Share Love, Spread Love

Updated: Jan 21

Never a better time to show someone special you are thinking of them,

and share a little love.

Today more than ever we need to spread and share love.

Last year was tough on all accounts.

Whether you are looking for some inspiration on how to set the table for Valentines Day, some ways to beautify your home or some gift giving suggestions-

I have some ideas to share with you that will fill your home and table with loving details.

This doesn't mean you have be involved in a relationship or married.

When my kids were young they always woke up to paper plates of some kind with hearts and confetti all over the kitchen counter and I made a heart muffin or heart waffles.

Since I am NOT a morning person I put this all out the night before.

I think even made the waffles the day before (so long ago!) while they were in school and put them in the fridge for the next day!

All grown up I made a champagne brunch last year.

The paper plates are gone. No reason to leave the good stuff in the closet.

Particularly this year.

Here is a tablescape idea!

My all time favorite Herend china, Queen Victoria, gets all dolled up with Red Bliss chargers. You can purchase these or rent them at Red Bliss.

The little rose place card holders from Herend were a gift and I also just love to use as table decor.

Classic white linen napkins with accents of pink are a staple in my linen wardrobe from

Kim Seybert.

I had picked up these pink hued candlesticks, wine and champagne glasses at West Elm. The pink glasses are on sale at West Elm.

Since we are all are home make it special for whomever you are with.

Whether Valentines Day or another day a beautiful table always makes everyone feel special.

Set the table nice, even if you are alone, light a candle, order some great food or make your favorite dish.

Love yourself or show the ones you are with how much you love them with the smallest little effort by setting the mood.

None of these are "just" for Valentines Day.

Every item here would be beautiful in a number of tablescapes.

I have had my Herend dishes for 30 years. They are always in style!

The Red Bliss chargers are available for purchase or they can be rented if you might ever be interested in using them on a large scale for an event too!

The napkins are a classic style from Kim Seybert and do come in other colors too.

I am all for mixing high and low. These glasses were a quick add on for the blush color. Quite affordable and now on sale at West Elm.

All of the items on my table I have had for quite a while, but I also found some new amazing tabletop items for you to create a beautiful look at home.

Almost everything below is interchangeable and work in so many combinations!

If you are puzzled in any way or want a recommendation, just send me a message or an email- I'll be happy to help you figure out a way to create something beautiful with what you have or how to make it with any of these new items!

Rose votives ( above top left) work anytime, anywhere and I love the way they look with my pink Ginori 1735 dishes. These dishes are often sold out, although they are available from many sources- I did find them at Shop KSW

I am loving this color way as well in the Ginori 1735 Oriente Italiano plate. This blush color with rose accent is called Vermiglio. I think mixing the various shades of pink would be stunning!

Shop KSW has all the colors!

The Tie Dye napkins from Kim Seybert are an all time favorite of mine.

I have to admit I have multiple colors. The pink ( below left) look lovely with neutrals and the burgundy ( above on blush plate) work great with rich jewel tones.

You definitely do not need to limit any of these items to Valentines at all!

After much hesitation I ended up watching The Crown and ended up binge watching!

When I saw these placecards from Mr. P'Placecards I thought the idea of setting the table for a Queen and King was a fun idea!

Another napkin I am loving is this marble pattern from No1 alike. They come in all different colors and have matching accessories too.

I use the pink scalloped placemats from Rebecca Udall year round. they have such pretty detail and matching napkins are available.

I am crazy about all the home products from D’Ascoli. The napkins are super soft and I rarely touch an iron to them. This new pattern called Laurel Canyon with berry coloring is so fun for the table.

The rose trimmed linen napkins from D’Ascoli would look great for a summer tablescape. The "shell" placemats from Kim Seybert have so much texture and would create a chic look with any of these assorted napkins.

Use a neutral flatware pattern like this one from Fete Home. It goes with everything I use it with rustic colors, black and white tablescapes and neutrals.

Don't be shy in mixing patterns I think the pretty woven pink red combo in this napkin from Fete Home would look amazing with these pretty floral dishes from The Ark Collection and their blush stemware.

If you might want to get into the kitchen and bake up something to warm someone's heart I have some special picks for you here.

The simplest cake baked in a heart shape pan or a muffin in a mini heart pan makes such a presentation. After all, it's all in the details! If you are not a baker, use a simple but good quality mix for a cookie or cake or muffin like these from Williams Sonoma.