2/10/2010

Beloved Valentine

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Beloved Valentine
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"I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine..."
(Song of Solomon 6:3)
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Hello my friends! Valentine's Day is nearly here and I am celebrating the gift that God gave me...my beloved valentine...Russell!
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I am such a blessed woman and I thank the Lord each and every day for giving me my husband Russell! We will be celebrating Valentine's Day with a romantic dinner for two. The table has been set and the menu is planned.
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Beloved Valentine

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This Valentine's table is spun with silver and creamy white!
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(I have quite a few photos to share with you today so I will just let them speak for themselves.)
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In the center of the table is an old silver trinket box filled with a few Valentine postcards dating back to the early 1900's. They were penned from the hand of my great-great-uncle to his mother which would be my great-great-grandmother! The Valentine postcard that you see here was penned in the year 1912! What a treasure!!! I feel so blessed to have these sweet little love notes....written from a son to his beloved mother on Valentine's Day!
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I placed an olden key upon the precious Valentine postcard!
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Love certainly is the KEY...and my beloved holds the key to my heart!!!
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Well my friends...I hope that you enjoyed my "Beloved Valentine's" tablescape! I am joining in with three different parties today! Please look below for the credits.
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Susan from Between Naps on the Porch is our gracious hostess for Tablescape Thursday! Thank you, Susan!!! Please go by and see Susan...you won't want to miss out on the lovely Valentine's that she has planned for us today and while you are there you can check out all of the other TT participants!!!
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Ohhh...I was so excited to join in with my dear friend Laurie over at Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie...for her Valentine's Day Party! This sweet Valentine party has been in the planning for a long time! Please go by and see what sweet Valentines that Laurie has for all of us! You will find a list of all the Valentine's party-goers over at Laurie's! Thank you so much, Laurie...for hosting this sweet party for us!!!
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And...Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal is beginning Season two of Silver Sunday this week! I have really enjoyed participating in Beth's silver party! I mean...who doesn't love silver? Hehe! Please go by and visit Beth...I just know that she will have some special silver treasures for us today! There sure has been alot of fabulous silver showcased in Blogland on Sundays! Thank you, Beth!!!
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Happy Valentine's Day my dear friends!!!

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78 comments:

Kimberly said...

beautiful, beautiful table!! your husband is a lucky man!! Enjoy your romantic dinner!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH CHARI, MY DEAR!
THIS TABLE TOOK MY BREATH AWAY! It is honestly one of the prettiest I have ever seen! The silver, the creamy whites, the napkins, oh I want those and the gorgeous everything! I absolutley love the silver hearts that you place on the plates! FABULOUS! I hope your enjoying your visit with your daughter and grandkiddies! HUGS AND RUSSEL IS INDEED A LUCKY GUY! Cindy

Rettabug said...

Very, very elegant Chari! So dreamy & soft...almost ethereal. I want your lacey plates & chargers!!! How special! Lucky dog-Lucky dog. LOL

fondly,
Rett

Carol said...

So elegant & beautiful!

Sonia said...

Chari,

What an absolutely gorgeous table you set! All the white and silver is so elegant...love everything!

I adore those napkin rings...little teapots are so adorable!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great post, Chari! I just love those hearts on your plates. So neat! And it all looks very romantic.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Chari this is a gorgeous tablescape for a romantic dinner!

~*~Happy Valentines Day!~*~

Blessings to you and your hubby. ~Melissa :)

Allie and Pattie said...

My favorite dishes again! I MUST find them! Such a beautiful table and I adore the Valentine note-such a treasure.
xoxo Pattie

The Muse said...

there will be gentle whispers of love, i daresay...over and amidst this table of romance!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word Chari, this is just stunning. I love all of your gorgeous white and silver together. You always set the most breathtaking tables. I just absolutely love it all. Wow. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Oh Chari, I love, love your table. It is so magical and magnificent! I love all the glow and sparkles that the silver brings and the purity of the white. No wonder Russell loves you so much, you are just amazing!....Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari~~~

Your table is so elegant and romantic. Russell is very lucky indeed to have you!! Enjoy your dinner!

xoxo
Janie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful! Your combination of silver and crystal is gorgeous! I am still in awe of the silver sea shell. It's beautiful! ♥

~Country Lady~ said...

Magnificent!! Romantic!! Elegance!! Well done my blogland friend. Your style is fabulous.

podso said...

So beautiful, Chari. And the sweet old time valentine, a family treasure. Your words and your photos are so pretty. Happy Heart Day! Love the lace tablecloth too.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

You have set a beautiful and elegant table. I love it.

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, Shari...very romantic!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how beautiful -- and how special to have those vintage Valentine's from your family! This is all quite lovely.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, The silver and white and striking elements make a very elegant Valentine's table. It has a very formal and romantic feel. I'm sure your husband will feel so loved to sit down at this beautiful table.
Yvonne

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Gorgeous post! Your table is breath taking! Love it that you didn't use red. The silver is just striking! KUDOS!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your Valentine tablescape is truly gorgeous, and the photography style as well!

