1 Corinthians 16:14, ESV: “Let all that you do be done in love.”
Be My Valentine…I remember those cute little cards from my childhood days.
You know the ones we would painstakingly “stew” over on which card to send to which person in our school room class.
I would spend hours deciding and addressing these cards as if my life depended on me getting each card just right for my classmates. LOL
Now, I find myself doing the same thing as I prepare Valentine cards for my children, grands and great grands.
I think I am having a case of “deja vu” as this tablescape talked about exchanging valentine cards too, perhaps you remember it..
As I looked through my stash, I found a set of Valentine salad plates that I don’t remember where or when I got them.
But they have those sweet, old fashioned Valentine card-like sayings on them, so I worked my tablescape around them.
Since they are more casual, I decided a charcuterie board was in order along with my hamburger boards and fry baskets.
The tablecloth is another old one from my tablecloth collection, it’s been around so long I can’t remember when or where I got it, but I like it because it is more casual.
The white placemats were resurrected …I originally had 6 of them, but two had stains that I could not remove so luckily the other four were spotless.
My charcuterie board has seen a lot of use as I used it for Christmas eve, New Year’s eve and on a few other occasions these past few months.
It is my centerpiece.
I like it because it can be made larger or smaller to accommodate my particular occasion.
It also comes with an additional sectioned board that I like to use for fruits.
The red heart luminaries are positioned at each corner of the charcuterie board along with four pink taper candles and two covered heart ramekins.
Flatware is red handled and has been “around the block” a few times, so to speak! LOL
The red napkins have also been used many times.
I decided to use my red wine glasses, even though I broke two of them as I was setting the table.
I just happen to have two red martini glasses, so I will just say “I planned the table setting like that” Ha ha!
I really like using my hamburger boards because of the little fry baskets that fit in the end slot!
It makes for lots of table conversations and seems so personalized.
Speaking of personalized, the little cupcake name tag holders are another of my oldie but goodies.
Below photos show the Charcuterie Board as I put it together.
In addition to purple and green grapes, there are breads and crackers, olives, pimento cheese spread, dried apricots, cherries, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, salomi, smoked sausage, heirloom cherry tomatoes, Brie cheese with hot pepper jelly, Kiwi, pineapple, orange, apple and pear slices.
The hamburger boards will hold sloppy joes and the fry baskets will hold french fries cooked in the air fryer.
Casual and fun.
Blessings Always and have a very special Valentine’s Day!!!
1 Corinthians 13:4-5: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Song of Solomon 8:7: Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.
My dear friend Rita has taken the time out from her recent move from her lovely loft home to a larger home with beautiful gardens, etc. I am amazed at how she found the time to organize several blog hops and move too! Kudos Rita!!!
There are so many designers and stylists….what fun to see their offerings.
The links are as follows!