Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, we are having a Valentine's Centerpiece Party. Cindy, from "My Romantic Home" is hosting this. Beginning Thursday morning, there will be links from her website to everyone that has created a Valentine's Day centerpiece or February centerpiece.
If you are a Romantic Home Blog reader, thank you for stopping by. I am Dream Mom and I write stories about my seventeen year old severely disabled son, organizing and anything else that is going on in our lives.
Dream Mom's Valentine Centerpiece



















About the centerpiece:
  • I purchased the red "love" placemats a few weeks ago. The rest of the items were things I had around my apartment.
  • The red ceramic container the roses are in, was originally a Christmas gift. It was filled with chocolates and came with a lid. I originally put it in my box for Goodwill donations, however I decided to use it for a vase. I took a cherub Christmas ornament and glued it to the box.
  • I love to use white roses in my apartment. I have them in a crystal vase in my living room and in my master bedroom, I have them in a beautiful depression glass bowl on one of my nightstands. For this centerpiece, the roses are silk however real roses could have been used. I much prefer real flowers though.
  • The ecru placemat is a vintage hankerchief that my mother used at her wedding. I've had it for many years and could never figure out where to use it. Since I wanted to create a feminine centerpiece, I knew this would be perfect.
  • The candles I had since I use them often for dinner.
  • As an added touch, I hung two cherubs ornaments with crystals from the chandelier.

I had hope to create a "Flickr badge" to make it look more professional. I worked on that for quite a while but could not figure out how to get it working. I created the sets, linked it to the blog, but ran into problems connecting it to the groups. I confess to being technically challenged however the Flickr directions could be improved! Finally, I deleted it since I didn't have more time. Sigh.

Thank you Cindy for doing this. It was a pleasure to take time last weekend to be creative and put this together! Click here to return to the "My Romantic Home" blog to view more centerpieces.

17 comments:

Liz said...

Good Morning! I think your centerpiece is lovely. I really like you whole dining area. It is very elegant. Love the idea of the box for a vase. I am new to your blog but it is very nice. I will be back.
~Liz

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love that you recycled things....especially your mother's hankie! I also like that you included your chandelier in decorating your vignette. I like to do that also. Great table!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love your red heart shape plates. Snd the white roses. The red and white look so pretty together.
Ginger

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got nice dining area and I love the chandelier.. and your centerpiece is lovely..

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your centerpiece!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Your Valentine centerpiece is lovely....and very creative....love how you put everything together....
Mo :-)

Terri and Bob said...

I love your centerpiece! Isn't this a grand idea Cindy had? I love the box and the red and that you used things you already had!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I honestly I have the worst time with flickr! Love the vase you made for your white roses. It's all very pretty!

Manuela

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Charming!

Alison Gibbs said...

Pretty Valentes Centrepiece.
Alison

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

So festive for Valentine's Day ~ I love the read and white! ~Arleen

podso said...

very pretty!

Millie said...

very elegant

Kayla said...

Ha! I really didn't mean to copy yours lol! I'm sure I saw yours before I made mine but I didn't realize I did that. Wow down to the cherubs even. Well the same concept two ways. I like yours better than mine though. Thanks for stopping by!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thank you so much for joining in! It's beautiful! I love the photo with the chandelier reflection in the mirror! Great shot!

Poppy Q said...

Happy Valentines day to you Dream Mom, Dear Son and Wiggles. We hope you get to eat something tasty at the table at the weekend, it looks great!

TattingChic said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day! Your centerpiece is lovely! :)

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