Friday, January 28, 2022

Valentine Fun

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I'm dreaming of a Galentine's Party with girlfriends! It has been so long since I entertained. Covid please go away so our lives can get back to normal.
In the meantime, you are invited to a virtual Galentine's Party. 

I've set the table with my very best china, crystal, silver, and linens especially for you. We have candlelight and fresh flowers cut from my own garden!

The camellias in this arrangement are Julia France, Blood Red, La Peppermint, Debutante, White by the Gate, Pink Perfection, and one other that I'm not sure of its name.

The red container is hard to see in pictures but it works well at Christmas and Valentine's.

My wedding silver flatware is called Buttercup. I love that it is written on the back of the spoon!

I adore using the Crown Linen Designs napkins and table runner that I won in the Monday Morning Blooms giveaway last November. Thank you again, sweet ladies and Crown Linens for your generous giveaway!  View the giveaway post by clicking on the title below.

                           Candlelight and Roses

I love the 'barley twist' crystal pillar candlesticks! Not sure if barley twist applies as a description except for wood or not! Does anyone know?
 The pillar candles are old as the hills! Only me saves things so long! However, have you shopped for candles lately? They are hard to find these days.

 I did not buy a single item for this tablescape. Usually, I do buy flowers but thankfully this time I did not have to.

I almost waited too long to cut the camellias. The large red camellia is called Blood Red and this is the largest blossom I had ever had! The picture does not do it justice.

All the elements for a tablescape blend together but if you leave one off it does not work. Centerpieces always catch my eye first.  
The silver tray under the flowers was a wedding present that I cherish. I enjoy using my fancy things and reminiscing about who gave them to us. 

I purchased the round velvet placemats from Crown Linens and have enjoyed them so much.

This is my last year's Valentine post.  To view the post click here.

What are your Valentine's plans? ❤️❤️❤️


  1. Bonnie, I ws immediately drawn to your camellia centerpiece! Wow, that is outstanding. I studied each variety when you posted on your FB story and I really would love to grow one in my landscape. I need to study and find the best placement and then choose a variety. Your info helps a lot, you have so many. Your Buttercup flatware, China and silver all look so nice with the CLD textiles. Beautiful table, and beautiful styling. Classic!

  2. Bonnie, your camellia centerpiece is stunning. It is definitely a showstopper. The CL linens are truly gorgeous with your fine china, silver, and crystal.I can just imagine how your friends would love this table, but the next best thing is to see it virtually. It is timeless elegance!

  3. Oh Bonnie your camellias are Gorgeous! And set on the silver tray they are even more stunning! What a beautiful Valentine table you've set with all your special pretties and I love the scattered hearts, fat red candles, and pretty linens...I too am tired of covid and also this cold weather!

  4. What a gorgeous table. I can imagine every single friend you have would want to be gathered at the table to laugh, taste, share and simply be together after so long apart. I am in awe of the gorgeous flowers from your garden. I've never seen a camellia in person and I'm guessing they have a fabulous fragrance. They're lovely. I'm inspired. (Oh, that silver patter... fabulous!)

  5. Good morning, Bonnie. Your table is simply outstanding. The camellias are breathtaking. I had several when we lived in VA. but it is too cold for them here. I do miss them they were a blessing to see in the winter. Your silver pattern is so pretty and adds so much beauty to your table.
    Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

  6. Your camellias are breathtaking Bonnie! Such a lovely vessel to hold the them at Christmas and Valentine's Day. I also have the Crown Linen napkins and placemats and love using them. I love how elegant the table setting is.The sterling flatware is so lovely and compliments the china. I'm sure you friends will enjoy this lovely get-together. Happy Saturday.........

  7. Your table linens are so pretty, Bonnie! I love the red embroidery. I also love your pretty plate stacks! :D I have never hosted a Galentine's Day party. I think it would be fun. I'm sure everyone will appreciate your efforts. Your camellia centerpiece is simply stunning. I love the variety!

  8. Such a beautiful tablescape Bonnie. your Camellias take centerstage! They are gorgeous! And the silver, red candles and beautiful silverware... breathtaking!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Bonnie, such a gorgeous table. Your Camellias are stunning. I love the Crown linen placemats and of course those beautiful napkins. Beautiful china adorns this lovely table. The sterling flatware is so pretty with your crystal. Love the sprinkling of hearts. Truly a lovely table to enjoy .

  10. A most beautiful Galentines's tablescape Bonnie!!! So in love with your Crown Linen Designs napkins and stunning. Oh and your camellias are spectacular! i planted a couple of them in my new yard and I hope that they bloom! A table set for the most perfect Galentine's celebration!


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