Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Romance

My husband is grateful that I limited the Valentine decor to the dining room, and that the pink isn't OTT (over the top).  Just touches here and there...until I saw these gorgeous pink hydrangea stems at the grocery store!  I got them over a week ago but, sorry to report, they have since passed on.  At least I captured their glory in these photos taken last week on a rare sunny day.

Here is an expanded view of the buffet it sits on.  The mahogany finish represents a compromise between my husband and I.  He's not a huge fan of painted furniture, and I don't care much for wood finishes other than mahogany.  But we both loved the lines of this contemporary piece, as well as the silver details, when we got it 5 years ago.

Since I like to re-decorate seasonally (ok - sometimes more often), there were 2 screws in the wall above the buffet from previous artwork.  I've relocated the gorgeous vintage white mirror to this spot (and love it here), but am left with these 2 eyesores.  For the time being, I decided to hang a Valentine themed banner.  Decor inspired by ... procrastination!

Hope you all enjoy your Valentine's Day with loved ones!

Linking to:


The Vintage Farmhouse said...


Unknown said...

It's all so dreamy and beauteous! I wish my grocery story had pink hydrangea! My goodness...perfect! I like the lines and style of that mahogony buffet.

Unknown said...

Dear Susan,
I'm from Mass. too! How cool! This sure has been one cold snowy winter..I love your blog and now a follower..Stop by and see my Sweet Romatic Notions.. I found you at the Valentine party..over at Common Ground.
Don't you just love a party?
Yours Sincerely,

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

love the banner!!

bikim said...

you might have it limited but it's gorgeous!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love all your romantic Valentine touches! It's not OTT at all! The pink flowers were gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Truly romantic! Those pink hydrangeas are gorgeous.

very merry vintage style said...

Very pretty. The silver hardware on that piece really makes it special--you don't often see that color on mahogany. Your flowers and garland are sweet too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

It's all just beautiful my friend..Love your banner did you made it...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

All That Jazz said...

I have to chuckle at your "compromising." I've always been a bit terrified about my future husband not liking my style and I'm pretty anal about how I want things.... but I will say that my current boyfriend does like my style so....whew! ;-)
I love those pink hydrangeas- what amazing color! I'm craving pink right now....must be spring, or Valentine's day??

Amanda said...

Gorgeous photos! I am learning to grab the camera on those "rare" but lovely days that the sun comes through the windows and provides such wonderful natural lighting!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Unknown said...

So lovely, charming, and so romantic! Love the pink hydrangeas and the darling banner! The photos are fabulous!


Amy Chalmers said...

Your vignette is gorgeous! The pink hydrangeas are so delicious I can see why you had to buy them. Cute little vintage banner too.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Goodness how lovely!!

The banner, the flowers...everything!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So romantic and beautiful! I love the softness of your decor and photos. Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Donna said...

What a pretty vignette! I love your banner, how fun! And the mirror and hydrangeas are just gorgeous. Isn't it funny how men don't like painted wood, and us women just love to paint it all?! At least I would like to!!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Marie said...

Hi Susan - I love all the details you've put into your Valentine vignette. I especially love the pink hydrangeas of course, and that heart banner. Happy love day!

Annette said...

LOVE the pink hydrangeas! Everything is very pretty and romantic!

Debra@CommonGround said...

The hydrangeas are just gorgeous, and they look perfect on your buffet, and the mirror...LOVE IT!!! such a pretty Valentine display.
Thanks so much for linking up to VIF!

Donnie said...

Everything looks so pretty and the hydrangeas were beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday.

A Few Pennies said...

Beautiful, dreamy post! Hydrangeas and the paper hearts are the sweetest--thank you for sharing.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I like your pretty pink hydrangeas. Your banner is adorable. Your blog is so pretty and soothing!

Sheila said...

It looks beautiful! I love the doilies.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH this is lovely! Beautiful hydrangea, too!

Manni said...

Love the flowers, they are my favourite!!!The way you styled the buffet table and the accessories makes it very romantic!!!
Manni :)

Light and Voices said...

Heavenly....Happy Valentine's Day!
Joyce M

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful vignette! I love it! I saw some huge beautiful white hydrangeas the other day at the store and just loved them- spring is coming!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! And God Bless You...stop by Pink Sugar Castle...I'd love to hear from you.
Your Valentines are lovely!

Natasha in Oz said...

Your pink decorations are subtle and so lovely. I think my husband would be happy with these decorations too. I will have to try this next year!

Best Valentine's wishes,

Tricia said...

Lovely! I adore the pinks and whites you shared. Happy Pink Sat.


Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your decorations, and that pink hydrangea is fabulous!

~ Gabriela ~

Unknown said...

Hi Evelyn,

Your photos are exquisite as are your dearly departed hydrangeas. Thank you for such an enchanting post. BTW, I love the buffet table. :)

Wishing you sparkles & lots of l'amour this Valentine's Day weekend.

Cheers! =D
~Kell Belle

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday And Happy Valentines Day!
Those pink Hydrangeas are just gorgeous....I will have to watch for some at our store....Your buffet is lovely and the heart banner the perfect touch!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty post and I LOVE the hydrangeas! Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!


Jany Schindler said...

LoVe tHe PiNk Hydrangeas.Everything is soft & pretty.
Happy Valentine's day!
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook".

Lynn said...

Your photos captured the essence of romance with the beautiful pale pink hydrangeas. I so love them. Happy Pink Saturday. I am your newest follower.

Kathy said...

This is very romantic - love the color and the lines to your sideboard - exquisite - great idea the banner!
Lovely tabletop setting!
Happy Valentines,

Monica said...

Beautiful and romantic! Those hydrangeas are of the perfect shade of pink!
Thanks for making my day with your sweet words!;)
Monica xo

Marianne said...

Happy Valentines day to you!
Your decorations look so lovely, they just ooze romance.
Hope you and your sweetheart are having a wonderful day.

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