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February 13, 2019

Valentine's Dining With You My Friends! (T)

 Step on in and join me for some Valentine's Dining With You My Friends!

 Due to the heavy snowfall I am stuck home so I chose to use my red poinsettia that is still doing well from Christmas.  It's a bit unconventional for Valentine's Day but I love that it's red like beautiful red roses are! 

 I added two very large artificial white hydrangeas blooms to add some fullness to the top area.  

 Evey so often I get a poinsettia that just keeps going like this one is.  

 I'll remove the flowers and place my lasagna casserole in the center along with a chopped salad and some sliced Italian bread.  Do you like lemon?  I hope so because I will be serving a lemon ricotta almond cake for dessert!
 I chose my Ralph Lauren Sophia dessert plates with a simple white dish below it.  I love the black/white/red colors for Valentine's Day.  I also like pink but this year it seemed to be all about the black, white and red!

 The heart shaped placemats were found at Home Goods labeled Nicole Miller.
I didn't want to compete with the patterns of the dishes or placemats so I kept it simple and used a plain white napkin with a pewter cuff placed as a centerpiece on the dish. 

We're expecting 6" to 9" of  snow in the next 24 hrs!  I'll be sure the house is extra warm and we'll enjoy a cozy Valentine's Dinner together!

Wishing you a Lovely Valentine's Day!


Between Naps On The Porch


  1. What a festive table. If my poinsettias were alive, I'd do exactly the same and I adore your placemats! Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. I’m so surprised at how well mine are doing. They add a bit of brightness to the day!

  2. Now that is a table to combat the winter blues. Great job! That red is banging!

    1. Ha ha! Yes the red is a wonderful punch of color at this time of year!

  3. Oh Liz, you know how much I like black and white, and the red adds such punch! I'm crushing on those checked heart-shaped placemats --- such a great find! And don't they work so nicely on a round table too.

  4. Very cute table Liz. Love the heart shaped placemats. A cheerful table to chase away the cold dreary days. The poinsettia looks lovely on the table. I love lemon, so I am in. Beautifully done.

  5. We here in the midwest are really in the throws of winter. We are not getting as much snow but the cold is here. Tomorrow 40 and then it is dropping again and more snow towards the end of the week. Crazy.
    I love your Valentines table and glad you and your hubby will have a nice dinner in. Maybe a sweet candle lit dinner in front of the fire place.

  6. Liz,
    Classic Red, White & black!
    I love that your poinsettia is still going strong!
    Beautifully done!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Hi Liz, your poinsettia works great on your table. It is still such a brilliant shade of red. My friend potted one a year ago on Christmas and it grew over the year and bloomed again this year. Also your table looks beautiful, the red checked heart placemats are sweet on the table. Nice combination with the placemats then white and black plates. Happy Valentine's Day.

  8. Liz!!!!!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!!! Even under snowy, grey, gross conditions...so uplifting!!!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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