Love it all!

Katherine

Shelia said...

Oh, how beautiful! Your table is just glorious! It is ever so elegant and those gorgeous hearts! Oh, I just love everything. Happy Valentine's Day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Chari, Chari, Chari!Stunning!! Lucky Russell! Lucky for us to see this wonderful tablescape! The Valentine's are sweet!
Great job!
Michelle

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Such a gorgeous table! I love the white and silver combination. The hearts are gorgeous and the candles make everything glow. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very beautiful Chari...as everything you do my friend...Love the silver hearts and with the white its so romantic girl...I hope you and Russell have a most beautiful and romantic VD girl...Love ya sis...Sorry I'm so late been another one of my weeks ha ha!! Many blessings to you....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love your pretty silver and white, so lovely, I love the teapot napkin rings, I would love some like that, where in the world did you find them, everything is just beautiful Cheri, I love all your designs...Phyl

Patriotic Mom said...

Very elegant with a vintage feel. I love all the layers and the scrollwork. Joan @Americana By Candlelight

vignette design said...

This is so elegant Chari! I love all the silver and white together. It seriously belongs in a magazine. The the key with the vintage Valentine is a cute touch. I just don't even know what to say except this table is gorgeous!!!!

Flory said...

what a lovely table setting...you're so romantic!

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Dining Delight said...

Love the white and silver! Those teapot napkin rings are gorgeous!

DD

silk purse said...

Aah..,sweet friend!~

How respendently lovely beyond!~ A white and silver, visually soft and airy as a 'whisper', of Valentine loveliness; a series of masterful vignettes!.., May you and your honey have a marvelous Valentines day togther sweet friend!..,

My heart was warmed to hear in your last comment that you had posted on my blog Cheri, just how much the two of you are in Love!..,

I adore my precious husband as well!

I am happy and joyfully content to share that I feel much much calmer in the full perspective of realizing what likely went wrong, in blogland with my blogs, and how to rectify the problem!

Thanks to you sweet lady!!~ I am once again enjoying comments as well as blogging, thoroughly!

Cheers , hugs and blessings from your friend, Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Barbara said...

Chari, Your table took my breath away....it is absolutley one the prettiest table I have seen, Each piece is a treasure and I will take them if you ever tire of them.

I also want to thank you for stopping by and leaving such thoughtful comments.

Happy Valentine's.
Barbara

Theresa said...

Ahhh Chari... takes my breath, sooooo beautiful. Girl, you sure make it all look so pretty! Hugs to you and thanks for inviting us into you home!

Cooking for One said...

Absolutly beautiful!

Scribbler said...

Your post is spectacular! This took a lot of work, I know.

Scribbler

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Your table looks divine! That Russell is a lucky man! I hope you two have a wonderful Valentine dinner together!

Hugs,
Diann :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Beautiful & stunning!!! I love it!!! I love the pop of color with the vintage Valentine with all the silver. A+++ as always!!!
Kim

Pinky said...

Chari, the word that comes to my mind is EXQUISITE!!!!! Everything on the table, and the postcard is SUCH a TREASURE!!!!! I ahve an aotograph book of my Grandmother's that dates back to the 1800's! That is MY treasure:):) LOVE to see your tables, they always take my breath away. Your hubby is a lucky man! PLease stop over to see my Valentine's table if you get a chance! Thanks!!!! XO, Pinky

The Muse said...

oh i do recall that movie Chari...very under-rated, I must say :)
Ah...good romances are rare!

Pinky said...

Chari, forgot to tell you, I could see your reflection, taking the pic in the close up of the napkin ring (which are GORGEOUS I might add)!!!!!!!!!! You ahve such BEAUTIFUL things!!!! I bought the heart centerpiece at Cracker Barrel AND it was 40% off!!!! Also if you go to www.christmastreeshops.com you can see their website but I doubt they ahve internet buying:( XOXO, Pinky

9405018--Pat said...

OMG...what a beautiful table...thanks for sharing..Pat H

KBeau said...

What a perfectly gorgeous table. All that silver and mercury glass is just beautiful.

Pat said...

Chari,
This is just an elegant table ~ love all the white and silver. The lacy dishes are coveted by me! :-) The napkins & napkin rings, candles and mercury glass...just beautiful!

Have a wonderful Valentine's dinner with your sweetie.

xoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, you are the queen of romance! This table is so stunning. Love the silver ornaments in the apothocary jar and those gorgeous silver finials. Your pretty ribbons curled around the table - well, I love it all. I've said it before, but I LOVE those plates with that silver scalloped border. Thank you for joining the party with this exquisite tablescape. laurie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Everything is so pretty. I really like the napkin rings. How lucky you are to still have those old valentines. Rosie

Cathy said...

Oh Chari...soooo gorgeous! Your table is beautiful and romantic...I adore the white! The hearts are the perfect touch!

I know you are going to have an amazing day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Tardevil said...

