I’m a positive person, even optimistic,  ask anyone…however, Valentines Day, like New Year’s Eve, gets too much hype and would seem to have gotten blown out of all proportion as to what should happen on this day.

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Image via Paper Source ~ a great source for paper goods to create your own Valentine for that special someone.

That said I love some of the romantic nods to St. Valentine that appear in blogland and even some magazines.  And just so you don’t think I’m a cynic, I love ♥ Hubby and even enjoy sending my kids Valentine’s cards and candy.

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I love all of you kind people who take the time to read my ramblings occasionally so this is for you…


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If you are planning a special dinner for your Valentine these images (above) are subtle but lovely ideas for a table setting.

This is what my February Valentine’s dinner table looked like:

I used my Villeroy & Boch Petite Fleur dishes, very pink and festive!

I purchased some pony packs of English primrose, violas, nemesia and bacopa to place in the footed dish—I’ll plant these in my garden after the party.

For those of you who read my post about dining room rugs HERE, here is the sisal rug I recently purchased with my birthday dollars.  What do you think, was it a good idea…rug or no rug?

Here are some other lovely images for your Valentine’s Day enjoyment! 🙂

These images via Brabourne Farm just look like a good representation of St. Valentine’s Day, don’t you agree?

This sweet image is via French Kissed…kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

Image via Rooms to Inspire in the Country, Annie Kelly

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Have a day filled with love and sweetness!