Love,  understated holiday tables,

especially on

Valentine’s Day,

when I like to keep it Simple & Sweet  and…


I go for simple  flower arrangements,

like these  pretty, ruffled

tulips, in a mason jar with

a silk ribbon.

I also love pops of the traditional Valentine’s Day

pink and red…this hobnail candle is fun, non?

AND bold patterns thrown in, keep it

fresh  and a hint  of vintage, with this

old berry box, to keep it


Colorful &

inexpensive zigzag

tape, dresses up our

silverware and these

pretty glass bowls are just

begging  for fresh berries on

jeweled picks and a little Chantilly  cream.

I also fell in love  with these fun

red & white striped ramekins from

World Market, especially  at

less than two bucks a piece! They make great little

takeaways and teacher gifts,  filled

with chocolate or conversation hearts…tie them 

up with a little cellophane and ribbon and

you are good to go.

Gold, Heart shaped

pyrotechnics,  will surely get the

sparks flying and add some fun to this

fresh Valentine’s Day  setting, kept

simple & sweet.

 Some business before I wrap up this post, I want to

sincerely  thank my friend,

Sam Henderson,

@Today’s Nest for the wonderful

box of goodies which included: cool jewelry

pieces and a ‘Lola’  tote! Lucky me!

You see, I won the

#Nestchat contest! Thank you Sam! I hope

you pay him a visit.  I’m also gearing up for my 

Hart & Home  lifestyle segment on 

KOMO Newsradio tomorrow morning, at

8:15am Pacific Time! Hope you can

listen in,

Flowers, sparklers & picks ~ Metropolitan Market

Hobnail candle ~ Haley’s Cottage