Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Two Hearts Burn As One - A Valentine Tablescape

My table is ready and my colors for my Valentine's Day table are pink and white. I chose my post title after looking at my centerpiece of the two pink candles. 

My husband and I have been married for forty-one years and our hearts do burn as one (99% of the time). 

As we know, February 14 is the date for exchanging love messages, I wanted each guest to receive a little love message. My first message is under the wine glasses. Don't we all love a  sweet message even if it is just scribbled on a piece of scrap paper! It always touches my heart when I receive a sweet note.

The pink crystal is Fostoria Heritage water goblets and the wine glasses have been around my house for a while. Fostoria shut it doors more than 20 years ago so I was lucky and found these on e-bay. I think I am drawn to Fostoria because my Mom used it on our Sunday dinner table when I was growing up.

I tied the two candles with a sheer pink ribbon to represent the two hearts burning as one. 

The pink dinner napkins were a find at Kohl's this week and were on sale. I think I am going back next week and see if I can get four more. I originally thought I was going to set the table for four and then changed my mind and didn't have enough of the pink. I filled in with cream colored ones. The silver napkin rings are Godinger Silver (ordered from Amazon.com).

For the second love message, I stamped Italian words of love on paper, inked it a little to give it an aged look and now each guest has a second love message plus a piece of chocolate. I am going to need to swim more laps if I don't leave the chocolate alone. I swam 30 laps today, and I may need to swim 40 tomorrow if the chocolate keeps calling my name.

I have a couple of bottles of wine out, one is Martini & Rossi Asti Sparking Wine and the other is Von Stiehl Dry Apple Wine. I don't have my favorite yet, I need to make a trip out to get Marco Negri Moscato. If you like wine, you should try a moscato wine, although Macro Negri is my favorite, there are other moscato wines that are good too. It is an Italian wine and has a sweet flavor.



Lighting was a big issue for me today. It is very cloudy and rainy here. I took all of my pictures on manual even though the bar indicated I didn't have enough light. Next, I had to take each picture into Photoshop and adjust the brightness and contrast. I have used Photoshop for a number of years and did teach Photoshop when I taught high school business classes but am still not an expert in it. I try to learn something new each time I use the program. I don't teach Photoshop now that I am at the university but use it all the time for my blog images. I also added the JBigg's Little Pieces on each photo corner in Photoshop and make my mosaics with it. I am working on a Mosaic for all of my Valentine post.


My husband added a little gift to the table for me. If you like Brighton Jewelry, you will recognize the box. It's the small white box with the heart shape on top and tied with a small ribbon.


I am very happy with my pink tablescape. Pink always seems so feminine to me. Thanks for stopping by to see my Two Hearts Burn As One, and hope you can enjoy Valentine's Day with your sweetie, friends or family - Judy.

I am joining the following parties:


Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Your Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Debbie at Debbiedoo's Newbie Party
Jennifer at Dear Lillie for Valentine Party
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Southern Lovely: Show and Share Wednesday
It's Overflowing
Twin Dragonfly Designs
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays



36 comments:

Genie said...

Judy...Your post tonight is gorgeous. I love everything you did with the decorations on your table. LOve the idea of the notes under the wine glasses. You definitely have a gift when it comes to decorating. Thanks for your visit to y blog and for becoming a follower. That was so sweet of you. My crafting and knitting/quilting has suffered since I became OCD with the camera. Did get a dozen stuffed and decorated hearts to give my friends for Valentines. It is hard to get it all into a day when I teach all day. genie

Gina said...

Judy, your tablescape looks so elegant! The pink & white are pretty together and show up so well against your dark wood table. I love the stamped love messages. They are a great idea.

Jo's This and That said...

Love it! Your table looks great,you don't need a class you could teach one

Style Sisters said...

Great tablescape! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing your whole tablescape with us. Love the stamped messages...great ideas.

Karin

Cindy said...

I am in love with your centerpiece!!! Your pink table is gorgeous! Go get those napkins... I never buy enough and then I'm always sorry later! XO Cindy

Pat said...

Beautiful, Judy! I am loving the pink and white!

Tricia said...

I agree with other commenters -- the centerpiece is just gorgeous! I also love your pink Fostoria -- it adds a lovely touch of pink. Congrats on agreeing 99 percent of the time with your sweetie!

Judy Bigg said...

Cindy, I did go to Kohls yesterday and bought a second set and got them at 60% off. So an even better deal that the first set. Thanks.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Judy. I really like the Fostoria stemware, very pretty. Gorgeous centerpiece!

Kathleen said...

Hi Judy! What a lovely table! I love those glasses! I hope you find your napkins! I do that too, always wish I bought more when I get home!
I will be married 42 years in May, so we are very close. I got married at 16! Not! :)

Judy Bigg said...

