This week's tablescape is brought to you by my husband. Really. My husband and youngest son put this together. Occasionally my son has helped me on tablescapes....as in hauling things in or out, up or down, or moving something here or there for better tablescapes. He usually does it without any grumbling, and will give an idea or opinion once in a while. My hubby on the other hand has feigned interest in the tablescaping. It never annoys him, but it doesn't interest him either. And yes, he always says he likes them when I ask! :)
This week I had not planned on doing a Valentine's tablescape because I figured everyone else would as well.
I like to be different (if you had not noticed).
Then my hubby said he was going to do a
Valentine's tablescape for me.
He meant it.
He said on the way to work he heard the song,
"When A Man Loves A Woman"
and it gave him the idea.
Who could refuse that?
So this week's tablescape comes courtesty of Hubby
and a little help from youngest son (???).
All with me in mind.
Who could refuse that?
He gathered up red dishes and red and white dishes and Valentine dishware.
He went to the storage holiday
and raided it. I mean really raided it!
And except for a couple of pictures I got of him
hauling the stuff into the dining room,
he took the pictures too.
What you do NOT see in the pictures
is the laptop sitting there,
open to a tablescape from my blog. :)
Please note cupid and a dove.
There are a lot of love symbols
in this tablescape.
I have a lot of
crap great things to pick from
and they did well.
I do believe my hubby used the "crap" word tho.
Even though he still picked through it well.
He clipped the love dove's onto the velvet napkin.
Pretty good idea, really.
Then there was this.
I am an English teacher.
I am a "word-kinda" girl.
He knows this.
So every single layer of dishes,
had a set of
Soulmate the first layer.
Wife/Husband the second layer.
You/me the third layer.
And just when I thought it couldn't get sweeter....
was on the silver charger.
A peak at how he set the table
and put us together
at one end.
He put tissue in the glass to get
a better picture.
He said the "L" in this tablescape
was not for our last name..
or my first name...
The placecards for us
were also flashcards.
I have always loved the fact,
and used it often,
that our first initials are
T and L.
Just like TRUE LOVE.
Yes, I am mushy like that.
Another view...in progress I believe.
Extra flashcards from my stash
that he put on a crystal platter.
If you look closely,
you can see the flashcard peeking
out from the plates.
He used lots of pictures of us
through the years,
as well as lots
A basket of glittered red hearts and filled with
This was the other end of the table,
where he kept his "extras'.
Yes, I will keep this set up
until we can really use it for a
special Valentine's dinner.
And while he had this little arrangement
set up on the edge of the table
as a sentiment for me,
I have to say,
HE stole my heart.
I hope you enjoyed a tablescape
from a Hubby's point of view!
I am linking up this romantic gesture with Susan