Friday, February 8, 2013

Use What You Have Valentine Tablescape (In about 20 Minutes)

(This is a post from 2013 but thought it was a fun
post about using what you have to decorate...)

This week I am "practicing" with
what I have on hand for
setting up a HUBS Valentine's
Day table (with the hubby)
and maybe even decorations
I can use for an upcoming
MNO (Mom's Night Out)
with my MOPS group.
(Mother's of Preschoolers.)

 
All of this code wording
is really just short for FUN.
 
 
I just found things here and
there that I had literally
laying nearby or in a cabinet
and used it on the table!
 
A fun challenge in less
than 25 minutes.
 
 
But I spent HOURS on this cake.
Okay, I lied. It is faux!
It was sitting in my china cabinet.
So yummy to the eye,
I just had to use it!
 
 
There is a little bit of
vintage lacking here,
I have to admit.
 I did not go into
Bella Rosa storage
and gather up all of
my vintage goodies.
 
The tablecloth, napkins, and
stemware are antiquey
but the pink cake stands
are new.
 
Can you spot the vintage LuRay however?
 
 
 Making a fun tablescape actually
helped me come up with some
ideas for a Mom's movie/spa
 night we are having next week.
 
 
Definitely lots of Hershey's Kisses.
Chocolate, a chick flick, and
time off from the kiddies = bliss!
 
 
But, all of this sweet Valentine
fun was shared with a special someone.
My sweet little girl!
She helped me put out the
"I Love You" confetti and "Heart soup"
and even directed me on
where to put the red roses.
 
(Part of the reason I only
had twenty minutes!)
 
 
.
Enjoy your week!  
 
 Linking with Etsy Cottage Style
for an "Entertaining Link Party"

15 comments:

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Thanks for partying with me at FHC!
Enjoy your movie nite and sweet BeBe!

LV said...

What a nice way to celebrate Valentine. Lovely table and precious little girl.

The French Hutch said...

For a busy mom of a four year old Bebe, adorable I might add your tablescape is fabulous. Love that cake, I would have used it if It were mine. Pretty valentines and china. Happy Valentine's Day.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Jillian,

This is a beautiful post - but the prettiest of all is that sweet and lovely helper of yours. What a beauty!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog via Pink Saturday. You did a great job of preparing a Valentine's table with things on hand...and all in under half an hour! I honestly thought that cake was the real deal. Very realistic-looking! I know your family, especially the little Miss, enjoyed this table to the fullest!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

dana said...

What a gorgeous, and quick, Valentine table. I'm guessing the luRay is the sweet pink pitcher? That darling Bebe is growing up so FAST!! She's just darling!

Have a happing PS!


L, Dana

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Beautiful ... that would take me a whole lot longer but then I don't have your precious helper !

Fun With This and That said...

The table is so nice I like the cake
Happy PS
Laura

Light and Voices said...

What a treasure you have for a granddaughter. Enjoy Valentine's Day.
Joyce M

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

How pretty! Your granddaughter is a little sweetie!

I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love everything especial the sweet smile of your angel!

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RobinfromCA said...

OK, trying to spot the vintage LuRay...I'm thinking the pitcher with the flower in it. I love what you were able to do with such a short amount of time and that Bebe was able to help!
Robin

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Jen said...

Your table is lovely! I love the doilies and the faux cake on the little pink cake stand is swoon worthy. Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Victorian Tailor said...

You sure did a beautiful job with things just around the house! Love that faux cake!