Good news, I did find more of the napkins with another trip to Kohls and got them at 60% off so a great bargain and I used a $5 off coupon so just paid $3.22 for them. Congrats on 42 years!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, sweet Judy! 42 years?!?!!?!! Congratulations! That is a long, long, long, long time! My husband and I met so late in life...I'm hoping we can squeeze at least 42 in! This is a beautiful table. I think it's my favorite of yours to date! I love the femininity of it. It really speaks to the occasion. You did a wonderful job with the centerpiece, too. So pretty! I hope that you and your honey bunch have the best Valentine's Day ever! Take care!

Lorraine said...

Your tablescape is beautiful and charming. I love the Italian love note with chocolate. Well, I really like chocolate. LOL Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

mary said...

Wow this is very beautiful table setting for Valentines day. The pink is as beautiful red too. Love it! By the way 42 yrs of marriage, you are credible of writing a book about married life and or marriage Judy ^_^ Not to these authors who wrote books about marriage and just live their wife or husband for one or two years hehehehe. Congratulations Judy and your hubby too! Happy Heart day!

LV said...

You will definitely have one of the prettiest table seeings on this special occasion.

Tess said...

Your table is beautiful. Pink is so romantic. Love the pink glasses.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely Valentine table and decor at Potpourri Friday!

Robin said...

I just love all the pretty pink tables this week and yours is one of my favorites. I love what you did with the centerpiece and the messages are so nice. I hope you like your gift.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Texas Tea Party said...

Two Hearts Beat as One, That is the same at my house! I love your pink candles tied with a ribbon! This a beautiful centerpiece and wonderful with the the pink linens and goblets. Sweet husband to surprise you with a gift! Happy Valentine's Day and Tea Party! Pam

1CardCreator said...

Can I come celebrate with you? Everything is lovely, beautiful photography! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

Suzann said...

I love your Tablescape!!! Love those pink glasses I owned blue ones just like that, wish I would have found the pink ones!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Judy Sweetie...
Oh I am so thrilled to have stopped by today. I love, LOVE your beautiful
table setting. It is set for a Queen. How gorgeous everything looks. I love
that the candles are tied together and the two burn as one. (DH and I just
celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary). Where does the time go?

Your little message beneath the wine glasses and the stamped messages are
so unique and wonderful. I know each guest will be so delighted. I love the
pink napkins that you found at Kohl's. I'll have to take a peek at my Kohl's
as they are so elegant. Could be used at Easter as well. How pretty. I was
also intriqued with your heart made of hydrangeas. How beautiful it looks.

Thank you for the suggestions of the wines. DH loves a sweet wine and I am
going to give your Marco Negri Moscato a try if I can find it.

I am your newest follower and I can't wait to see what you share next.
So happy to have found your through Pink Saturday. Country hugs, Sherry

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! I have never seen this particular pattern of pink Fostoria before -- I love it!

chubskulit said...

Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Your pink table looks amazing.
I love it all.

41 years married - wow!
I thought I was good at 26!

I love all the special little touches you have added
wonderful.

The photos are great, I have never used Photoshop it looks far
too complicated for me to get my head around but I certainly
know what you mean about the lighting in the house being dull
and it being cloudy outside,
it is the same here in Ireland.

Wishing you a great week and enjoy your Valentine's surprise.

Fiona x

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I'm loving your Center piece with the candles. Such a pretty table. Pat

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gorgeous table! I adore your candle centerpiece! Lovely glassware too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentines Day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Diann said...

What a lovely table! That centerpiece is so pretty! And your "words of love" is such a sweet touch. Thank you for joining TTf and have a wonderful week!

The Tablescaper said...

Just so beautiful. Love all of the detail!!! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Lisa Balazs said...

Absolutely breath taking table! I love vicariously through you! I'm afraid I'm not able to set out my table because of my kittens right now. As soon as they go to their forever homes I plan to deck it out. Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs, LisaKay
Belles Roses Romantiques

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape setting is Gorgeous !!! I love your dishes and how you put it all together with your wood table Beautiful with the pink and white colors !!! I'd say it's Valentines Day perfect. coming from A stroll thru life. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This table is beautiful, and I love the idea of adding little notes for guests. Your 2 candles tied together are beautiful, and I love the pretty little heart wreath by your wine. We may have been married in the same year ~ our wedding was in August 1969. Thank you for linking this lovely post to the party at my place. laurie

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

PS I'm your newest follower!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a beautiful table Judy! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. You really outdid yourself with this stunning table.

Becolorful said...

Oh my gosh. I looked all over for pink napkins this past week. I stopped by our Kohl's too but never saw pink. Maybe you got there first? :D Anyway, love all the thought you put into this pretty table. Makes me wish I had done more. Thanks for the inspiration for next year and for sharing your post on Motivated Monday at beColorful
pam

Alycia Nichols said...

Judy and her husband, sittin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g!!! How long has it been since you heard that one!?!? :-) This is so pretty, Judy! Pink is my favorite color, and you have done wonders with it! What a cute idea to tie the 2 candles together burning as one!!! One of the most creative details on the table is the inked French notes!!! What a cool addition! I love the way you "aged" the notes! Have you been snoopin' around that gift box already? You have to wait 2 more days, lady!!! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!