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.



All the baking supplies above as well as the apron and bowls are from Williams Sonoma.



Cute little mugs and the LOVE marble plate are from Pottery Barn.



I bought these adorable fork and spoons on Etsy years ago as gifts. They have so many fun sayings and a so many fun choices at Etsy.


This rose hued bowl from Fete Home is perfect for any time.


How chic would this bowl be with tones of charcoal for a moody look and all white and natural for a Boho look?

Don't get stuck on pink and red are only for Valentines Day, consider the options for multiple uses on all these items!



If you are in need of a few gifts I have put together a number of things I think would be great for any gal, the hostess, cook or for yourself and your home.


As they say "Home is where the HEART is"!


We have all been home longer than we would wish, but staying safe is key these day...

while we might be "sick" of staying home it's better than the alternative!

Do your best to set the mood and make your home your oasis.


Diptyque always has fabulous candles and this soft rose scent never fails. I do love the special edition container out now. Very chic with most decor.



A little "Love Bug" is sure to bring a smile to someone or a great way to share love, spread love! This little cutie from Herend is a keepsake forever! They offer other colors as well.


I am always looking for something attractive to keep my jewelry in and a way to have easy access but keep it neat and tidy. This is a great little jewelry box from Pottery Barn that does the trick. Other colors available.


When I saw this silk woven pillow from The Turkish Towel Company I swooned. It also happens to be on sale! What a pretty pattern and would look beautiful against, white, grey and or pop against decor with blue accents. Change of your seasonal decor if you have neutrals using a pretty pillow like this and curl up with this yummy throw on the couch. The faux fur throw from Pottery Barn is the yummiest blush shade and the soft plush fabric will make you want to melt.



I just had to add this "love is all you need" pillow in. The writing reminds me of a dress I had when I was a little girl that said "I Love You" all over the dress. Not only that- whether it is Valentine's Day or not...I think this is a good reminder for us all to share love and spread love! If you have a neutral palette at home it works and is a fun kitchy touch for everyday.


For your or a gal you might know...I found some pieces to share that I LOVE!


"Show your heart" on your sleeve with the sofest t shirt or cashmere slouchy sweater from Zadig & Voltaire.


For lounging at home this tie dye loungewear can be worn anytime and with a denim jacket and jeans or a t-shirt- either piece becomes street wear.

The price is just right and they come in SO many colors. I actually got the tan color.


Light that rose candles and treat yourself to a bubble bath.

Mr. Bubble is really the BEST choices for bubbles in all the products I have ever bought from high to low.

I always use it for bubbles and add another delicious smell of some sort to my bath.

The scent is your choice!


You or someone you know is definitely a superstar, don't forget it!


I love these pave rings from Vincent's and star necklace. They come in various colors.

I'm partial to the pink and the "black diamond" look. Shoot for the "stars and the moon". This feminine and edgy necklace, also form Vincent's is a favorite of mine and looks great with a pair of jeans or delicate against the neck of a black dress.


Wrap up in this merino and silk beautiful scarf from Living Beautifully.



Obviously not really wearing high heels much these days, but I am loving this pink color block pair of heels from Jimmy Choo I found at Forward.

Fingers crossed we will all be going out soon!

I DO wear my Golden Goose everyday and white go with everything!


Hope you find something you LOVE here for yourself or someone else special to you!


Sending lots of love your way for a happier NEW year and more holidays ahead!

Carolyn

xoxo

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