I wasn't able to participate in this weeks tablescape, I still wanted to try and visit as many blogs as I could and leave comments. I wanted to tell you how much I liked your valentine tablescape. Those little birds are so cute and I right away noticed the beaded coasters!Hey.. and your overhead shot was great! I will send a prayer up for you right now...be comforted that many are doing the same and thinking of you! Huggy Hugs!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your tablesetting is adorable, in fact I would love to spend the day with you, so inviting and red.

Keep thinking positive thoughts, and I'm sure everything is going to be alright. Definitely power in prayer, so don't give up! Praying this will be behind you for good.

Suzanne said...

Ceekay, New to your blog. I must say, WOW. So warm and inviting. I just love your tablescape. Remember there is POWER in prayer. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

Cathy said...

OMG!! Ceekay, everything is adorable. Love the Apothecary jars filled with sweets and candy hearts and those birdie salt shakers 2DIE4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.

The entire Valentine post is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

xo Cathy

mishebe said...

If i havent commented before. Love all your goodies. Love it. Love Valentines day>> mishelle

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