Love all the silver! Especially the hearts. I think I have the same red color in my powder room. It's one of my favorite paint colors. Hope you and Russell have a great V-day!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, your table is so lovely! It would be a pleasure to sit at that table and eat anything at all. I love your old valentines too. What an amazing family keepsake!

podso said...

Thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog. I'll "miss you" on Sunday as I'll be away from my computer. Happy Valentine's Day!

Chandy said...

Chari, I can always count on you to bring the "oomph" that I need to jumpstart my heart for the day! WOW! That is one amazing table!!!

I'm sorry I haven't been by, but boy, am I glad I stopped by today! What a treat!!! You girl, have got the touch and I am inspired! Thanks!

Lisa said...

This is one spectacular tablescape! I absolutely love the silver and white theme. It is truly gorgeous!!!
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Charli and me said...

Everything is just beautiful! Such a romantic tablescape! Happy Valentine's Day!

Barbara said...

It is so elegant! Thank you for sharing.

susan said...

Chari--The best Valentine's table!!! I love the white and silver. I just got chills reading about the card--what a treasure! I have saved all mine over the years--maybe one day they will be a treasure to someone. Then again, maybe the kids will just throw them away when I am gone :) Happy Valentine's Day to you and Russell. Isn't the Song of Solomon romantic? ~~Susan

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing this all over again!! Just gorgeous!

I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

Katherine

Liz said...

STUNNING! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Chari...SIMPLY GORGEOUS! And...I just glanced down at Cindy's comment and she says it all! My sentiments exactly!!
YOU outdid yourself, my dear!!

Your beloved is a lucky man...and :) you are a lucky woman!
Hugs and love,
Mona

The Southern Belle said...

Your table is stunning. The silver and white present an elegant combination of colors and textures. For me, the valentine cards from your great greats was the best part of the tablescape for me.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Chari ~I didn't want to miss the opportunity to come by and wish you a Happy Valentines Day.
Sometimes our lives can become very busy making it difficult to return visits. I truly appreciate you taking the time to not only visit but, especially for leaving me with your sweet comments.
It inspires my creativity. It's always a joy to share with you just as you did with this stunning tablescape.
I hope you can stop by for some V-Day fun. I've posted a tutorial on Conversation Heart Petit fours.

Sweet Valentine Wishes,
Sara

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Hey Chari - and happy Valentine's Day to you! Thanks for leaving such a long nice comment on my shelf post! Bella Italia *sigh*...

Now to your Valentine's arrangements - I absolutely adore your apothecary jar. It is so pretty. And there are so many other pretty, sparkly things to discover in your display. In fact I have just been struck by inspiration thanks to those silver finial-type of ornaments. (No idea what you call them - the things that look as if they are Christmas tree toppers). I bought some tree toppers cheaply in the Sales - and I am thinking now I could recreate something like your finials...
Have a nice day tomorrow!
Sonja @ Craft-Werk

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I love that trinket box and those dancing white ladies! This whole tablescape sparkles with all that gorgeous white and silver!!!! I pray that you are wonderful!!! Love, L

Gypsy Fish said...

B-L-I-N-G!!!!!!!Just beautiful...delicious Valentine eye candy..Thanks for paticipating....see you next month!
{{Gypsy Valentine hugs}}
Beth

Martha said...

Love the silver and white Valentine table -- mine was too -- but I didn't have those cute white figurines or silver hearts! Your table is stunning!

Donna Rafferty said...

All I can say is:

AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!


♥ Happy Valentine's Day!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a lovely table setting.. have a great Valentine's Day .. Julie

Sarah said...

This entire post is spun with silver! Wow! This table is full of romance and perfect for the occasion.
Happy Valentine's Day to you! ~ Sarah

Jennnifer said...

Hi Chari! Thanks for visiting. I love seeing all your silver! I have inherited silver and it's time to polish again. my hubby helps me. When we were in Newport RI this summer i asked them how they keep all the silver polished and a man told me that they have it all coated...I have a silver teapot pin from my aunt...i must dig it out!
Thanks! Jennifer aka Gigi

Gracie Jewellery said...

Your table is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentines day!

Teresa said...

Chari, what a gorgeous and romantic table for two!

You really have some gorgeous silver pieces and they look wonderful paired with the creamy whites. It's all so elegant! I love those little silver teapot napkin rings . . . they're too cute!

Thanks so much for sharing today and Happy Silver Sunday . . . Happy Valentine's Day too!

Blessings,
Teresa

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Amazing tablescape. Gorgeous pieces everywhere as far as the eyes can see. What for dinner????/
Happy Silver Valentines Day

Low Tide High Style said...

Your table is absolutely stunning with all of the white and silver! I love your little teapot napkin rings, so cute! Truly a beautiful tablescape!

Kat :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Stunning, elegant, and beautiful! Love it all! I am sure you had a wonderful dinner with your sweetheart!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh Chari, What a Beautiful Table ~ Love the Scalloped Plates, & the Apothecary Jar in the center, It is All so Lovely... A Romantic Dinner for the two of You is So Sweet, I am sure Russell is So Blessed to Have You as His Wife...

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous. I would love to be sitting at your table.

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